Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck Advice

I am looking to get a Brazilian Butt Lift and a Tummy Tuck. Is it better to lose as much weight or fat for my tummy tuck, than to not lose weight and save up the fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift? Please give me some advice.

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Save your fat for buttock agumentation before you get a tummy tuck

if you are considering a buttock augmentation and tummy tuck, you can not have both procedures done at the same time. considering that you can not rest on your buttock for a week after a buttock augmentation, therefore you will not be able to have a tumm tuck at the same time. So, which procedure should you do first? I recommend having large volume lipousction to harvest all your excess fat and to use it effectively for enlaring and shaping your buttocks with fat grafting. Afterwards, you can undergo a tummy tuck at a later time in order to tighten your abdomen and to remove any loose skin that you might have developed with liposuciton.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift and a Tummy Tuck, are Combined Procedure Recommended?

This is a very common question in my practice. It is hard for most patients to take too much time of work and they want to make the most of their time off. They also just want to get everything done at one time.

When I practiced in Miami, I would call this the Miami Makeover. I would typically make patients do the there surgeries at separate times for several reasons.

  • I limit my surgeries to about five hours as it decreases the risks of surgery
  • I do not let patients sit for two week after their Brazilian Butt lift to protect the fat that has been transferred.
  • When I do the tummy tuck I make their abdominal area as tight and flat as possible, the combination of this and the butt augmentation would not give patients a comfortable position for the first couple of week post-op.

I hope this helps, discuss it with your board certified plastic surgeon. 

Brazilian Butt Lift first THEN Tummy Tuck!

Great question! I have many patients who have received this combination. They received thorough liposuction of the abdomen hips waist back thighs and trunk and then received selective fat grafting to the buttock region. They then recovered from the Brazilian Butt lift. After this procedure they lost a great deal of fat from the abdomen hips and waist and truly enjoyed their new curves. However because of the aggressive liposuction they now had loose skin in their abdomen and hips. This was expected. Once they recovered from the Brazilian Butt lift they returned to receive a tummy tuck this tightened the hips waist and abdomen and gave them a beautiful result. It's always best to do a Brazilian Butt lift before a tummy tuck so that you can use all the tissue and fat than you otherwise would have discarded with the tummy tuck.

For more information on Brazilian butt lifts or butt augmentation, please schedule an iConsult or visit us online at the link below.

Pat Pazmino, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Stable Weight best for Fat Transfer to Buttocks (BBL)

The quick answer is to remain at your stable weight. Otherwise if you lose weight afterwards your transferred fat will shrink. See the below link for more information.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Mommy Makeover?!

Combining both procedures at the same time is rough but can be done. Most women after having children are very unhappy with the appearance of their body. Having children is wonderful but the damage that is done to a women's body is not.

I prefer to not perform surgery on patients with a BMI over 30. This can lead to complications as well as unflattering results. I would recommend for you to maintain a healthy weight prior to surgery in order to have the best result. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to make sure you are a candidate to have both procedures done at the same time.

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Weight loss prior to tummy tuck and buttock lift

You want to be close to your ideal weight for the best results with a tummy tuck, however, you don't want to lose too much weight and not have enough donor fat for the buttock augmentation.  This is a question that is difficult to answer with examining you in person. I would recommned consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon before you begin to lose too much weight. This way, you and your surgeon can formulate a goal weight for you that will give you the best results both regarding the abdominal procedure and the buttock augmentation.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Combining tummy tuck and butt lift

For the best results and lasting enlargement of the buttocks the patient ought be to at a stable weight prior to surgery.  Loosing significant weight after surgery can diminish the projection of your buttocks. In my practice I obtain a thorough history of patient's weigh gain and losses, asses the pertinent anatomy.  Only then can I recommend if the patient ought to loose any weight pre-operatively.  Make sure that you choose a surgeon with lots of experience, good judgment and excellent technique to asses your individual anatomy, in this fashion an optimum plan of action can be designed and properly executed.

Boris M. Ackerman, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt lift and tummy tuck

I think it is most important to be at a weight the you are comfortable at before surgery. Too heavy or too thin is never a good idea.  The two are commonly done together.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck

We do a fair number of Brazilian butt lifts together with Tummy Tuck. My opinion is that it is better to be at a comfortable weight for you, or a stable weight.

In the video below we show a patient who had Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck and then lost weight.

We find that when the Brazilian Butt lift is done well, even when the patient loses weight the result holds up.

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Enhancement

You can do the tummy tuck and use the skin and fat removed from the tummy as a Dermis fat graft to enhance the buttock. Also described by the Brazilians.

You can also do the Fat transfer, Brazilian Butt Lift, along with the tummy tuck at the same time.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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