Can a Tummy tuck be performed with a Brazilian butt lift?

In many internet forums I often see this question asked: Can I have a Tummy tuck with a Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift and Tummy tuck can be safely performed together

– Dr. Rodriguez

The Brazilian butt lift is a butt augmentation procedure which uses your own regenerative fat to enhance your buttocks. In my own practice, it is very common for patients to request a Brazilian butt lift and a Tummy tuck in the same operative session. I have performed this combination of procedures for many years and I assure you they can be safely performed together.

Anesthesia choice plays a role

One factor which allows me to do multiple procedures in the same operative session safely is that I use IV anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. General anesthesia carries higher pulmonary risks for long procedures. Therefore, with general anesthesia a 9 hour case would have more risk than a 4 hour case. Likewise, performing multiple elective procedures under general anesthesia can become an issue. Good surgeons never introduce unnecessary risks.

IV anesthesia does not carry the same risk for long procedures as general anesthesia. IV anesthesia allows you to breath on your own, thus dramatically reducing pulmonary anesthesia risks. With IV anesthesia, I can comfortably perform multiple procedures which require 8-10 hours of operative time.

Tummy tuck with Brazilian butt lift is common

The most common procedure that is performed with the Brazilian butt lift is the Tummy tuck. With IV anesthesia, the two procedures can be safely combined. The abdominoplasty, or Tummy tuck, actually enhances the effect of the Brazilian butt lift, as your Tummy and waist line are trimmer.  When you combine the two together, it is a dramatic transformation!

Breast augmentation with Brazilian butt lift NOT advised

Occasionally, somebody will ask about combining the Breast augmentation with the Brazilian butt lift. In most cases, I do not recommend that combination. Why? Because Brazilian butt lift recovery requires you to lay on your stomach. While that is ok for the Tummy tuck recovery, it is not ok if you have just received breast implants. Laying on your breasts immediately following the breast augmentation can cause problems.

To learn more about combination procedures with the Brazilian butt lift, watch the video above where I describe multiple procedures in even further detail.  View before & after Brazilian butt lift photos to see how patients have different amounts of fat injected. My Tummy tuck photo section with over 30 sets of before and after photos shows what a Tummy tuck does for different body types.

By Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Cosmeticsurg Baltimore, Maryland Ricardo L. Rodriguez on American Society of Plastic Surgeons.