Are there any doctors that will operate on a patient with a BMI over 30 For BBL? If so what is the max BMI?

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Operate on a patient with a BMI over 30 For BBL?

BMI is one of the risk factors surgeons will consider in determining whether to recommend proceeding or not proceeding with surgery. If you are otherwise healthy, taller, and have no other issues you are more likely to get a thumbs up for surgery with a higher BMI. But it is recommended that you be below 30.


Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Are there any doctors that will operate on a patient with a BMI over 30 For BBL? If so what is the max BMI?

    The recommended BMI is less than 30. This is the recommendation of the American society of plastic surgery. The reason simply, is increased chance of complications. These include but limited to, pulmonary embolus, deep venous thrombosis, delayed wound healing and increase infection rate.



When you're looking for a cosmetic procedure you find a surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly experience in Brazilian Butt Lifts.  choose one wisely. Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. and free Face to face consultation.


A "BBL" Brazilian butt lift harvest fat from areas ( Liposuction ) with the fat removed from the areas using your own fat it transfer to the buttocks and into the hips.The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. This is a safe and effective way to contour the lower body.


Rami Ghurani, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift/ Fat grafting/Liposuction/ High Definition Procedures/Butt Implants

I appreciate your question.

For health and safety reasons, best to be at a BMI less than 30 or within 10 pounds of your goal weight and stable at that weight for 6 months prior to surgery for optimal results.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Are there any doctors that will operate on a patient with a BMI over 30 For BBL? If so what is the max BMI?

Thank you for your question.

I think it is reasonable for a patient to be under a BMI of 35.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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