Do I Have Enough Fat For A Brazilian Butt Lift?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have researched the Brazilian But Lift procedure for quite awhile and have been to two doctors for consultation. One discussed the Aqualipo option but they could only show me two pictures and the results were slight. I have attached some photos of myself to give you a better idea and to see if it is feasible. I do want a noticeable result–the more the better! Lastly, I am getting married at the end of the month and will leave immediately on a cruise. I am trying to find the most feasible option for me right now to where I could be healed up enough for the honeymoon, possibly a surgery date the first week of June. Thank you for your time!
A: Based on your pictures, I could not see you getting a significant buttock augmentation effect with fat injections alone. (Brazilian Butt Lift) You have to have enough fat to harvest to inject and then there is the variable of how much of the injected fat will survive. Between these two issues, you are more likely than not to end up with a moderate augmentation effect at best. While everyone’s definition of a dramatic outcome is different, my experience is what most patients want as dramatic is not what you would be able to achieve. Unless you combined the fat injections with an intramuscular implant, I do not see a dramatic result occurring.
That issue aside on a realistic basis, it would be very close to having this kind of procedure and being ready to go on a honeymoon (and enjoy it) just three weeks after the procedure. Six weeks of recovery is best in advance of this type of body operation. The liposuction harvest portion would be extensive (you would need every cc of fat you could get) and your body will be enduring a fair amount of trauma in so doing.
Dr. Barry Eppley