Post pregnancy plastic surgery

Some women consider cosmetic surgery to address the effects that pregnancy has had on their bodies.


Plastic surgery advice after pregnancy is commonly requested. Many women want to know what procedures are available and when the optimum timing for surgery might be.

Pregnancy is a natural, healthy process to which many women aspire. Profound changes occur to the body both during the pregnancy and immediately afterwards.

Some women never fully recover their pre-pregnancy shape, especially if they have had several pregnancies. For most women, this is not a problem, and they lead a full and healthy lifestyle.

Some women do have concerns about their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The most common requests for post-pregnancy plastic surgery are for ‘tummy tucks’, breast enlargement or lift, and liposuction.

When should I time my surgery?

Procedures, such as abdominoplasty and breast reduction/ uplift are best performed once a mother has completed her family. This gives the best long term results. A subsequent pregnancy following these procedures will not cause any harm to mother or child but may ‘undo’ the effects of the previous surgery.

Cosmetic surgery following pregnancy is ideally performed at least 6-12 months after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Procedures such as abdominoplasty and breast reduction have recovery periods of up to 6 weeks, and it is essential to bear this in mind when there are young children to look after.

Loss of breast volume

Breast augmentation is the most commonly requested post pregnancy procedure. Many women experience loss of breast tissue following pregnancy, especially if they have breastfed their child. Lack of volume may result in droopiness (ptosis) of the breasts. Mild sagging can usually be treated with breast implants alone. More severe droopiness may require an uplift combined with an implant (augmentation mastopexy).


Please refer to the relevant sections on abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, mastopexy and breast reduction.


Prices from

Mini tummy tuck £4250

Full tummy tuck £5750

Extended tummy tuck £6250

Liposuction from £2500

Breast Augmentation £4700

Augmentation Mastopexy £6500 – £7500

Consultation £150

All inclusive costs for 1 year following surgery

Discount will apply on combined procedures due to reduced theatre/ hospital charges when combination surgery is performed.



Finance is available (subject to application and vetting) through a company working with the Spire Hospital. They offer interest-free loans up to a particular value. They can usually provide a decision online within 15 minutes.


Further reading from BAAPS

Information on tummy tuck

Information on breast implants

Information on breast lift


post pregnancy plastic surgery scotland

Breast lift and tummy tuck after pregnancy


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