How Plastic Surgery Affects Future Pregnancy

pregnancy & plastic surgery kansas cityMany female patients we see at our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic are concerned with how cosmetic surgery of their body could potential harm or affect a potential pregnancy somewhere in their future. Past plastic surgery procedures will not hurt your chances of becoming pregnant or harm your child while you are pregnant.

As many women know, pregnancy causes bodies to change in major ways. These changes will affect the results of a plastic surgery procedure.

Tummy Tuck & Pregnancy

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure performed to remove excess tissue and fat from the abdomen and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. While tummy tucks are usually a better option post-baby, there should be no issue with getting pregnant afterwards.

During pregnancy, the abdominal region carries most of the burden. Muscles and skin stretch, new fat pockets are formed, and many other chances are seen. A person with a tummy tuck will see the same changes to their body, and a touch up may be necessary post-birth.

Breast Implants & Breast Feeding

Many women are concerned that they will not be able to breast feed if they’ve had breast implants. There is some risk of complication, but it is important to talk to Dr. Rast about your concerns so that he can devise an augmentation plan. By avoiding disruption of the milk ducts during surgery, it increases the likelihood of breast feeding post-implants.

Pregnancy also causes changes in the breasts. Breast implants will not cause harm to the pregnancy or mother, but the shape of the breasts may change. Be sure to talk with Dr. Rast about your concerns with pregnancy and breast feeding.

Other Cosmetic Procedures

While tummy tucks and breast implants are usually the main cause of concern for women when it comes to pregnancy, pregnancy can cause changes to other types of cosmetic procedures. If you’re considering any type of plastic surgery and planning to get pregnant in the future, be sure to talk with Dr. Rast about your concerns so that he can create the best option for you.

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Ready to take the next step? Call our plastic surgery office at (913)451-3722 or contact us online. Our offices are conveniently and privately located to Kansas City in Leawood.

4 Top Questions For People Considering A Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery is a common procedure performed by Dr. Rast in our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic. Tummy tucks remove fat, improve body contours, eliminate sagging/loose skin, and re-firm weakened abdominal muscles. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, read through the following frequently asked questions we often hear at initial consultations.

Am I A Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

We recommend that all tummy tuck patients are nonsmokers and in generally good health. Patients should be moderately fit and have some overall muscle tone. Abdominoplasty is for the removal of loose/sagging skin and improving weakened abdominal muscles along with fat removal. If fat removal is your only goal – we typically recommend liposuction.

Note that if you are considering getting pregnant in the future, your tummy tuck should be postponed until after.

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How Long Is Recovery?

Following all of Dr. Rast’s instructions is essential to your recovery.  Avoiding bending, straining, or lifting anything for several days is also extremely important. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days of surgery, although there will be discomfort. Initial wound healing will take up to ten days. If no heavy lifting or vigorous activity is needed, our patients can return to work within a few weeks.

What Can I Expect Long-Term?

Abdominoplasty scars will be permanent and it may take over a year for the incision lines to fade and improve. Fortunately, normal clothing and even swimsuits should effectively conceal your scars.

Will My Tummy Tuck Last Forever?

As long as your fitness and weight is maintained, your improved body contours should continue to last. Loss of firmness is natural with aging but it should be minimal.

Schedule A Consultation In Kansas City

Ready to sit down with Dr. Rast and get all your questions answered? Call our expert plastic surgery team at (913)451-3722 or contact us online.

Before and After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Kansas City Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

If you’re interested in tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty,  consider Dr. Jon Rast’s tummy tuck services in Kansas City. Dr. Rast’s extensive training, experience, and comfortable bedside manner with the ultimate goal of making his patients happy and comfortable make him an ideal candidate to be your plastic surgeon.

What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy Tucks are plastic surgery procedures performed to remove excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen, typically for women after pregnancy, for men and women after massive weight loss, or for people who need help cutting down the tissue around their middles. The surgery can also improve, tighten, and redefine protruding abdominal wall muscles, which can become separated after pregnancy or other medical event.

Before and After Tummy Tuck Pictures

Schedule A Kansas City Tummy Tuck Consultation

If you’re uncomfortable with your body, you don’t have to suffer through, we can help you feel better and eliminate excess body fat. Call Dr. Rast now at 913-451-3722 to schedule a consultation for tummy tuck surgery or contact us online. Our Kansas City Plastic Surgery team will walk you through every step of the process to ensure that you feel comfortable and your goals are understood and met.