I am 5'4", 26" waist, and 35" hips. I mainly gain weight at midsection/flanks/inner thigh area. I have very pinched in butt cheeks toward the center. I seek contour and uniformity over immense localized volume. I also lack volume on the lower side of my hip areas (I have high placed hips). I would like my butt and hips to have harmony together rather than jagged edges. Do I have enough fat to harvest for Brazilian Butt Lift?
Brazilian Butt Lift for V-shaped Buttocks and Narrow Hips?
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Solution to V-shaped buttock is fat injection to saddlebag area
You have enough fat.
More important is understanding the concept that we take the same fat from the areas that you gain weight and put it in the areas where you want to gain weight. See the video below to see what happens with weight loss and weight shifts- the fat in the butt is preserved!
The second thing to understand is that by injecting into the area of the saddlebag we directly address the problem of the V-shaped butt. Read the link below for a fuller explanation
You have a narrow waist already and a trim body so I would expect great results.
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Brazilian Butt Lift for V-shaped Buttocks and Narrow Hips?
Thank you for the photo but in order to truly determine if you have enough fat to harvest for a BBL without leaving a secondary donor defect, one would like to see photos of the abdomen, thighs, and possibly upper back. If you di have enough fatty tissue in these areas, you would be a good candidate for a BBL. You have good skin tone and areas of fullness in the central buttock that do not need more volume. By adding more volume to the lateral buttock and decreasing volume in the lower back/flanks, you should obtain a very nice result. Of course this requires a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who can help you better define your goals and how to achieve them.
Best of luck.
Brazilian butt lift for V shaped buttocks and narrow hips
Thanks for your question and photo. The Brazilian butt lift with fat grafting to the hips seems like a great procedure to address your concerns. You may need to gain a little weight prior to surgery. I would need a photo of your abdomen and/or your weight to better snswer your question.
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Great idea to include the photo, it's quite helpful. Your dimensions as well make this question more fun to answer so that we are talking more specifics rather than generalities.
In the photo, I agree that you have a Vshaped muscle but interestingly, I see your frame to be a narrow Ashape. This could provide great prognosis for your result. You seem to carry around a modest amount of fat pockets but I think your medial and lateral thighs in addition to the lumbar region and lower back and flanks would combine with whatever you had in your back and abdomen for a substantial collection of fat. You don't need a considerable amount of augmentation. Most of the time the fat is used for reshaping (that point in the mid buttock that dents in for example) and thinning of your inner thighs and transition areas around your gluteus max and min muscles. You're a great candidate for the surgery.. I wonder if you've done it by now.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is Really about Redistributing your tissues...
The Brazilian Butt Lift is extremely popular, and very effective in achieving patient's desired buttock shape because it really should best be thought of as a RESHAPING of the buttocks AND the surrounding areas. This is very important, because we don't look at the buttocks in isolation, but rather within the context of the surrounding areas, such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen. Sometimes subtle changes in the buttocks, combined with changes in the context (changes in the shape of the buttocks, hips, abdomen, etc) produce a dramatic improvement in the overall shape.
Without examining you in person, it is not possible to say whether you would be a good candidate for this procedure, but from the photo you supply it looks like you may be a good candidate, particularly as it sounds like your goal is not a dramatic increase in size of the buttocks, but rather a reshaping as described above.
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The amount of fat needed depends on the shape and needs of each individual patient, however in general at least 500cc per buttock need to be placed to see a significant difference. On average patients typically receive around 800cc per buttock side for a total of 1600cc of fat transfer. However just like a breast augmentation the amount of fat needed various from patient to patients. Also the sculpting done with the liposuction is a big part of the procedure to improve the overall shape. The fat can be placed in specific areas and combined with the liposuction to help you achieve the results that you desire!
Unfortunately fat cannot be taken from someone else and used for augmentation. However if a patient has a BMI of 22 they typically will have enough fat for the Brazilian butt lift. If they are smaller than this then they will need to consider doing an augmentation with implants.
When considering this procedure it is very important that you have your procedure performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.
In general of the procedures that I perform this is one where patients tend to be universally extremely happy.
I hope this helps.
Brazilian Butt Lift for V-shaped Buttocks and Narrow Hips
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