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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Should I gain weight for a BBL?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that has become very popular with patients because it does what many women have always dreamed about – moves some of your very own fat from your tummy to your rear! In this post, I will explain this procedure in greater detail before delving into a common question many patients have when considering this procedure, which is: “Should I gain weight for a BBL?”

Put simply, the BBL is a two-part surgery that utilizes liposuction to add precise volumes of natural fat to the buttocks in order to create a rounder, more attractive shape. In the first part of this surgery, areas of unwanted fat are gently removed from the stomach and sides using liposuction. This step serves two goals: One, to provide a supply of natural fat for later transfer. Two, to make those stubborn fat deposits you have never been able to get rid of finally disappear, smoothing and flattening the abdomen. In the second step of the BBL procedure, the fat that was harvested during liposuction is precisely transferred to the buttocks and sculpted into the desired shape. One great aspect of this procedure is that very precise volumes of fat can be transferred to different aspects of the butt, creating the perfect shape for you. Dr. Traci Temmen meets extensively one-on-one with her patients to ensure that each BBL is personalized for each unique patient to create a beautiful result that is tailored seamlessly to your body and aesthetic goals.

Many patients who are interested in learning more about this procedure are curious if it would be to their benefit to gain weight beforehand in order to make more fat available for liposuction and fat transfer. While this is a good thought, in reality it is typically best for patients to just maintain their normal weight before the procedure. The reason for this is that patients who gain weight specifically for a BBL may be disappointed that their result changes when they lose the extra weight again once the surgery is over. This is because this post-surgery weight loss will cut down on the volume gained through the BBL, changing the size and shape of the buttocks achieved in the operating room. Instead of gaining weight, it is recommended that patients try to be close to their ideal, stable weight before the procedure. This maximizes the chance that the result achieved during surgery will not change substantially afterwards due to weight fluctuations, but remain the full, beautiful shape the patient desires.

In addition to the reasons discussed above, gaining weight before a BBL is also typically not recommended because it’s just not necessary! When working with a thin patient, a small amount of precisely transferred fat can make a big difference. In addition, generally slim women do not desire a really large butt, but are mainly interested in creating a rounder, fuller shape by adding a little bit of volume in just the right places. Dr. Traci Temmen is highly skilled and experienced in performing BBLs on slim patients, and consistently achieves stunning results. To see some real examples of patients before and after their BBL transformation, please check out the “Before and After” section of this website, and select the “Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift” tab.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen is a safe, highly skilled, and attentive physician who is committed to helping patients get the appearance they’ve always dreamed of. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift or any other cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in, call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation today!