The Premiere Site For Celebrity Plastic Surgery By A Real Plastic Surgeon

I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Britney Spears

Has Britney Spears had a tummy tuck? NW Magazine is reporting that she had a tummy tuck after the birth of her second child, who was born on September 12th. Could this be true?
I sincerely doubt it. As anyone who's had a baby knows, it takes several months for the uterus (and tummy) to shrink back to normal size. No plastic surgeon in their right mind would perform a tummy tuck on a woman so soon after giving birth. It just would not make sense. Her optimal result would happen after the uterus and abdomen get closer to normal size, when it would become more apparent how loose her skin and underlying muscle will be.
Abdominoplasties are not short-cuts to decreasing the size of the tummy after giving birth. Her tummy would be much too swollen for the surgery to be performed so soon after spitting out the spawn of K-Fed. Unless she found some disreputable, know-nothing surgeon to perform this procedure on her, this rumor has "false" written all over it.

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Anonymous said...

how long do you wait after birth for a tummy tuck? 3 months, 6 months, longer?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

The best time to do a tummy tuck is when the person's weight is stable, usually back to the prepregnancy weight. Most patients can have a tummy tuck at 4-6 months after giving birth.