3 out of 5 plastic surgeons I've consulted have discouraged me from getting buttock implants; however, I'm not sure there's enough fat to harvest from my body for a Brazilian butt lift. (5'2")
How Many CC's of Fat Are Needed for a Noticeable Brazilian Butt Lift? Does my Body Have Enough Fat to Harvest? (photo)
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Thin patients and Brazilian buttock lift
Based on your photo, you appear to be too thin to have a good result with a Brazilian buttock lift. If you are willing to gain weight, you may become a good candidate for a fat transfer. At your current weight your only option is a gluteal implant, which in my opinion, is not a good alternative. The volume of fat injected is not very important, the volume that survives the transfer is all that matters. You'll need several hundred cc's per side.
Volume a Secondary Goal
Thank you for your picture. The amount of cc (volume) in my mind is a secondary point. What I try to do is achieve a desired look. The volume varies from patient to patient. You do not have enough fat for harvesting and grafting.
How Many CC's of Fat Are Needed for a Noticeable Brazilian Butt Lift? Does my Body Have Enough Fat to Harvest?
You need about 600 cc to 800 cc per buttock to produce a noticeable change in most people. You have enough fat for an expert to create this result. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA