I want to get a tummy tuck and have the fat put into my butt. What's the min to max cost for this?

I want to get a tummy tuck and have the fat put into my butt. What's the min to max cost for this?

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More About Doctor Laser Lipo & Vein Center

Published on Jan 20, 2021

So you are actually asking about two different surgeries or procedures. A tummy tuck or Abdominalplasty is an open surgical procedure that involves the excision of the lower half of the skin and fat on the stomach and the pulling down
and re-attachment of the upper half of skin over your stomach to the top of your groin area. A tummy tuck does not involve liposuction or harvesting fat for fat transfer. Liposuction with fat transfer is a procedure which is less invasive and involves making a small puncture in the skin and suctioning the fat. Once the fat is collected it can be transfered into the buttock. The two procedure can be done separately or can be combined. Tummy Tucks range in cost $6,000 -13, 000. The lower cost for the surgery is when it is done in an office setting or it is done in a foreign country or done by an inexperienced surgeon. Liposuction combined with fat transfer usually cost between $5000 - $9000 , the lower cost is for smaller people and when it is done by an inexperienced surgeon. Combing the two procedures together increases the risk of complication and increases the cost, but there may be some cost saving with combing the two procedures.

Answered by Laser Lipo & Vein Center (View Profile)

So you are actually asking about two different surgeries or procedures. A tummy tuck or Abdominalplasty is an open surgical procedure that involves the excision of the lower half of the skin and fat on the stomach and the pulling down
and re-attachment of the upper half of skin over your stomach to the top of your groin area. A tummy tuck does not involve liposuction or harvesting fat for fat transfer. Liposuction with fat transfer is a procedure which is less invasive and involves making a small puncture in the skin and suctioning the fat. Once the fat is collected it can be transfered into the buttock. The two procedure can be done separately or can be combined. Tummy Tucks range in cost $6,000 -13, 000. The lower cost for the surgery is when it is done in an office setting or it is done in a foreign country or done by an inexperienced surgeon. Liposuction combined with fat transfer usually cost between $5000 - $9000 , the lower cost is for smaller people and when it is done by an inexperienced surgeon. Combing the two procedures together increases the risk of complication and increases the cost, but there may be some cost saving with combing the two procedures.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Aug 13, 2018

BBL is one of the most common procedures that I do. In most cases, I do liposuction of the back as well as waist and TT. Then, I transfer the fat to the buttocks.

I can get a very good increase and, in my experience, about 60-80% of the fat remains there. Unfortunately, that is not the case for the breasts, where about 20-30% of fat remains.

The cost varies depending on what you do, but is usually below $10,000.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

BBL is one of the most common procedures that I do. In most cases, I do liposuction of the back as well as waist and TT. Then, I transfer the fat to the buttocks.

I can get a very good increase and, in my experience, about 60-80% of the fat remains there. Unfortunately, that is not the case for the breasts, where about 20-30% of fat remains.

The cost varies depending on what you do, but is usually below $10,000.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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

While they can be performed safely during the same procedure (assuming a 6 hour max OR time), 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. There are pillows/mattress which may be of help, however, it is up to the patient to decide of these accommodations can be made.

One must also consider the order in which these 2 procedures are undertaken. BBL first will maximize fat harvest but will leave you with lax skin post op. This will be addressed at the time of delayed tummy tuck. A tummy tuck first will avoid the lax skin but will sacrifice fat for harvest.

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

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

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

While they can be performed safely during the same procedure (assuming a 6 hour max OR time), 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. There are pillows/mattress which may be of help, however, it is up to the patient to decide of these accommodations can be made.

One must also consider the order in which these 2 procedures are undertaken. BBL first will maximize fat harvest but will leave you with lax skin post op. This will be addressed at the time of delayed tummy tuck. A tummy tuck first will avoid the lax skin but will sacrifice fat for harvest.

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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