When should abdominoplasty be performed?
Abdominoplasty should not be performed for at least six months following the last pregnancy to allow for maximum natural skin contraction and muscle tightening to occur. It should be deferred if future pregnancies are planned. Although pregnancy can proceed normally after surgery, the benefits of the procedure may be lost. Abdominoplasty in the massive weight loss patient should be deferred until weight has remained stable for six months to a year.