What Happens If My Weight Changes After My Butt Augmentation?
Ideally, I recommend being at or near your goal weight prior to having a procedure. Losing 20 pounds or more after surgery could change the overall aesthetic appearance of your results, although this will depend on the quality and stability of a person’s tissues.
Maintaining a stable weight is also important before a major body contouring procedure like a BBL because the body cannot “go two directions at the same time” — meaning that when the body is burning up its own fat stores during weight loss, physiologically it can’t optimally heal its tissues. The body is going through intense healing, especially in the first 6 weeks after surgery.
Based on your pictures, you appear to be a good candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift. When performing a BBL, I utilize liposuction combined with fat transfer to enhance the natural contours of the body. This involves sculpting both the buttocks and the surrounding areas, including the small of the back, thighs, hips and base of the butt.
I would expect fat transferred to the buttocks to respond to weight changes the same as it did before being transferred. This transferred fat is living fat tissue in its new location and will increase and decrease in volume with weight changes. Small weight changes are likely insignificant, but large weight changes (greater than about 10-15% of your body weight) may start to cause noticeable changes in your results.
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