There are ways to create a postoperative sleeping position without compromising the results of either. The BBL result is really a function of how aggressively the surgeon will liposuction and transfer. Most patients get an immense benefit with maximal liposuction of the abdomen, sides, and back to obtain the smallest waist possible and then maximal fat transfer to the buttocks and hips.
Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Great question. Some Surgeons will
perform both procedures at the same time. I prefer to stage them to allow
for greater viability of the fat transfer. The recovery is different for both procedures. Tummy tuck patients are sitting and walking during the day, while a BBL patient is trying to avoid sitting, esp in the first several days. Select
your surgeon by reputation and other people referrals. Look at his credentials.
Select a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Make sure you feel very comfortable
with your surgeon and see a lot of before and after BBL photos. Request to
contact a patient that had the same surgery. Best Wishes