If a rounder and fuller butt is an appearance goal for you, there are a number of ways to go about it. From booty building at the gym, to eating the right foods, to wearing jeans that accentuate your backside, it seems like everyone has a recommendation.
There are also cosmetic procedures in the form of buttock augmentation that can help enhance what you have — or what you have been able to achieve at the gym. While the first thing many think of is buttock implants, another approach is fat transfer, where fat is actually injected into the butt to give it a rounder and fuller appearance.
A lot of people ask if they can transfer their own fat into their butt when undergoing a fat transfer procedure. After all, what would be better than using fat from a problem area like the tummy or love handles to help get the butt you’ve been working for?
The answer to this question is yes, and by learning more about fat transfer procedures to the buttocks, you can decide if this approach is right for you.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks Explained
Fat transfer to the buttocks is also called Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). In this procedure, fat is carefully removed from one area of the body using tumescent, vibration-assisted liposuction techniques, and injected into the buttocks. This helps promote natural body enhancement without the use of foreign substances.
At Innovations Medical, Dr. Bill Johnson is one of the most experienced and accomplished BBL surgeons in Northern Texas and the entire United States. Our talented and experienced team offers three safe, unique, and state-of-the-art approaches for BBL fat transfer procedures:
- Brazilian Butt Lift: Our traditional BBL procedure is performed on an outpatient basis for patients who would like a fuller, rounder behind.
- Enhanced Brazilian Butt Lift: This innovative approach incorporates extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) into the BBL approach to increase the survival rate of the transferred fat.
- 3D Brazilian Butt Lift: A proprietary approach created by Dr. Johnson, 3D BBL uses specialized liposuction techniques in the lower back and buttocks to help patients with certain buttocks shapes reach their appearance goals. This can include addressing cliff, V-shape, and square butt shapes to achieve the round, pear-shaped booty you’ve been after.
When exploring fat transfer procedures, our team can help you create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.
Is It Worth It? Fat Transfer Benefits
Candidates for fat transfer should be in good enough physical condition to undergo a procedure and be without any major medical issues such as heart or respiratory problems. Fat transfer is not a substitute for weight loss, and the procedure is ideal for candidates who have already achieved weight loss goals.
Benefits of fat transfer and BBL include:
- Elimination of fat from problem areas like the love handles and belly
- A shaplier rear end
- Does not use synthetic injectables
- Promotes a better balanced and proportioned figure
Fat Transfer Procedure — What to Expect
All of the fat transfer and BBL procedures at Innovations Medical are performed in advanced outpatient procedure rooms. Our surgeon uses tumescent anesthesia to the area where fat is harvested and the treatment area. During the procedure, laser-assisted liposuction techniques, or SmartLipo, can be used to tighten and firm the skin. The fat then goes through a separation process to remove excess fluids before being reinjected using special techniques.
After the procedure, patients will be stabilized and given full instructions and guidelines for the recovery process.
Fat Transfer Recovery Time
For most patients, the recovery process should take around six to eight weeks. During this time, we recommend eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and avoiding alcohol and tobacco products. This is critical for promoting healthy blood flow and maximizing the survival of the transferred fat cells.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of fat transfer to the buttocks can depend on the exact approach, how many areas of liposuction are performed, and whether there are additional procedures like a SmartLipo or tummy tuck. For example, enhanced procedures can typically start at $5,000 to $6,000 for one liposuction area and one fat transfer area.
Innovations medical has a range of finance options and can break up procedures to meet nearly any need or budget.
Contact Innovations Medical to Learn About Fat Transfer Procedures
If you’re looking to improve your shape and appearance, including your butt, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which treatment is best for you – keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.