Can I Get Pregnant After Having A Pubic Lift?

Q: Just had a question about the pubic lift…Can I still have children after the surgery is done or is it something that needs to be done after having children? Thank you so much for your time.

A: The pubic lift is a modified form of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. It is very much like the reverse of a mini-tummy tuck or an upside down mini-tummy tuck. During the procedure, the suprapubic area is first thinned out or reduced by liposuction since there is usually a lot of fat within it. (which is one reason it is so puffy) Then skin is removed and the pubic area is lifted up to a predetermined line. The combination of the two creates the pubic lift.

Pubic lifts are often done concurrently at the time of an abdominal panniculectomy or a large tummy tuck as large pubic mounds are usually present in patients that need these procediures. More often, however, a pubic lift is done as a secondary procedure after a large tummy tuck or panniculectomy as they are hard to optimally treat at the same time. The pubic lift is then done using the scar line from the first stage tummy tuck or panniculectomy.

There is no problem having children after any pubic procedure, albeit pubic liposuction or a formal pubic lift. Pregnancy, however, will not help the result and from an aesthetic standpoint one could argue that it is best to wait until one has a more  stable abdominal area before investing in that  effort.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana