Would Having a Lower Body Lift Ruin the Results of a Prior BBL?

I have an appt to have BBL done however I am considering having a 'butt & thigh lift", if I have the BBL done now & I'm not completely satisified with the results I am thinking of having a butt/thigh (inner & outer) LIFT within the next year or two. Would having the lift done after a BBL decrease the buttocks? And is it possible for the lift to change the shape of my rear? Or would it only enhance the results? Just wondering what order to do these procedures in or to do them together.

Doctor Answers 4

Would Having a Lower Body Lift Ruin the Results of a Prior BBL?

A lower body lift will tighten the buttock and likely will decrease the apparent volume increase from the BBL. Without photos this is not possible to assess at all. 


At the time of the lift, fat can be harvested from the tissue to be removed and used to augment the BBL. Depending upon how much fat is available, this may more than make up for the "loss" that occurs with skin tightening. 

There are techniques of buttock life that use the tissue that might otherwise be discarded for auto-augmentation of the buttock, and it may be that this is a better choice now.

An in person evaluation will give you a much more useful idea of the possibilities than what you might get in the way of on-line advice. RealSelf has listings of surgeons in your area. You should consider cross referencing the listings from the The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (plasticsurgery dot org). A listing in the ASPS website assures you that your surgeon is not only board certified,  but also is a member in good standing of the major plastic surgery organization in the U. S.

Thanks and best wishes. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Body Lift & Buttock Lift Will Change Your Brazilian Butt Lift Results

Thank you very much for your very insightful question.  Body Lifts and Buttock Lifts are inherently flattening to the buttocks.  If you have a problem with buttock projection you can expect some flattening.  On the other hand you will get a great lifting effect which the BBL may not have delivered.  If you are very happy with the BBL except for the drooping, then I would recommend a lift with some additional fat tranfer to counteract the flattening effect of the lift.  Alternatively, when you have a buttocks lify you can have the tissue that is usually discarded used to augment the buttock further...auto-augmentation. See the attached reference for additional information:
Centeno RF. Autologous gluteal augmentation with circumferential body lift in the massive weight loss and aesthetic patient. Clin Plast Surg. Jul 2006;33(3):479-96.

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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The Lower Body Lift Truly Resculpts Abdomen, Hips, Thighs, AND Buttocks

The lower body lift includes a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and buttock lift and is truly a resculpting of the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. The traditional butt lift lifts the butt by excising a wedge of skin and pulling up the skin. Some patients do go with a fat transfer to the buttocks as well (the Brazilian butt lift) following a body lift.

I would recommend that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in both the body lift and the Brazilian butt lift procedures to discuss your specific outcome desires and options.

Best wishes,

Ricardo L Rodriguez

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Lower Body Lift

Am I right that by BBL you mean Broad Band Light treatment?

A buttock and thigh lift will not alter the results of broad band light treatment.


Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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