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Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift: Pros & Cons of Combining the Surgeries

A tummy tuck and BBL combo is trendy these days, however, some aspects raise patients’ concern. Can I get a tummy tuck and BBL at once? Is it safe to combine these procedures? How about recovery after a tummy tuck and BBL. Today we are going to cover these and other questions.

If you are considering having cosmetic surgery, you may be researching different procedures to determine if they reach your aesthetic goals. It may seem to make sense to combine a few different surgeries into one session, and often, it does. You could be thinking: “Since I am already having surgery, and will be under anesthesia, why not go ahead and just get all of this done at once?”

Can I Combine a Tummy Tuck and a Brazilian Butt Lift?

There are certainly some procedures that work very well when done together, while others are better done separately.

While it is surgically possible, combining a tummy tuck and a Brazilian butt lift is not recommended for some patients, while for the right kind of patient it’s an option. Each case is individual and needs to be evaluated by a board certified cosmetic surgeon.

Sometimes, combining certain surgeries can be a plus perhaps even offering better results and a shorter recovery time. During a mommy makeover, where several areas are being targeted (i.e. stubborn fat deposits, saggy skin, and breast) it would be beneficial to combine liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift into one surgery session.

Liposuction is normally performed as part of the tummy tuck procedure and the breasts and tummy are both on the front side of the body making the process easier to manage for the surgical team and offering you a shorter recovery time than if these surgeries were done individually. Keep in mind that combining these is still a surgery and comes with amazing benefits but also a more substantial recovery time.

Read About 4 Reasons Why You Should Combine Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck.

Is It Safe to Do BBL and Abdominoplasty Together?

Each procedure takes a certain amount of time to perform and during that time, you are under anesthesia. Even though severe adverse reactions to anesthesia are rare, being under anesthesia has associated risks and the longer you are under, the more the post-operative risks increase.

Before any surgical procedure, you will undergo some tests and labs to determine your overall health. The surgeon will discuss the procedures and options with you to determine what scenario is the best fit for your unique circumstances.

Both the tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift surgeries can take fairly long on their own so combining the two would take special consideration. Patient safety is our top priority.

Recovery After a Tummy Tuck and BBL

Your level of aftercare and how well you follow the surgeon’s post-surgery instructions are critical elements in determining the final results of your procedure. For example, if you are seeking a nice round bottom and a flat tummy, the surgeon will let you know which things you can and cannot do after surgery to ensure those results.

BBL recovery is approximately 4 weeks and involves sitting on a special cushion that prevents you from putting weight on your buttocks. Some patients can return to work after one week, depending on their job, but are not allowed to do anything strenuous for at least 4 weeks.

Tummy tuck requires a recovery period of 4 – 6 weeks. The first several days you will have trouble standing up straight and you can not lie on your stomach.

One of the largest obstacles of combining BBL and tummy tuck is that there is no way for you to sit, rest or sleep in a position that will  completely follow the recommended recovery instructions for either procedure.

With a BBL you cannot put any pressure on your buttocks for several weeks, and with a tummy tuck you can not lie on your stomach and it is recommended that you use a resting position like if you are lying in a recliner chair.

Taking time to rest and recover is necessary to give your body time to heal. Due to the nature of these two surgeries, finding a position to rest or sleep could be challenging and could make your recovery longer than if you did the two procedures at different times.

BBL surgery in tandem with a tummy tuck would mean a fairly extensive recovery process.

In conclusion, I should say it is possible to combine Brazilian butt lift surgery with a tummy tuck into one procedure, especially with a triple board-certified, highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Angelina Postoev. However, your safety, health, and results are most important. Sometimes it is wiser to take the slightly longer route to ensure you obtain the result you desire with the least amount of risk.

We would welcome the opportunity to accompany you on your journey to achieving your aesthetic goals. Please schedule a consultation today with Dr. Angelina to discover the procedures that are right for you.

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