This is a very common question as some women do not have enough fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift. However some patients are surprised that they have enough fat when evaluated by an experienced plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of fat transfer procedures.
Patients that have a BMI over 22 and have never had liposuction before have a good possibility of being able to have a Brazilian Butt Lift. They will need a liposuction in multiple areas such as the flanks, back abdomen and inner thighs. However this liposuction in multiple areas will allow your surgeon to shape your entire body.
I tell patients who are thin or borderline that I am always cautious about having them gain weight because if they lose weight after the fat transfer procedure they will lose some of the fat that is transferred during the Brazilian Butt Lift.
If you are too thin for a Brazilian Butt Lift there are other options such as butt implants or a combination of butt implants and fat transfer. The combination is great for shaping the waist and giving patients the projection and shape that they desire.
If I Am at my Ideal Weight Now, Should I Gain a Few Pounds Prior to my Brazilian Butt Lift, in Case I Lose Fat After My Procedure?
This is a great question as it is a concern for most patients about losing some of the fat that has been transferred for their butt augmentation. If you are currently at your ideal weight for the procedure I would NOT recommend gaining any more weight.
Patients need liposuction in multiple areas such as the flanks, back abdomen and inner thighs. However this liposuction in multiple areas will allow your surgeon to shape your entire body. When you are at your ideal weight your surgeon knows exactly how much fat needs to be harvested (liposuctioned) for your augmentation. It also allows your plastic surgeon o sculpt you at your ideal weight to give you the best result possible from you Brazilian Butt Lift.
In most of my patients I will recommend PRP (platelet rich plasma) as there is some thought that the PRP will help patient retain more of the fat that is transferred for the augmentation. All patients lose some of the fat that is transferred the keys are to transfer the correct amount in the initial setting (accounting for some of the fat loss) and then doing multiple techniques to help retain as much fat as possible after the procedure. PRP is one technique to help retain fat, another is the post-operative sitting protocol. Patients have to be very careful about placing any pressure on their buttock as the fat needs time to heal. This various techniques will help patients achieve the best result possible from their Brazilian Butt Lift.
Please consult with your board certified plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of butt augmentation procedures.