Will my BBL go away if I lose weight? + Answers to your frequently asked questions about Brazilian butt lifts.
Thinking about perfecting your figure with a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)? There are a lot of misconceptions about Las Vegas’ favorite body contouring procedure, starting with how it works. Some patients don’t realize that BBL uses fat transfer, moving fat from a “donor” area of the body to the buttocks, so you’ll also enjoy the benefits of liposuction in the thighs, stomach, or love handles.
But since it uses your natural fat, patients often wonder, “Will my BBL shrink if I lose weight?” Below, Dr. Samir Pancholi addresses this and other questions you have about BBLs.
Will my Brazilian butt lift go away if I lose weight?
It’s possible that your results may shrink if you lose weight after your Brazilian butt lift, but not by a lot: people tend to lose weight proportionally throughout their body, across all of their fat cells. The fat retained after you are completely healed from BBL becomes a part of your body, and it is not necessarily prone to shrinking more than other areas of your body.
That said, weight fluctuations can still affect your appearance, so to best preserve your results, save body contouring for when you have reached a maintainable weight. (If you simply have a few pockets of fat you don’t like, don’t worry: you are likely an excellent candidate for the procedure.)
Can you get a BBL if you’re skinny?
If you do not have enough fat for your cosmetic surgeon to harvest and re-inject into the buttocks, then you may be too thin for a BBL. But this is rarely a problem: most thin patients have some extra fat around their midsection that can be used to enhance their buttocks—and the thinner you are, the more dramatic of an effect you’ll see from a smaller amount of liposuction and fat injection. Schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in BBLs to learn whether you have enough fat to get the results you want from a BBL.
Can your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) disappear?
No, your Brazilian butt lift will not disappear. Transferred fat lives on once you have healed after BBL surgery; just be sure to follow your surgeon’s after-care instructions to the letter to ensure the maximum amount of fat “takes” in the injected area. Wear your compression garment, do not sit directly on your buttocks for 4 full weeks (use your donut pillow!), and wait at least 4 weeks before getting back on the treadmill since intense exercise is unsafe while you’re healing from surgery. After 3 months, you should be able to see your new contours.
Will my Brazilian butt lift show up on an X-ray?
No, your Brazilian butt lift will not show up on an X-ray. BBL is performed using injection of your own fat, harvested from another part of your body. While the fat layer in your buttocks will be detectably thicker, it appears natural on an X-ray scan.
The only plastic surgeries that would show up in an X-ray are those that use an implant, such as breast augmentation or chin enhancement. The misunderstanding that your butt lift would show up on an X-ray likely comes from the incorrect belief that a BBL is performed with a silicone implant.
Schedule a consultation for your Las Vegas Brazilian butt lift
An excellent result from BBL requires a specialist cosmetic surgeon with a highly developed sense of proportion. Safety is also critical with this procedure, as it can be dangerous in the hands of an unqualified provider.
If you are looking for a Brazilian butt lift in Las Vegas, I will be more than happy to meet with you in a personal consultation. Call us at your convenience at (702) 363-0240 or send us a message online.