Cleveland Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck surgery primarily addresses extra skin on the lower abdomen. Excess skin can collect on the abdomen due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging. Patients may notice skin that hangs over their pubic bone, dimpling of the skin, or rolls that consist only of skin.
Abdominoplasty patients frequently also present with a condition called diastasis recti. This refers to the separation of the abdominal muscles from one another. The abdominal muscles are usually held together by connective tissue called the linea alba. This tissue can become stretched and lax during pregnancy or weight gain and loss. If this happens, the abdominal muscles remain separated.
Diastasis recti is not inherently dangerous or wrong. However, it can cause a cosmetic appearance that patients may not find desirable. Diastasis recti can also put patients at higher risk of hernias and contribute to problems like stress urinary incontinence.
A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure. It uses liposuction to harvest fat from other body areas. The fat is then injected into the buttocks and hips. This helps augment the buttocks and can also fill in hip dips and unwanted divots. Patients seeking a BBL may have always had a smaller rear end, while others may have experience volume loss in the area.
The procedure is highly customizable. Patients can choose to fill in only small areas to accentuate the shape of the buttocks. Conversely, they can opt for a more dramatic result. Patients must meet basic surgical requirements to be eligible. Additionally, they must have enough fat to harvest for their desired results. Common liposuction areas include the waist, abdomen, lower back, and thighs.
Benefits Of Combining A Tummy Tuck With BBL
Combining a tummy tuck and BBL comes with many possible benefits for patients. Surgical sessions can be lengthy. However, many patients feel the advantages outweigh the inconvenience. These advantages include:
- Reduces projection of the abdomen while increasing the projection of the buttocks
- S-shaped body
- Fills in hip dips
- Corrects muscle separation
- Reduces overall recovery time (compared to undergoing the procedures separately)
- Only one session with general anesthesia
- Enjoy final results sooner
- Liposuction can help improve tummy tuck results
- Less risk than two surgical procedures
- Addresses skin and fat at the same time
- Customized to fit the patient’s goals and body
- Performed by an experienced plastic surgeon
- Minimal, hidden scarring
- Requires less time off work and activities
- Prevents future weight gain in areas treated with liposuction
- Heal in both areas at the same time
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How Do You Sleep With A Tummy Tuck & BBL?
Patients usually feel most comfortable sleeping on their sides. However, understandable, this can become uncomfortable quickly. There are specialized pillows or even beds that allow patients who underwent a Brazilian butt lift lay on their backs. These are different from the standard BBL patients use.
At a certain point during healing, patients can lay on their stomach. Using pillows can also make laying and sleeping on their side easier and more comfortable.
Are There Increased Risks During Tummy Tuck With BBL?
Not when compared with undergoing both surgeries separately. Instead of going under general anesthesia twice (which involves twice the risk), the risks of each individual procedure are about the same. The only risk that increases is the length of the surgical session. Some patients may not be suitable patients for a procedure that lasts several hours. Dr. Goldschmidt will determine this during a personal consultation.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Combined Tummy Tuck & BBL?
Recovery following a tummy tuck with BBL in Cleveland involves around a two to three-week recovery. This is similar to either of the procedures individually. Patients usually return to work after two to three weeks. Though, there will be ongoing recovery instructions to follow for about eight weeks following surgery.
Dr. Goldschmidt will provide personalized recovery directions based on the specifics of the patient’s procedure. These post-operative instructions may include:
- Avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for about six to eight weeks (using a BBL pillow is okay)
- Wear compression garments
- Remain hunched over to prevent stress on the tummy tuck incision
- Do not partake in strenuous activity or exercise
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing
- Attend post-operative appointments
- Take pain medications only as needed
- Stay hydrated and eat well
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Brazilian Butt Lift With Tummy Tuck In Cleveland?
Good candidates for the procedure are in generally good health and fully understand the scope of the procedure. They will have extra abdominal skin and enough extra fat to transfer to the buttocks. Any significant medical conditions are being adequately treated. Any patient undergoing an abdominoplasty should not smoke.
Adults of any age may qualify for a Cleveland tummy tuck with a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Goldschmidt will fully evaluate each patient based on their medical history, overall health, goals, and starting anatomy.
What Is The Cost Of A Tummy Tuck With BBL In Cleveland?
The exact cost of a tummy tuck with BBL in Cleveland will fluctuate based on the type of tummy tuck the patient undergoes, the number of areas treated with liposuction, and the length of the surgical session, among other factors. After a consultation, patients receive a personalized price quote.
The Best Tummy Tuck With BBL In Cleveland With Dr. Goldschmidt
Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is an accomplished plastic surgeon with two decades of experience. After performing thousands of surgical procedures, Dr. Goldschmidt is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Ohio. He performs all types of cosmetic procedures including those of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Goldschmidt offers the best tummy tuck and BBL Cleveland & Columbus area.
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