Am I A Good Candidate For BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve attached pictures for your review. My goals are to eliminate/reduce fat around my stomach, back, arms, flanks,  and inner thighs. I am hoping that I’m a candidate for a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift), but I don’t know if I have enough fat to transfer.  I would also consider a butt implant. I’d like to get your initial thoughts based on my pictures.  

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While any fat that is removed by liposuction can be injected into the buttocks, the question is how much fat would that be and how does that compare to the patient’s buttock augmentation goals. In just looking at your body pictures it would be fair to say that the volume of fat extracted (after concentration and % survival) would produce only a very modest buttock augmentation result by itself. If the buttock augmentation goal is more substantial the fat removed by liposuction is better served as a concurrent complement to an intramuscular buttock implant placement. (known as composite buttock augmentation)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana