Am I a BBL Candidate if I'm Petite? (photo)

I am 36 with 3 kids(c/s). I've had BA and would like a TT and BBL. I'm 4'11" and I weigh 101lbs. I've always been petite. Only gain when preg. I'm not interested in butt implants. Hate my square butt! I would love a heart shaped booty and so would my hubs. I have excessive loose skin in abdomen area. My goal is to gain weight B4 any consults? Confused!! If I try to gain weight, would I be able to use new fat for a BBL and not lose it? Please advise

Doctor Answers 7

BBL for petite patient

You can definitely have a BBL and obtain the look you are attempting to achieve which is a better shape and fuller buttocks.  I have performed this procedure on hundreds of patients, many of which had what appears to be a small excess of subcutaneous fat available for harvesting and fat grafting to the buttocks.  You should seek out a board certified, plastic surgeon with experience in this type of procedure who is able to demonstrate to you similar cases to yours. Typically, patients that are in relatively good physical shape are much better candidate for body contouring procedures.  Good luck.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Am I a BBL Candidate if I'm Petite?

        Do not gain weight.  You can get a dramatic improvement in contour and buttocks if you find the surgeon who will liposuction aggressively without creating contour deformities.  The tummy tuck can be performed at the same time if you wish.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts and tummy tucks each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Am I a BBL Candidate if I'm Petite?

You would be best to have an in person evaluation so that your surgeon can feel for the thickness of fat that you have in various areas.  Depending on how much fat you have, this will determine how much of a result you can achieve.  I have performed this procedure on a patient that weighed less than you, and she achieved excellent results.  From her photo, you would not have thought that she would have much fat, but she did have enough to get an excellent result. This is why it is important to be evaluated in person.

Amy T. Bandy, DO, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

Thank you for your question!  I always suggest that my patients gain weight prior to surgery.  Find a board certified plastic surgeon, and discuss all of your concerns.  Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval Patel Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Chicago Hoffman Estates Oak Brook

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

BBL candidate

Hi thanks for your question and posting your photos.  I recommend gaining at least 10 lbs before your BBL in order to get great results.

good luck and take care!

Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD, FACS
Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

Not an Appropriate Candidate

Thank you for pictures.  I understand your concern. You simply do not have enough fat to sculpt you and then to subsequently transfer.  I do not think it is a great idea to gain weight just to have this procedure.  

Dr. ES

Even you got a wonderfull shape your bitts might be really improved


YES I DO BBL since 8 years ago.
requirements1.-( overweight no more than 20 lbs in excess and no less than 12 lbs)  we will need enough fat to transplant
2.- staying here no more than 15 days and no less than 8 days. could be  local and sedation anesthesie but the last word has it my anesthesist 3.-any tobacco,aspirin, vit.e garlic tab any herb since 15 days prior to surgery 4.-preop lab test ok./any cardiological problem, any asthma etc
prices everything included ( anesthesie,clinic,medicines inside the  clinic, elastic  garments,scrubers, wound care , tax. consultation etc $6,000 usd. 
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Ramon Navarro, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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