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Fat Transfer from Stomach to Buttocks

fat transfer from stomach to buttocks

Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a popular cosmetic treatment that adds volume to your butt and augments your curves using fat transfer. It boasts the ability to target two or more areas at once. As such, fat transfer can tackle the common issue of excess stomach fat and also answer the problem of an undefined buttocks.

This blog will provide a thorough breakdown of the entire procedure of using liposuction on the stomach and transferring it to the butt to help you decide if it’s the right combination for you.

Benefits of Fat Transfer From Stomach to Buttocks

Quick Procedure

The fat transfer surgery is rather quick due to the fact that fat is only extracted from one or two areas. If fat is only required to be taken from the stomach, extraction should only take around 2 hours, whereas it can take up to 4 hours to extract fat from multiple areas. This means that in a relatively short amount of time, patients will have achieved their ideal body shape, with a naturally contoured waist, hips, and buttocks. 

Lasting Results

The longevity of the BBL is another one of its main benefits. Results can be seen immediately after the surgery. However, the immediate volume will shrink by 30-50% of fat cells as you recover from the surgery, but your surgeon will account for this when deciding how much fat to transfer to ensure you achieve your desired shape. After three to six months, the fat cells will stabilise and integrate with the surrounding tissue, becoming a natural part of your body.

Flattens Tummy

The fat transfer surgery removes excess fat from the stomach and surrounding areas and uses this to enlarge the butt. Due to this, you will be able to slim your stomach, which can be a problem area for many patients, whilst enhancing the butt. A flatter tummy will make your augmented buttocks look even more prominent.

Contours Buttocks

Fat transfer from the stomach to the buttocks provides a more defined look to your buttocks compared to exercises such as squats. The excess harvested fat is injected with artistic precision to get the exact shape you want.

This is difficult to achieve with exercise, as it is difficult, and, in some cases, impossible to build muscle in such quantities. The surgeon will be able to ascertain what shape buttocks you have and therefore be able to build around this to achieve the best contour.

Fat Transfer Procedure

The Brazilian butt lift procedure combines liposuction and fat injections. First, fat transfer patients will be placed under either sedation or general anaesthesia. Then, the surgeon extracts excess fat through tiny incisions from targeted areas such as the stomach using a suction cannula. This fat is purified by the surgeon so that it is safe and ready to inject back into the body.

Finally, Dr Omar Tillo uses the BEST-F technique to ensure the safest reintroduction of fat into the body. The specific technique, used exclusively by Dr. Tillo, injects the fat superficially above the gluteal muscle to create the pronounced BBL shape. As part of this unique fat transfer technique, the surgeon uses an ultrasound to ensure that the fat is not injected into the gluteal muscle, which significantly increases the safety of the procedure.

Recovery

You will experience soreness, swelling, and the draining of fluid from targeted areas up to two weeks after the fat transfer surgery. You should wait four weeks before engaging in strenuous exercise. Furthermore, a speedy recovery is dependent on the extent of your aftercare. For aftercare, you should avoid putting direct pressure on the area for up to 3 weeks, consider getting lymphatic drainage massages, and wear a compression garment to promote healing. 

Results

As mentioned previously, results can be seen immediately after the fat transfer surgery. Although 30-50% of fat cells will be absorbed by the body, the doctor will account for this so that when you are fully healed, the volume and shape of your BBL is not compromised. As a result, you will be left with pronounced curves.

Reassuringly, leftover scars are small and minimal, so the results are increasingly natural-looking. Around three months after surgery, and for up to 6-8 weeks, you will experience fluffing, where your skin expands to accommodate the new fat cells to make your results feel natural.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer?

In general, most men and women with no underlying health conditions and a BMI below 35 are good candidates for a fat transfer from the stomach to the buttocks. The ideal candidates will also have enough excess fat in their stomach or other areas of the body to be harvested for the procedure. 

However, patients with a lower BMI might still qualify for a ‘skinny BBL’. If you think this may be you, book a consultation with Dr Tillo to confirm your eligibility.

Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic

If buttocks enlargement using fat transfer sounds like the ideal procedure for you, book a consultation with CREO clinic today to start your BBL journey.

Dr Omar Tillo is a key opinion leader on BBL surgery, having developed his own specialised technique that improves the safety and results of the surgery. With Dr Tillo’s extensive experience, patients can achieve a more contoured body by the safest means.

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