4 Common Brazilian Butt Lift Myths Debunked

Dr. Sacha Obaid, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby Fort Worth, Texas


By Sacha Obaid

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, a relatively new technique for contouring the body and increasing buttocks volume, has grown rapidly in popularity over the last few years. Unfortunately, as word has spread about this exciting new cosmetic procedure, so have some confusing myths. These misconceptions might lead you to avoid getting a Brazilian Butt Lift or to have unrealistic expectations.

To make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision when considering a Brazilian Butt Lift, we have debunked some of the most widespread butt lift myths below:

I’m Too Thin for a BBL

A surprising number of prospective Brazilian Butt Lift patients mistakenly believe that they are too small or too thin to be a candidate for the procedure. While the procedure does require patients to have some excess body fat, the percentage of people who would be considered “too thin” is very low. Your cosmetic surgeon will easily be able to identify potential sources of body fat for the procedure and discuss with you the best way to achieve the look you seek.

BBL Helps You Lose Weight

After seeing pictures of the amazing effects of Brazilian Butt Lifts, many people believe the procedure has to help patients lose weight. However, this is not the case, for the simple reason that almost all of the fatty tissue removed is injected right back into the body, meaning the net change in weight following the procedure is minimal. Nonetheless, results are often spectacular, giving patients the figure they’ve always wanted.

The Procedure is Too Risky

While there is some risk of complication with all medical procedures, recent advances in cosmetic techniques and equipment have combined to make the Brazilian Butt Lift a less-invasive cosmetic procedure.  It is no surprise that the Brazilian Butt Lift “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.com stays consistently above 90%.

Gaining Weight is Disastrous

Patients interested in the BBL often ask: What happens if I gain weight? Does gaining weight ruin the effects of the procedure? While maintaining a consistent weight is beneficial for your long-term health, there are no special concerns regarding weight gain for Brazilian Butt Lift patients. Even if you do put on a few pounds in the years following your procedure, your re-shaped body should remain beautifully intact.