Can Upper Back Fat Be Used for Brazilian Butt Lift?

I have a lot of unwanted fat deposits on my upper-back, flanks, abdomen. These are also the last to go. Can Upper back fat be used for the brazilian butt lift? Thanks

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Back Fat can be used for Brazilian Butt Lift

Hi Rubenesque,

YES--the back area always has more fat than you even realize! This fat can be used for the Brazilian Butt Lift.  It is not unusual for me to collect  1.5 pounds of fat from Liposuction of the back area.  

Ricardo L Rodriguez MD

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift

During Brazilian Butt Lift, fat is liposuctioned from various parts of the body.  The fat can be taken from anywhere that is typically treated with liposuction - abdomen, back, thighs, arms, etc.  The fat is then processed with a centrifuge to remove the fluid and concentrate the fat cells.  These fat cells are then injected in the buttocks for Brazilian Butt Lift or the breast or the hand or face to add volume.


Good Luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Places to get fat for a brazilian butt lift.

Hello.  A Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure where fat is removed (with liposuction) from one area - or mulitple areas - of the body, and then placed into the buttocks.  The fat may be taken from anywhere upon your body where there is extra fatty tissue.  Some of the most common areas include: the abdomen, waist/flanks, lower back, upper back, thighs, arms, etc.  Good luck.  Joe Alkon, MD

Joseph D. Alkon, MD
Newark Plastic Surgeon
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Upper Back Fat for Transfer

   Upper back fat, lower back fat, side fat, and belly fat can all be used for transfer in the Brazilian buttlift procedure.  in addition, upper arm fat, lateral thigh, medial thigh, posterior thigh, and pubic fat can all be transferred.  Any place fat is distributed, liposuction may be appropriate.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Back fat for Brazilian Butt lift

Absolutely.  The upper back fat can definitely be transfered to the buttock, as well as the abdominal and flank fat.  In fact, some surgeons would argue that the most stubborn fat (or as you put it "the last to go") may actually be more suitable for transfer.

Dennis Dass, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift

Hello, thanks for your question. The answer is yes, fat from the back can be harvested for use in the BBL procedure. Other common areas of harvesting fat are the abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks, and arms. The fat is removed from the body by liposuction and then harvested and injected into the buttocks to add more volume. Hope this helps! Good Luck.

Morgan E. Norris, III, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, any fat that can be harvested can be used for BBL


Thank you for the question.  Any fat that can be harvested can be used for BBL.  So if you have excess fat in the upper back that can be thinned by harvesting it and placed in your buttocks as part of your Brazilian Buttock Lift.  I would recommend consultation with several board certified plastic surgeons that have experience in BBL and can show you good before and after photos.  Discuss with them what you would like to have accomplished and then decide on what areas would be needed for fat harvest to accomplish your goal.

All the best,

Dr Remus Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Can upper back fat be used for tor the BBL?

The BBL can use donor fat from many parts of the body. The abdomen, waist, thighs and upper back are frequent donor sites. By removing fat from these areas you further accentuate the improvement achieved with the BBL. Good luck!

George Lefkovits, MD - Account Suspended
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Upper Back Fat Is Ideal For Brazilian Butt Lifting

The Brazilian Butt Lift Uses fat from any areas where it is undesireable including the anterior thighs, abdomen, flanks, back and yes bra rolls.  Excess fat in these areas detracts from the appearance of the buttocks.  Removal of this fat will improve the appearance of the buttocks and fat transfer to the buttock will improve it further.  See the listed reference for a better understanding of these concepts.:
Centeno RF. Gluteal aesthetic unit classification: A tool to improve outcomes in body contouring. Aesthetic Surg J. 2006;26:200-8.

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Back fat is frequently used during Brazilian butt lift

You bet - I frequently harvest fat from the back during a Brazilian butt lift!  In fact, all the areas you mentioned (upper back, flanks, abdomen) are good donor sites.  The liposuction portion of the Brazilian butt lift is customized based on your fat stores.

Andrew Jimerson, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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