Brazilian Butt Lift Through Smart Lipo?

Can Brazilian Butt Lift be done with fat obtained through Smart Lipo, or does the fat have to be harvested through traditional Liposuction?

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Smart Lipo for Brazilian Butt Lift?

Definitely wouldn't recommend it!

Smart Lipo uses a laser to break up and melt the fat cells, killing them. What you have to understand is that the Brazilian procedure doesn't just transfer fat. This procedure is really a way of transferring the cells that store the fat, Fat Cells. The goal is to transfer these cells in a way that they survive in their new location, the soft tissues of the buttocks. Therefore, laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and even power assisted liposuction are probably a bad idea as they all will damage more fat cells.

This is a very tedious and delicate procedure. We do everything we can to preserve the fat cells. I have performed this procedure hundreds of times over the past 12+ years, and have refined my technique to what I have found that works. However there maybe docs out there who would use these alternative liposuction techniques. Be sure you choose a reputable and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure. And, be sure you can see lots of before and after photos with good results that you would be happy with. Good luck!

Dr M

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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9171 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Smart Lipo Brazilian Butt Lift

Smart Lipo melts fat and shrinks the skin.  To get the best of both I harvest the fat with traditional tumescent liposuction.  I then use Smart Lipo after the fat has been harvested to get better skin shrinkage from the harvested areas.  This way the fat is not melted and you get better skin shrinkage.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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3 Winslow Place
Paramus, NJ 07652

Smart lipo destroys fat cells and therefore can not be used for harvesting fat fro buttock augmentation

Because laser liposuction or "smart liposuction" destroys fat cells, it can not be used to harvest fat cells for grafting into the buttocks. I guess "smart lipo" is not such a "smart idea".

S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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16055 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

Smart Lipo and the Brazilian Butt Lift

The harvesting and transfer of fat necessary to augment your buttocks is very dependent upon the way the fat is taken from the donor site. The laser superheats the fat and essentially destroys the fat cells. When this 'fat' is then transferred it is guaranteed to disappear with time. Suctioning must be done with lower suction pressures and gentle handling of fat. Blasting the fat with a laser is a recipe for an expensive but disappointing result.

Jon F. Harrell, DO
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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2133 N Commerce Pkwy
Weston, FL 33326

Improving results with Brazilian Buttock lift

To get the best result with Brazilian Butt Lift, you need the following;

  • adequate Fat
  • Excellent technique and extensive experience by your surgeon.
  • The three processes of micro injecting the fat should be done meticulously and without trauma to the very fragile fat cells.  These include non-traumatic fat transfer techniques during 1. Harvesting 2. Processing and 3. micro injecting the fat cells.

Make sure you discuss with your surgeon what he feels will give you the best result. Discuss your expectation and desires in detail.

Also, please remember that traditional, power assisted, ultrasonic and smart Liposuction all destroy fat cells to some degree.

Hope this was helpful.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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496 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663

You need fat that will survive.

With Brazillian butt lifts the goal is to transfer fat from unwanted areas and use it to enhance the profile of the buttocks. The fat that is transferred should be treated so that it will survive.

Transferring fat that will die will lead to complications like infection and loss of contour improvement. Smart lipo, laser lipo, cool lipo, ultrasonic lipo - anything where there is increased fat cell destruction means the fat you transfer may not survive.

Traditional liposuction should be used. Now that does not mean you can't have other liposuction techniques at the same time, but that fat shouldn't be used as part of the contouring for the Brazillian Butt Lift.

I hope this helps.

Steven Williams, MD

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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4000 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568

Fat transfer requires non-traumatized fat cells.


Fat transfer requires non-traumatized fat cells. Smart Lipo uses a laser to melt the fat. These fat cells would not be viable for transfer techniques. Depending on how much fat you need transfered, it would be possible to do traditional liposuction to get enough fat for transfer and then perform Smart Lipo everywhere else.

I hope this is helpful.

David Shafer, MD
New York City

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

BBL and smart liposuction

You want to transfer live fat cells so any treatment that destroys cells will lessen your results. Many forms of liposuction can and do destroy cells so these should be avoided.

Kurtis Martin, MD
Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

6355 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241

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