If I Gain Weight Will I Mostly Gain in my Butt After Brazilian Butt Lift?

First of all I just want to say thank you to all the doctor that has been answering all my question, it helps a lot. I heard that after Brazilian butt lift and I gain weigh, I will most likely to gain at my butt since there is more fat there and that fat will enlarge if I gain. You see, if I gain weight now it only go to my stomach, never to my thigh or butt. So, if I do get Brazilian butt lift by using the fat from my stomach, back will that fat behave like it use to? Will I only gain in my butt

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You will likely gain More in your butt than would have otherwise.

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I have performed many Brazilian Butt Lift procedures over the past 13 years. I have seen women return years later who have gained additional weight years after their BBL procedure and have seen significant increase in the size of their buttocks.
I do believe that the grafted fat cells continue to function as normal fat cells do. They increase in size with weight gain and decrease in size with weight loss. If you have more fat cells in your buttocks after having the BBL done, then I would expect you will gain more weight in your buttocks with weight gain than if you hadn't had the procedure. This will not be the only area of gain, but you will see more gain in your buttocks than you ever have before with that same amount of weight gain. So,if you are looking for a larger buttocks DO NOT plan to lose weight after the BBL, because your buttocks will shrink! Lose it before the surgery!

You will also not gain as much in your stomach area after the liposuction of this area because there will not be as many fat cells remaining there to store the fat.


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You will likely see your weight gain everywhere after a Brazilian buttock lift but since there's more living fat there, it will likely grow more there! The reverse could be true as well, so be careful to not lose a bunch of weight!  Best wishes

Ricardo A. Meade, MD
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Hi there-

There is no reason to believe that you would gain "only in" your butt after a Brazilian Butt Lift...

After fat grafting to your buttocks, you are correct that you will have relatively more fat cells in the buttocks area that can collect fatty tissue and enlarge, but you will still have fat cells in other areas of your body as well.

What my patients usually experience with changes in weight is a head to toe gain or loss, with the new shape achieved through the Brazilian Butt Lift being maintained through these gains/losses.

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