Am I A Good Candidate For the Brazilian Butt Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like a smaller waitst and larger buttocks. Would fat injections to my buttocks accomplish both goals? Here is a picture of me from behind in my underwear.

A: Based on this one rear view picture, it appears like you would be a good candidate for fat injections to the buttocks. (aka Brazilian Butt Lift) What makes one a good candidate for the procedure is whether one has enough fat to harvest. Your one picture clearly shows some flank fullness so I will have to assume that there is also some abdominal fullness as well. Your fat supply is not enormous but narrowing of the abdomen and flanks will help make the buttocks look bigger as well. As long as you have enough fat to harvest (1.2 to 1.5 liters is usually the minimum needed) then it is worthwhile to place the subsequently concentrated fat (600cc to 700ccsor 300cc to 350cc per side) into the buttocks. One also has to accept the reality that fat injections into the buttocks usually make a modest change in size and the amount of fat survival is not always predictable.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana