The desire to achieve a rounder, larger and more shapely butt has at least in part been driven by Kim Kardashian and her amazing, hourglass figure. Women increasingly appreciate the amazing silhouette of an hourglass physique. Whilst many of us may have persisted with diet and exercise to improve the female body shape as much as possible, a healthy lifestyle alone may not help to achieve enhanced contours. This is where fat transfer to buttocks, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, could be just the thing women need to achieve a shapely silhouette. Here we discuss what fat transfer to the buttocks involves and how it can transform your figure for a newfound self-confidence.
What is fat transfer to the Butt?
Fat transfer to the butt, also known as Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into the buttocks to increase their size and shape. The procedure typically involves liposuction to remove fat from the donor area, purifying the fat cells, and then reinjecting them into the buttocks.
The procedure can be done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendation. The recovery time can vary, but patients can typically return to light activities within a few days and to more strenuous activities within several weeks.
The procedure can be effective in providing a more youthful and shapely appearance to the buttocks, and the results are typically long-lasting as long as the patient maintains a stable weight. However, as with any surgery, there are risks and complications that can occur, including infection, bleeding, unevenness, and dissatisfaction with the final results. It is important to thoroughly discuss these risks and potential complications with a specialist plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the procedure.
Am I suitable for a Fat Transfer to Buttocks procedure?
It is best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a fat transfer to the buttocks procedure. Generally, good candidates for the procedure are those who are in good overall health, have enough fat in other areas of their body to harvest for the transfer, and have realistic expectations for the results.
However, some factors that may make someone a less suitable candidate for the procedure include:
- Obesity or significant weight fluctuations
- Previous surgery on the buttocks
- Blood clotting disorders
- Smoking, which can impede healing
- Pregnancy or planning to become pregnant
A qualified plastic surgeon will take into consideration all these factors and more, then will evaluate your overall health and medical history and will examine your buttocks to decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
It’s also important to note that this procedure is mainly cosmetic surgery, so if you have any medical condition that affects your buttocks, you may want to consult with a specialist in that area first.
What happens at the consultation for fat transfer to the buttocks?
During a consultation for a fat transfer to the buttocks procedure, a BBL surgeon will typically discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure and perform a physical examination of your buttocks, as well as any areas of your body from which fat will be harvested.
The surgeon will evaluate your overall health, including any medical conditions or medications you may be taking, and will discuss any risks or potential complications associated with the procedure. They may also take photographs of your buttocks for reference and to help plan the procedure.
You may also have the opportunity to discuss different options for the procedure, such as the type of anaesthesia, as well as the recovery process and what you can expect from the procedure.
The surgeon may also discuss the number of sessions that you may require depending on the amount of volume you want to achieve and will give you an estimate of the costs involved.
It’s important to ask any questions you may have and to be honest with your surgeon about your expectations and any concerns you may have. A good surgeon will always make sure you have a clear understanding of the procedure and its outcome before moving forward.
Buttock fat transfer procedure
A fat transfer to the buttocks procedure typically involves several steps, which may include:
- Liposuction: The surgeon will use liposuction to remove fat from the donor area, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, or back. This is typically done under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia.
- Fat purification: The harvested fat is processed and purified to separate the usable fat cells from the blood and other fluids.
- Injection: The purified fat cells are then carefully injected into the buttocks through small incisions using a cannula. The surgeon will carefully sculpt the buttocks to create a smooth, natural-looking shape.
- Bandages and compression garments: After the procedure, the surgeon will apply bandages and a compression garment to the buttocks to help reduce swelling and promote healing.
Fat transfer to butt recovery
Recovery after a fat transfer to the buttocks procedure can vary, but most patients are able to return to light activities within a few days and to more strenuous activities within several weeks.
During the first few days after the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the buttocks and donor areas. The surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help manage discomfort.
Patients will be instructed to wear a compression garment for several weeks to help reduce swelling and promote healing. They should avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for at least two weeks after the procedure and will be given instructions on how to sleep and sit during the recovery period.
The surgeon will also provide instructions on how to care for the incision sites and when to return for follow-up appointments.
It’s important to follow the surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and avoid complications. The results of the procedure will not be immediately visible, and it may take several weeks or months for the final results to be apparent. The transferred fat may also be reabsorbed by the body over time.
It’s also important to note that the results are long-lasting as long as the patient maintains a stable weight, otherwise, it may affect the outcome of the procedure. It’s also important to avoid any strenuous activities that could raise your heart rate and blood pressure for at least six weeks after the procedure.
Book a London fat transfer to buttocks consultation at Centre for Surgery
The desire to achieve round and fuller buttocks are now possible with a fat transfer to buttocks procedure. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of buttock fat transfer, get in touch with us today at 020 7993 4849. Our plastic surgeons are widely considered some of the top plastic surgeons in London performing this procedure. Our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone is considered one of the most advanced plastic surgery clinics in the UK.