Safe Fat Injections for Butt Augmentation

I am looking to have a bigger butt whats the best way of going about it. Whats the safest way fat injections?

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Fat transfer / injection for Butt Augmentation: aka "Brazillian Butt Lift"

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A fuller, shapely behind is becoming more and more popular, especially with the celebrity status of fuller behinds such as seen on Kim Kardasian and Jennifer Lopez.  The safest procedure to obtain fuller bottoms is fat transfer from areas of excessive fat, which can actually result in the most dramatic improvements as patients get liposuction contouring as well.  I would advise you to seek a Board Certfied Plastic Surgery, who has hospital privileges, and who does his / her procedures in an accreditated facility (either surgery center or hospital) that has an anesthesiologist who monitors you.

If you do not have any fat to transfer, then an experienced plastic surgeon can perform gluteal augmentation via implants, though the complication rate is higher.  Complication rates can be minimized by seeking a specialist who has experience in this field as buttock implants in the right patient and performed well can result in beautiful, natural looking results.  I would highly advise you NOT to have injections of materials not FDA approved as these can result in irregularities, infection, and long term complications.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Lipoinjection vs Implants for butt augmentation

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Depending on whom you ask, complication rates vary tremendously with implants and are often quoted in the 30% range. Coupled with the relative small selection of implant materials available in the US in paticular, implant buttock augmentation is generally not the preferred method of buttock enlargement in the USA. Therefore buttock augmentation via lipoinjection remains a popular option in the USA.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Safer route to a beautiful round butt.

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Everyone wants a high, round, full, and sexy behind. However, because of age, genetics, pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain, many women and men are left with a flat, square, or saggy derrière. Fortunately, there is a way to correct this… Originating in South America, the“Brazilian Butt Lift,” is one of the newest and most popular aesthetic surgery procedures now being performed in the United States.

The “Brazilian Butt Lift,” or gluteal lift/augmentation is a procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the gluteal region. This surgery uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting (i.e. fat injections with the patient’s own fat) to produce a fuller, firmer, more youthful-appearing buttocks.

Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in fat transfers for best results.

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock augmentation via fat transfer

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Transferring your own fat to the buttocks is a very popular way to improve the size and shape of your buttocks through injections (and without artificial implants). In addition, there is the added benefit of improved contour to the body due to liposuction of the area the fat is harvested from.  Lastly, there are significantly less complications associated with this type of augmentation versus augmentation with implants.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Fat injection is best for buttock augmentation

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The best and safest way to augment the buttock area is through the use of your own fat (fat transfer also known as a Brazilian buttock lift).  This can give a very natural looking result and at the same time can reshape the entire lower back, love handle and hip area.  Fat transfer can give a more natural feel also compared to buttock implants.

I do not recommend any other injections, such as silicone, for buttock enhancement. These injections are not FDA approved and are associated with numerous complications.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to considering any form of buttock augmentation

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Structural fat grafting is the best option for buttock enhancement

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I recommend staying away from buttock implants as their safety profile and long term results are questionable.

I perform structural fat grafting to enhance and augment the buttocks. This procedure is minimally invasive, well-tolerated and has a good long term outcome. The procedure may have to be repeated if additional volume is desired.

Reza Nabavian, MD
Santa Monica Plastic Surgeon

Safe Fat Injections for Butt Augmentation

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The best way to obtain a butt augmentation is by use of the technique of fat transfer to the buttock.  First, liposuction is performed in another area with excessive fat. Next, this fat is injected into the desired area of the buttock thus causing enhancement of the buttock.  Please choose a board certified Plastic Surgeon who is familiar with this technique.

Thomas Guillot, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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Safety of fat injections

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In the last few years, the buttock fat transfer has become the predominant technique in buttock augmentation. With this technique, the fat is obtained through liposuction of various areas, most typically the abdomen, flanks, and back. The fat is prepared and injected into the buttocks through small incisions. The buttocks can be augmented and re-shaped with this technique. Serious complications are rare. These include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, fat necrosis (dead fat tissue), and asymetry.

By using buttock implants, the surgeon can only increase the posterior projection of the buttocks. The hips can only be augmented with fat. Complications from implants include infection, seroma (fluid accumulation around the implant), implant exposure, and opening of the incision. These complications can be quite common if the surgeon is inexperienced or if the patient is non-compliant with the post-surgery instructions. Many surgeons who used to perform a high number of implant augmentations have transitioned to using fat. However, in experienced hands both techniques are quite safe.

One should use caution and avoid a third technique, which is polymer or silicone injections. These are illegal in the United States but commonly done in South America. In the United States, these injections are done illicitly. Since this type of practice is not controlled, the patient does not know what is being injected. Many times, the product is not even sterile (cleaned in a special way to be used in surgery) and infections can be common. To further the issue, if the product gets infected, it is difficult to remove and these surgeries can be deforming. The product can also migrate and can deform the buttocks over several years. Therefore, this technique should be avoided.

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer!

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It works. The preferred method for performing buttock augmentation is fat transfer, the use of the patient's own body fat to reshape the butt. Fat injection achieves a more natural result, has a lower risk of infection, and also contours the areas around the buttocks to enhance the overall effect.

However, implants may be recommended for patients who have very little body fat to harvest, such as body-builders and naturally thin patients. An additional benefit of the Brazilian butt lift is that you don’t only get a shapelier buttock, but the area to liposuction is now much leaner, giving your profile a more sensuous look. Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. Procedure prices can vary widely, due to the fact that every patient is different.

When performed by an experienced surgeon using the proper techniques, buttock augmentation is a highly satisfying and permanent procedure that enhances the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas for a younger, firmer, curvier look.

 

Gregory A. Wiener, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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