What's the difference between a fat transfer and a Brazilian butt lift?

What's the difference between a Brazilian butt lift and a fat transfer? Are they similar?

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Fat transfer versus Brazilian butt lift

Fat transfer is when you take fat from one part of the body via liposuction, purify the fat, and then inject it into another part of the body such as the breasts or buttocks.  A Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer specifically to the buttocks alone.

What's the difference between a fat transfer and a Brazilian butt lift?

Fat transfer to the buttocks and the Brazilian buttlift are the same.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Beverly Hills, CA

Is a Brazilian butt lift and a fat transfer the same thing?

Thank you for your question. The Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer specifically to the buttocks. Fat is commonly transferred from the abdomen, flanks, or areas near the buttocks to accentuate the shape of the buttocks.

Dr. Leonard Lu

Leonard Lu, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift = Fat Transfer (to the buttocks)

A "Fat Transfer" is any procedure that extracts fat (liposuction) from one or more areas, processes that fat, and then reinjects the processed fat into another area or areas.

A "Brazilian Butt Lift" is simply a fat transfer to the buttocks.

I hope that helps clear things up. Be sure to speak to a board certified plastic surgeon if you are looking for a brazilian butt lift consultation.

Best wishes!

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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What's the difference between a fat transfer and a Brazilian butt lift?

"Brazilian butt lift " is a other word for fat transfer to the buttocks. Brazilian butt lift give you a natural result , fuller look with curves. The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. I, like many surgeons, also offer free consultations so that you can be examined and given the most accurate quote.

Thank you for your question!!

Rami Ghurani, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift/ Butt Augmentation/ Liposuction / Liposculpture / High Definition Procedures / Liposuction Revision

Thank you for your question.

The popular ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ procedure is utilizes fat grafting augment the curves of the gluteal region and accentuate the contour from lower back to buttocks. It is an excellent method for augmenting and lifting the buttocks and provides a beautiful, natural result. The procedure is performed by harvesting fat from unwanted areas of the body with liposuction and injecting it into buttocks. For individuals desiring a BBL but do not have enough fat available to be harvested, gluteal implants may be an excellent option for augmenting and enhancing the contour of the buttocks.

Cost varies by geographic location, surgeon expertise, OR time, anesthesia, length of procedure etc. I would recommend that you go to The American Society of Plastic Surgery website and look for a list of board certified plastic surgeons in your area. You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute

Definition of Brazilian buttock lift

The term Brazilian buttock lift is a slang term for a fat transfer to the buttock. This procedure was popularized in Brazil, hence the name. Watch this brief video for more information.

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William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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