Will The Brazilian Butt Lift Work For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the Brazilian Butt Lift and would like to know how many procedures you have performed? I have attached two pictures and would like to know what kind of results you would expect with my body type. I am not wanting a big Kim Kardashian booty just some volume to add some shape. Looking at my attached pictures do you think this is achievable?

A: It is a good thing that your Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) objectives are not like that of Kim Kardashian as you simply do not have enough fat to harvest to achieve that amount of buttock size increase. The success of BBL surgery depends on two important factors, how much fat does one have to give and how much fat will survive after being processed and injected. When you realize that less than 50% (at best) of what comes out as liposuction harvest ends up as buttock volume addition, the reality of what is achievable by the BBL procedure comes into focus.

What one means by ‘just some volume to add some shape’ is open to interpretation, the question is really whether the procedure is worthwhile. There is only one guarantee with the BBL operation and that is the body contouring that results from the liposuction harvest. When one does not have a lot of fat to harvest and process, a realistic buttock augmentation goal should be ‘just something more than what I have’. As that is the only assurity you can get from the procedure.

Many successful buttock augmentation results occur from the combination of reducing what lies around the buttocks and augmenting what lies within…more so than a real substantial buttock size increase. Such would be the case with your body type.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana