Safe and Effective Method for Butt Augmentation?

Which safe and effective butt augmentation method would you recommend for more shapely and slightly bigger buttocks?

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Fat transfer ( Brazilian buttock lift) for a more shapely and larger buttock

The best way to obtain a shapely and slightly larger buttock is by way of fat transfer, also known as Brazilian buttock lift. This technique involves removing fat from unwanted areas such as the abdomen, sides, and back (using liposuction) and then injecting the fat into the gluteal area and sometimes hips.  This not only increases the size of the buttocks, but more importantly, improves the overall shape of the lower back, hips and lumbar area.  Not all of the fat survives during a fat transfer like this, about 40-50% can shrink over time.

The other option to increase the size of the buttock is by way of a firm, silicone implant.  This is really only useful in thin patients who do not have sufficient fat to perform a fat transfer.  The implants have more complications, such as infection, hard scar tissue, movement/migration, to name a few.  The implants can not improve your overall shape the way a fat transfer can.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon regarding buttock augmentation.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 377 reviews

Butt augmentation

The only really SAFE butt augmentation is a Fat transfer, in the USA that is FDA approved. The PMMA injections (non FDA approved but can be done "off label" use) done in Mexico are excellent, safe, and very expensive.


Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Safe BBL technique

Thank you for your question.  Fat transfer in my opinion would be the best way to go. The fat is injected through two very small incisions and is carefully layered through tunnels throughout the buttocks. In 30 to 35% of the patients a repeat fat grafting is necessary because of significant absorption of fat. However, it is unlikely that further fat grafting beyond the second treatment will be necessary. An important consideration for buttock fat grafting is the availability of extra fat in different parts of the body. While fat is usually in abundance, there are patients in whom there is no extra fat available. After performing the same procedure on the other buttock, the doctor makes sure the buttocks are symmetrical and natural looking. Best of luck! 
Dhaval M. Patel 
Double board certified
Plastic surgeon
Hoffman Estates 

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift (fat transfer to the buttock) is the best procedure to enhance your buttock because it enables your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, but typically of the flanks, abdomen, back and thighs. This is an amazing procedure because it allows your surgeon to tailor your results to your individual needs and desires!

The amount of fat needed depends on the shape and needs of each individual patient, however in general at least 500cc per buttock need to be placed to see a significant difference. On average patients typically receive around 800cc per buttock side for a total of 1600cc of fat transfer. However just like a breast augmentation the amount of fat needed various from patient to patients. Also the sculpting done with the liposuction is a big part of the procedure to improve the overall shape.

If a patient has a BMI less than 22 they typically will not have enough fat for the Brazilian butt lift. In these patients buttock implants are a good option for our thin patients.

Some patients have both the fat transfer and implants as this helps improve the overall shape and give them more augmentation than would be possible with either procedure alone.

It is important that you discuss your buttock augmentation options with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Johnny Franco, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 114 reviews

Buttock Augmentation with Brazilian Butt Lift

Transferring your own fat to the buttocks is a very popular way to improve the size and shape of your buttocks through injections (and without artificial implants). In addition, there is the added benefit of improved contour to the body due to liposuction of the area the fat is harvested from. Lastly, there are significantly less complications associated with this type of augmentation versus augmentation with implants.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Brazilian butt lift or B'more butt lift for more shapely buttocks

The brazilian butt lift is a type of butt augmentation procedure which removes fat from selected areas of your body, purifies the fat, then reinjects selected donor fat cells into your buttocks. The process of fat reinjection involves hundreds of injections. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of your buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky.

The B'more Butt Lift also enhances the butt, but there is no fat injected. It transforms the figure by changing the relationship of the waist to the hips and offers a more subtle result, for the patient who wantsa more defined, perky and attractive backside, without a significant volume increase. It's also less expensive than the Brazilian butt lift, and the recovery period is less than half of the time of the Brazilian butt lift.

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Brazilian butt lift

The safest way to achieve a more shapely rounder butt is through a brazilian butt lift. This surgery uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting (i.e. fat injections with the patient’s own fat) to produce a fuller, firmer, more youthful-appearing buttocks. Dr. Jaime Perez has a special interest in this procedure and is a master at sculpting sensuous, sweeping curves.

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Safe butt augmentation

Buttock augmentation with autologous fat is the safest way to create a larger and more aesthetically pleasing buttocks.  In our practice during this  this procedure the fat is removed in some of the adjacent areas, processed properly and placed using the technique that allows for maximum p[reservation of augmentation. 

Another approach for some of our  patients is using buttock implants, this procedure does have a somewhat higher complication profile, nevertheless a number of patients enjoy a nice trouble free result.  Still yet another option, not yet available in U.S. if using a foreign substance of which there are many, some with an acceptable risk profile.

Boris M. Ackerman, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Buttock Augmenation - Fat vs. Implants

The buttock can be augmented in several ways, one with a solid silicone implant and the other with your own fat. The implants are a reliable way to increase volume, but have limitations in both the recovery phase as well as risks of implant related complications such as infections. Brazilian butt lifts produce a larger and shapelier buttock through the injection of fat into the buttock and liposuction of the surrounding areas to make the buttock relatively bigger - making the surrounding areas smaller. However, only about 50% of the fat injected will survive and you need enough fat to undergo the procedure.

Most women and men have a more natural augmentation through a Brazilian Butt Lift, but if you are desiring a very "round" appearance, the best way to achieve this is through an implant. A "more shapely and slightly bigger buttocks" will likely be best served with a Brazilian Butt Lift, but you would need to confirm this with an in-patient consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Best of luck.

Vincent Marin, MD

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift perfect in this scenario

There are many options today to augment or contour the butt. In your case you should definitely center a Brazilian Butt lift. In this procedure, a plastic surgeon will remove fat to liposuction from different parts of your body. This fat will then be cleaned and processed and then transplanted to shape and contour of the butt. This technique works very well and has a high patient satisfaction rate. When planning this procedure is essential to discuss with your plastic surgeon your goals regarding the shape contour and size of the butt you wish to have.

For more information on Brazilian butt lifts or butt augmentation, please schedule an iConsult or visit us online at the link below.

Pat Pazmino, MD, FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 101 reviews

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