Brazilian Butt Lift

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want a Brazilian butt lift and tummy tuck. Can I get a combined surgery package and price for these two procedures.

A: The combination of a Brazilian Butt Lift and a tummy tuck can be done together. But that is a tough combination in terms of recovery and discomfort. I have done it and patients do get through it but it will be a lot tougher than you envision. Ideally it is better to harvest all the fat that one can from the abdomen and flanks for the Brazilian Butt Lift  and deal with the loose skin in a second surgery. (tummy tuck) Whether the combination or staged approach would be better for you depends on what your abdomen looks like now.

While patients understandably would like to combine these procedures to lower costs and have just one big recovery, that approach can be short sighted. In women that have very large abdomens and a lot of excess abdominal skin, it may be more prudent to stage the two procedures. That way the best result may be obtained for both the Brazilian Butt Lift and the tummy tuck with a lower chance of complications.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana