BMI (Body Mass Index) is a common method to measure a person current weight against their height. This measurement gives you surgeon an idea of how much excess fat you have for you Brazilian Butt Lift.
Typically the lowest BMI a patient can have for a Brazilian Butt Lift is 22. If patient are have a lower BMI than this they are usually too thin and will not have enough fat for Brazilian Butt Lift and will need butt implants or a combination of implants and fat transfer.
If a patient has a BMI that is too high that can also be a problem for several reasons. One if a patients has a high BMI they are more likely to have a more difficult recovery. Also when a patient’s BMI is high it is much more difficult to sculpt a patient and give them the results that they are desire. My typical BMI limit if 35, if patients are above that I will typically push them to lose weight and then be re-evaluated after their weight loss. This makes the process longer, but will ultimately give them a better aesthetic result.
Please consult your board certified plastic who performs a high volume of butt augmentation procedures.