Abdominoplasty and Pregnancy


Your abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, will be used to remove loose, sagging skin and stretch marks from your midsection. It can also be used to remove small excess deposits of fat and tighten loose abdominal muscles. The end result is a firmer, tighter, more appealing physique.

When you become pregnant, your stomach muscles loosen to provide space for your growing baby. Your skin will stretch and fat will begin to accumulate in your abdomen, both of which are necessary for the health of your child. While necessary for the health of your child, the impact pregnancy has on your body will undo the changes made through abdominoplasty. Due to this, many women choose to wait until after they have finished having children to undergo this particular procedure.

Mommy Makeover

Abdominoplasty is a common part of the mommy makeover procedure. Diet and exercise alone are often insufficient to remove excess fat and skin from the midsection. Even when these methods are mildly effective, your abdominal muscles may be difficult to strengthen after pregnancy.

If you have had children and are longing for your pre-pregnancy body, Dr. Corey can assess your frame and help you determine if abdominoplasty is right for you.

If you live in or around Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Arizona and are unhappy with the appearance of your midsection following pregnancy, please contact Dr. John J. Corey, MD to schedule an initial consultation today.