Can I have a tummy tuck and butt lift at the same time?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Yes, these can be done together. It is called a lower body lift or a modfied one. I can do these as an outpatient with a recovery of about two-three weeks.


Published on May 22, 2018

Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Yes, these can be done together. It is called a lower body lift or a modfied one. I can do these as an outpatient with a recovery of about two-three weeks.


Published on May 22, 2018


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

The benefit of staging is ease of recovery. The benefit of stacking is the convenience of a single procedure which may represent a time or cost savings.

There is a difference between procedures which "could" be performed simultaneously and those which "should" be performed simultaneously.

BBL and tummy tuck can be performed safely during the same procedure (assuming a 6 hour max OR time), however, some consideration should given to the nature of these procedures and the anticipated recovery period. In general, it is always best to minimize the pressure on the surgical site. The recommendations for these 2 procedures in particular are in conflict with each other (one necessitating prone (belly) sleeping and the other supine (back) sleeping).

There is no perfect solution in this scenario. For this reason, I do not regularly combine these procedures. Side sleeping is sometimes a reasonable compromise. Alternatively, patients can rotate position frequently (on the hour) or use a specialty pillow to offload the buttocks grafted area. However, for best results staging or staggering these procedures is best.

With regards to your specific question, stacking these procedures can be safe, staggering them is relatively more practical/sensible (when one considers post op recovery). If one can make the necessary accommodations for recovery, the procedures should have no effect on each other. The mattress may be of help, however, it is up to the patient to decide of these accommodations can be made.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Feb 21, 2018

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

The benefit of staging is ease of recovery. The benefit of stacking is the convenience of a single procedure which may represent a time or cost savings.

There is a difference between procedures which "could" be performed simultaneously and those which "should" be performed simultaneously.

BBL and tummy tuck can be performed safely during the same procedure (assuming a 6 hour max OR time), however, some consideration should given to the nature of these procedures and the anticipated recovery period. In general, it is always best to minimize the pressure on the surgical site. The recommendations for these 2 procedures in particular are in conflict with each other (one necessitating prone (belly) sleeping and the other supine (back) sleeping).

There is no perfect solution in this scenario. For this reason, I do not regularly combine these procedures. Side sleeping is sometimes a reasonable compromise. Alternatively, patients can rotate position frequently (on the hour) or use a specialty pillow to offload the buttocks grafted area. However, for best results staging or staggering these procedures is best.

With regards to your specific question, stacking these procedures can be safe, staggering them is relatively more practical/sensible (when one considers post op recovery). If one can make the necessary accommodations for recovery, the procedures should have no effect on each other. The mattress may be of help, however, it is up to the patient to decide of these accommodations can be made.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Feb 21, 2018


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