What is the downtime if I get a tummy tuck and fat transfer to the buttocks at the same time?
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Tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift
My preferred approach for someone looking for both procedures is to do the liposuction and fat grafting first so we can use the fat in the part of the abdomen that would otherwise be thrown away in a tummy tuck (the lower abdominal fat pannus) along with fat from the flanks and back, and do the BBL first. Then the patient can return in a few months (3-6) for the tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscle and remove the excess skin. This has the advantage of not compromising healing of either site, allowing the patient some comfortable sleeping position(s) postop, and using all the "usable" fat. It has the disadvantage of requiring two operations and a period in between where the lower abdominal skin does not look good because it has been defatted. The end result of this approach, however, is a much more comprehensive rejuvenation done with a safer approach, in my opinion.
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Do not recommend tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift at the same time
when you have a tt you need to be on your back preferably, but you could be on your sides, when you have a bbl you need to be on your abdomen, but again you can be on your sides, however discomfort will be significant and if fat was placed in your lateral hips or gluteos, you will be compromising survival of the fat cells.
Like for any surgery, the physiological basis of wound healing need three weeks of no significant activity, if the lipo sculpture is perform by itself, you can probably be able to do light activities after one week but you can not place pressure on your gluteos for an average of 4weeks.
be sure you see a member of the American society for aesthetic plastic surgery, that will assure you of the qualifications of your surgeon
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