Woman Measuring Fat on Waistline

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. BMI is a measurement of your 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.

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

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).

How To Use The BMI Calculator To Find Out If A Butt Lift Is Right For You

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 for a Brazilian buttock lift procedure and will 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.

What Other Factors Determine If You Are A Good Butt Lift Candidate?

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

Calculate Your BMI

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Your BMI is......

BMIClassification
less than 18.5:Underweight
18.5 - 24.9:Normal weight
25 - 29.9:Overweight
30 - 34.9:Class I Obese
35 - 39.9:Class II Obese
40 upwards:Class III Obese



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