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My Butt’s Too Big After BBL. What Should I Do?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Over the last 5 – 10 years, thousands of men and women each year have turned to Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery to boost their curves and get the Insta-worthy butt they saw on their favorite celebrities and influencers. Now, many of those patients are discovering that their butts have gotten bigger than they’d like due to weight gain after a BBL, or their preferences are simply changing. This has led to an increase in BBL reversal surgeries. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales of Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX predicts this trend will continue over the next 5 – 10 years and shares helpful information on what options you have if you feel like your butt is too big after a BBL.

How can your butt get bigger after BBL surgery?

In BBL surgery, healthy fat cells are harvested from another area of the body — like the abdomen or flanks — and transferred into the buttocks to add volume, fill out hip dips, and enhance curves. Dr. Morales emphasizes that patients considering BBL surgery should keep in mind that a fat transfer is long-term, meaning the transferred fat cells will remain in the buttocks and will respond to weight loss or weight gain in the same way any other fat cells would. That means that gaining weight after BBL surgery — even years later — will cause those fat cells to swell, adding additional volume to the buttocks that the patient may ultimately find to be too full.

How can I make my butt smaller after a BBL?

Just like weight gain after BBL can make the butt larger, losing weight can help those enlarged fat cells to shrink down to their original size and potentially restore the shape you prefer. For many patients, the most effective and straightforward solution is liposuction surgery to remove excess fat from the buttocks if it has become larger than desired. However, this may result in skin laxity. In some cases, loose skin after BBL can be tightened with radiofrequency (RF) technology, like Renuvion treatment. In cases where skin laxity is more pronounced than what can be addressed with RF skin tightening, Dr. Morales may recommend surgical skin removal.

Where do I start with a BBL reversal?

If you are unhappy with the size of your buttocks after gaining weight post-BBL, or if your aesthetic preferences have changed and you desire a more natural shape, the first step is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation for BBL reversal in Houston, TX, Dr. Morales will review your medical and surgical history, examine the buttocks, discuss your concerns and goals for surgery, and recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal physique. In the meantime, some important things to remember about BBL surgery include:

  • Hip dips are normal
  • BBL fat transfer is long-lasting
  • Gaining weight after a BBL will increase the size of your butt
  • Losing weight can cause loose skin
  • A board-certified plastic surgeon is the best place to start for BBL reversal

For more information, be sure to view Dr. Morales’ video here.

Feel like your butt has gotten too big after BBL surgery? Consider BBL reduction in Houston, TX

If you are starting to feel like your bum is too big after your original BBL, or if you have gained weight and your curves are a little more pronounced than you’d like, you may benefit from BBL reversal or reduction. To learn more about your options for reducing your butt size after BBL, call Morales Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales today.

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