Can I Achieve a Large Butt Through Bbl? (photo)

I am 5'3 about 120-130lbs with big love handles, I want a tiny waist no muffin top and a big booty. I'm wondering if I should gain weight for this procedure

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Can I Achieve a Large Butt Through Bbl?

Dear PP,

thank you for your post.  I think you have plenty of donor fat to harvest and thin out your belly and waist and upper back at the same time.  I don't usually think its a good idea to gain wait for a bbl, as yes, this helps temporarily but you also gain weight everywhere, including face, arms, etc.  When you don't like the way that looks, then you lose weight, and this causes you to lose the injected fat as well.

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard, MD

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Can I Achieve a Large Butt Through Bbl? (photo)

Thank you for your question .

You look like a great candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift, you need to have realistic expectations when you have a procedure like this, I will perform liposuction in the abdomen, waist and back to provided you a better shape and transfer it to the butt area to create the perfect contour.

Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. I, like many surgeons, also offer free consultations so that you can be examined and given the most accurate quote.

Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who has done a ton of Brazilian Butt Lifts and has privileges to do this surgery at a local university hospital. This says his credentials have been checked out by fellow Drs. All surgeries carry risk, talk to your plastic surgeon and choose one wisely.

Mel T. Ortega, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 902 reviews

Be thankful if you are thin and have love handles - that fat can be transferred to your butt.

You can be thankful for your love handles.  Just the fat you need to have transferred to your buttocks.  We don't usually recommend that you gain weight.  Your weight is ideal.  Keep it that way.  You just need your fat redistributed.   You need to keep your expectations in check.  Your booty will not be as big as you might imagine because you are thin and have limited fat stores.  But the combination of liposuction and buttock fat injection will look very flattering on you.  You can read more on my website, if you like.

Eric Swanson, MD
Kansas City Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 56 reviews


The potential size of buttocks in BBL depends on several factors.   These include the amount of donor fat, native buttock size, tissue quality and fat viability.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Can I achieve a large BBL?

Your photos are not overly helpful but they suggest that you have donor fat available in the abdomen and waist areas. Other areas to consider are the inner thighs, knees and arms. I have performed many BBL procedures on patients with your dimensions. But ultimately you need to be examined by a Board Certified PS with extensive experience performing the BBL. You need to look at lots of before and after photos. Good luck!

George Lefkovits, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

You have some fat in the mid abdomen, and some in the love. The amount of buttock enhancement is dependent on the amount of fat available for liposuction. Other options if you do not have enough fat is buttock implants. With liposuction to sculpt the body

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Can I Achieve a Large Butt Through Bbl?

              I average about 1500 cc per buttock.  Even on thin patients I can usually get 800 cc to 1000 cc per buttock.   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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