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What If I am Too Skinny For A Brazilian Butt Lift?

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With the rising trend of a curvier figure – thanks to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian – more and more people each year are looking for ways to plump up their rear ends. However, it can be exceedingly difficult – if not impossible – to achieve a Hollywood-worthy backside using traditional diet and exercise methods alone. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers patients the opportunity to add volume to their bottoms and enhance their overall physique in an effective and dramatic way. Board-certified and internationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz, along with his impressive medical team, is proud to offer the innovative Brazilian butt lift procedure in Dr. Schwartz’s convenient Beverly Hills, CA office. 

If you are considering a Brazilian butt lift, it is important to first have a basic understanding of the surgery itself, including what results are possible, how long they will last, and whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure.

What is a Brazilian butt lift? 

The Brazilian butt lift, often referred to simply as a BBL, is an exciting cosmetic surgery designed to increase the volume and enhance the shape of the buttocks. This is accomplished through a specialized fat grafting technique, during which the surgeon extracts fat from one area of a patient’s body via liposuction and transfers it to the patient’s rear end by injection. 

Who is a good candidate for a BBL?

Generally speaking, most healthy men and women can be considered for a Brazilian butt lift. Ideal candidates for the procedure:

  • Are in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are at or near their ideal weight
  • Have enough excess fat to use in the transfer

The best way to determine whether or not you may qualify for a Brazilian butt lift is to be evaluated by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. During your thorough one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schwartz in Beverly Hills, CA, you will have an opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals, have all of your questions answered, and find out whether a Brazilian butt lift may or may not be appropriate for you.

How much extra fat do you need for a Brazilian butt lift?

When it comes to fat augmentation procedures, the amount of fat needed depends on a variety of factors, including the area being treated and a patient’s transformation goals. Dr. Schwartz is highly familiar with the BBL procedure and understands how different volumes of fat can and cannot produce a patient’s desired result. During your consultation and preoperative appointments, Dr. Schwartz will carefully evaluate you to determine whether or not you have enough fat to be used in the transfer.

Patients who are on the thinner side may be, understandably, concerned about not having enough excess fat for a Brazilian butt lift. In the majority of cases, Dr. Schwartz is able to harvest an adequate amount of fat for a successful BBL, but there are a few scenarios in which a patient simply does not have enough fat to remove. In these cases, silicone butt implants can be a fantastic option for still achieving the gorgeous, round shape that the patient is hoping for. Gluteal implants are long-lasting and can often produce an even more dramatic change in form than a traditional Brazilian butt lift procedure. Whether you are able to undergo a BBL or choose to have implants placed, Dr. Schwartz can guide you through the process and help you get the butt you’ve always wanted!

How long do the results of a Brazilian butt lift last?

One of the most exciting aspects of undergoing a Brazilian butt lift is that you can enjoy your new look for many, many years to come! As with any fat grafting procedure, a small portion of the transferred fat cells will not survive. This is a normal occurrence, and Dr. Schwartz takes this into account when determining how much fat to transfer. In general, patients who follow their surgeon’s postoperative guidelines can expect about 80% or more of the fat cells to establish a blood supply and remain indefinitely. To increase the chances of transferred fat cells surviving, patients should avoid direct pressure on the treated area. A donut pillow can be a valuable tool during BBL recovery, allowing patients to sit, work, and drive without compromising their results. 

An essential part of maintaining your Brazilian butt lift results for as long as possible is avoiding weight fluctuations. The fat cells that were transferred to your buttocks will respond to weight gain or weight loss just like the cells in the rest of your body. Therefore, if a patient loses a significant amount of weight after a Brazilian butt lift, he or she will likely notice a visible diminution in the size, shape, and overall appearance of the butt. Maintaining a healthy and stable weight before and after your procedure is the most effective way to prolong your Brazilian butt lift results.

How do I find the best BBL surgeon? 

With a procedure that requires a certain level of skill, artistry, and experience to achieve a stunning yet natural-looking result, choosing an exceptionally qualified plastic surgeon is critical. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz is internationally recognized and has extensive experience in the Brazilian butt lift and other fat augmentation techniques. Call the convenient Beverly Hills, CA office of Dr. Schwartz to schedule your BBL consultation today, and take the first step toward that A-list figure you have been dreaming of! 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.