Liposuction and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Christopher Chung, M.D.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Chief Medical Officer
Many patients considering liposuction wonder about the potential impacts of pregnancy on their eligibility for the procedure or their subsequent fat loss results. To help you better understand the relationship between liposuction and pregnancy, we’re here to answer some of the most common questions we receive on this topic.
Some liposuction and pregnancy FAQs are: “Will pregnancy ruin my liposuction?”, “Can you carry a baby after liposuction?”, “Is liposuction safe before (or after) pregnancy?”, and “How long after having a baby can you get liposuction?”.
And we’ve got great news: liposuction does not have any negative impact on future pregnancy and pregnancy will not ruin your liposuction results.
At Sono Bello, we do liposuction differently than the rest. Our approach, using power-assisted micro-cannulas, is minimally invasive, selectively removing the undesired fat without traumatizing or restricting any other tissue.
Therefore, after receiving liposuction at Sono Bello, normal pregnancy course is fully expected. Furthermore, fat cells are permanently removed during the procedure and will not return with pregnancy. When you choose Sono Bello for liposuction, you can rest assure pregnancy will not ruin your results, and that you can safely carry a baby just months after your procedure.
Traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures are much different than the tried-and-true liposuction methods we use at Sono Bello. Because of the invasive nature of tummy tuck surgery, which involves muscle tightening and skin removal, it is not advisable to undergo the procedure unless one is certain that future pregnancy is not planned. At minimum, all positive results of tummy tuck surgery will be reversed and lost due to the natural effects of pregnancy on skin and muscle.
And hence, liposuction remains a great option for anyone who desires safe and effective permanent fat removal, regardless of whether future pregnancy is planned. Sono Bello’s innovative, minimally invasive approach serves as the optimal choice for anyone wanting confidence that there will be no negative interaction between getting liposuction and carrying a baby.