Tummy tuck, breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lift together at once

Combining surgeries

It is very common to combine breast and tummy procedures. When considering the Brazilian Buttlift, it is safest and best if you do not perform this at the same time as your breast or abdominal surgery.

Having to lay on your buttock after fat transfer or lay on your belly and breasts after their surgeries will jeopardize your results. (John G. Apostolides, MD, FACS, La Jolla Plastic Surgeon)

Is it possible to get 3 cosmetic surgeries at once? I want a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lift.

Combining Multiple Plastic Surgery Procedures

This is a very common combination of procedures. Most of the tummy tucks I do involve liposuction of most of the fat pockets of the trunk and thighs.

Adding fat to the buttocks is an easy addition to make, minimally changes recovery and adds no extra incisions.

One of the most feared complications in this combination of procedures is DVT/PE.

When doing these types of combinations, I send patients home with a SCD device (sequential compression device) for the first week while they recover. I have not seen a DVT/PE while using this device. (Stephen J. Ronan, MD, FACS, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon)

Possible, but advisable?

breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lift together

It is indeed possible to combine three surgeries at the same setting and there are advantages: one recovery period, reduction if fees, less time off work, etc. The question, however, is whether or not those advantages outweigh possible disadvantages.

In your case, tummy tuck (with or without liposuction) and breast surgery of any type are not a problem (as long as you are a good, healthy candidate). Adding a buttock lift will increase the complexity of recovery due to positioning.

For the tummy tuck, you will need to be in a semi-sitting (i.e. recliner half way up) position for the first 3-4 days postoperatively. If you add a procedure to your buttocks, you will need to have a very soft “landing” spot for that area. To that end, I use inflatable cushions originally designed for wheelchair bound individuals to keep the blood flowing to that area. That way all areas can be safely cared for with no harm to the results. A good caretaker would be essential to a comfortable and uneventful recovery.

combine breast and tummy procedures

I provide a nurse or assistant in our recovery suite for all of my larger or more comples surgeries. All that being said, health and safety are the first priority and disadvantages have to be weighed carefully against the advantages of combination surgery. (R. Scott Yarish, MD, Houston Plastic Surgeon)

Combining Multiple Plastic Surgery Procedures Has Ramifications

Aside from higher surgical trauma and longer recovery, another reason why I would not suggest combining breast augmentation and butt enhancement is that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find the most comfortable resting position during your healing phase. After butt enhancement – whether with the use of implants or fat graft–you are not supposed to sit for a long a period of time during recovery. Meanwhile, breast augmentation recovery entails that you prop up your upper torso to minimize swelling in the incision site.

tummy tuck (with or without liposuction) and breast surgery

Nevertheless, it all boils down to your decision. Just make sure that you only consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. (Tarick K. Smaili, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)

Is it possible to get 3 cosmetic surgeries at once? I want a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lift.

Whether the combination surgery you are considering is indicated and/or safe should be evaluated on an individualized basis. Factors such health status, physical examination, goals, selection of plastic surgeon, exact procedures planned, estimated blood loss, duration of surgery, recovery considerations, anesthesia provider, surgery facility, positioning concerns are all important considerations. (Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)

Three surgeries at once

Although it is possible, and you may find a surgeon who would agree to do this, I would not recommend combing these three procedures for many reasons. This would include the length of the surgery, the positioning for each procedure and the increased risk of a lengthy surgery. Patient safety should always be the primary concern of any surgeon. (Christopher J. Morea, MD, Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon)