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How to Transfer Fat from Belly to my Hips and Butt?

so i may have more of an hourglass shape.if so how much would the price be to have this done. thank you.

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Fat Transfer From the Belly to Hips and Butt

It is possible to take the fat from your abdomen to enhance your buttock, hips and overall shape however typically patients need more fat for their buttock augmentation than can be harvested just from the abdomen. Brazilian butt lift is so popular because it enables your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, but typically of the flanks, abdomen, back and thighs. This liposculpting is what is going to enhance your overall figure!

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.

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.

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Fat Transfer

Dear Kassy

Fat Transfer is an excellent technique to help wth shaping the body and to acheive an hourglass shape.

The procedure is basically a speacialized liposuction and the fat that is removed is prepared for injection. The fat is placed in multiple layers to add 'shape'- shape being the key word. The liposuction is not just for the harvesting but also the shaping to acheive the hourglass shape!

You will need a few days to recover- it will feel like you had a hard workout. Bruising can last 2 to 3 weeks. The small incisions for the fat harvest and injection are place in areas so that they are minimally visible.

On occasion you made need a little more fat added. to acheive a great result you will need to have enough fat for injection!

Good Luck.

With Warm Regards,

Trevor M Born MD

Trevor M. Born, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift a very popular technique

Fat transfer to the buttocks e.g Brazillian lift is becoming a very popular procedure. It is a technical procedure that involve both liposuction and fat transfer. An average of 400cc is needed on each size to be able to have a sizable difference.

The average time frame is 2-4 hours, depending on the amount needed for transfer. Average cost from 5-10k. Best of luck!

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer from Belly to Buttock

This is a routinely performed procedure and is a great way to get a "win-win," decreasing the size of a body region that you do not like and increasing another which could use it. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and it is safest to have this performed by a Board certified plastic surgeon with experience in this technique. The surgery must be performed in an accredited surgical facility for your safety. There is typically absorption of some of the fat infused into the buttock, but it is an excellent recipient site for fat! Prices vary depending on your geographic location, the amount of liposuction to be performed and the planned duration of the procedure.

Michele A. Shermak, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Fat transfer from belly to buttocks

This procedure is done safely with tumescent anesthesia and sedation.  The recovery is fast with minimum bruising.  There is small hidden incision of 5 mm to harvest the fat via liposculpture with small cannulas.  The entire abdomen can be sculptured and any other areas desired for contouring.  The fat is then transferred to areas desired.  The results are all dependent on precise injection techniques, instrumentation, and harvesting techniques.   Having performed this procedure for over 10 years, I see consistent, excellent and natural results time after time.

Afshin Farzadmehr, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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How to Transfer Fat from Belly to my Hips and Butt

Fat grafting to any area is basic liposuction then processing the fat for availability.   The processed fat is washed and injected into the deficient area of the buttock where it is needed.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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This can be achieved with a fat transfer

Yes, it's possible to achieve that Jennifer Lopez, sculpted buttock using your own fat that can be taken from the abdomen.

Buttock augmentation with your own fat allows you to get a natural more pleasing shape and contour to the backside by augmenting curves, correcting an imbalance or increasing size and prominence of the buttock.

Fat taken from the abdomen (stomach) can be used for this enhancement, so you get the benefit of reducing your stomach while you enhance your butt and all without implants, which can be painful.

Michelle Copeland, MD, DMD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fat transfer

You are referring to a fat transfer procedure. This basically is liposuction, where the fat is processed rather than discarded, and then placed in the deficient areas. The problem with this is that the survival of the transferred fat is not that predictable. You may consider a tummy tuck which will accomplish all but the butt.


Fat transfer for butt augmentation

 Yes, it is possible to transfer fat from your abdomen and thighs to your butt and hips.  The surgery usually lasts between 2 and 4 hours.  The cost here in Manhattan can range between $7,000 and $20,000 depending on how much fat transfer is involved.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer From Abdomen to Buttocks

Thanks for your question -

In our San Francisco office we perform autologous fat transfer (commonly known as the brazilian butt lift with some frequency. The advantage of this technique is moving fat from areas that you don't want it (typically abdomen, flanks and thighs) to places where you may wish some contour enhancement (usually the buttocks).

The technique requires special handling of the liposuction and the harvested fat as well as slow and smal volumes of fat injection. Our patients typically have somewhere between 2 - 4 liters of fat removed with about 400 - 800 cc of fat injected back into the buttocks.

The operation is typically outpatient and takes somewhere between 3 - 5 hours. Costs in California range anywhere from $8000 - $20,000.

Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience with this technique.

I hope this helps

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