Too slim for BBL? (Photo)

I'm wondering if I am a good candidate for a BBL since I'm very slim. I'm 28 years old, mother of 2, 5'5 and weigh 119 lbs. Do I need to gain more weight? (I would never get implants) Thank you in advance!

Doctor Answers 14

BBL candidate?

A physical exam is really needed to make any recommendations. The amount of volume that can be added to your buttock will be limited by the amount of excess fat you have in your donor sites. The posterior flanks are a great reservoir of donor fat for the BBL procedure. The BBL procedure involves harvest fat from areas of your body where there is excess fat and injecting that fat carefully into the central zone of your buttock. In addition, it involves liposculpting the buttock to facilitate a more rounded look. The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.

Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 211 reviews

Too slim for BBL?

Thank you for your question and photos.  Yes, you are a good candidate for the BBL.   For optimal results for your BBL, the areas that should be liposuctioned include the lower back, hips, and sometimes the outer thigh. These areas help to contour and shape the buttock and enhances the results of the fat transfer. The abdomen and inner thighs are a great source for additional fat to to transfer.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes

Jeff Angobaldo, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

BBL candidate

You are a great candidate for a BBL. Please seek an experienced Plastic Surgeon with several before and after photos and excellent reviews.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 293 reviews


You can have a small BBL based upon the amount of fat you have. You do no t have a lot but could be contoured to give eh appearance of  larger buttocks.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Too slim for BBL?

I think that you are a good candidate with the right surgeon.  I would advise you to select your surgeon based upon experience, before and after pictures, and reviews.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

To slender for brazilian buttock lift

Based on the photos submitted, you appear to be an excellent candidate for a Brazilian buttock lift (fat grafting to the buttocks). With this procedure, you can expect a more slender abdomen and waistline as well as an augmented buttock region. 

Antonio Gayoso, MD
Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Good candidate


Not only do BBLs increase the size of your butt, but they allow your surgeon to shape your body. You don't have a lot of fat, however it seems to be localized in your abdomen, bank and flanks. Removing that fat will create a narrower waist, making your butt look bigger even before any fat is injected. Once the fat is injected, the results should be very good.

Hope this helps! Sam Jejurikar

Sam Jejurikar, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Slim for a BBL?

Greetings.  Based on the photos, it would seem that you would be a candidate for a BBL.  However, a  consultation with a plastic surgeon would allow the surgeon to exam you.  Then, he/she could tell you what to expect with the procedure and discuss the expectations. Good luck!

Ravinder Jarial, DO
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Not slim for BBL

Hi, thank you for the question and photos... In my practice, patient like you are very good candidates for high definition liposculpture and BBL... 

Luis A. Mejia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

BBL in a thin person

I have had very nice results with thin women similar to your height and weight. It appears that you have a good amount of fat in your love handle area and possibly in other areas as well.  I do not suggest that you gain weight as it can lead to loose skin.  Look for a surgeon who can provide the results you are looking for in patients which are similar to you. Seek a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in gluteal shaping and look at their reviews and before and after photos. I hope this helps and best wishes.

Luis H. Macias, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

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