Gluteal Fat Transfer

Gluteal Fat Transfer

The Gluteal Fat Procedure often referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift“ reshapes the buttock region and can also reshape the entire lower back and hips in order to create a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette and body contour. A Gluteal Fat transfer is favored over Gluteal Implants because it gives a much softer, natural result. This type of surgery is a great way to improve both size and shape of the buttocks as well as achieve more proportion of the overall body. Buttock augmentation by way of fat transfer is usually performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure with patients going home the same day. The procedure takes about 90 minutes to complete.

Who is an ideal candidate for this procedure?

The best candidate for a Fat Transfer to the buttock is someone who is in good overall health but has enough donor areas of fat on their body. This excess fat is needed in order to ensure there is enough fat available to create a nice, round buttock during surgery.

Which areas of the my body will be used for the fat transfer?

The abdomen, waist (love handles), thighs and lower back are the primary areas used to donate fat which is obtained through liposuction.

How much of the fat can I expect to keep permanently?

This varies from person to person and technique used, but most patients can expect to keep about 70% of the total transferred fat (volume). After about six months, the amount of fat that remains is assumed to be permanent. If the fat is harvested, processed, and injected correctly, the result should be long lasting.

If I lose weight after surgery, will my buttock size decrease?

The buttock size can increase or decrease depending on your overall body weight fluctuations since the grafted fat will behave like fat elsewhere in your body. If you gain weight, you may see an increase in the size of your buttock as well as your entire body. If you lose weight after the surgery, your buttock may get smaller but so may your entire body.

How long is the recovery from a Brazilian buttock lift?

Most patients will take 5-7 days off from work to recover from a buttock augmentation (Brazilian buttock lift). Some patients find it beneficial to modify their sitting with the use of pillows and cushions for the first week or two after surgery.

When is it ok to sit after a fat transfer?

Patients wear a compressive garment from their waist to their knees for the first week after surgery. Positioning after a Gluteal Fat becomes very important and some patients feel more comfortable sleeping on their sides or their stomach during this period. Patients can sit on their buttocks after surgery but most feel more comfortable with the assistance of a special pillow or cushion placed under the back of their thighs. Most of the obvious swelling resolves in about two to four weeks after surgery. As with any type of fat transfer, some of the fat may shrink or atrophy with time, and by six months you will have a good idea of how much fat (volume) will remain long-term.

Can I have other procedures done at the same time as a Brazilian buttock lift?

It is possible to perform other procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation at the same time as a buttock augmentation in order to further enhance overall body shape and proportion. It is recommended that if you are interested in a Gluteal Fat Transfer, please have a personal consultation with Dr. Gary Burton who will explain indepth the Gluteal Fat Transfer Procedure.

Dr. Gary Burton is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial and body enhancements. Patients from the following areas and cities can conveniently schedule appointments in our Baltimore or Bowie Maryland offices: Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Hagerstown, Annapolis, College Park, Salisbury, Greenbelt, Bethesda, Potomac, Laurel, Crofton, Pasadena, Green Haven, Essex, Middle River, Severna Park, Arnold, Lochearn, Woodlawn, Towson, Aberdeen, Chesapeake City, Chesapeake Bay, Oxford, Westminster, Concord, Washington, D.C., Dover, Delaware (DE), Alexandria, Virginia (VA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA).

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