Am I Good Candidate For The Brazilian Butt Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am considering butt augmentation with fat injections. I am 25 years old, 5’5″ and 185lbs. Am I a good candidate? I have read various things about recovery times and costs, what are yours?

A: The main qualifications for buttock augmentation by fat injections (aka Brazilian Butt Lift) is whether one has enough fat to harvest to make the procedure worthwhile. While I obviously don’t know what you look like, your listed height and weight strongly suggests that you do. Recovery times for the procedure are going to be similar for everyone, no matter who does it. The recovery is largely related to the liposuction harvest and is like any other liposuction procedure where fat is taken from the abdomen, flanks and back. Depending upon what kind of work you do will determine how long your recovery is…a sitdown job will be 10 to 14 days whereas a very physical job may be up to three weeks. Understand that recovering for work is different than a complete recovery from the procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana