“Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian Buttock Lift?”

This is a commonly asked question in my plastic surgery practice. One useful method to determine if you may be a good candidate for a fat transfer to the buttock procedure (also known as Brazilian buttock lift) is to calculate your BMI- Body Mass Index. The BMI is a measurement of you height and weight which is used to determine overall body fat and health. Although it does not measure body fat directly, it is an easy method of screening for weight categories, ex. underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.

Generally speaking, patients who are the best candidates for a Brazilian buttock lift procedure will be in the upper limit of normal weight or in the overweight categories. This is a simple and quick method to see if you are ready for this type of surgery. Although it is not 100% accurate, it can give you an idea if you need to gain or lose weight prior to having a fat transfer procedure (Brazilian Buttock Lift).

All you have to do is enter your height and weight into the calculator on this page and you will get a number which indicates where you are on the spectrum from “underweight” to “obese”. For example, if your height is 5 feet 4 inches and you weigh 150 pounds, your BMI would be 25.8, which is just into the “overweight” category. A person with a BMI in this range likely has sufficient fat to do a Brazilian buttock lift procedure and have a nice outcome.

If you are 5 feet 4 inches and weight 100 pounds, your BMI would be 17, which is in the “underweight” category. In this case, weight gain prior to surgery would be recommended in order to have a good result.

Of course, a person’s skin tone and fat distribution is also very important in determining whether or not that person is a good candidate for surgery. However the BMI is an easy way for you to get a rough idea where you stand before your consultation.

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If  have any questions about BMI or the Brazilian Buttock Lift, please feel free to contact our office at (310) 461-3855.