Can Breast Reduction and Buttock Augmentation Surgeries Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been researching your site. I am hoping to have breast reduction covered by insurance after the first of the year. I have a doctors appointmentt with my primary doctor next week to hopefully begin the process for this to covered by insurance. My question is that I would also like to have butt augmentation with fat transfer. Is it possible to have both surgeries at the same time?

A: It is possible to have both a breast reduction and buttock augmentation at the same time. From a recovery standpoint, it is really a combined breast reduction and abdominal and flank liposuction since the harvest for the buttock augmentation is from liposuctioned fat. I have done this exact combination of procedures a few times and patients have had no problems. As an aside, your primary care doctor can do little to help you get your breast reduction approved. Such as approval must emanate from a consultation with a plastic surgeon who will write a predetermination letter. Ultimately your insurance company will decide based on your weight, breast size and the amount of anticipated breast tissue removal.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana