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Different Technique Needed for Fat Transfer to Breasts and Butt?

are they totally different operations? which one is more difficult? if a doctor can do breast augmentation perfectly, does that mean he can also do a good job in Brazillian Butt Lift?

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Different Technique Needed for Fat Transfer to Breasts and Butt?

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Both procedures are relatively simple for a plastic surgeon with appropriate training and experience. A breast augmentation is a completely different procedure.

Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
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Breast fat transfer versus Brazilian butt lift

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For those plastic surgeons who do regular fat transfer, the technique of fat liposuction and processing is the same for both procedures.  However, the technique of fat transfer as droplets in different layers of breast is different than that of the butt.  Also, some prefer breast stretching with a device known as Brava beofre hand.  This may not be needed for those who have had post-pregnancy breast volume loss.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Fat transfer to the breast versus buttock

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The use of fat transfer to the breast is a new procedure with a variety of suggested techniques of which no superior method has been demonstrated. The primary difference between this an buttock augmentation is the placement of the fat. In the buttock, it is primarily into the muscle whereas in the breast the muscle does not play as great a role.

Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/breast-surgery-chicago/fat-grafting/

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer to the Breast is done differently than fat transfer to the buttocks

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Regarding: "Different technique needed for fat transfer to breasts and butt?
are they totally different operations? which one is more difficult? if a doctor can do breast augmentation perfectly, does that mean he can also do a good job in Brazillian Butt Lift

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Although the harvesting and preparation of the fat for large volume fat grafting are similar for breast and for buttock grafting, to maximize the amount of fat survival the breasts have to be prepared for the transfer. It appears that a much greater survival of fat is afforded by the pre-grafting preparation of the breasts with a vacuum device called the Brava. A few weeks of vacuum treatments appears to both increase the breast volume and the blood supply in them creating a more friendly environment for the fat.

Dr. Aldea

Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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