Not Enough Fat for Brazilian Butt Lift

I'm slim and petite, and I have a small butt. I want a noticabely bigger and rounder butt, but what if I don't have enough body fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift? What are my other options?

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Butt Implants is the other option

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Butt Implants is the other option. However it does not appeal to many surgeons and patients due to the high problem rate with these implants. Stay away from any artificial filler e.g silicone, hydrogel, etc..


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock Augmentation for Skinny patients

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Different Types of Butt Augmentation

The only other safe option is to get a buttock implant. This procedure involves creating a vertical incision between the buttock cheeks in order to insert the implant under or over the gluteal muscles and under the connective tissue.

Currently, there are other types of injections such as hydrogel and silicone, but those are

not FDA approved and may be dangerous and unsafe. My personal recommendation is to stay away from any surgeon who offers to use these injections.

 

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift

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We do not recommend anything but fat grafting. Maybe gain some weight and then you will have enough fat to be harvested.

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Not Enough Fat for the Brazilian Buttlift

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   Although there are patients out there who are too thin and have too little body fat.  However, there are not many, to be sure.  Even in a 5'4" 125 lb female (optimal weight), I can usually liposuction 5 liters and transfer 1200 cc per buttock.  Find a board certified plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlift procedures per year before dismissing it.  Buttock implants can be placed if you are the rare individual who is not a candidate for Brazilian buttlift.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Brazilian buttlift Los Angeles, CA

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Not Enough Fat

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I would first advise you to seek either a personal or online consultation with a plastic surgeon who is experienced with the procedure. I have seen many patients that other surgeons felt did not have enough fat. Since my liposuction is aggressive, I have been able to obtain enough fat for the procedure. I also sometimes ask the patient to gain some weight and then proceed with the surgery. If I feel that the patient either does not have enough fat or that her expectations will not be met with a fat transfer, the use of silicone buttock implants is a viable option. I have also combined implants with a fat transfer procedure. Please call a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. 

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Slim patients may be limited to Butt Implants for Butt Augmentation

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If you are slim and do not have sufficient fat, or do not have sufficient amount of fat to create a butt augmentation big enough to fit your goals, butt implants may be your only options.  Brazilian Butt Lift and fat transfer to the butt are the preferred method of butt augmentation in most Plastic Surgery clinics, however butt implants still play a role in butt augmentation.  

DO NOT get tempted by butt injections of silicone, collage, biogel or any other substance.  These can lead to horrific complications and are never performed by a board certified Plastic Surgeon

Sincerely,

Martin Jugenburg, MD, FRCSC

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Not enough Fat for Brazilian Butt Lift: Option of Butt Implants

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I would seek a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - if you are so slim that you do not have enough fat to transfer, then you would be a candidate for buttock implants, assuming you are healthy and there are no other issues.  Buttock implants have come a long way - 10 years ago, they were overly firm and did not have many sizes to choose from - now, they feel better and are generally made from solid silicone, though fashioned to feel like a butt (versus the ones made for breast augmentation).  They also come in diffrent sizes, so your surgeon can advise you what your best options are based on your wishes and exam.

 

There are many techniques,and I would recommend the intramuscular approach, but seek the advice of only surgeons who are experienced to do this procedure.  I would absolutely caution you against getting any artificial "fillers" as these would potentially result in irregularities, infections, and potentially long term problems.

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Butt Augmentation with silicone implants!

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Buttock implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to best fit each patient's body type and desired goal. They are made of soft silicone, which provides a firm, smooth and natural feel. They are placed away from important nerves as well as the bony area on which you sit. The upper and outer regions of the butt become rounder and firmer once the implants are in place. The procedure takes about two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made inconspicuously in the depression between the buttocks.

Gregory A. Wiener, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Augmentation

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If you are not a candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift then your option for butt enhancement is butt implants.  Brazilian Butt Lift is by far our preferred choice for efficacy and safety.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
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