Should I Rent a Medical Bed/Chair After Mommy Makeover?

Including a TT and BBL (Fat Transfer) ? I am pretty sure I will be doing all my procedures at once along with pain pumps, I am still researching risks but I doubt I will ever have this opportunity again. Any advice on what to make this easier would be so helpful.

Doctor Answers 14

Post-op Recovery Procedures Different for Each

Although it’s possible to perform a Mommy Makeover and Brazilian Butt Lift in combination, it’s usually not advisable because of positioning issues in the post-operative period.Unfortunately, a hospital bed doesn’t address these issues and would add significant cost to your procedure.
For this reason, we generally recommend that Brazilian Butt Lift surgery and Mommy Makeover surgery be staged.In addition, we recommend that patients sleep in a recliner chair following Mommy Makeover surgery and ambulate frequently to avoid complications.
If you’re considering this combination, it’s important to discuss these issues with your plastic surgeon.Your surgeon can give you specific answers based on his treatment plan.

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 194 reviews

Recovery after Mommy Makeover

I don't think that a medical bed is necessary.  All of my patients recover just fine at home in their recliner or on their bed (with lots of pillows).  I don't do the brazilian butt lift so you may want to ask your surgeon regarding that procedure.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,488 reviews

Special chair

my Dad, he's 90, has a chair that stands him up, no really, literally lifts up so that you don't have to use your core muscles to get up. I don't do any butt lifts, but plenty of TT and I think most people would like it. I may consider talking to my pts about it. thx for the idea.

Rafael C. Cabrera, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Medical bed rental for post op mommy makeover?

I would pass on the bed unless you have some mobility issues but I do recommend that my tummy tuck patients consider renting or borrowing a walker.  A walker really makes it a lot easier to get up from sitting and to walk around (which you should do to avoid lung or blood clot problems).  No one want's to putter around with their walker but I really do think it helps with recovery!  I pass this along as a tip from one of my tummy tuck patients.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder

Lisa Lynn Sowder, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Should I Rent a Medical Bed/Chair After Tummy Tuck / Brazilian Butt Lift?

RE - "Should I Rent a Medical Bed/Chair After Mommy Makeover? Including a TT and BBL (Fat Transfer) ? I am pretty sure I will be doing all my procedures at once along with pain pumps, I am still researching risks but I doubt I will ever have this opportunity again. Any advice on what to make this easier would be so helpful."

Just because your surgeon can physically do a combination of procedures (and of course charge for them) does not really mean that doing so is a good idea.

Data published by AAAASF, the group which certifies, inspects and regulates the majority of free standing Plastic Surgery office operating rooms in the US published its data on the complications of Tummy Tuck surgery and the results are sobering. Tummy Tuck surgery especially when combined with OTHER operations is associated with a very high risk of blood clot formation or DVT and having such clots dislodge and travel to the lungs (PE) which can be fatal.

In a Brazilian Butt Lift a significant amount of low suction level liposuction is performed on the tummy,arms, thighs and back and the fat is then processed and grafted in narrow channels to augment the buttocks. Just as a single stab incision with a knitting needle is not a painless experience, being stabbed a few hundred times with a sterile liposuction steel cannula is not painless either. As a result, liposuction of the arms, thighs, tummy and back and having the fat placed in the buttocks result in soreness of ALL these areas. Now, consider the fact that most surgeons advise their BBL patients NOT to sit on their (grafted) behinds for at least 2 weeks, HOW are you going to rest? With soreness of the tummy (and stitches which should not be stressed) and soreness of all the other areas, short of standing up or hanging upside down like a bat, which pain-free body area would you have to rest on?

With so much discomfort you MUST walk all the time to lower the risk of blood clots and make it easier to breath, reducing the risk of fever and pneumonias.

In my opinion, you should do the Brazilian Butt Lift first and recover from it before having a Tummy Tuck. This would not only be more comfortable and safer but it would be WAY cheaper than having to pay out of pocket to treat your blood clot, wound separation or pneumonia. Most importantly, it may save your life.

Dr. Peter A Aldea


Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

Medial bed is not necessary after a tummy tuck

Most patients will recover nicely at home without the assistance of a medical bed after a tummy tuck and fat transfer to the buttock. It's important to be positioned on your side for the first few weeks after surgery to ensure the highest survival of the fat cells from the fat transfer. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best course of recovery-you may want to consider staying in an aftercare facility for a day or two after surgery for observation.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 377 reviews

Tummy, Butt and Recovery

I agree that the issue is not the bed, Most normal beds will suffice. Your surgeon will be managing your post op pain, The harvesting of fat could be an issue, If it is all taken from the tummy tuck area in your lower abdomen that would be the best. You will be asked to get up and walk, and while you are in bed you will be flexing your hips, bending knees, etc.  A mommy make over is usually something like a tummy tuck, combined with a breast procedure. The butt lift usually is not considered as part of this make over, but an add on..Best of luck


Charles Virden, MD
Reno Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

Should I Rent a Medical Bed/Chair After Mommy Makeover?

Only if your chosen surgeon believes you may need this rental. I do not advise my patients to do this but best to discuss with your surgeon. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Mommy makeover

I have performed a tummy tuck with a Brazilian butt lift many times, and it is safe.  But having said that, nothing is safe!  i have my patients lie on their belly, or sides.  No special bed is necessary.

Shahin Javaheri, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Forget a medical bed after tummy tuck

The medical bed is not a good idea after tummy tuck, and I doubt that your surgeon would encourage you to spend any time in it. The more time up and about the lower the risk of venous thrombosis, and the better you will breathe. We also find pain pumps not worth the investment. Any 'tubes' coming out of you will slow your recovery and inhibit showering and activity that will make you feel better faster. The Brazilian butt lift is not part of a mommy makeover in Chicago, and we would vote against such a procedure with tummy tuck.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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