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Is the Fat Addition Permanent With a BBL?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) improves the appearance of your buttocks and enhances your curves for a more voluptuous look. If you have a flat or sagging bottom and are considering a BBL, you may wonder if the fat addition is permanent.

Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it's best to consult with a qualified specialist, like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales. While this procedure is considered long-term, a surgeon can discuss what to expect after buttock augmentation, especially in terms of future weight fluctuations.

With proper preparation and the right professionals by your side, you can enjoy beautiful body contouring results that last for years. Call Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation for BBL surgery today.

How does a Brazilian butt lift work?

Genetics, age, and recent weight loss can make your buttocks appear flatter, smaller, or less perky than you'd like. There's not much we can do to change this area on our own, even through exercises like squats or sit-ups. However, we can enhance your bottom without turning to invasive surgery or butt implants.

Morales Plastic Surgery uses advanced liposuction techniques to remove extra fat cells from your abdomen, back, hips, thighs, and flanks. The excess fat is then purified and injected into the buttocks to create a full and voluptuous look. During treatment, Dr. Morales carefully administers fat into the upper quadrant of the buttocks for an aesthetically pleasing shape.

Are BBL results permanent?

A Brazilian butt lift is considered long-lasting because once the fat cells are harvested and injected into the buttocks, they don't melt away or disappear. They stay in the body unless you undergo a round of liposuction to remove them.

Fat cells are responsive to weight fluctuations, however. This means fat cells will still grow as you gain weight or shrink as you lose weight, especially through conventional methods, like diet and exercise.

After buttock augmentation, patients who gain weight will notice their bottom get even bigger. At the same time, the areas where we take fat cells (such as the abdomen, back, hips, thighs, and flanks) will stay slim. So, if you undergo weight fluctuations due to pregnancy, weight gain or loss, or hormonal changes, then the results of your cosmetic treatment may change as well.

That's why Dr. Morales recommends attending a consultation before undergoing BBL surgery in Houston. Patients who want to keep their body contouring results long-term should maintain a stable weight to prevent any changes that could impact their ideal look.

How do you prepare for a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift can provide natural-looking results that last for years. But to achieve this goal, it's important that patients attend an initial assessment with Dr. Morales. Preparation may include a quick overview of your medical history and current medication use, as well as learning about any plans for future weight gain or loss. We recommend patients for a BBL if they are near their goal weight and have realistic expectations about their outcomes.

Get long-lasting BBL results

Our Brazilian butt lift is a popular procedure – and for good reason! Dr. Rolando Morales is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone extensive training in body contouring procedures, including our famous BBL surgery. If you live in Houston, TX, and are interested in learning about buttock augmentation, contact Morales Plastic Surgery for a comprehensive assessment. We will help you enjoy your new curves for as long as possible. No ifs, ands, or butts about it!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.