TT, BA, and BBL in one procedure?
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Including a Brazilian Butt Lift with a Mommy Makeover
#Combined operations are often performed with our #Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with a #MommyMakeover. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your physician and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also, combining these #procedures may decrease anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.
Many procedures can be combined. Cosmetic procedures such as Brazilian Butt Lift (#BBL), Thigh Lift (#TL) and Mommy Makeover (#MMO), which usually concentrates on the breast and abdomen areas, may be combined together. However, I look at the risk factors such as surgery time greater than 6 hours, or #anesthesia time, increased risks of DVT, prolonged #healing, #positioning after surgery to name a few, which are a lot to consider. These factors are relative to performing any variety of combinations.
Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
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TT, BA, BBL
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3 surgeries at once?
This is a question that comes up often.
It is certainly possible to offer multiple procedures to be done in the same setting, as long as you are healthy and the surgery can be done within a reasonable amount of time.
But is good to know several reasons of why is better to have two rounds:
- The length of the operation- the longer an operation is, the greater the risk for you.
- After a Tummy Tuck, you will need to be a bit bent at the waist for comfort, and lying on your abdomen will be uncomfortable.
- After breast enhancement, I would not want you lying on your abdomen, or on your sides for a few weeks.
- After a Brazilian Butt Lift, I would ONLY want you lying on your abdomen, and NOT AT ALL on your back.
I also assume you want to avoid problems after surgery as much as possible.
If these two assumptions are valid for most women, then combining these procedures would not be how I would recommend you proceed.
Here's the bottom line- most Board Certified Anesthesiologists would agree that if you are a healthy person, the risks of going to sleep twice (say 6-8 weeks apart) are MUCH LOWER than the risks to you of staying asleep for 5-8 hours and having a very limiting recovery period. Good luck :)
Positioning after Mommy Makeover
As for positioning, you could definitely lay on your side to protect both the front and the back surgical sites. But if you find you absolutely have to lay on your backside after the Brazilian Butt Lift, I would recommend using a soft round pillow like a Boppy Pillow used with breast feeding. Place this soft pillow underneath you to relieve the pressure from the buttocks. Then place a few pillows behind the back and under the knees to relieve tension on the abdomen from the tummy tuck. Hope this helps!
TT, BA and BBl in one procedure.
TT, BA, and BBL in one procedure?
That being said, in my opinion, there are some things to consider.
First, my personal preference would be to not perform this as an outpatient. In other words, you would stay overnight to be monitored. ASPS guidelines for outpatient surgery recommend that the duration of surgery be kept to less than 6 hours.
The combination of large volume liposuction with abdominoplasty is going to put you at risk for additional complications, and is usually discouraged. Whether or not you are a large volume liposuction patient depends upon your particular situation.
The logistics of having a BBL and tummy tuck at the same time will make your recovery more difficult than having only one or the other.
In the end, you particular circumstance is unique to you. The particulars will depend upon your body habitus, what exactly is being done, what (if any) your other medical conditions are, etc.
Have a discussion with your surgeon and make sure he/she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Yes, you can have a tummy tuck, BBL, and breast augmentation at the same time. I would seek out a well-trained plastic surgeon who commonly does these procedures for an in-person consultation. This is a large surgery, so depending on the facility and speed of your operative team, your surgeon may want to perform these staged.
If done in one procedure, you will likely want to sleep on your side. If you can't sleep on your side, I recommend sleeping sitting upright a bit (like in a reclining chair), and place a pillow in the small of your back and under the back of your thighs to create a "cradle" to lift your buttock off of the mattress/chair.
If staged, I would do the BBL prior to any tummy tuck work, as some of the fat from the tummy wouldn't be available for transfer if it were already taken as part of the tummy tuck. The breast portion can be done at either surgery.
While there are some creams and ointments that may help tighten skin a little, the emphasis is on "a little". If there were something that worked incredibly well, everybody would already be using it. At this point, the only way to eliminate stretch marks is with surgery.
Best of luck!
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