Can you get fat from another person and inject it into your buttocks?

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Can you get fat from another person and inject it into your buttocks?

Unless you have an identical twin, this will not be possible.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Can you get fat from another person and inject it into your buttocks?

You cannot use fat from another person for the fat transfer procedure.  Your body will reject it. I would also recommend an in person consultation. Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Can you transfer fat from another person for a BBL?

Thank you for your question.  With Brazilian butt lift we transfer fat from one area of the body to the other.  These fat cells are transferred in microinjections throughout multiple planes in the buttock tissue so that they can gain new blood supply and live in their new home, providing increased volume and shape to the buttocks. The fat must be your own as other person's fat will be rejected by your body. If you do not have enough fat for a BBL, there is the option of buttocks implants.  Best is to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with specialized expertise in this procedure.

Carolina Restrepo, MD
Colombia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Can you get fat from another person and inject it into your buttocks?

No you can not do that because the other person fat will be rejected.

    The recommended BMI is less than 30. This is the recommendation of the American society of plastic surgery. The reason simply, is increased chance of complications. These include but limited to, pulmonary embolus, deep venous thrombosis, delayed wound healing and increase infection rate.

I will tell you with  years experience that implants will not give you a natural look and are up to 60% rejected from the body. Your own fat will be not rejected and give you that natural look and you will not loose the fat after your 6 months procedure.

A "BBL" Brazilian butt lift harvest fat from areas ( Liposuction ) with the fat removed from the areas using your own fat it transfer to the buttocks and into the hips.The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. This is a safe and effective way to contour the lower body.

When you're looking for a cosmetic procedure you find a surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly experience in Brazilian Butt Lifts.  choose one wisely.  Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. and free Face to face consultation.

Rami Ghurani, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 295 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

Thank you for your question. It is only possible to use one's own far during a fat transfer procedure. For those patients that do not have enough fat gluteal implants are an alternative. I would recommend an in person consultation. Best wishes. 

Leonard Lu, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 26 reviews


Thank you for your question.

It is not possible to inject another person’s fat into your body because it will just reject it. For patients who have little body fat I recommend using buttock implants using the XYZ technique which is intramuscular. This would be the best option for you if you do not have enough body fat to harvest for a Brazilian butt lift. 
Best of luck in your endeavors!

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Can you get fat from another person and inject it into your buttocks?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well... No, is not safe. because if it's not your own and genetical fat, it will develop a rejection immediately on your body. 

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 397 reviews

Fat transplantation

Transplanting tissue from one person to another unless each person is genetically identical will cause a rejection phenomenon to happen.

This can be either graft versus host or host versus graft rejection or both.

Transplanted tissues such as organ transplantation is done with immediate revascularization of the organ  during the transplantation process.

People who are the recipients of organ transplantation's need immunosuppression to not to project the transplanted organ.

Immunosuppression can be life-threatening and it's never considered for cosmetic procedures.

Fat transfer is generally never done it from one person to another.


Mats Hagstrom M.D.

Mats Hagstrom, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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