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1652894 tn?1322429649

How long after having a baby do I need to wait to get a tummy tuck?

How long after having a baby do I need to wait before having a tummy tuck and what is the avrage price?
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Are you planning on having any more children? If you are, don't waste your money on a tummy tuck. If you are not, then I'd look into a permanent form of birth control for yourself or your husband, and then make an appointment with your surgeon of choice at least 6 months after your last baby is born and talk about how this procedure will work.  
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1652894 tn?1322429649
i have 4 kids and im pregnant with my 5th every time i have my babies i lose all the weight and work out but because i started out so tiny before i had kids im 5 foot 6 and started out and always go back down to 115 but when im pregnant i always end the pregnancy every single time at 215 lbs so my skin on my tummy is streched out pretty bad my first baby was 8 1/2 lbs. and just get larger each time if i could shrink my skin back i wouldnt even do the surgery but that just aint possiable im not wanting this done to be full of myself or for some irrational reason like i just want to be smaller thats not the case im proud of everyone of my babies and im happy i had everyone of them and due to the fact that i put the health of my babies before my own self image is the reason my skin is as streached out as it is and i no i didnt over indulge either i ate healthy no pop or junk food while pregnant but i still gain that much each time why i dont know....... so the reason i want this done is so my clothes fit right i can litterly hold my skin on my tummy out away from my body thats how streched out it is and thats the reason i want the surgery i dont have a problem losing weight or keeping it off or even working out its my streched out skin thats the problem.......... =(
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It would be cheaper to wait a while after pregnancy and just do an exercise regiment to tone that area. Plus it would be safer, considering that a tummy tuck is a medical procedure and with that there are a lot of risks involved.
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1652894 tn?1322429649
well iv had 4 babies im pregnant with my 5th and just wondering how long should i wait is it a hard recovery
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