Just how many ccs of fat can be added to the hips? (photo)

I am debating between BBL/butt implants, but my primary areas of concern are my hips. I have narrow, boyish hips. I know bone structure plays a major (main?) role in determining hip size, but would a fat transfer there be able make any impact? From reading BBL reviews I've gathered that 200cc is the 'typical' volume of fat injected per hip in a fat transfer. Would 400cc+ be possible? I've read that fat transferred to the hip does not take particularly well, due to lack of muscle. Is there really a limit?

Doctor Answers 4

How much fat cn be added to hips

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The determining factor in fat transfer is how much fat can be removed and how much of it is suitable for transfer. See a board certified plastic surgeon who has a ton of experience in this operation and who is credentialed to do this procedure at a hospital. All suregies carry risks and the most important of them is; will you be happy with your result. If a change in shape is what you desire 500 ccs to each hip area will be enough to make a visible difference. Choose your surgeon wisely and you will not be disappointed.

Waldorf Plastic Surgeon
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Just how many ccs of fat can be added to the hips?

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In general, 240 cc to 420 cc are reasonable volumes.  I am not sure how much fat you have available for transfer. 

Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlift procedures each year and produces the results you would expect.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

CC's for augmentation

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I have placed a lot more than 200 cc's in any one setting during fat augmentation to the buttock region.  Best to be seen in person.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

The number of CCs is not very important, as long as it is enough to enhance your silhouette

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Your picture is pretty blurry but you're completely right about the "typical" volume. The more I've grafted on a patient is 300 cc per hip side, mainly because it's an area that does not expand as well as the gluteal region for example and, like you mention, there is a lack of muscle (which translates into less blood supply). 

The number of CCs is very subjective. What matters is that it is enough to enhance your feminine silhouette. 
There are other tricks that make hips look bigger like Lipo to the flanks, smoothing the curves of your body and accentuating the "hourglass shape" of your body. 

Again, your picture is not very good for a virtual evaluation. 

Contact me if you have any further questions.

Take good care of yourself, 

Dr. Fernandez Goico

Luis A. Fernandez Goico, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 146 reviews

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