BBL? Am I a Good Candidate? Will I Have Enough Fat? (photo)

Hi! I'm 5'5, 137 lbs. Ideally I'd like to have lots of projection, but I know that's not realistic so I'd be fine with filling out my butt, making it rounder and more heart shaped. Right now, it's a little short and square. With the amount of fat I have, will there be any noticeable difference in my body? currently 5'5, 34-28-39, 137 lbs. Thank you!

Doctor Answers 8

BBL Candidate

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In my office I would recommend liposuction and use whatever fat obtained to augment your buttocks- which may not be much.  Your bigger effect will come from liposuction of your torso.  I read a few of the other recommendations from other doctors.  You need to be careful- you don't have that much fat to be considered a "Great" brazilian but lift candidate. 

Best wishes!!

Brazilian Butt Lift vs Butt Implants

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A brazilian butt lift will definitely improve your contour and silhouette.  If you want a lot of projection however, I would recommend implants in your case since you don't have a ton of extra fat to donate.

BBL? Am I a Good Candidate? Will I Have Enough Fat?

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You are an excellent candidate for the procedure. Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 318 reviews

BBL? Am I a Good Candidate?

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From your photos, you appear to have enough fat to get the results you are looking for- but to be sure, it is best to have an in person evaluation.  Good luck!

Amy T. Bandy, DO, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift, candidate

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Moderate amounts of fat removed from the waist, belly and lower buttocks when added to the upper outer buttocks can dramatically improve a woman's figure.

This is the premise of the Brazilian Butt Lift, not adding large amounts of fat to distort the buttocks and increase the risks involved with this procedure.

Please consult in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to making treatment decisions.

Luis A. Cenedese, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Excellent Candidate.

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Thank you for your pictures, based on them I can see that you would be a great candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift, we could work on your abdomen, flank and lower back area with liposuction. And transfer that obtained fat to your buttocks and hips for a better hourglass shape and a rounder and better projected buttocks.

Jaime Campos Leon, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 257 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

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Based on the pictures posted, you are a great candidte for BBL.

Liposuction abdomen, flanks lower back maybe lateral thigh and fat transfer to the buttocks. You can expect good body contouring.


Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Good Candidate for Brazilian Buttlift

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   Yes, you are a good candidate.  I typically liposuction 5 liters and transfer 1200 cc per buttock for women of your size, but more or less can be transferred.  Not only can your buttocks be shapelier, but you can achieve a great deal of projection as well.  Find the board certified plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs the Brazilian buttlift hundreds of times each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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