Weight loss after Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL): Can I gain the weight back in my butt?

megggoo | Houston, TX | 1 month ago

I got a BBL a little over a year ago and everything was perfect. Recently, I lost 7-8 lbs due to stress and my butt is significantly smaller : (my question is… If I gain the weight back will my butt look like it did after the surgery?

Dr. Christopher Chia* at bodySCULPT®‘ Answer

June 2nd, 2015

You’ve asked an excellent question regarding how fat after BBL behaves. The short answer is that once the fat has established a blood supply and is viable (alive) after a year, it should last for many years and act just like any other fat cell in the body. If you lose weight, you lose weight throughout your body more or less including the transferred fat to the buttocks so that the cells shrink. On the other hand, if you gain weight again, the transferred fat cells (just like any other fat cell in the body) will expand as the calories turn into lipid (fat) that are stored in the cells. I hope that answers your question and you can expect to buttocks to enlarge as you (carefully) gain weight.

*Dr. Christopher Chia serves as the Surgical Director of bodySCULPT®, a leading plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, NYC. He works with his partner, Dr. Spero Theodorou to offer a complete menu of today’s most trusted and innovative procedures for cosmetic improvement. These include – liposuction, breast augmentation, Brazilian butt augmentation, and facial procedures. He is also active in teaching, and has published numerous articles pertaining to current issues in plastic surgery.

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