Tummy tucks and BBL procedures are two great ways to get your dream body. If you are interested in both procedures, you may be amongst those asking ‘how long do you have to wait to have a tummy tuck after a BBL?’
If you are having the procedures separately, you should wait enough time to allow your body to recover in between procedures. It is also important to know whether you should get a BBL or tummy tuck first.
Should You Get a Tummy Tuck Or A BBL First?
A BBL involves transferring fat from other areas of the body to the butt. This gives the butt a fuller shape. If fat is transferred from the stomach to the butt, the stomach after BBL may have some loose skin.
For this reason, it makes sense to do the tummy tuck after BBL procedures. In that way, the fat from the tummy is already transferred elsewhere and all that is left is to tighten up the loose skin.
Can You Get a BBL After a Tummy Tuck?
Yes, it’s possible. It can mean that there is less fat available to transfer from the stomach to the buttocks though. This is why when people ask us ‘should I get a tummy tuck or BBL first’, we recommend the latter.
In general, the amount of time we recommend that you wait between procedures can be up to 6 months. This ensures that your body has enough time to recover in-between.
Can You Get Them At The Same Time?
You may have considered having both procedures at the same time. It makes sense as fat is often taken from the tummy during a BBL procedure anyway. This can be a lot more convenient but you should be aware of the pros and the cons.
The difficulty with these two procedures is that the two have almost opposite recovery requirements. After a tummy tuck, it is advisable to stay on your back as much as possible. After a BBL with no tummy tuck, it is best to lie face down and keep pressure off your bum.
Your recovery time will be longer than if you did the BBL after a tummy tuck or vice versa. This recovery period will also be more uncomfortable and restricting. You will be spending most of the time on your side.
Although recovery is more difficult, many patients prefer this over having to go through two recovery periods. The combined recovery time is still shorter than having two separate recovery periods.
It is advisable to undergo the BBL before tummy tuck procedures. This is because a BBL without a tummy tuck can result in loose skin around the stomach. A follow-up tummy tuck solves this problem.
If you do the procedures separately, our experts recommend waiting a few months between the procedures. The other alternative is to get both procedures done simultaneously. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. David Shokrian at Millennial Plastic Surgery to see if this is an option for you.