Plastic surgery to enhance the buttocks is performed on an elective basis. This means that the patient goes to meet the plastic surgeon and have the candidacy for the procedure assessed during a pre-operative consultation. When meeting the plastic surgeon for the first time, it is important for the patient to be ready and know what to expect to make the most out of this meeting. What usually happens during a pre-operative consultation for a BBL is that the plastic surgeon will ask about your reasons for undergoing the procedure and your expectations from it. Then, he will perform a medical examination on your body as well as specific measurements. The areas to be treated with liposuction will be evaluated, as well as the condition of the tissues of the buttocks. It is important for patients to understand that not everyone is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift. There are certain factors that can deem you as ineligible, such as lack of sufficient fat tissue in other areas of the body, unrealistic expectations, and a poor health condition. Many patients don’t understand the importance of the health condition before undergoing a Brazilian butt lift. Generally speaking, plastic surgery should only be performed on patients with good health and emotional condition. Otherwise, severe complications can be triggered. Some health conditions that used to be contraindications for plastic surgery in the past such as diabetes are no longer an issue. In other words, the plastic surgeon can perform the Brazilian butt lift even on patients with diabetes, provided that he knows about the condition and the patient agrees to follow the recommendations to the letter. The medication doses might be adjusted before the procedure and during the recovery period to ensure a fast healing for the patient. At the same time, it is important to understand that even something as simple as a cold can determine the need to postpone the BBL. The body needs to be strong and in good condition to be able to heal fast after plastic surgery. If the patient is already unwell before the, things could have a turn for the worst. Also, infections have a higher risk of occurring in patients with a weak immune system. There are still other health conditions that are contraindications to the BBL, such as severe or chronic conditions affecting the heart, lungs, and blood. It is important to undergo the tests recommended by the plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure to make sure everything is in order and you are indeed an eligible candidate. Undergoing the Brazilian butt lift while you suffer from health conditions that are contraindications to the procedure can be life-threatening for the patient. Make sure to discuss your health condition in detail with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation.