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Is It Safe To Get Pregnant Following After Weight Loss Surgery?

Jun 10, 2020 | Body

The more weight someone loses, the more likely they are to have sagging or excess skin. If you have lost more than 100 pounds, after weight loss surgery can remove this skin and complete your weight loss journey, giving you slimmer contours you want to show off. Our facility is proud to help people reshape the abdomen, breasts buttocks, and other areas to appear more toned. However, many of our patients have questions about if they can get pregnant following their procedure.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz is committed to providing individuals with an exceptional level of service and care. This means making sure patients are fully informed about any procedure they want to consider. If you are planning to have children in the future, we can discuss how a future pregnancy may impact your surgical results. Schedule a consultation in Beverly Hills, CA, so we can assess your sagging abdominal skin and explain your options in detail.


One of the most common concerns our patients in Beverly Hills, CA face is how to reduce excess skin after weight loss. There are some ways to tighten sagging skin with the help of a comprehensive diet and weight loss program, with the help of a physician and experienced dietitian. Certain foods can promote healthy skin tone, so try to incorporate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into your diet. Speak with a professional trainer about which exercises you can perform safely at home or in the gym.

Even with traditional diet and exercise, the most effective way to reduce sagging skin is through after weight loss surgery. The goal of this procedure is to reduce loose skin so the body appears firmer and tighter. During this procedure, multiple areas may need to be addressed. Common body parts include the abdomen, upper thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms. When you meet with Dr. Schwartz, we can create a personalized plan to meet your needs.


The best candidates for skin removal are those who struggle with excess loose skin after weight loss. This skin may become a problem since it is more susceptible to infections or certain odors. Patients may even find it difficult to exercise or fit in their favorite outfits. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz can evaluate the health and quality of the skin to determine if after weight loss surgery is the right long-term solution.

It is recommended that patients remain at a stable weight for at least six months before scheduling this procedure. If you are under the care of a bariatric surgeon, we can contact your other physicians so we can work together as a team to measure your readiness for surgery. Candidates must also undergo a medical evaluation since this procedure does require general anesthesia. If you are unsure whether you are ready to reduce sagging skin, Dr. Schwartz and his staff can guide you through the process.


If you decide to have children in the future, you may feel concerned about your personal health. The good news is that pregnancy is not dangerous for patients who have had after weight loss surgery. Some women may report a tight sensation in the abdominal skin as it grows to accommodate the pregnancy, but this is not harmful. When making appointments with your primary care physician and OB/GYN, be sure to give them your full health history, including your experience with after weight loss surgery.

The biggest concern about getting pregnant is the potential impact on your surgical results. Pregnancy after weight loss surgery can cause sagging abdominal skin, which may require a revision procedure in the future. The abdominal muscles may also separate or weaken as a result of childbirth. If you need additional surgery to restore your original results, contact a member of our team in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Schwartz can tighten sagging skin with tummy tuck surgery or another cosmetic procedure.


Loose skin after weight loss can cause a range of problems and largely affect your quality of life. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz can work with you to tighten sagging skin and achieve a firmer physique. Our clinic works closely with patients who have sagging abdominal skin and can create a personalized plan for addressing their needs. After weight loss surgery can complete your transformation and restore your confidence and self-esteem. To learn more about how to reduce excess skin after weight loss, we encourage you to schedule a consultation in Beverly Hills, CA.



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