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5 Reasons to Have a Fat Transfer From Stomach to Buttocks Procedure

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


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In 2017, there were 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive plastic surgeries in the U.S.

Evidently, plastic surgery is becoming a popular method for achieving the body that you desire. When it comes to contouring your backside, a fat transfer from stomach to buttocks is an increasingly popular treatment.

Between 2015 and 2016, the number of buttock's augmentations using fat grafting increased by 26%. It's a simple and safe procedure that's considered a natural form of plastic surgery.

If you're looking at ways to tighten your buttocks while giving it more volume, a fat transfer may be the solution you're searching for. We'll discuss the 5 reasons you should consider fat grafting as your first option for buttocks enhancement.

What is A Fat Transfer?

In a fat transfer procedure, liposuction is used to remove fat from one area of the body. 
After the fat is gathered from an area in which your fat layers are thicker, it is purified and deposited into the area of the body that requires more volume.

A fat transfer can be used anywhere in the body. The most common areas it's used are the cheeks, lips, and hollow lower eyelids. It's also commonly used in places we lose volume as a result of aging including the breasts and buttocks.

The result is a natural-looking, smoother, tighter and more supple area. Sometimes the fat is reabsorbed by the body and causes a loss of volume. This can be built back up or you may consider an alternative solution. We'll talk more about those later.

For the best results, it's important to look for a surgeon that is trained to select, handle, process and transfer the fat in the most effective way.

Reasons to Have a Fat Transfer from Stomach to Buttocks

There are 5 big reasons to consider gat grafting as your number one solution for volumizing and tightening your buttocks.

Holistic Approach

People consider fat grafting a natural procedure because it injects your body with a material that is produced by your body. This is one of the most holistic ways to augment and contour your buttocks.

Using the fat from your own body means you're not being injected with a manufactured substance that could cause a bad reaction or lead to rejection. There are no implants or foreign substances involved in this procedure. And because it's your own fat, the results feel natural to the touch.

The fat is carefully selected and purified by a centrifuge device. Only the healthiest fat is chosen and used for reinjection.

Your fat contains your own stems cells. Stem cells are harvested with your healthy fat deposits. This precise procedure allows these stem cells to be preserved and reinjected along with your fat.

Your fat is only purified before reinjection. There are no artificial substances added to the fat. There is absolutely zero biological manipulation either.

Lasting Results

The best fat grafting surgeons utilize a special liposuction cannula. This does more than allowing for a gentle procedure in harvesting the fat.

It also allows your surgeon to choose fat from areas that contain "diet-resistant" fat. 

What does that mean for you? That even if your weight fluctuates after having the procedure, your results will not.

Thanks to this special expertise, a fat transfer from stomach to buttocks will give you long-lasting results. You can expect years of volume.

Choosing a highly skilled surgeon will affect the amount of time your fat grafting lasts. 

They'll use the best fat layering techniques to maximize your results and how long they stay voluminous.

Quick and Safe Procedure

The more traditional methods in buttock augmentation involve implanting a foreign object in the desired area, as well as incisions and dissections that require a lot of cutting and even more recovery time.

By comparison, a fat transfer is a quick procedure that's also safe.

First, you'll be given anesthesia so you won't feel a thing during the procedure. General anesthesia is used for large areas like the buttocks and a local anesthesia is used on smaller body parts.

Your healthy fat is then removed using liposuction. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure in the US. More than 300,000 liposuction procedures are performed every year with very little risk.

Once your fat is removed, it will be purified and placed into a number of syringes. Your surgeon will then inject that fat into the buttocks. Multiple injections will help the fat spread evenly throughout your buttocks for a smooth finish.

This procedure can be completed in as little as 2-3 hours. A fat transfer from stomach to buttocks is an outpatient procedure that doesn't require you to stay in the facility for recovery.

Very Little Side Effects

The most common side effect of this procedure is swelling and bruising. You might notice this around the areas where fat was removed as well as where the fat was reinjected. These side effects will only last for a few days after the procedure.

The other common side effect is scarring. If scarring occurs, it's typically minimal.

Scars may form where incisions were made for the liposuction cannula to harvest fat. 

Those incisions are very small and result in very small scars if any at all. Surgeons generally make incisions in places that are covered by clothing so you can conceal them while they fade.

Helps Tighten Your Tummy

The fat used in fat grafting is taken from your own body in places where fat layers are thicker. That means that it's not only giving you more volume in your buttocks, it's also trimming your waist.

What Are the Alternatives?

As mentioned, not all of your fat cells will survive the process of transfer from one area to another. Some of the fat cells will be reabsorbed by the body.

If you're looking for a more permanent solution to volume-loss, you may consider silicone implants instead of fat grafting. You may also consider non-surgical procedures such as injectable fillers.

It's important to note that, if your family has a history of breast cancer, you may want to consider alternatives to getting a fat transfer from the stomach to buttocks. The injected fat cells may cause problems with proper breast cancer screening.

Consider All Your Options

A fat transfer from the stomach to buttocks is a quick and easy holistic surgery that gives you lasting results with very little side effects. To consider all of the possible options for creating volume and contour in your, have a look at all the procedures that we offer.

If you have any questions, we are just a call away!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.