Can a Brazilian Butt Lift be Combined With a Tummy Tuck?

February 22, 2018

Brazilian Butt Lift

Many patients ask if they can have a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) at the same time as a tummy tuck. The answer is “yes” they can be done together. The advantages are; saving time, only having one recovery period, and saving money.


Combining the two procedures is certainly possible and even ideal for some patients. The BBL is a very popular procedure; it is performed by extracting fat from donor sites by liposuction. Fat is then purified and then injected into the butt for a shapely, smooth result.

Usually, liposuction is done in conjunction with a tummy tuck. After removing fat from the abdomen, the resulting loose skin will be excised during the tummy tuck, making the combination with a BBL beneficial for the right patient.


But there are some considerations when deciding if this is right for you. In order to be a candidate for a BBL, the patient needs to have excess fat deposits that can be removed by liposuction, purified, and transferred to the butt. Good donor sites are the love handles, the hips, back, thighs, and the abdomen. Typically the amount of fat to be removed is 3 to 4 times the amount to be transferred. Some patients need to gain weight before the procedure.

The BBL procedure is time consuming, as only small amount of fat can be injected into a location to maximize merging of tissue and cells. When done properly, the added volume can last for decades.


However, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D., states it is important to understand that the recovery can be more involved. Having the BBL and tummy tuck done together means the majority of the recovery will be spent lying on your sides since the surgeries are on opposite sides of the body. Understanding this is important before deciding to proceed. Some patients are willing to deal with the inconvenience in order to receive the benefits.

Not all patients have the right body shape for a BBL; schedule a consultation today (415) 898-4161 with Dr. Delgado, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and he will help determine if you are a good candidate.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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