Can you use a family member's fat for a BBL?
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Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift
Fat from a Family member
Thank you for your question. The answer is no, we can't use fat from other patient for a BBL. It is not medically approved. I hope my answer will help you to your question.
Before undergoing any surgical procedure, please seek a board certified plastic surgeon.
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
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Can I use my Mom's fat?
Your body has special chemical markers on every cell that communicate with your white blood cells. Your mothers fat would not have these markers and your white blood will reject the fat causing necrosis and abcess. It is not a great idea to use fat from your mother. In order for that to work you have to take anti- rejection medication the rest of your life. If you would stop the medication your body would reject the fat. Also as a side complication of the antirejection medicine is a possibility of contracting more infection and inducing more cancer in your body.
I wish you well on your procedure research,
James McAdoo and DO FACOS
- 20 years experience
- 33,000 OR cases
- AOA board certified plastic surgeon
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