With a Brazilian Butt Lift, What Techniques Take the Fat out of the Belly and the Arms?

Various articles and the following video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBLzEwHYnoQ) shows how fat can be taken out of a certain area, but is it possible to take it from different locations?

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Brazilian Butt Lift

Fat can be removed from the arms, flanks, back, legs, inner or outer thighs, or wherever your BCPS feels the fat is of the best quality. Thank you for your question and good luck.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Fat removal for brazilian buttock lift

Several areas can be used to harvest fat for a brazilian buttock lift. These areas vary from patient to patient but typically include the abdomen, lower back, love handles (flanks) and occasionally thighs and arms. It depends on how much fat is available and how much fat is needed for the procedure. Liposuction is the technique that is used to harvest the fat from these locations. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with this particular procedure to determine if you are a good candidate.h

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William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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With a Brazilian Butt Lift, What Techniques Take the Fat out of the Belly and the Arms?

If a volume of "good" fat is needed than any donor fat area can be used to obtain this needed fat for transfer. It makes no difference. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Buttock lift

in Brazilian Butt lift fat can be obtained from any area that can donate the fat . This fat is cleaned and injected in the areas of the buttock that give the best enhancement and results. Fat is also added or liposuctioned from areas around the buttocks to enhance the body contour in general.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Fat removal technique for a Brazilian butt lift

Brazilian butt lift or BBL is a fat grafting procedure to enhance and reshape thew buttocks. This is achieved by subtracting or removing fat from above the buttocks, lateral thighs, waist and abdomen to help define the anatomy and this fat is prepared and injected into the buttocks in very small amounts, in multiple tissue planes within the fat and the buttock or gluteal muscles. If one just uses fat from the arms only and abdomen for a BBL, your final results will be suboptimal regarding the anatomic definition or to create a "sexy" buttock. The fat for grafting must be collected gently under low pressure so fat cells will not be damaged or destroyed through the process. It needs to be cleaned to remove excess fluid and the damaged cells prior to injection.

George Marosan, MD
Bellevue Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer for "Brazilian Butt"

The "Brazilian Butt" shapes and adds volume to your buttocks.   Your own fat is taken, processed  and trransferred for that purpose.  The site from which the fat is harvested depends entirely on your body. There are multiple choices of donor sites and the choice should be individualized for you.  It is always good to have a strategy that makes both the site from which the fat is taken and the place where it is put better off.  The technique for fat grafting is evolving all the time.  One of the important variables in its success is that the fat not be left out of the body for too long so that the cells are not without oxygen for a long period of time. 

Mary Lee Peters, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Can fat be taken from multiple locations to be used for buttock augmentation?

The use of fat for buttock augmentation is ever increasingly popular. Most commonly fat has to be removed from more than 1 location in order to obtain sufficien fat as well as to properly contour the adjoinig areas. The procedure, therefore, has a dual role. It enhances the buttocks while reducing the donor site(s).

George Lefkovits, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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