What If I Do Not Have Enough Body Fat For A BBL?

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If you follow current popular culture in Hollywood and on social media, you have more than likely noticed the growing trend of having a voluminous, shapely rear end. In fact, both men and women are now flaunting a fuller butt shape. While discipline in the gym can certainly enhance your physique overall, it is tremendously difficult – and sometimes impossible – to achieve your ideal butt with traditional methods alone. For this reason, more and more patients are turning to cosmetic surgery for help.

Renowned board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and the professional team at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA offer the wildly popular and effective Brazilian butt lift procedure as a fantastic solution for plumping up your butt when diet and exercise are ineffective. However, there are some patients who may not qualify for BBL surgery, such as those with an exceptionally low body fat percentage. If you want a sexier, fuller butt but are worried that you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, you still have options!

What is BBL surgery?

Brazilian butt lift is an exciting and innovative procedure that utilizes fat transfer to the buttocks for the purpose of enhancing the size, shape, and overall contour of a patient’s rear end. Though its name may be misleading, patients considering a BBL should understand that it is not a traditional lift procedure – such as a breast lift – meaning it does not involve skin excision and/or skin tightening. Instead, the Brazilian butt lift begins with liposuction to harvest fat from another area of the patient’s body. Once the fat has been purified, Dr. Tamburrino strategically injects it into the buttocks, layer by layer, to sculpt a beautiful, natural-looking, shapely figure. Not only can a patient transform their butt with BBL surgery in Doylestown, PA, but they often also receive the added benefit of a trimmer, slimmer area where liposuction is performed!

Who is a good candidate for Brazilian butt lift?

Patients considering BBL surgery should have already exhausted traditional methods, such as diet and exercise, without ever reaching their desired outcome. Genetics, age, hormones, and other factors can make it extremely challenging for these men and women to build and sculpt a rounder butt on their own. In addition, ideal BBL candidates should be:

  • In good health
  • At a healthy, stable weight
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have enough excess fat available for BBL fat transfer
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Desire a softer, natural look and feel compared to butt implants
  • Have realistic expectations for their results
  • Committed to maintaining a stable weight after surgery

What if I am too skinny for BBL?

Though it is relatively rare, there are some cases when a patient may not have enough available fat to harvest for a BBL fat transfer. For example, patients with a low body fat percentage – including fitness professionals – may not qualify for a Brazilian butt lift. In this situation, butt augmentation using silicone butt implants may be an appropriate alternative.

Butt augmentation with implants, known as gluteoplasty, is ideal for patients who do not qualify for BBL surgery and/or desire a more dramatic size increase than is possible within the limits of a fat transfer. Although larger incisions are required with glute implants vs. BBL, Dr. Tamburrino takes great care to place them within the natural lines and creases of the body – right at the fold of the buttocks – resulting in scars which are virtually imperceptible.

How much fat is needed for a BBL?

The amount of fat needed for Brazilian butt lift surgery can vary from patient to patient, depending on his or her body type, goals, and other factors. While you may think you are too thin for a Brazilian butt lift, even a relatively small amount of excess fat may still be enough to achieve a subtle, yet striking improvement in your shape. During your consultation for BBL in Doylestown, PA, Dr. Tamburrino will carefully evaluate your available body fat, discuss your ideal outcome, and determine whether BBL or glute implants may be most fitting for your particular case.

How long does BBL last?

The results of a Brazilian butt lift can last for many, many years. One of the most decisive factors in how long your BBL results will last is how your weight changes over time. Because the enhancements made during BBL utilize your own natural fat, future weight gain or weight loss can compromise your results. The size and shape of silicone butt implants, on the other hand, will not be affected by weight fluctuation, though gaining or losing weight can certainly impact the contour and appearance of the butt overall. Furthermore, it is important to remember that neither BBL nor glute implants will counteract the aging process, meaning you may experience changes in the appearance of your rear end over time.

Plump up your butt and pump up your look with Brazilian butt lift in Doylestown, PA

It’s hard to deny that a curvaceous, full butt is one of the sexiest trends these days. Unfortunately, though, this look can be frustratingly difficult to achieve on your own. For patients who are particularly thin, even cosmetic surgery may not seem like a possibility. Don’t get discouraged, though. Whether you are petite, thin, curvy, or somewhere in between, surgical butt enhancement may be the solution you’ve been looking for! If you are interested in your options for achieving a rounder bum, we invite you to call the knowledgeable team at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino today, and discover how a Brazilian butt lift or gluteoplasty in Doylestown, PA can finally give you the body of your dreams!

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