I am 198 lbs 5'4. How much fat can I have transfered to my buttocks? I want a big butt - knowing I will lose some fat transfer, it makes feel more is better than less. I been saving for this surgery for so long, I dont want to be disappointed.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks
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Amount of fat transfer to the buttocks
The amount of fat transfer to the butt depends on the amount of tissue that is removed with a liposuction and how much is left over after this tissue is cleaned and processed. The amount of fat that is ultimately injected into the buttocks deep hands on the overlying skin and soft tissue. This fat must be injected in very small droplets so that the body has a chance to incorporate this new fat with the existing tissue. If a large amount of fat is injected into one large lump, you will be at risk of developing the fat necrosis or hard masses. The amount of fat that will be injected also depends on your ultimate goals. We have seen good results by injecting volumes as little as 200 mL to you as much as 800 mL per side.
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Maximum Amount of Fat Transfer for the Brazilian Butt Lift.
The amount of fat that can be transferred into each buttock cheek largely depends on the amount of fat we can harvest during the liposuction. Once that fat is extracted, I only use a portion of the fat. Therefore, we must take out more than what we reinject back in.
I recently performed an analysis on my last 100 Brazilian Butt Lift cases to learn that the average amount of fat I reinject into each buttock cheek is 580 cc. This amount of fat transfer definitely makes a difference in the size and shape of your buttocks! However, it is possible to inject over 1000cc into each buttock cheek. My all time record is 1200cc per cheek!
Ricardo L Rodriguez MD
Fat grafting for Brazilian butt lift
Dear patient from Miami,
I have been performing successful buttock enhancement also known as Brazilian butt lift using fat grafting with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the past five years in Orange County, Ca. It works very well if you’re a good candidate with enough fat and realistic expectations. From your physical description being 5’4” tall and 198 lbs, there is sufficient amount fat to harvest (liposuction) for fat grafting. If fat harvested and treated with proper material properly you can easily achieve desired size. Good luck.
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Brazilian buttock enahncement may need more sessions
You have to remember that the fat is purified and has to be put in layers of small amount for a good take of the fat. Putting all the fat in your buttock causes the fat not to take and you will benefit less.
You can plan more than one session of fat grafting to the buttocks and this way it is safer and the fat has a better chance of staying in.
How Much Fat is Enough for Brazilian Butt Lift
I have been performing BBL for many many years, back when very few surgeon had an interest in doing it. Now as many surgeons are offering this, it is more important than ever to do your research and choose a surgeon with ethical before after photos, perhaps some videos, and who shows you multiple views of all the patients so there is nothing hidden behind underwear and there are no purposefully hidden views. Use your instincts when looking at patients reviews, community photos, and in surgeon's claims. Bigger is not always better so be careful.
The below videos and links may help you further.
Amount of fat to be transferred for Brazilian Butt Lift
Generally, some surgeons feel that the rate of problems is higher when you exceed 850cc. However, this is more of an anecdotal report and an arbitrary limit that has not been scientifically validated.
You need a lot of fat transfered to your buttock in order to get a great result
I have had much experience in fat grafting to the buttocks for Brazillian Buttock Augmentation in Los Angeles. I have had patients from 105 lbs to more than 200 lbs. the best results were in those that had much fat available for harvesting. In my experience depending on the technique of harvesting, processing, and injecting the fat, at least 90% of the volume can stay. I have had several patients who have retained more than 90% of their buttock volume despite having had pregnacies, working out, and after more than 5 years.
There is no known limit of how much fat can be transferred
In my opinion, it is more of an issue of proportion. Waist to hip and hip to thigh proportion. If your frame is wider, then adding a small amount of fat is kind of a drop in a bucket. If you are small framed, then adding that same small amount of fat can make a huge difference. I have done several hundred Brazilian Butt Lift procedures. Some women want to be as large as possible, others just want a little enlargement or shaping. Either way, this procedure can provide beautiful results!
Staging the procedure may be reasonable. But that depends on what you are starting with and how much larger you want your buttocks to be.
How Much To Transfer for Brazilian Butt Lift
Look for a plastic surgeon who will spend time with you and individually tailor the surgery to give your body the optimal result. Focus on choosing a board certified plastic surgeon and one who can offer many before and after photos of patients with different body types. While no one can guarantee exact measurements, it is important to keep in mind your given bone structure, how much fat you have to achieve the desired buttock size, look and shape. Consulting with a qualified surgeon will help you have a realistic expectations. Make sure the surgeon is very experienced in doing the BBL procedure and can help educate you during consultations while making you feel comfortable and well informed.
Payam Jarrah-Nejad, MD, FICS, FACS
Amount of Fat Tranfered in your buttock
There are many different factors to consider when it comes to the amount of fat transferred in your buttock. Yes, the more amount of fat I can take out, the better, but you also have to look at other circumstances. If you are small framed/petite, I would usually recommend you gain about 15lbs so you can have a better result in the buttock area. In your case, your height and weight should qualify you for a BBL without having to gain weight. However, always remember... the more fat we can liposuction out of the necessary areas, the more fat we can inject into your buttock.
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