• kenneth benjamin hughes

BBL for Patients with BMI less than 35

Question: My BMI (body mass index) is over 34. Can I have a BBL without losing weight? I'm 5'4 and 209 lbs.


Answer: BMI is just one measure of your fitness for surgery; current health is also important as is lack of any additional medical conditions or predisposing factors to complications.  In practice of plastic surgery, Dr. Kenneth Hughes recommends a BMI approximating 30 to lessen the risks of complications during and after surgery and to enhance the results of the procedures. A BMI of 35 is probably the upper limit that a plastic surgeon would consider for this procedure. It is best to be within 10 pounds of your weight goal for three to six months prior to the BBL (Brazilian buttlift). Assuming that the increased body mass index (BM) is the result of increased fat tissue and not that of muscle tissue, weight loss would reduce the risk for complications such as blood clot.


Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is an ABPS Board Certified, Harvard Certified Plastic Surgeon

in Los Angeles, California.



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