Large and shapely ‘booties’ are synonymous with certain celebrities these days – Kim Kardashian and J.Lo have practically trademarked the look. For those not so naturally well-endowed (and those not keen to spend their life at the gym doing squats), there is assistance available for achieving a more aspirational booty. And by aspirational, we mean shapely – not necessarily large!
This assistance comes in the form of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. This procedure involves fat ‘harvesting’ through convectional liposuction of the stomach, inner thighs or other areas where there is excess fat. The fat is then ‘transferred’ to the bottom, and the bottom is ‘sculpted’ into the desired shape.
In a recent article published by Women’s Health and Fitness, VCI’s resident cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gavin Chan answered the common questions surrounding this surprisingly popular procedure, including those about weight gain post-procedure.
“If you gain weight [after having the BBL procedure ] it will only be a bigger size version of the new shape,” Dr Chan says. “Once the fat cell population of an area has been reduced, it can’t re-populate. If you do gain weight, the fat cells you do have left will stretch. If someone does gain weight, it re-distributes more evenly.”
Click here to read what Dr. Chan had to say about the suitability of different body types for the procedure and the cost of the procedure.