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Should I Gain Weight for My BBL?

Posted April 26, 2021 in Brazilian Butt Lift

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Some women who are interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift become confused when they find out that fat transfer is a key element of the treatment. While some women are ecstatic about the concept of using their unwanted fat for a good cause, others are concerned that they may not have enough to transfer.

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Women who identify with the latter part of the above statement may wonder whether they need to gain weight before their BBL to have adequate fat available for liposuction and fat transfer.

Do I Need to Gain Weight?

While the amount of fat you have is a contributing factor to BBL candidacy, patients need to understand that gaining weight before a BBL is NEVER recommended. 

Maintaining a healthy and stable weight before the procedure is best and allows more the most successful and beautiful results. Gaining weight for the sake of a BBL surgery may leave you with unsatisfying results and even increase the risk of health-related complications.

The goal of a BBL is to enhance your svelte figure. Any weight gain goes against that.  

When you put on weight, there is no way to determine where that fat will show or whether it will be able to be taken for your butt augmentation. Fat can develop around the organs or appear as intra-abdominal fat, which is not accessible with liposuction and detracts from the appearance of your waistline.

Additionally, Brazilian Butt Lift results may change substantially due to weight fluctuations when you lose the extra weight post-surgery. The transferred fat can end up shrinking along with the fat in the rest of your body, compromising your results.

What If I Am on the Thinner Side of Things?

If you feel like you are too skinny and have inadequate fat for the procedure, don’t fret! 

Experienced surgeons like Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand can work with a small amount of precisely transferred fat to bring you the beautiful, rounder, and fuller shape you desire. 

Keep in mind that fat can be harvested from a number of areas, including your abdomen, arms, flanks, inner and outer thighs, etc., and chances are even a thin person will have enough fat.

Ultimately, it is not just about having a bigger butt; it is also about filling in the dents and emphasizing your curves in all the right places for a smoother, more refined, and balanced profile.

For women that lack an adequate amount of fat to transfer to the buttocks, there are other butt augmentation options available to create the best shape. 

Emsculpt Neo® is a muscle-enhancing treatment that can be performed on the buttocks for a more defined rear. Alternatively, Sculptra® injections can add shape and fullness to the buttocks without the need for harvested fat.

Interested in Learning More About BBL in Miami?

Contact us today at (305) 960-7511 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand to evaluate whether you are a good candidate and how best to achieve a good result. 

Regardless of your situation, we will customize each treatment plan to create beautiful results tailored seamlessly for your body and aesthetic goals. 

We would love to hear from you!


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