Liposuction and fat transfer with a tummy tuck
Many Plastic Surgeons now routinely perform a Lipo Abdominoplasty type of Tummy Tuck .Combining liposuction of the hips, flanks and back region with a tummy tuck provides a more sculpted hourglass shaped torso . For some time now we have included fat transfer to the buttocks with our Lipo Abdominoplasties. .
Patients however must be in good medical condition to undergo the extended procedure. The recovery time is somewhat longer but the combined procedure avoids the need of undergoing two separate procedures.
Fat grafting and tummy tuck
In my opinion he will jeopardize one procedure or the other. Most likely you will jeopardize your fat grafting. It is difficult to recover from a BBL and a tummy tuck at the same time let alone probably not wise to either sit on your buttocks four hours while the tummy tuck is being done or rest on your tummy tuck while you're fat grafting is being done.
Tummy Tuck and Buttock/Hip Augmentation
When combining a tummy tuck, liposuction and fat grafting the the hips and buttocks, it is not about adverse effects on healing. Rather it is about how the recovery would be. While they certainly can be done together, it does make the recovery more difficult. Conversely, doing it in two stages (liposuction and fat grafting first) makes each recovery easier but then again it is two operations and recoveries. These procedures can be done either all together or staged so you have to look at various other factors (e.g., cost, time off work etc) to make the best decision for you.
Tummy Tuck and fat transfer can be performed at the same time
The popularity of the Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer to the buttocks) has exploded in the last couple of years. This procedure can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures, (tummy tucks, breast lifts, breast implants, breast reductions, etc.)
The feasability of the procedure depends on each patients anatomy and expectations. Sometimes it is best to separate the procedures and other times it is best to perform them together. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon who performs this procedure frequently and is close to where your live, to provide adequate follow up for this procedure.
It is possible to have the combined procedures you are describing as long as you are in good health and your surgeon is experienced and can be efficient with the procedures. The recovery will be more difficult for you but doable. Some surgeons strongly advocate for staying off the buttock for two weeks after a BBL to prevent fat resorption. While this recommendation makes sense, there is little objective scientific evidence to support this recommendation. Some surgeons are ok with it and others are not based on their experience and comfort level. Discuss your concerns further with your surgeon. Best wishes.
It may be best to consider the BBL first using the fat from the abdomen for grafting. Then at a second procedure have the abdominoplasty. Positioning is always a problem when doing these two procedures together.
Generally a Brazilian butt lift should proceed in abdominoplasty.
Since gluteal augmentation was fat grafting often times needs retreatment the abdominal reservoir fat should be used before sacrificing it by way of abdominoplasty.
Hello, thank you for your question. It is a matter of the surgeon's preference. In my personal experience, I am a strong advocate for all three procedures done at the same time, as liposuction results are not as dramatic when you have the tummy tuck's scar tissue beneath the skin; at the same time, by doing liposuction firsthand, the abdominal flap is looser by the time I do the tummy tuck, so a better contour outcome is to be expected. Most of my cases are a combination of Lipo, TT and BBL and have had excellent results and fat uptake in the grafted areas. In the end, it is just a matter of surgeon comfort with the combination of procedures. Hope to have been of some help. Good luck with your surgery.
Tummy tuck lips and Brazilian butt lift at same time
Hi and thanks for your question. I am not in the camp that advocate doing both (tummy tuck and BBL) at the same time. Think about it, When fat is transferred to the buttocks, the fat cells need all of the oxygen possible in order to survive. Fat transfers (BBL) require a rich oxygen environment in order to attempt the highest rate of surviavl of the fat cells. We recommend that our patients do not place any significant pressure on their butts for 4-6 weeks following the BBL.
If you have a Tummy tuck and BBL done at the same time, how are you going to avoid lying on your back, face up when the tummy tuck prevents you from lying face down? I recommend that the BBL be done first to utilize the abdominal fat which would otherwise be discarded with the tummy tuck. After a minimum of three months , the patient is brought back and the TT is performed.
Always seek out the opinion of a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with years of experience in liposuction and fat transfers. Furthermore request to see before and after photos of previous patients by that doctor....not a clinic or surgery center. Do your homework......research and verify the doctor's credentials. Have they had problems with the Board of Medicine, disciplinary or otherwise. Any law suits?
How about the center, clinic or facility? Are they accredited by a national organization or do they just have State approval. Understand that at the current time, there are three nationally recognized organizations responsible for the highest levels of patient safety, AAAASF, AAACH and JCHO. You owe it to yourself to position yourself for the best possible results but under the most stringent safety regulations, If you have kids, even more so.
How about anesthesia? Will you have a medical doctor certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA)? Understand that there is no substitute for research. Cosmetic surgery, no matter how simple it may be to the patients, are invasive procedures and as such carry certain risks and complications.
In our office we use TouchMD which is a web based program in which patients have the ability to load their picture unto the program. We can accommodate patients from as far away as California. I then evaluate them and can actually draw on the picture to show a potential patient where the incisions would be located and how the procedure is to be realized. It's all done to comply with HIPPA which is the federal law that protects the patient's medical information. Look them up. Good luck
This is a normal procedure, some surgeons don't like to do it on the same procedure because it increase the duration of the surgery/ risks. Healing process does not alter combining this procedures.
Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience on combined procedures and you shouldn't have any problems.