What kind of improvement can I realistically expect with a bbl surgery? (photo)

My tummy tuck turned out great, but I hate the way my backside looks now. I have very little fat, just lost of skin.... I dont have crazy goals, just want a shapely butt that matches how nice my front looks now......

Doctor Answers 5

Matching butt to great body

Dear SadddBootay,

Thank you for submitting your pictures. I am glad that you are happy with your tummy tuck. Your best option to get a butt that will make you happy is butt implants. Fat injection to the butt do not last beyond 6 - 12 months. This sad reality is based on many patients who came to my surgery center for butt implants after having fat injection to the butt by other surgeons. Think about it, if fat injection would have been such a great procedure, breast implants would have disappeared from the market... Butt implants do not disappear and you can make them to your size and shape desires. Consult with board certified plastic surgeons who have lots of experience with butt implants surgery. Check the before and after results to make sure that you like the results.

Best of luck,

Dr Widder

McLean Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock augmentation

If you have enough fat reserves, buttock augmentation could be a good proceudre for you. you would need to be seen in person to determine this.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Your result will be pleasing, but not outlandishly so. If you just want a slender shape and a rounder butt then you should be able to get what you want, but if you are looking for a bigger butt (not just a better butt) then you may need to gain weight first. All surgeries carry risks so find a board certified plastic surgeon who does a ton of Brazilian Butt Lifts and is credentialed to do this surgery at a local hospital (this way someone else has checked on his or her qualifications). Ask the surgeon this question; how many BBLs have you done this year? Don't settle for vague answers, most know how many procedures were done. Choose wisely and have realistic expectations, and just as you did with your tummy tuck you'll do well with your BBL. If your tummy tuck surgeon doesn't do BBLs I would venture to ask that same surgeon; who would you trust with my butt?

Ayman Hakki, MD
Waldorf Plastic Surgeon
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What kind of improvement can I realistically expect with a bbl surgery?

Thank you for contacting us, in your pictures I can see that you do enough fat for a successful Brazilian Butt Lift, I would take fat from the abdominal area, waist, lower, upper back; And transfer the fat into the buttocks and hips for a beautiful hourglass shape.

Salvador Pantoja, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 339 reviews

What kind of improvement can I realistically expect with a bbl surgery?

I think that you can a very dramatic improvement in shape. Your waist can be made smaller, the lower back contoured, and the buttock projection improved.

I perform about 500 Brazilian buttlifts each year, and this procedure is the most surgeon dependent plastic surgery procedure. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts 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

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