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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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 Aug 13, 2018

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 Aug 13, 2018


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

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 Aug 10, 2018

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 Aug 10, 2018

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