Where Does the Fat Come from for a Butt Augmentation?

can you use your fat from your breast to be put in your butt?

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Butt augmentation with fat

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The best way is to do liposuction for contouring in other parts like your abdomen, flanks(for a nice waiste) and lower back ( for definition of the upper butt) the rest of the butt can be injected with the fat removed and prepaired from other areas and rounded. The results are usuallya very nice. You can only augment so much before the tension created starts to cause absorption of fat.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Buttocks augmentation with fat from anywhere but the breast

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Hi Cynthia

When performing the Brazilian Butt Lift, the fat that is used to fill the buttocks is liposuctioned from the waistline. Other areas of fat can be used as well such as fat from the thighs, bra strap rolls or arms.

The only area of the body that I will not use as a donor site to obtain fat cells is the breasts. This is because although breasts are mostly fat, there is no way to remove fat from the breast without also removing breast cells. We definitely do not want to transplant breast cells to you buttocks..... that is unless you want to start having yearly mammograms of your buttocks to be sure these cells aren't developing into cancer.

Dr Markmann

Source of Fat for Brazilian Butt Lift (Fat Transfer to the Buttock)

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Ideally, we want to improve the appearance of the buttocks WITHOUT destroying the appearance of other parts of the body. For this reason, we liposuction fat from areas of fat EXCESS such as lower back, tummy, inner thighs even arms. The breast is usually NOT a good fat source for several reasons: - It is a glandular organ with not much fat (except for in obese or older women). As a result it cannot provide a lot of fat - Liposuction of the breast may result in tenderness, inflammation and scarring which could be associated with needles mammograms and biopsies. Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Breast to buttock

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Fat from the breasts will not harvest as well as you'd think.  It is very dense and has tissue in it that won't come out at easily as in the thighs, abdomen or flanks.  Those are more common areas to take it from.

Ricardo A. Meade, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Common Donor Areas for Fat Transfer

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Fat from the breast is too fibrous to transfer to the buttocks. Common donor areas are the abdomen and flanks. 

Usha Rajagopal, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Where is fat collected for a Brazilian butt lift?

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The Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective technique that can improve the contour of your bottom and create a beautiful result. It is a combination of procedures that consists of aggressive liposuction of the abdomen hips and waist and lower back, separation and processing of the fat that has been collected, and strategic grafting to the gluteal area.

In our practice, we can collect fat from throughout the body with the exception of the breast. Breast tissue is in fact a combination of breast gland and fat. As breast glandular tissue has a theoretical potential to develop into breast cancer is best to avoid this area.
For the safest and most consistent results, be sure that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a great deal of experience in resilient but the surgery, like the section, and fat grafting. They will use this experience to carefully evaluate you and determine if you have enough tissue to achieve a successful result. In our practice, we performed this surgery patients of all shapes and sizes. If the patient has a borderline amount of fat, we often recommend that they gain anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds before their surgery so that we can have sufficient tissue to create a beautiful result.

Donor sites for fat for brazilian buttock augmentation

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A brazilian buttock augmentation involves harvest fat from areas of your body where there is excess fat and injecting that fat carefully into the central zone of your buttock. In addition, it involves liposculpting the buttock to facilitate a more rounded look. The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy.

Butt Augmentation with Fat

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In buttock augmentation with fat, we use liposuction to remove fat from areas of the body with excess fat. A large volume of fat is required for butt augmentation. Most people have this amount of fat in their abdomen (stomach), waist, and hips. Sometimes, I get the fat from the arms and thighs if needed. The breast does not have enough fat for butt augmentation. Additionally, we would not want to implant breast tissue into your buttock.

Basically, we will transfer fat from an area you do not want, to an area you want and need. It is a win - win situation.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 168 reviews

Brazillian butt lift

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The fat is generally harvested from the abdomen, flanks, hips, since these areas contain the most amount of fat.  If needed, fat is also removed from the thighs, and even the arms.  The key to buttock augmentation, is volume.  Large volumes are needed to correctly shape the buttocks.

Shahin Javaheri, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Donor sites for Brazillian butt lift

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As a general rule, breasts alone are not ideal donor sites for buttock augmentation because more fat is required than can be harvested from the breast without leaving you with a deflated breast apperance. Most commonly, the abdomen, flanks, and thighs are used as donor sites.

Lawrence Iteld, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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