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Is Weight Gain Necessary Before a BBL?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


There has been an increase in women opting for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) at Morales Plastic Surgery. This procedure provides people with a fuller and more curvaceous backside through an advanced fat transfer.

Some patients want to gain weight before their BBL to increase their buttocks and improve their chances of success. However, you should not try to gain weight quickly before undergoing any body contouring treatment.

Below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales explores the topic of weight and how it relates to our Brazilian butt lift in Houston, TX. We also provide real tips on how to safely prepare for surgery if you do decide to move forward.

Where is fat taken in a BBL?

In a Brazilian butt lift, fat is removed from one or more areas of the body through liposuction. Common donor sites include the abdomen, back, hips, thighs, and flanks. Dr. Morales can discuss the best places to harvest fat during an evaluation and help you understand how much can be removed.

The fat is purified and readministered into the buttocks in strategic locations. This not only adds volume but also creates more dramatic curves and contours that would otherwise be lacking. Women who are unhappy with a “flat” or “droopy” backside often achieve their ideal shape with a BBL in Houston, TX.

Can you gain weight before a BBL?

It is not safe or recommended to gain weight before any body contouring procedure. This is because most people accomplish this by overeating, consuming junk food, and not exercising. Unfortunately, this may lead to health complications during surgery and less-than-optimal results.

Once the surgery is over, people return to their previous diet and lifestyle habits, meaning they quickly lose the weight they recently gained. This leaves women with loose skin, stretch marks, and uneven fat distribution. You may feel disappointed with your results and even require a revision treatment down the road.

How to prepare for a BBL

If you are considering a BBL with Dr. Morales, try to be at a stable weight. This means you should not be actively trying to lose or gain weight. You should also be in good health and free from any serious medical conditions.

Realistic expectations are important when it comes to Brazilian butt lift results. A BBL can enhance your shape and create more curves, but it cannot give you a different body. Dr. Morales will help you understand what to expect from your treatment during a body contouring assessment.

Here are some simple tips to prepare for your BBL:

  • Eat healthily: A vitamin-rich diet helps improve healing after surgery. In the weeks leading up to and after treatment, focus on eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.
  • Stay hydrated: Staying hydrated is key to ensuring great outcomes. Drink water and sugar-free beverages regularly in the weeks before and after your BBL.
  • Get plenty of rest: Sleep reduces stress on the body and helps you heal.

Prepare for a successful BBL

Gaining weight before a Brazilian butt lift is not recommended. However, if you are interested in preparing for this cutting-edge cosmetic treatment, call Morales Plastic Surgery to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Rolando Morales understands the importance of patient safety and satisfaction and will work with you to achieve your desired results in Houston, TX.

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