Yes, you can absolutely get a tummy tuck and BBL at the same time. This is a procedure known as an abdominoplasty with fat grafting, or abdominoplasty with Brazilian butt lift (BBL). A tummy tuck will involve making an incision across the lower abdomen, removing excess fat, and tightening the abdominal muscles.
Then, fat from other areas of your body will be transferred, or grafted, to the buttocks to give you a more rounded and lifted look. Combining the two give you a comprehensive body contouring procedure, with a flat stomach and perkier buttocks.
It is important to work with an experienced plastic surgeon who can give you the best advice on what type of tummy tuck and BBL will work best with your individual body type. The procedure will require general anesthesia, and have potential risks and complications, so it is important to take your time and make sure you are making an informed decision.
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Should I get a BBL or tummy tuck first?
When it comes to deciding between a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and a tummy tuck, the best course of action depends on your individual goals and overall health. A BBL involves taking fat from other parts of your body and injecting it into your buttocks to give them a fuller and more attractive shape.
A tummy tuck, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, leaving you with a toned appearance.
In general, it’s usually best to get a tummy tuck first, as it will give you a better shape and contour for a more aesthetically pleasing BBL result. For patients who want a dramatic change in their abdominal area, a tummy tuck will be more effective and last longer.
Additionally, if you have underlying issues that could impede the success of a BBL, such as loose skin or underlying medical conditions, you should get the tummy tuck first and then the BBL.
Ultimately, the decision of what procedure you should get first should be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon. They will be able to provide you with an honest assessment of your goals and medical history, and determine what procedure will give you the best results.
How long is recovery from tummy tuck and BBL?
Recovery from tummy tuck and BBL typically takes about four to six weeks. During the first few weeks of your recovery, you will experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You should also plan on taking it easy for the week after surgery by avoiding strenuous activities.
As the weeks pass, you should notice a gradual improvement in your recovery, allowing you to resume more activities. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe for you to return to strenuous activities such as running, lifting weights, or other strenuous physical activities.
When it comes to making a full recovery, it is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations, take your medications as instructed, and keep your follow-up appointments.
When can I wear jeans after a tummy tuck and BBL?
After a successful tummy tuck and BBL, you may be able to begin wearing jeans within a few weeks, although this will be dependent on your individual recovery. This timeline could also vary with the type of jeans you are planning to wear, as well as any instructions from your surgeon.
For form-fitting jeans, you may need to wait for at least four to six weeks. Almost any type of jeans will be allowed later on, such as bootcut, straight leg, or even jeggings, but you should avoid anything too tight or constricting.
In general, it is recommended that you ease back into wearing your regular clothing. First, start with looser-fitting clothing such as sweatpants and baggy shirts, and then progress to more constricting clothing.
Avoid wearing any type of jeans, or tight clothing, against your incision site until your sutures have been removed by your surgeon.
Before wearing jeans after a tummy tuck and BBL, it is important to speak with your surgeon and follow their instructions. This will help ensure a smooth and successful recovery so that you can enjoy your results sooner.
How long are the drains in after a tummy tuck?
Typically, after a tummy tuck, the drains remain in place for approximately one to two weeks. The amount of time the drains remain in place often depend on the specific type of tummy tuck procedure performed, the patient’s individual healing process, and the surgeon’s preference.
It is not unusual for a surgeon to keep the drains in place longer if he or she feels they are necessary to ensure adequate healing and prevent any post-operative complications. During this time, the patient must take extra care to follow their surgeons recommendations, including regularly empting the drains to monitor any fluid accumulation.
After the drains are removed, the patient may experience some residual swelling and bruising that will gradually lessen over the next few weeks.
How long after BBL can I sit?
It’s best to wait one to two weeks after a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) before sitting, as the healing process can take a while and you don’t want to risk damaging the newly implanted fat cells or the incisions.
The first 2 weeks after the procedure are the most important in making sure the healing process goes smoothly. Keep in mind that the longer you stay off your butt the better the results will be. You’ll want to make sure to use pillows to help you sit in a semi-upright position and avoid putting any direct pressure on your butt.
After two weeks you should be able to sit comfortably for short amounts of time, in moderation. Ultimately, how long to wait before sitting after BBL procedure and how long to wait before sitting for extended periods of time will depend on the individual.
It’s important to discuss this with your doctor to ensure you are following the direction that works best for you.
Will my pant size change after a tummy tuck?
The answer to this question is “it depends”. In a traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a surgeon typically removes a large amount of excess skin and fat in the abdominal region, as well as some of the underlying fat.
As a result, the size of a patient’s pants may go down several sizes. However, this is not the case for each individual, as the amount of fat and skin removed is determined on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, liposuction may be used in some tummy tucks, which remove fat but often won’t provide a dramatic decrease in pants size.
In other words, such a procedure will only result in a small decrease in pants size.
It is also important to remember that the recovery process after a tummy tuck is lengthy and it will take some time for the body to adjust. As your body heals, swelling can occur in the abdominal region and can initially cause an increase in pants size.
However, as the inflammation subsides, pants size may decrease as the abdomen begins to regain its original shape.
Overall, it is difficult to predict how much someone’s pants size will change after a tummy tuck procedure. Ultimately, it will depend on the amount of fat and skin that needs to be removed, as well as any additional treatments used in combination with the procedure.
When should you not get a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a relatively invasive procedure that can help tighten and flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and/or fat, and tightening the underlying muscles. While it can be an effective way to improve the contours of your abdomen, you should not get a tummy tuck if the following statements apply to you:
1. You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future. Pregnancy can cause the abdominal muscles and skin to stretch, leading to renewed laxity in the area. You will likely not benefit from a tummy tuck until your abdominal muscles and skin have healed after the pregnancy.
2. You are currently overweight or obese. To get optimal results from a tummy tuck, it is important that you are at or near your ideal weight to reduce the risk of further laxity or stretched skin when the underlying fat is removed.
3. You are a smoker. Smoking can reduce the body’s ability to heal and can increase the risk of post-operative complications. It is important to quit smoking prior to surgery and maintain a nonsmoking lifestyle after surgery.
4. You are expectant that the treatment will improve your self-esteem. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for psychotherapy, and it is important to realize that the results of this procedure will not solve all of your problems.
When considering any surgical procedure, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations with a qualified plastic surgeon to ensure you are getting the best possible outcome.
Do you have to be at your ideal weight for a tummy tuck?
No, you do not need to be at your ideal weight for a tummy tuck. Though it is likely ideal to be close to your desired weight prior to having a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon can explain the procedure in detail and will let you know if your current weight could interfere with the result.
Generally, weight fluctuations during and after the procedure can impact the results and it’s best to be close to your ideal weight prior to tummy tuck surgery. However, the best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure is to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss your medical history and body goals.
They will help you decide if a tummy tuck is the right way to achieve your desired shape and help you better understand the risks and potential complications involved.
Does BBL go away with exercise?
Exercise can help reduce excess body fat, including fat stored in the buttocks, which may help reduce the appearance of BBL. However, BBL is caused by fat that has seeped into surrounding tissue after a major weight loss or due to age.
This type of fat does not go away with exercise alone, as much as some people would like it to. Diet and lifestyle changes can also help reduce the appearance of BBL, by reducing excess body fat. Some people may also find that spot treatments, such as CoolSculpting, can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of BBL.
Ultimately, it’s important to talk to a qualified doctor about your individual situation in order to determine the best course of action for your own health.
Is BBL a lifetime?
No, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is not a lifetime procedure. It is important to understand that the results of BBL are not permanent and must be maintained with proper diet and exercise. Because of significant weight loss, weight gain, and/or aging, the results of the BBL can fade or change over time.
Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet is important to ensuring that the fat grafts used in the procedure remain in place and continue to provide lasting results.
Therefore, it is important to remember that BBL is not a lifetime procedure and its effects may not last forever.
How permanent is a BBL?
A BBL (Buttock Augmentation with fat transfer) is considered a permanent procedure, however, the results may not be completely permanent since some of the injected fat may be reabsorbed over time. Achieving permanent results requires harvesting and processing the fat properly, implanting the fat in the correct areas and with the right technique, and receiving proper aftercare.
To maintain the results of a BBL, the patient must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding weight fluctuations will help ensure more continuous, long-term results.
Does your body go back after BBL?
Yes, your body will go back to its original shape after a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Although most patients experience permanent results, individual cases can vary. After a BBL procedure, your body may go back to its pre-op shape if the right surgical precautions and lifestyle habits are not maintained.
The best way to ensure that your body does not go back to its pre-op shape after BBL is to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy activity level and avoiding habits such as smoking and excessive drinking.
In addition, it is important to follow your plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions and to avoid stretching or putting too much pressure on your newly enhanced figure. Additionally, check in with your doctor periodically after your BBL to make sure you maintain your desired results.
Does a BBL sag after years?
Yes, a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) can sag after years. This depends on a variety of factors, including the individual’s genetic makeup, lifestyle factors such as weight gain or loss, and the quality of the initial procedure.
An experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon can help reduce the risk of sagging by using high-quality materials and techniques. The BBL fat transfer technique is designed to provide a long-lasting, natural look if performed properly.
That said, patients should be aware that some degree of sagging, drooping, or volume loss may occur over time, due to the body’s natural cycle of aging. Patients can help reduce the chance of this happening by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, which can help the body hold onto the fat more effectively.
It is also important to note that some degree of sagging may still occur, regardless of the patient’s care. If this does occur and you are unhappy with your results, there are treatments that may be options to help inspire change.
These include fat transfer or fat grafting, butt implants, or a combination of techniques. Consult with your cosmetic surgeon to find the best solution for you.
Why does my BBL looks flat?
The “flatness” of your BBL (Buttocks, Back, and Legs) might be due to a variety of factors. It could simply be a matter of genetics – some people naturally have fuller figures than others. Additionally, poor nutrition, dehydration and even some medications can lead to a lack of shape in these areas of the body.
It is also possible that the fat has shifted or moved away from the area, leading to inconsistency in the radius of the contour. This typically happens after major weight loss, when the fat is moved to another area.
In these instances, additional treatments such as liposuction and fat transfer could help to re-sculpt the area and create a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
Finally, it could also be that the muscles in the area are not as toned and strong as they could be. A physical exercise or strength-training program is recommended to help tighten and tone the muscles, creating a more defined and round shape to the area.
It is important to remember, no two bodies are the same and all are beautiful in their own way. But if you feel like you are unhappy with the shape of your BBL, it might be time to reach out to a medical professional to discuss the different options available.