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Which Should be Done First – BBL or Tummy Tuck?

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BBLBased on their needs, women in the U.S. can choose from a wide variety of body contouring procedures. Many undergo multiple cosmetic surgical procedures. For instance, those opting to have a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in NYC, may also request a tummy tuck. One common concern among such patients is as to whether BBL or tummy tuck should be completed first.

Advancements in technology can help you achieve the wonderful transformation you always dreamt about. Both BBL and tummy tuck can now be performed using advanced minimally-invasive techniques with minimal surgical trauma and short downtime. Buttock augmentation with autologous fat grafting, or gluteal lift (currently marketed as the “Brazilian butt lift surgery in NYC”), represents one of the most rapidly evolving and increasingly popular operations in aesthetic surgery. In this “dual-benefit” body contouring procedure, fat is removed via liposuction and injected into the gluteal region. BBL under local anesthesia is a relatively new concept invented by leading plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT® in NYC. BBL under local anesthesia can be performed safely in patients who desire a moderate increase in the buttocks with one or two areas of liposuction. When performed by a surgeon with expertise in both techniques, BBL can be done effectively, with little or no discomfort, minimal downtime and a much faster recuperative time.

Similarly, tummy tuck in NYC is also performed using advanced, minimally-invasive FDA-approved liposuction devices such as BodyTite, Smartlipo Triplex and VASER lipo. The procedure removes excess fat and skin around the stomach and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall to result in a firmer midsection. This cosmetic surgical procedure is the ideal option when diet and exercise cannot address a sagging abdomen.

But if you are considering both, which should you have first – BBL or tummy tuck? Replying to this question on www.zwivel.com, one expert plastic surgeon recommends getting BBL done in the first stage followed by tummy tuck three months later. This will maximize the amount of fat available for transfer to the buttocks. In BBL, fat is extracted via liposuction from other areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs, purifying it, and reinjecting this into the buttocks. Surgeons point out that if tummy tuck surgery is performed first, there would be less fat available for transfer. Depending on your figure, you may have insufficient fat in other areas to make the BBL feasible.

On RealSelf too, surgeons advise against combining tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift surgery. One expert points out that recovery positioning for one surgery would compromise the healing of the other. After BBL, patients cannot constantly on the buttock for about two weeks to ensure that the fat graft is not damaged. On the other hand, after abdominoplasty, most people will be unable to lie on the stomach for some days.

Another surgeon says that he is very careful about what procedures are combined with abdominoplasty, the reason being that this procedure comes with greater risks of deep venous thrombosis than other cosmetic procedures. For this reason, he recommends staging BBL and tummy tuck.

If you are considering more considering BBL and a tummy tuck in NYC, consult the right plastic surgeon with relevant experience in the procedures. After evaluating your candidature for both procedures, your surgeon will recommend how they should be staged.

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