Does Liposuction from A Brazilian Butt Lift Cause Weight Loss?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift. Could this procedure include having liposuction for weight loss reasons as well as butt enlargement? It seems like you get two benefits at once, a bigger butt and dropping your weight at the same time.

A: Every Brazilian Butt Lift requires liposuction to harvest the fat that needs to be transferred by injection into the buttocks. This almost always comes from the abdomen, flanks and waistline and as much fat is taken as possible in most cases. But to call this liposuction harvest, or any liposuction procedure, a weight loss method would not be appropriate. That is not what it accomplishes. Liposuction is a shaping technique but it does not create any substantial or sustained weight loss in most cases.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana