Pregnancy after bbl

Pregnancy after bbl

16th Mar 2018

Immediately after conception happens, your body is programmed to go through a series of changes that are meant to prepare it for the creation and sustaining of a new life. The increased level of pregnancy hormones, estrogen, and progesterone, ensure the functioning of a very special signaling system which controls the adaptation of the body to become the ideal environment for a baby’s development.

When pregnancy occurs after a plastic surgery intervention, be it a Brazilian butt lift or any other type of surgery on the body, it will most likely affect the results. This is why we always recommend to our patients to wait until they are sure they don’t want any more children before scheduling a remodeling of the body.

Changes in the body caused by pregnancy

By the time you notice that your menstrual cycle has changed, certain essential modifications have already been taking place inside your body, and the embryo has already reached a stage in its development. The hormonal changes will be manifested in the early signs of pregnancy: swollen, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, increased sensitivity and so on.

If the pregnancy occurs shortly after the Brazilian butt lift was performed and before the body had an opportunity to heal properly, you might feel more discomfort than usual, and more tiredness as the body will be struggling to recover while sustaining the life growing inside you.

Once the pregnancy develops, your body will gradually continue to change in response to the needs of the growing baby.

Pregnancy weight gain and Brazilian butt lift

At the beginning of the pregnancy, the weight gain will be slow and gradual for most women. You will notice that some of your clothes won’t fit. If you already went through a Brazilian butt lift, you probably needed to change your wardrobe after the procedure anyway and those might still fit for a while.

The buttocks will also increase in size and volume, but the donor areas for the fat transfer will not be so much affected as liposuction removed a part of the fat cells from there. This is not to say that if you had liposuction performed on your abdomen for the fat transfer to the buttocks, your belly won’t enlarge, because during pregnancy it will most certainly do. It is simply that the layer of fat that is placed subcutaneous won’t increase its volume as much as the buttocks.

Even if the baby is still very small during the second trimester, your weight gain will be accelerated because of the natural physiological and physical response of the body to a growing life. During a normal pregnancy, the mother would gain 11 to 13 kilograms.

Of course, this amount of fat will have an impact on the results of your Brazilian butt lift. Some patients were happy that their buttocks looked even better during pregnancy as they put on weight moderately and proportionally all over the body. Others were not satisfied with the changes in the shape of the butt after pregnancy induced weight gain.

Changes at the level of the skin

Aside from the changes in the size and shape of the buttocks caused by weight gain during pregnancy, there are other modifications that can occur during pregnancy, which will have an impact on the results of your plastic procedure.

Skin changes are quite normal during pregnancy. Some women will notice an improvement of their complexion, a certain glow as they call it, while others will suffer from pigmentation spots.

Note though that skin changes like stretch marks will negatively impact on the appearance of the buttocks after the Brazilian lift. Stretch marks can occur on the abdomen, breasts, and buttocks after the fifth month of pregnancy. The harsh reality is that the stretch marks are permanent. Once they appear, they are there to stay. Most doctors will tell you that the stretch marks can’t really be prevented because aside from the unavoidable stretching of the skin during pregnancy, there is also a genetic component that affects skin elasticity. Putting on moisturizing creams can help.

The Brazilian butt lift and pregnancy

Our patients confirm the fact that even if the buttocks is the area where a lot of pressure is exerted during pregnancy, there appears to be no radical effect on the volume of the butt even after pregnancy.

After giving birth, most women are desperate to eliminate the weight they gained during pregnancy and to revert to their pre-pregnancy body. This is not possible! Even if you will lose weight rapidly, this doesn’t mean that your body will look exactly like it was before pregnancy since many of the changes are permanent.

We suggest you give your body the time to fully recover after giving birth and to try to lose the weight gradually and not during the course of a few weeks. After the Brazilian butt lift, when you lose weight, you will lose some volume of the butt too. If you only have a few kilograms to shed off, the result of the plastic surgery might be unaffected. Anything more than that means your buttock shape and contour might change, too.


Before undergoing any plastic surgery, it is important to know all the details about the procedure, its risks and complications, expected results and how long the beneficial effects of BBL will last. As a rule in any body contouring surgery, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, as well as aging and gravity are all factors that can greatly affect the results of the surgery. The Brazilian butt lift is no different. The results of the procedure are not permanent, unless you will be able to stop the aging process and/or maintain the same weight and level of fitness in your lifetime.

Another important thing to remember is that pregnancy can change the shape and size of your buttocks and, it will depend on how much weight you gained during the pregnancy and lost after delivery. On top of that, the stretch marks that appeared during this time are permanent.

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