Can A Tummy Tuck And Buttock Implants Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting a combined tummy tuck and buttock implants operation. I won’t have the money for my surgery until April 2014. Is it a good option to have a consultation a couple months ahead or within a certain time frame prior to the surgery. Also how much approximately would it be to have both procedures at the same time?  Is there a discount for that or some type of deal for booking both at the same time?

A: I think it is always good to get accurate surgery and cost information way in advance of when any patient wants to do their surgery so they can plan accordingly. Doing it two or three months in advance is a good idea. I will have my assistant pass along some general cost information for a tummy tuck and buttock implants to you by tomorrow, although be aware that these are general numbers since I have no idea as to your exact tummy tuck needs.

Like all cosmetic surgery, bundling procedures together can result in a cost savings due to saving operating room and anesthesia charges. However, the combination of a tummy tuck and buttock implants done together would make for a really difficult recovery and this is not a recommended combination procedure. A tummy tuck and fat injections to the buttocks can be done at the same time but two muscular operations on opposing sides of the torso is not a good combination.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana