Is It Possible to Transfer Fat from Stomach to Buttocks?

If I get lipo in my stomach and underarms can I put that fat in my butt and thighs? How much would all that cost and can I finance it?

Doctor Answers 47

Adding fat to my buttocks?

Absolutely. This is commonly called a brazillian butt lift or BBL. I usually take fat from multiple areas in order to get enough for a larger buttock area but you can take it from basically anywhere you would normally do liposuction. Good luck, Dr K

Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 216 reviews

Liposuction and Fat transfer cost approx. $6,000

Of course, fees vary greatly from one surgeon to the next. Our fee for Liposuction of Two Areas and Fat Transfer to the Buttocks in $6,000 (global fee including surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, and OR fee) but I'm sure you can find cheaper and much more expensive. Our patients have the option of financing, however, it has been more difficult to get financing over the last few months. I wish you the best of luck!

Thomas T. Nguyen, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Fat from stomach to buttock

Transferring fat from the stomach or other body regions into the buttock is becoming more and more popular.  I would recommend going to a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.  It can provide a very natural enhancement to the buttock while simultaneously reducing the stomach

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Fat Transfer

Yes, it is possible. The cost varies by geographical area and surgeon. Generally, the cost will be between $6000-$9000.


Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Can fat be taken from one place and put somewhere else?

  Absolutely.  Fat harvesting using liposuction can be performed in many areas of the body. This fat can then be purified and injected into multiple areas to augment and enhance natural body contours. The most common sites of fat injection are to the Buttocks, face, and breasts. Most patients are candidates but ask your surgeon for specific evaluation.

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Any part of the body for which liposuction is appropriate (ie. presence of fat with good skin tone) can be used to obtain fat for transfer to the buttock and thighs.  Keep in mind that some of the transferred fat will be resorbed, so the more fat obtained, the better!
Good luck!

Jeffrey Horowitz, MD
Bel Air Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Cost of fat transfer to the buttocks also know as Brazillian Buttock Lift

Yes, fat can be suctioned out from the abdomen and injected your buttocks. Cost is usually around 5 to 7,000. Here is what you should know about fat transfer to the buttocks. The procedure can be done under local or sedation. Fat injections often yield safer and better results than silicone buttock implants. Results can be touched up after 6 months and two treatments are often required to get long lasting results- 2 to 5 years.

1. Results are not always predictable in terms of how much of the injected fat is long lasting.

2. Younger patients, who don't smoke, and have sufficient abdominal fat or thigh fat are ideal candidates and have the best results.

3. Make sure your procedure is being performed by a qualified surgeon in a certified facility to minimize risks and complications.

Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 153 reviews

Fat transfer from abdomen to buttocks---BBL

A Brazillian butt lift (BBL) is the transfer of fat from the torso and extremities to the buttocks. By harvesting the fat from the abdomen and sides and then transferring it to the buttocks, a synergistic result is seen. It is a true form of body sculpting. Therefore, in short, yes you can!

Omeed Memar, MD, PhD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
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This is called a Brazilian Butt lift. It is very popular these days. The results are great!. Pricing varies we currently have an offer for $ 7,000. I focus only on facial plastic surgery and transfer to the face but my partner does this procedure and his results are outstanding. Patients are happy and send their friends frequently. That is the key.

There are financing options. Care credit is one of the companies out there we use. 

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Liposuction and Fat Transfer

Thank you for your question.  

Yes, the premise of a fat transfer or fat grafting procedure is that we remove fat from other areas of the body (commonly the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, arms, etc...) via liposuction and reintroduce this fat to other areas of the patients body for augmentation purposes.  For the buttock and lateral hip depressions, this procedure is more commonly referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL and these procedures have yielded fantastic and long lasting results.  This combination of procedures (liposuction and fat transfer) have afforded plastic surgeons the ability to re-shape and re-proportion patient bodies, which ultimately provides patients with the curves and body silhouettes that they desire.   

Prices are variable and depend on factors such as how many areas treated, location of practice, location of surgical procedure (office setting versus hospital setting), surgeon experience and expertise, etc...  Many offices, including my own, do offer different financing options for patients wishing to undergo a cosmetic surgical procedure such as this.  I would recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in liposuction and fat transfer procedures for a thorough in-person consultation and physical exam.  

Stephen T. Greenberg, MD
Woodbury Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

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