Ask a doctor

How Much Weight Should I Lose?

I plan on having TT/lipo of the back flanks and arms with fat grafting to the buttocks at end of the year. I am 5'4 and currently 197 lbs, how much weight should I lose before surgery if any? I want to have enough fat to harvest to give me a really big buttocks

Doctor Answers (3)

Weight Loss Prior To Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

+1

Losing approximately 20 pounds is a reasonable goal in your case prior to the surgery.  Given your goals of a very large buttocks, I would not lose an extreme amount of weight pre-op.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Weight Loss and Brazilian Buttlift

+1

    You may want to lose 20 or 30 lbs.  You need to have enough fat so that 5 liters can be liposuctioned and 1500 cc per buttock transferred.  This will give you the most significant results.  See a board certified plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlift procedures each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 230 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift and Preoperative Weight Loss

+1

Prior to having any surgery, including a Brazilian Butt Lift, it always pays to be as close to your ideal weight as possible.  However, in many cases this is not always feasible.  Check with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for advice on weight goals to strive for.  Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.