Role of Liposuction in Fat Transfer to Buttock Procedure

by | Aug 14, 2019 | Fat Transfer/Fat Grafting

Women seeking natural looking buttock augmentation outcomes can consider fat transfer to buttocks in Manhattan, popularly known as Brazilian Butt Lift surgery (BBL). The main advantage of this technique is that is uses the patient’s own body fat (autologous fat). Leading NYC surgeons perform the procedure using local anesthesia. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, the procedure can provide natural looking results with minimal side effects and recovery time.

One of the reasons why women prefer buttock augmentation with fat grafting is that it is safer than implant-based butt augmentation and can provide natural-looking results. The procedure involves two components – fat harvesting and fat grafting. Fat harvesting involves liposuction to extract the needed fat for augmentation from the body areas such as the mid back, bra rolls, flanks, stomach, and thighs. A saline medium is first injected into the site to deliver the medications to numb the area, and minimize bleeding and bruising. The extracted fat is then purified and then injected back to the buttock to provide the desired outcome.

A skilled surgeon can shape the back area just under the curvature of the top of the buttocks in such as way that it decreases waist size and improves the projection of the buttocks even before the fat is injected. Expert plastic surgeons use advanced energy assisted methods of liposuction that allow for smoother and easier extraction of fat with lesser trauma and minimal bruising. Thus, liposuction plays major role in the procedure:

  • Removes the fat required for transfer to the buttocks
  • Improves the shape of the areas from which fat is removed, and sculpts the waist and flanks to enhance overall body contour

Many women who are thin tend to think that they may not be a candidate for BBL. However, expert plastic surgeons say you only need to have enough fat available for transfer in the procedure. Even some smaller patients, who may have been considered too slim a few years ago, could still have enough fat to spare in other body parts in order to have an effective BBL. The amount of fat volume a surgeon injects into your buttocks is directly proportional to the amount they can remove from other areas of your body.

On right candidate, BBL can provide a tremendous transformation. For larger areas of liposuction and higher volume of fat transfer, general anesthesia is required due to the relatively large area of harvest sites to be performed and because a large amount of fat transfer is necessary to maintain a maximum result. However, NYC plastic surgeons have introduced new concept – a small to moderate size BBL under local anesthesia (BBLULA). This can be performed safely and effectively with minimal pain by a surgeon who is experienced in this technique. BBL can result in a fuller, curvier posterior, improves a flat derriere, correct aesthetic concerns caused by pregnancy or weight loss, and improve proportional imbalances.

The volume of fat transferred to the buttocks would depend on factors such as buttock size, skin quality and the extent of augmentation required. Some key benefits of the procedure include:

  • BBL results are meant to last for many years
  • Fat cells removed with liposuction will not return to the treated area
  • The fat cells that survive transfer to the buttocks will remain for years to come
  • Provides natural looking results
  • Improves the donor site contour by removing excess fat
  • Local anesthesia, no hospital stay
  • Reduced risks with no implant-related complications
  • Less chance of rejection because the patient’s own fat is used
  • Short downtime and fast recovery

Fat transfer butt augmentation results are usually noticeable immediately after the procedure and can last several months and even years. Maintaining a stable weight is important to keep your results looking their best.

Women considering fat transfer to buttocks in Manhattan should choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility that has plastic surgeons who are experts in both components: liposuction and fat grafting. Such surgeons can provide safe treatment and optimal results.

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