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Is fat transfer from tummy to behind possible?

Q:

I am 240 lbs and have a large mid section. Would transferring fat from my tummy to my buttocks be a reasonable and safe procedure for me?

A:

Fat transfer from the midsection to the buttocks are is performed almost daily throughout the USA. It is often referred to as a Brazilian Buttocks Lift (BBL). An examination would be required to determine if you are a good candidate, Consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS in your area who performs this procedure. 

Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Transferring fat from one region of the body to the buttocks is a common procedure in my practice. This is commonly referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) as the others have stated. This procedure can be done under general and sometimes even under local anesthesia. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon that performs this procedure regularly. They will do an examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate and what your options are. 

Initially the fat will resorb (about 30-40% absorbs).  But, after a period of several months we see that fat start to be restored.  

There are some risks, and usually these are uncommon.  But, it is possible to develop an infection in the fat, requiring antibiotics, or the fat to turn into some hard nodules.  Fortunately, negative side-effects are infrequent.

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