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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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Cost of fat transfer to the buttocks also know as Brazillian Buttock Lift

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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.

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction and Fat transfer cost approx. $6,000

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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!

Thomas T. Nguyen, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer

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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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Is It Possible to Transfer Fat from Stomach to Buttocks?

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Yes it is possible to transfer fat from the abdominal area to the buttocks and this is routinely done as a Brazilian Buttock Lift.  The process involves initial liposuction followed by centrifugal separation of the fat. Next, the fat is inserted into the upper gluteal area bilaterally.  This gives a great augmentation of the buttocks.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Adding fat to my buttocks?

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Absolutely. This is commonly called a brazillian butt lift or BBL. I usually take fat from multiple areas in order to get enough for a larger buttock area but you can take it from basically anywhere you would normally do liposuction. Good luck, Dr K

Brazillian buttock lift

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The Brazilian Buttock Lift utilizes your own fat, such as the abdomen and under arms, to augment the buttocks and hips and lift. The entire region can be sculpted using a combination of liposuction and fat augmentation. The procedure is as much a reshaping of an entire region as it is an augmentation. The Brazilian Buttock Lift utilizes your own fat to augment and lift. The amount of fat transferred depends on your goals, available fat, and size of your buttocks, and in my practice ranges from 250 to 1250 cc per side. The cost depends on the amount of fat transferred and the number of area treated with liposuction. I spend a great deal of time with my patients prior to the procedure to ensure that I achieve their goals, as the desired buttock shape depends greatly on ethnic and cultural standards of perceived beauty. This procedure, more than any other, has reinforced my belief that communication and listening to my patients is the key to a successful outcome.
I recommend a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss the available treatment options.
Best regards, Andrew Lyos, MD, FACS

Andrew T. Lyos, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer

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It is possible to transfer fat from any undesired location to any desired area.  Liposuction and fat transfer are powerful techniques that can be employed to change fat cell distribution in a patient.  To answer your question directly, yes it is possible to take fat from your abdomen and waists and transfer them into the buttocks. To learn more, please review our before and after gallery.

Fat transfer to buttocks

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Yes. Abdominal fat can be harvested using liposuction and transferred to the buttocks to provide volumization. The buttock area can be successfully augmented using this method. The volume of fat that is transferred is usually ~75-80% permanent, the rest is reabsorbed by the body. The big advantage of this procedure is that you get to lose fat in one place and transfer it to a different area. There are fewer issues with infection and no implants to worry about.

Rachel Streu, MD
Ann Arbor Plastic Surgeon
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Yes It Is Possible

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Hello thanks for your question, and yes it is possible in fact this is a very commun procedure called brazillian buttock lift,  
There are many areas in which we can take fat and one of them is the stomach, wich is one of the most frequent sites of good quality grease . The costs depend on each case, this is why it is important to evaluate each patient individually according to your needs and various surgeries you want to performance.

Best wishes.

Dr. Eugenio Lapaix Vargas
Plastic Surgeon
Cirujano Plástico Estético y Reconstructivo.

Eugenio Lapaix Vargas, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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The transfer of fat from other areas of the body to the buttocks is commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift.  The most popular areas to liposuction are the abdomen, back, and flanks.  These areas are typically chosen because suctioning the abdomen, back, and flanks enhances the buttocks and also because those areas usually have larger amounts of fatty deposits than other areas.  However, other areas such as the arms and thighs can be used as well provided there is enough fat to transfer.  In my practice the cost of a BBL starts out at $6900 not including the facility and anesthesia fees.  We accept CareCredit and all major credit cards.  Please contact my office and speak to one of my Patient Care Coordinators to discuss pricing and financing in more detail.  I recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience performing fat transfer procedures like the Brazilian butt lift.  After a thorough examination, your plastic surgeon can confirm that you are a good candidate for the procedure as well as the best areas to suction to give you the best result.

Be well and good luck!


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