Smiling Mom Hugging Her Daughter TightlyWomen who are looking for a flatter, firmer abdomen often seek the help of Dr. Max Pekarev of MP Plastic Surgery. His years of experience and proven skill make him a highly sought-after surgeon when women are ready to get rid of that extra abdominal skin for good.

If you have been considering this procedure, chances are you’ve got a lot of questions. Dr. Max Pekarev believes in fully educating every patient he treats, so during this blog, we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions he hears pertaining to the tummy tuck procedure: “Should I wait to get a tummy tuck until after I’m done having children?” Keep reading!

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

For many women, diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of the extra fat and skin around the midsection. That’s when a tummy tuck with Dr. Max Pekarev can work wonders for his patients by:

  • Tightening the abdominal muscles
  • Eliminating excess, sagging skin
  • Achieving a smoother, leaner midsection

If your goal is to have an appearance that is slim and fit, a tummy tuck may be the perfect fit for you. However, it’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight-loss surgery. Instead, it should be viewed as a body contouring procedure. Dr. Max Pekarev will be able to provide the most successful results for patients who are at or near their goal weight.

Should I Wait to Have a Tummy Tuck?

Many women who have been through pregnancy consider tummy tuck in order to get back to their pre-pregnancy shape. And while it can be tempting to head in for a consultation with Dr. Max Pekarev as soon as you’ve weaned your first baby, you might want to put the brakes on.

If you know you’re not done having children, Dr. Max Pekarev recommends waiting to have a tummy tuck. This isn’t because there’s anything dangerous about the tummy tuck procedure that could put you or your child at risk during a future pregnancy, but pregnancy after tummy tuck will put extra strain on the belly and abdominal muscles. This means that your tummy tuck results will be negated, and you’ll be required to have another tummy tuck to get your desired results back.

Dr. Max Pekarev wants all of his patients to enjoy the benefits of their plastic surgery procedure for years to come, so be sure you’re done having children and have a good birth control plan in place before making plans to come in for your tummy tuck.

Call Dr. Max Pekarev Today

Dr. Max Pekarev has years of experience providing women with beautiful results through tummy tuck. If you have been considering this procedure to help you get back to your youthful silhouette, and you know you’re done having children, schedule an initial tummy tuck consultation with him today.

A tummy tuck could also be combined with other procedures to enhance multiple areas of your post-baby body. Learn more about our options for a mommy makeover!