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I am 5'9 and weigh 180 lbs. I am scheduled to have a Brazilian Butt Lift in Nov. of this year. Should I lose weight?

Beauty81980 | Dallas, TX | 2 months ago

I would like to be close to my ideal weight of 165-170lbs after the surgery. Should I lose weight, and if so, how many lbs? I don't want to lose too much that I won't have enough fat for the transfer.

Dr. Christopher Chia* at bodySCULPT' Answer

May 26th, 2015

At your current height and weight, your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 26.6. Getting below 170 brings you to the normal category but if you are planning to maximize the fat transferable for the BBL, you do not need to lose the weight beforehand. This is because the 10-15 pound weight loss, although good for health reasons, will not impact the results significantly. In fact, your surgeon will likely be able to remove more fat.

*Dr. Christopher T. Chia is a fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York City. He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck, breast, and body. Dr Chia is interested in liposuction and Brazilian butt lift procedures, for which he utilizes the latest, most effective techniques available. Dr. Chia is the Section Editor for the Emerging Technologies section in the prestigious Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.


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