Hello, I am 25 years old, 5’2” tall and I weigh 135 lbs. I have not had a baby yet but I want to have a small tummy tuck and liposuction done all over my abdomen, back, love handles, inner thighs, under my chin, and take the good fat and do a Brazilian butt lift. Can I have that all done at the same time? I am also in very good health. I would be thankful if you reply. Thank You!

A: Multiple procedures

Based on your height and weight, you may be a candidate for liposuction and a fat transfer to your buttock, depending on the quality of your skin. If you are planning to have children in the future, you may want to consider delaying your tummy tuck until you have completed having children. If your lower abdominal area is free of stretch marks and loose skin, then perhaps liposuction alone is the answer. Again, you would need to be examined by a board certified plastic surgeon prior to any planned body contouring/liposuction procedures.

Provided the amount of fat removed is less than five liters, which I imagine it would be in your case, then these procedures can be combined safely at the same time. Be careful to avoid sitting for about two weeks to maintain the lifespan of your fat transfer to the buttock area.

Your surgeon may want to make arrangements for you to stay overnight at an after care facility to be observed overnight.