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Is It Possible to Transfer Fat from Stomach to Buttocks?

If I get lipo in my stomach and underarms can I put that fat in my butt and thighs? How much would all that cost and can I finance it?

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Liposuction and Fat transfer cost approx. $6,000


Of course, fees vary greatly from one surgeon to the next. Our fee for Liposuction of Two Areas and Fat Transfer to the Buttocks in $6,000 (global fee including surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, and OR fee) but I'm sure you can find cheaper and much more expensive. Our patients have the option of financing, however, it has been more difficult to get financing over the last few months. I wish you the best of luck!

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer


Yes, it is possible. The cost varies by geographical area and surgeon. Generally, the cost will be between $6000-$9000.


Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of fat transfer to the buttocks also know as Brazillian Buttock Lift


Yes, fat can be suctioned out from the abdomen and injected your buttocks. Cost is usually around 5 to 7,000. Here is what you should know about fat transfer to the buttocks. The procedure can be done under local or sedation. Fat injections often yield safer and better results than silicone buttock implants. Results can be touched up after 6 months and two treatments are often required to get long lasting results- 2 to 5 years.

1. Results are not always predictable in terms of how much of the injected fat is long lasting.

2. Younger patients, who don't smoke, and have sufficient abdominal fat or thigh fat are ideal candidates and have the best results.

3. Make sure your procedure is being performed by a qualified surgeon in a certified facility to minimize risks and complications.

Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, if you have a significant amount of tummy fat, then this could be transferred to other areas, like the buttock or thighs.  Costs vary from practice to practice, but generally range around $6000-8000, depending on the length of your procedure.  I'd have to examine you in person to determine whether this procedure would be good for your situation.

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Fat Transfer from Stomach to the Buttocks is the Brazilian Butt Lift


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