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Tummy Tuck & Brazilian Butt Lift Performed in One Surgery. What is the Order?

When getting a TT and a BBL in the same surgery which procedure is performed first? If BBL is performed first will this jeopardize the results while laying on your back/butt while the TT is being performed? I would like to know the order of this combination of surgery. Thank you

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CAN A BRAZILAN BUTT LIFT AND TUMMY TUCK BE DONE AT THE SAME TIME

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While it is easier to recover with doing each separately, it can be performed and many patients who are good candidates do real well with having had both done.  I have many out of town patients how do this combination in particular because they want to limit their flying back and forth for multiple procedures. As long as your skin and fat anatomy is acceptable and safe enough to perform both, then your results will be dramatic and occur with just one surgery. This is very appealing to many patients. However, if you have very little fat to transfer for the BBL then I recommend that the BBL is done first after weight gain followed by a TT about 2 to 6 months later, depending on how fast you are healing ans swelling has gone down. The treatment needs to be individualized to each patient and their anatomy.

Here are some links and a video to help you further.

Good luck.

Dr Ghavami from Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Maybe

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Brazilian Butt Lift requires harvesting fat from some part of the body that will

provide enought fat to get a great result.  If fat is to be obtained from the abdomen,

it could very well create healing problems with a tummy tuck-serious healing problems.

If there is enough fat in other parts of the body, it would be possible.  If that's the case,

I would do the  liposuction and butt lift first, since the tummy tuck does require flexing

the waist to get the best result.  Also, the tummy tuck procedure will reduce the blood

supply to the abdomenal   tissues which could be made worse by laying on the abdomen

while the butt lift is being done.

E. Anthony Musarra II, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Order of the Procedures in a Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift

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There is not "ONE" order of how to proceed with this combination of procedures.  Every patient is unique and her surgery has to be planned to fit her unique issues.

If the patient has enough fatty tissue for harvest in her flanks and perhaps outer thighs, the patient would start in the prone position(face down) and then be turned into the supine(face-up) position for completion on the tummy tuck.

However, if the patient does not have enough fatty tissue for harvest on her posterior side, then I would start in the face-up position to harvest the needed fat from the abdomen and then turn the patient into the prone position for performing the Brazilian Butt Lift.  After completing the fat grafting into the buttocks, the patient is returned to the supine position for the tummy tuck.  

This all requires a surgery team that is familiar with performing combined procedures and a plastic surgeon who understands the safety limitations of these procedures.  Most important, please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.  Best of luck.

Herluf G. Lund, Jr, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck & Brazilian Butt Lift

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While the order will be determined based on your surgeon's preferences and the area from which the fat will be used, my typical order is butt lift first followed by the tummy tuck. Consult in person with 3 - 4 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to explore your options, and to determine if the combination is in your best interests.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Order of surgery with multiple procedures

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The surgical order when a patient is undergoing multiple procedures is dependent on surgeon preference to some extent as well as what part of the body the fat is being harvested from for the Brazilian butt lift. Alot of thought goes into positioning of the patient for safety as well as most expeditious way for surgery to be performed in order to limit anesthesia time.

Antonio Gayoso, MD
Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Butt Lift

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hello,

Yes we do offer our patients simultaneous tummy tucks and buttock contouring procedures so long  as they are healthy, self motivated with realistic goals and expectations.

Technically, the procedures can be performed in either order; however, we generally would perform the buttock procedure first for access reasons because once the tummy tuck is performed the patient has to be flexed in the jack knife position which would make it difficult to then turn the patient and proceed with buttock exposure .

I hope this helps in your planning. We always recommend discussing this further with your local plastic surgeon.

Thank you.

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck.

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I usually do not perform those two surgeries together. The reason is because during the usual recovery from a tummy tuck there is plenty of time spent sitting on the buttucks, which may harm healing the grafted fat. After my Brazilian butt lift I ask the patient to spend as much time as possible OFF their buttucks, which may be difficult after a tummy tuck as well. As my esteems colleagues have stated, these two procedures can be combined and performed safely together. I personally prefer to separate them into two different procedures to optimize the healing conditions. I urge you to consult with a Board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss this matter in detail. Hope this helps and good luck.

 

Daniel Kaufman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck and brazilian butt lift can be done at the same time, answer by a brazilian-american board certified plastic surgeon

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You had many excellent comments from my colleagues below. Make sure when you have a consultation patient safety issues are addressed to you in detail. The procedures can be combined as long as you meet safety criteria well established by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. I am a native Brazilian trained in the US and practice in Park City and Salt Lake City. I have stayed very much in touch with the excellent Brazilian Body Contouring Surgery Techniques during all my professional life! If Utah is convenient to you please check our websites and make an appointment. We would be glad to see you.

Best regards,

Renato Saltz MD, FACS

 

Renato Saltz, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck Brazilian Butt Lift combination

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I would start with the liposuction harvest of the lower abdomenal fat first.  Then the tummy tuck resection, then the fat transfer to the buttocks after turning the patient prone.  Additional shaping of the lower back an waist can be done in the prone position as well.  Care must be taken to keep the hips flexed to avoid undue tension across the abdomenal closure.  I agree with the other respondents that turning the patient should be kept to a minimum.

Randy Wong, MD
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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