What Happens if I Gain Weight After A BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a fat grafting procedure that provides transformative results. More and more men and women in Miami, FL are turning to this innovative technique to add more volume, definition, and shape to their buttocks while using their own fat with this popular 2-in-1 technique. At Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. in Miami FL, renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso and his dedicated team offer men and women this body contouring procedure to achieve their aesthetic goals. Discover how to give your butt a boost and helpful tips on maintaining your fantastic BBL results.

What exactly is a fat transfer to buttocks procedure?

A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, uses a patient's unwanted fat to enhance the shape and size of their buttocks. This body contouring procedure has risen in popularity, allowing patients to remove excess fat from troublesome spots and use it to add volume to their backside. Excess fat is extracted via liposuction from areas of the body, like the thighs, hips, lower back, and abdomen. After the unwanted fat is removed, it is purified and processed, so only healthy fat cells are used for the grafting process. These cells are injected into the buttocks to improve their shape, size, and contour, helping patients in Miami, FL give their backsides a boost.

Why are more people choosing this butt augmentation option?

Women and men wanting to add more volume or shape to their buttocks continue to choose this minimally invasive procedure while simultaneously getting additional help with liposuction in other troublesome spots. Fat harvesting is quite popular as a more natural alternative for butt augmentation when compared to butt implants. A Brazilian butt lift is known as an autologous transfer, meaning since a person's fat cells are utilized, the risk of rejection decreases when compared to butt augmentation with silicone implants. The results also look and feel more natural. So, will weight gain after BBL surgery alter the results?

How to maintain BBL results

It is not easy to get that perfect behind. However, if your efforts of diet and exercise have been exhausted, get body contouring help with a Brazilian butt lift. When compared to butt implants, a BBL tends to provide more natural-looking results. However, maintaining your ideal weight has a big impact on enjoying a more sculpted backside. If a patient gains weight after BBL surgery, the transferred fat cells will respond accordingly. The size and shape will change, especially if the weight gain is rapid and a significant amount. If weight gain is the more gradual and lesser amount, patients will notice little to no change to their overall shape or structure. Other helpful tips to maximize your BBL results are:

  • Proper post-operative care
  • Do not smoke
  • Maintain a stable weight
  • Healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly
  • Stay hydrated

How long does a BBL last?

Men and women typically have excellent long-term results with their Brazilian butt lift procedure. However, weight gain can cause undesirable effects. Gaining significant weight after having liposuction or a fat transfer to the buttocks procedure can alter a patient's backside in size and shape. A touch-up BBL may be necessary when a patient experiences weight gain post-surgery due to pregnancy or other factors. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. LaGrasso will take the time to review the most commonly asked questions and create a customized plan to give you the BBL results you deserve. To learn more, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jefferey LaGrasso in Miami, FL by contacting our office to schedule your appointment today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.