There’s no denying that having a shapely, curvaceous butt has become a coveted aesthetic goal in the last decade. While some people may turn to squats and other exercises to achieve their desired look, others may opt for a more immediate and long-lasting solution: buttock enhancement using fat grafting.
Buttock augmentation isn’t just about enhancing your appearance; it’s also about feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin. Whether you want to achieve a fuller, rounder look or simply balance out your proportions, fat transfer buttock augmentation is an innovative option that’s become a more and more popular choice.
In this guide, we’ll explore what you need to know about fat transfer buttock augmentation, including its benefits, safety, and how to choose the right plastic surgeon.
What is a Fat Transfer Buttock Augmentation?
A fat transfer buttock augmentation, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure involving using your own natural fat to enhance your buttocks.
The Brazilian Buttock Lift begins with the removal of unwanted fat from areas where you have excess fat, including your stomach, hips, thighs, or back, using liposuction. The extracted fat is then filtered before being injected into the buttocks to create the desired shape and size.
When transferring fat to buttocks the results can vary based on your unique body type and the amount of excess skin and fat you have in the targeted areas. During your initial consultation, your Brazilian butt lift surgeon carefully evaluates your body type and whether removing excess body fat can help you achieve the best possible outcome.
What Can the Brazilian Butt Lift Do for You?
Using your own natural excess body fat can create a fuller and more contoured appearance, helping to enhance the shape and size of your buttocks.
In addition to improving your body shape and proportions, fat grafting for buttock enhancement can give you a more youthful profile. By carefully injecting the fat into targeted buttocks areas, your plastic surgeon can create a beautiful, natural-looking result that flatters your unique body type.
The results of this cosmetic surgery are long-lasting, and because the fat comes from your body, the result is a more natural look and feel.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
Choosing a natural butt lift has several benefits over traditional buttock implant surgery. Here are the most compelling advantages:
More Natural Results
One thing that makes Brazilian butt lift surgery such an attractive option is that it doesn’t involve implants. Instead, the procedure utilizes your own body’s natural fat, creating a more natural-looking and natural-feeling result.
No Risk of Implant-Related Complications
Because there is no implant being used, there is no risk of an implant-related complication, such as infection of the implant, rotation of the implant, implant palpability or implant-related discomfort. Your surgeon can provide more information on the procedure and help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Your cosmetic surgeon can evaluate your body type and the amount of excess fat you have to determine the best areas to extract fat from, creating a personalized approach that helps ensure optimal results.
Can You Transfer Fat from Your Stomach to Your Buttocks?
Yes, transferring fat to buttocks from the stomach is possible! In fact, the stomach is one of the most fat common grafting areas. Other common areas include the thighs and hips.
During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will use a gentle liposuction technique to remove excess fat from your stomach area. The extracted fat is then skillfully injected into your buttocks to enhance their size and shape.
It’s worth noting that because the fat is removed from the stomach, patients often enjoy the added benefit of a flatter, more contoured stomach area after the procedure.
What Other Areas Can You Transfer Fat from to Your Buttocks?
In addition to the stomach, there are a few other areas from the lower body from which your surgeon can harvest fat for your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. Some common areas include the hips, thighs, and lower back.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your body type and the amount of excess fat you have in these areas to see whether they’re suitable for transfer.
What is Involved in the Fat Transfer Procedure?
Fat transfer buttock augmentation involves several steps, including preparation, fat harvesting, and fat injection. Here’s a brief overview of each step:
Harvesting of Fat
During the Brazilian butt lift procedure, your surgeon will use a gentle liposuction technique to extract excess fat from the targeted areas, such as the stomach, hips, thighs, or lower back. The fat is removed using a small cannula or tube and is collected in a sterile container.
The extracted fat is then filtered to remove any impurities or debris. This process ensures that the harvested fat is of the highest quality and suitable for injection into the buttocks.
Injection of Fat
The filtered fat is then carefully injected into target areas of the buttocks to create the desired shape and size. The injected fat is placed strategically to ensure a natural-looking result that enhances the contours of the buttocks.
The entire procedure takes about several hours, depending on the amount of fat getting harvested and the patient’s body type.
How Safe is it to Transfer Fat to the Buttocks?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced, ABPS Board Certified plastic surgeon. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, but these can be minimized with expertise, proper care, and attention.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and scarring, and a very rare risk of fat embolism, something your surgeon will discuss with you. To minimize these risks, follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully.
How Long Do the Results of Fat Transfer Last?
The results are typically long-lasting but can vary depending on several factors, like weight maintenance. Some percentage of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed, and your surgeon will discuss this with you. If you gain or lose a significant amount of weight after the procedure, it can affect the size and shape of your buttocks.
Individual results can also vary depending on factors like your body type, the amount of fat getting transferred, and the quality of the transferred fat. Patients can help safeguard their results if they maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle.
What is Recovery After Fat Transfer Like?
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort. You may also need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and promote healing.
Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a few days of the procedure. Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks and up to six weeks to allow the extracted fat to settle properly and integrate with the surrounding tissues.
It’s also important to follow a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids to support healing. Your cosmetic surgeon may also recommend certain exercises or massage techniques to promote circulation and reduce the risk of complications.
Why Choose an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
A great way to ensure that you’re working with a reputable plastic surgeon is to choose someone board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
To become board certified by the ABPS, plastic surgeons must meet strict education, training, and experience standards. This includes completing an accredited plastic surgery residency program, passing rigorous written and oral exams, and adhering to a strict code of ethics.
ABPS board-certified plastic surgeons must stay up to date with the latest advancements in BBL surgery, ensuring that they provide patients with the most advanced and innovative treatments.
Your Journey to Self-Confidence
Fat transfer butt augmentation is an innovative and effective way to help achieve the butt enhancement of your dreams. It can help improve your self-confidence and overall well-being, allowing you to live your life to the fullest.
If you’re considering fat transfer buttock augmentation, we encourage you to choose an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience and expertise necessary to help you achieve the best possible outcome.