Is it safe to perform two combo procedures like abdominoplasty and fat graft? According to the highly respected plastic surgeon in New York, Dr. Kevin Tehrani, if certain criteria is met, a skilled surgeon can perform them both safely, but the best results are achieved if they are done separately.
“Why are there opposing answers regarding having a tummy tuck and fat graft combo operation? It appears about a 50-50 split of doctors saying not to do it and others saying it’s OK to do it. Which is which? I do understand why they say it doesn’t make sense because of the recovery so, how do people recover from this combo operation? How do they sleep? Eat? etc… post operation and for how long?”, a RealSelf user asked.
“Thank you for your question. There’s a big difference between being able to perform the procedure and providing exemplary results. It is possible to inject small amounts of autologous fat at the same time as abdominoplasty with moderate results, however, I do find better results are achieved when these procedures are done separately.”, Aristocrat’s plastic surgeon Dr. Tehrani explains.
What is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen is removed. Women typically in the postpartum pool particularly ones with significant relaxation of abdominal muscles after multiple pregnancies are prime candidates for the body contouring procedure.
And What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting or fat transfer is the prefered method for performing buttock augmentation. This procedure is used to reshape the butt. Fat grafting achieves a more natural result, has a lower risk of infection, and also contours the areas around the buttocks to enhance the overall effect. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting is called Brazilian Butt Lift.
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