Where Will I Most Likely Gain Weight After a BBL?

4wks post op after bbl. My entire body looks amazingly different. I had fat taken from my back, hips, and sides. Before my precedure, when ever id gain weight id gain only in those ares. Now that those areas have been lipoed, if I were to gain weight will I gain in those same areas as I did before? My waist has never been this tiny and ive never been so well proportioned. I just love it! Ive noticed that my eating habits has changed. I fear that I will gain the weight back in those areas.

Doctor Answers 6

Brazilian butt lift and weight gain after surgery

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

You will never gain weight the same weight again. Fat is the storage compartment your problem areas in the back and waist prior surgery was your primary storage area, those fat cells have been reinjected into the  buttocks and now your buttocks is a primary storage area.

Liposuction is not a weight loss  procedure. If calories, the body they will be stored but now it was not all going to the waist and stomach. The goal of the liposuction is to create a even concentration on fat cells throughout the body so now when you gain a pound you should gain it evenly. Liposuction works because fat cells don't replicate so when you take a cell away from the waist you do not divide and grow new cell in the waist.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 234 reviews

With Weight Gain, Fat Cells get Larger- Wherever They Are...

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Hi there-

Wherever they are living, fat cells get larger when you gain weight, and smaller when you lose it...

So after the operation, you will have more fat cells in your bottom and fewer cells in the areas suctioned, but all will enlarge with weight gain.

Weight Gain After Liposuction?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Thank you for the question.

Congratulations on your successful operation.

Fat cells that are gone (for example removed with liposuction surgery) are gone forever.  However, if a patient gains weight the fat cells that remain in the area treated with liposuction and in areas that were not treated will grow.  Do your best to maintain a healthy weight  after your procedure. It is exciting to see patients change their eating  and exercise habits  and maintain their surgical results.


I hope this helps.

Weight Gain after BBL?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Your question encapsulates a few important concepts regarding body contouring. First, the fat removed from the areas will never come back because we do not gain fat cells in number (to any significant degree) after puberty is completed. That means the fat cells removed are gone forever from that area but the remaining fat cells can still expand with weight gain but the area overall will gain at a less rapid pace than other areas of the body that haven't been liposuctioned. Second, the fat that is injected and has stayed after a long period of time will behave as fay would anywhere else and is subject to your eating habits as well. I'm glad you had a good outcome and thanks for the question

Christopher T. Chia, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Where Will I Most Likely Gain Weight After a BBL?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Weight gain and loss is not magical. Whenever we consume more calories than we burn the body stores it as fat INSIDE fat cells. Fat cells are distributed thder the skin and inside the abdominal cavity. As the caloric surplus inceases so does the volume of the fat cells housing this cargo. When we remove fat, we usually take excess fat cells off leaving some fat cells behind. Unfortunately, some people regard Liposuction as a free pass to eat more than they should. Predictably, the remaining fat cells in the body are then flooded by the excess calories eaten and the remaining fat cells become larger giving rise to the urban legend that fat "moved" from treated areas to other areas which were NOT large before the operation.

If you over-indulge EVERY fat cell containing area in your body WILL become larger, including your buttocks.

Peter A Aldea, MD.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Brazilian Buttock lift

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

You can maintain these good results if you maintain your weight, with diet and excercise

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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.