Should I Gain Weight For A Buttock Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 21 years old, 5 ’0” and weigh105 pounds. Am I qualified for butt argumentation with fat. (Brazilian Butt Lift) If not what do I need to do to gain more weight or is there anything I can take to gain weight?

A: At your low weight, you are not a candidate for buttocks augmentation by fat injection. And there is no amount of weight that you could reasonably gain to get you to the point where there would be enough fat to make the procedure worthwhile. Even if you did gain a large amount of weight, the fate of the fat that is harvested and placed into the buttocks would be suspect with subsequent weight loss. Only buttock implants would be effective in someone who is so small with very low body fat.

Buttock implants are more reliable in terms of the volume that they provide (fat survives vary variably) but they have a higher rate of potential complications because they are an implant which is not naturally there. I would not say they are any less safe that fat, just that there is more potential complications and recovery than just using you own natural fat as the ‘implant’.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

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