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Am I Too Skinny for a BBL?

As everyone celebrates the beginning of the new year, many people may feel like now is the perfect time to take a step towards getting the body of their dreams! And while living a healthy lifestyle can certainly go a long way, sometimes you need a little bit of extra help to overcome genetics or aging, and finally get the appearance you want. One option that many people are interested in learning more about is the Brazilian Butt Lift, a procedure that sculpts a rounder, more attractive butt using fat transfer performed by a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon.

A substantial subset of this population has concerns about being “too skinny” to undergo this procedure, and are worried that they might not have enough body fat available to transfer to the buttocks. In this blog post, I will answer the question “Am I too skinny for a BBL?” and put this worry to rest. The short answer to this question is: Probably not! Generally, even women who are very slim can achieve a safe and stunning result from the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure when performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Traci Temmen. Read on for more information!

The first step of the BBL procedure is to gently remove unwanted fat from the midsection via liposuction. This step serves two purposes: One, to provide a supply of fat for later fat transfer. Two, to eliminate stubborn fat from problem areas, smoothing and slimming the midsection. In the second step of the BBL, the fat that was harvested during liposuction is transferred to the butt and sculpted into the desired shape. Dr. Traci Temmen meets extensively one-on-one with her patients to ensure that each BBL is personalized for each unique patient, resulting in a beautiful, seamless shape that is tailored perfectly for your body.

An advantage of the BBL procedure is that since it uses fat harvested from your own body, the results look and feel very natural – no foreign material is inserted, just your own fat in a different place! Furthermore, very precise volumes of fat can be transferred to different aspects of the buttocks to create the most attractive shape. When working with a thin patient, a small amount – even just a few hundred cc’s – of properly transferred fat can go a long way! Generally, slender women do not desire a really large butt, but are mainly interested in creating a rounder and more voluptuous shape by adding a little bit of volume in just the right places. The BBL procedure is ideal for enhancing gluteal shape by decreasing sagginess, filling in stubborn “hip dips”, and increasing projection through precisely targeted fat transfer. In the rare instance that an extremely thin woman desires a very large butt, this may not be a realistic goal for a BBL due to there simply not being enough fat available to create the desired volume. In these cases, gluteal implants, or combined gluteal implants with a BBL, may be better suited to realizing the patient’s aesthetic desires. However, the vast majority of the time, the round and attractive shape that slim women are looking for does not require a high volume of fat to create, and is very achievable at their normal weight.

Dr. Traci Temmen frequently performs BBLs on thin patients with beautiful results! To see some real examples of patients who chose to have their BBL performed by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen, please explore the “Before and After” section of this website, and select the “Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift” tab.

If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift, or any other cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in, book a one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD: 813-771-6393.

How do you choose the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation or breast implant surgery?

The decision to undergo breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is a big one for many patients, and it’s important to find a plastic surgeon that is a perfect fit for you! In this post, I will discuss some key things to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon.

First and foremost, it is extremely important to choose someone to perform your procedure who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This ensures that your surgeon has undergone rigorous training, and is fully licensed and approved to perform plastic surgery. This is critical not just to maximize your chances of getting a great result, but also to ensure that your surgery is performed safely, and by someone who is extensively trained in the specific field of plastic surgery.

In addition to choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, it is also important to choose a surgeon who frequently performs breast augmentation or breast implant surgery, and consistently produces beautiful results. A good way to assess this is to explore their website and look at the “Gallery” or “Before and After” section for examples of previous patients who have had the procedures you are most interested in. Pay special attention to examples that best illustrate your goals – preferably of patients who had a similar starting appearance to you, and who got a great result that reflects how you want to look. After you have chosen a surgeon, these pictures may also be helpful to share a few of the best examples of the appearance you are hoping for with your practitioner. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen has performed numerous breast augmentation and implant procedures on a diverse array of patients with stunning results. She often encourages her patients to identify a few “wish pics” from the website to show her during the one-on-one consultation so she can fully understand and fulfill her patients’ desires. Some beautiful examples of past patients who chose to have their breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Temmen can be viewed under the “Breast Augmentation” tab of the “Before and After” section of this website.

Another key factor to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon is picking someone who makes you can communicate easily with and makes you feel listened to. Most women have lots of questions and concerns about breast augmentation, and it is important to select a surgeon who is going to take the time to fully unpack each one. Dr. Traci Temmen treats every patient like she would want a family member to be treated, and ensures that all of their fears and worries are addressed at each clinic visit. Furthermore, as a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Temmen has a unique understanding of her patients’ concerns and desires when considering a cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation. Dr. Temmen gives compassionate care to her patients every step of the way, and makes a special effort to ensure that each and every patient feels comfortable, safe, and happy from initial consultation to post-op care.

A final factor to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation is the clinic environment. Pay attention when you go to a consultation, and make a note of the setting. Is it clean and tidy? Are the staff who greet you friendly and polite? A dirty or chaotic clinic is certainly a red flag, as is interacting with staff who are rude or poorly trained. From the moment you enter the door at Temmen Plastic Surgery for your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Temmen, you are welcomed warmly into a private boutique surgical setting that places the utmost importance on your comfort and wellbeing.

If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation or any other cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in, book a one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD: 813-771-6393.