Fat Transfer to Buttocks

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.

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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.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Kevin Sadati, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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.

S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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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.

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.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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When performing Brazilian butt lifts, I can transfer anywhere from 500cc of fat up to 1100cc. Without a physical examination I have no way of determining how much fat you have to transfer or how much fat would be needed to give you the additional volume you desire.  I recommend continuing your research on RealSelf.  Once you find a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience performing Brazilian butt lifts schedule a consultation for a thorough physical examination to confirm that you are a good candidate for a BBL and if your expectations are attainable.

Be well and good luck!


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. 

How much fat to be transferred in Brazilian buttock lift

Based on your height and weight I would imagine you would have sufficient fat for a fair sized fat transfer. Perhaps 500-900 cc per side. The amount of good quality fat you have will also determine your ultimate outcome. I recommend going to a few different plastic surgeons for a detailed examination in order to get a realistic evaluation of exactly how large you can become. The shape of your buttock is also as important as the final size you achieve.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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