Safe Fat Injections for Butt Augmentation

I am looking to have a bigger butt whats the best way of going about it. Whats the safest way fat injections?

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Fat transfer / injection for Butt Augmentation: aka "Brazillian Butt Lift"

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A fuller, shapely behind is becoming more and more popular, especially with the celebrity status of fuller behinds such as seen on Kim Kardasian and Jennifer Lopez.  The safest procedure to obtain fuller bottoms is fat transfer from areas of excessive fat, which can actually result in the most dramatic improvements as patients get liposuction contouring as well.  I would advise you to seek a Board Certfied Plastic Surgery, who has hospital privileges, and who does his / her procedures in an accreditated facility (either surgery center or hospital) that has an anesthesiologist who monitors you.

If you do not have any fat to transfer, then an experienced plastic surgeon can perform gluteal augmentation via implants, though the complication rate is higher.  Complication rates can be minimized by seeking a specialist who has experience in this field as buttock implants in the right patient and performed well can result in beautiful, natural looking results.  I would highly advise you NOT to have injections of materials not FDA approved as these can result in irregularities, infection, and long term complications.

Safer route to a beautiful round butt.

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Everyone wants a high, round, full, and sexy behind. However, because of age, genetics, pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain, many women and men are left with a flat, square, or saggy derrière. Fortunately, there is a way to correct this… Originating in South America, the“Brazilian Butt Lift,” is one of the newest and most popular aesthetic surgery procedures now being performed in the United States.

The “Brazilian Butt Lift,” or gluteal lift/augmentation is a procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the gluteal region. This surgery uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting (i.e. fat injections with the patient’s own fat) to produce a fuller, firmer, more youthful-appearing buttocks.

Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in fat transfers for best results.

Buttock augmentation via fat transfer

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Transferring your own fat to the buttocks is a very popular way to improve the size and shape of your buttocks through injections (and without artificial implants). In addition, there is the added benefit of improved contour to the body due to liposuction of the area the fat is harvested from.  Lastly, there are significantly less complications associated with this type of augmentation versus augmentation with implants.

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Fat injection is best for buttock augmentation

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The best and safest way to augment the buttock area is through the use of your own fat (fat transfer also known as a Brazilian buttock lift).  This can give a very natural looking result and at the same time can reshape the entire lower back, love handle and hip area.  Fat transfer can give a more natural feel also compared to buttock implants.

I do not recommend any other injections, such as silicone, for buttock enhancement. These injections are not FDA approved and are associated with numerous complications.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to considering any form of buttock augmentation

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

Structural fat grafting is the best option for buttock enhancement

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I recommend staying away from buttock implants as their safety profile and long term results are questionable.

I perform structural fat grafting to enhance and augment the buttocks. This procedure is minimally invasive, well-tolerated and has a good long term outcome. The procedure may have to be repeated if additional volume is desired.

Reza Nabavian, MD
Santa Monica Plastic Surgeon

Lipoinjection vs Implants for butt augmentation

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Depending on whom you ask, complication rates vary tremendously with implants and are often quoted in the 30% range. Coupled with the relative small selection of implant materials available in the US in paticular, implant buttock augmentation is generally not the preferred method of buttock enlargement in the USA. Therefore buttock augmentation via lipoinjection remains a popular option in the USA.

Safest Way to Have Fat Transfer for Butt Augmentation

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Thank you for your question. You should start by selecting an experienced plastic surgeon, then you want to look into the details of where and how your Brazilian Butt Lift will be performed. They have been performed in a hospital setting, surgical center, or even in a procedure room of a doctor's office. I discourage having your surgery in a doctor's procedure room because they usually lack a decontamination area (or what we call the "clean" area). This is the buffer area between the normal environment (which we consider "dirty") and the operating room (which we consider "sterile"). When you don't have this buffer area, you may increase your risk of an infection, which can also lead to poor fat survival. In a hospital setting, you are at higher risk of being exposed to patients with infections or illness, which can also increase your risk of an infection. In a surgical center, especially one where they are only performing elective surgery or other cosmetic surgeries, your risk of an infection or exposure to one is extremely low. Of course you also want to make sure that you will have an experienced, board-certified anesthesiologist who will be keeping you asleep and comfortable and that the facility is certified and kept to the highest standards. One should never cut corners on your health and safety!

Buttock Injection Safety

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I see so many questions online about buttock augmentations through methods that do not involve either fat injections, the traditional Brazilian Butt Lifts, or with buttock implants.  In other words, the questions are often about the use of materials such as hydrogels, free silicone, and also materials that are not specifically made for buttock augmentation.  Oftentimes, the patients asking the questions have already had the buttock injection and now they’re wondering about their options for having said material removed. 


I really cannot stress enough that all forms of buttock enhancement that does not use the patient’s own fat or use of silicone implants specifically designed for buttock enhancement, should really be avoided for safety reasons.  I think injections of materials not specifically made for buttock enhancement may lead to immediate or long-term problems.  These can include things like infections, pain, hard lumps, and even deformities.  Unfortunately, some of these may be impossible to correct.  This is not even to mention the catastrophic results that often make the headline news. 


I really do urge anyone who is considering buttock enhancement by anyone other than an experienced, licensed and board certified plastic surgeon, to rethink what could lead to a lifetime of problems with black market injections.  Buttock enhancement is really a surgical procedure.  It should not be done anywhere other than a surgical facility and that means not having the procedure done in a place like a hotel room or someone’s private home.  Please be smart and cautious.  What may sound like a great deal in the short run, may be a long period of problems that cost you your health or worse. 


If buttock augmentation is what you really desire, seek out a consultation with a board certified and experienced plastic surgeon.  Buttock augmentation is an incredible procedure that can be done very safely and with great results.  The main message here is to be smart about your selection of surgeon by choosing a professional who can answer your questions and give you their best recommendation for treatment. Best of luck with your procedure!

Safe Fat Injections for Butt Augmentation

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Fat grafting is a safe and effective means of augmenting the buttocks.  The buttocks can be shaped as well as enlarged with this technique.  Good luck and be safe.

John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Safe Buttock Injections

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Brazilian butt lift (fat transfer to the buttock) is so popular because it enables your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, but typically of the flanks, abdomen, back and thighs. The liposculpting will allow your surgeon to bring in your hips and waist giving you more of an hour glass figure. You already have some shape to your buttock and this will be able to be enhanced to give you a very attractive buttock. From the pictures you look like you have very good skin which will give you a great result from the liposcultping.

The process of the Brazilian Butt lift is not only to add volume to the buttock but to transform the entire shape of the patient from a square appearance to more of an hour glass shape. It is about giving a patient a figure that she will look great in close or a bikini (for the patients here in Miami). The goal is not to just try and make the biggest butt possible. It is giving the patient a shape they will love for years to come!

Fat injections are the only substance that I would currently have injected into your buttock for enhancement. Unfortunately here in Miami I have seen patients who were injected with silicone or other random substance and some of them end up with lifelong problems.

When considering this procedure it is very important that you have your procedure performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.

I hope this helps.

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