Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian... what do all of these icons have in common?
A killer figure with an even more impressive backside.
For those seeking a butt enhancement, surgical options have come a long way. We no longer have to rely on implants to get the job done. Fat transfer from the stomach to the buttocks, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, is a simpler way to enhance your curves naturally. In addition to a fuller backside, you get the benefit of a slimmer tummy and waistline - enhancing the S-shape curves of your body.
They aren’t for everyone, but for those who are good candidates, the results are absolutely breathtaking.
We receive many questions about Brazilian butt lift procedures, so in this article, we’ll explore the major considerations of a fat transfer from the stomach to the buttocks. That way, you can get a better idea whether or not a Brazilian butt lift is right for you.
Fat Transfer from Stomach to Buttocks
One of the best aspects of the Brazilian Butt Lift is that the enhancement is made with your own, living tissue. There are no artificial implants or foreign materials placed into your body. Your surgeon carefully harvests your body’s own fat to add curves to your backside.
First, fat is gently removed using small, narrow tubes usually from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, hips, and/or lower back. Next, it goes through a purification process in which the fat cells are separated from other tissues. Finally, the purified fat gets placed into the butt through a series of carefully placed microinjections.
Your body will reabsorb some of the transferred fat. The amount of fat that survives is usually around 50-70%, though individual results vary. The end result is a natural, fuller and shapelier backside.
The Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Beyond it being an all natural augmentation, there are other benefits of getting a Brazilian Butt Lift:
- Since it's your real fat being transferred, and not an implant, the buttocks will have a softer feel.
- The results are permanent.
- Since this procedure does not involve artificial implants, no maintenance is required.
- There are minimal scars; each scar is only a quarter of an inch long.
- The fat transfer not only plumps up the backside, it also trims your waist, leaving you with a more shapely figure.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
If you're in good health, have good skin tone, and have realistic expectations, you're probably a good candidate for fat transfer. You must also have some excess fat to be able to donate.
Most patients have troublesome fat around the trunk area to donate toward the transfer, giving them a "two birds with one stone" approach to getting a better figure. For some patients with little available fat, a skilled surgeon may still be able to do the procedure.
If you're unsure, talking to your plastic surgeon is the best way to determine if you're a good candidate for this procedure.
What Are The Alternatives?
For those patients who are not a good candidate for the fat transfer, there are alternatives to getting your desired results. Liposuction is an alternative to slim down the lower back, stomach, and hips, which by itself can help accentuate your butt albeit less dramatically. If you still desire a fuller backside, implants are a popular alternative as well.
What’s the Next Step?
For those of us who weren’t born with a knockout figure, or whose youthful bottoms have been affected by age, fat transfer from the stomach to buttocks is a natural option for attaining the curves you’ve been dreaming of.
Moving forward, the most important part of your journey is finding a trustworthy plastic surgeon who is experienced in butt augmentation.
If a Brazilian butt lift sounds like a good fit for you, consult with Dr. Larry Fan, a San Francisco-based surgeon who is Harvard-trained and specializes in natural beauty. Contact Dr. Fan and his talented team or schedule a complimentary consultation.