TUMMY TUCK OR BBL: WHICH ONE SHOULD BE FIRST?
Women can select from a wide range of body contouring procedures depending on their needs. Most are undergoing multiple plastic surgery procedures. For example, those who opt for a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in Turkey can also request for a tummy tuck. One common concern among such patients is whether BBL or tummy tuck should be done first.
Advances in technology will help you achieve the wonderful transformation you’ve always dreamed of. BBL and tummy tuck can now be done using innovative minimally invasive procedures with minimal surgical trauma and limited downtime. Buttock augmentation is one of the most rapidly emerging and increasingly common aesthetic surgery operations. BBL under general anesthesia can be done comfortably in patients who wish to have a mild increase in the buttocks with one or two areas of liposuction. When performed by a surgeon with BBL experience, it can be achieved safely, with little to no pain, limited downtime, and a much quicker recovery period.
Similarly, modern, minimally invasive FDA-approved liposuction devices such as VASER liposuction are also used in Turkey. The operation removes excess fat and skin around the stomach and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall, resulting in a firmer midsection. This cosmetic surgery is the best choice when a sagging belly cannot be treated with diet and exercise. But if you’re thinking about both of them, which one do you have first – BBL or tummy tuck?
Responding to this question, plastic surgeons suggest that BBL be performed in the first stage followed by a tummy tuck three months later. This will increase the amount of fat that is available for transfer to the buttocks. In BBL, fat is removed from other areas such as the belly, hips, and thighs by liposuction, purifying it and injecting it into the buttocks. Surgeons point out that if a tummy tuck operation is done first, less fat will be required for transfer.
On RealSelf too, surgeons advise against combining tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift surgery. One specialist points out that the recovery positioning of one surgery will 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 would not be able to lay on the stomach for a few days. Another surgeon says he is very particular about what procedures are associated with abdominoplasty, which is because this operation entails a higher risk of deep venous thrombosis than other cosmetic procedures. For this reason, he recommends staging BBL and tummy tuck.