What is Fat Transfer to Buttocks?
Fat Transfer to Buttocks which is also known as fat grafting or Brazilian Butt Lift is the transfer of fat from some parts of the body like the stomach, arms to the buttocks to increase their volume size.
The fat is harvested through a procedure called liposuction, treated, and then injected back to the buttocks. About 80% of the fat transferred lives in its new location.
Fat harvesting and Transfer can be done in many ways. Every surgeon has his or her own way of doing it.
Below is a step by step procedure on how a fat transfer is conducted.
How fat transfer work.
Step by step procedure on how fat harvesting and injection is done;
- A general anesthesia is given to you to prevent you feeling pain during the procedure.
- The fat is then harvested using liposuction procedure into a filter and gently transferred to syringes.
- It is then treated by mixing with sterile saline and centrifuge a mild antibiotic.
- The fat is then injected into the buttocks using specialized fat transfer cannulas.
Even though fat transfer to buttocks does not guarantee to be permanent, if it is placed properly by an experienced doctor, it can be a success.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks Cost.
How much then does it cost to have fat transfer to the buttocks?
Well, there are a number of factors that affect the cost of fat transfer. However, according to realself, the average cost of a fat transfer is $5,375.
Depending on your region, the experience of your surgeon, and work performed, the price for fat transfer to buttocks costs Range from: $2,650 – $6,850.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks recovery.
How long will it take for you to recover from fat injections in buttocks? Every patient recovers differently depending on how he/she responds to the procedure.
However, most patient resume doing light activities after the first week of their surgery. A full recovery will take closer to 4-6 weeks.
Here are things you should avoid during the recovery period.
- Avoid sitting or lying on the buttocks for the first week after surgery.
- Too much-prolonged pressure on the buttock area can reduce increase the healing period.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the first week of your surgery.
Potential Risks/side effects for fat transfer to the buttocks.
There is no surgery without risks. however, if the surgery is handled by a board certified and experienced surgeon, the risks are minimal.
Below are potential risks and side effects that may arise from a fat transfer:
- Skin necrosis this is a condition where lumps form in the buttocks.
- fat embolism where the injected fat finds its way into the bloodstream and causes inflammation in the lungs.
- Hardening of the injected fat.
- lumps and asymmetry
- Seromas: Temporary fluid accumulations under the skin.
- Excess bleeding/Hematoma
- Suture Granuloma