Fat Transfer Brazilian Butt Lift

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About Fat Transfer Brazilian Butt Lift

The benefit of a fat transfer over other procedures that boost fat volume, such as synthetic filler procedures (for example polymethyl methacrylate, beads, or silicone implants) or natural substitutes (collagen, hyaluronic acid, dermis), is that the fat used is from your own body and will not cause an autoimmune rejection or allergic reaction.

The results from a fat transfer in Brazilian butt lift are mostly permanent, whereas natural substitutes such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and dermis (which seek to replicate what your body has already lost or stopped producing) are only temporary. That said, the results of a fat transfer are better seen and longer lasting on areas of the body that experience less movement. This is why it is especially important to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks for at least 3 weeks following your Brazilian butt lift procedure .

The Advantages of Fat Transfer

While the tissue extracted from liposuction is quite fragile during removal, medical advances have increased the survival rate of adipose cells to 80 to 90 percent in the majority of techniques. This strategically repositioned fat will make your butt area appear more voluptuous, youthful, and exponentially sexier. Thus, with a Brazilian butt lift you not only get perkier buttocks but also the added benefit of liposuction slimming down the areas surrounding it, most often producing an ideal hourglass figure. It should also be noted that while fat transfer procedures tend to have more lasting results compared to dermal fillers and implants, some fat may be re-absorbed by the body within the first 3 months following your Brazilian butt lift operation. Also, not all extracted fat can be repurposed

Fat Transfer Techniques

Your Brazilian butt lift fat transfer procedure will typically be performed either in a hospital or at a private cosmetic surgery clinic. Fat transfer can be completed using local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation, although general anaesthetic may be required if a large area is being targeted. When broken down to its most basic elements, fat transfer can be split into three distinct steps:

  • Harvesting the Fat: Once you and your surgeon have agreed upon donor sites, the first step in your fat transfer will be prepping the locations (i.e., thigh, abdomen) for the removal of fat. In Brazilian butt lift, it often considered ideal to have at least 2 or 3 separate donor sites to extract fat from. Preparation of the area is typically done with a combination of local anaesthetic such as lidocaine and epinephrine, a blood constrictor. This pairing creates a tumescent solution that hardens fat cells and makes them easier to extract during liposuction. Following the application of the anaesthetic, a small incision is made through which a stainless steel tube (otherwise known as a cannula) connected to a syringe is inserted. Vacuum-suction will be applied through the syringe to carefully extricate the targeted, tumescent subcutaneous fat. Of the fat harvested, not all will survive the extraction process. However, modern liposuction techniques have adipose fat survival rates at about 80 to 90%.
  • Purifying and Transferring: Having removed enough fat from the donor site, your surgeon will next process it either through a centrifuge spin cycle or a filtration process that will remove impurities (i.e., blood, surgical fluid, etc.). The pure adipose fat cells will then be placed into small syringes so that they may be transferred into the desired location.
  • Placement: The targeted areas of your buttocks to deposit the fat will first be prepared with a small incision (less than 1 mm wide) so that a blunt cannula can be passed through. A syringe is then inserted through the cannula. The blunt cannula is then withdrawn, at which time fatty tissue parcels are deposited by the syringe along the fat’s natural tissue planes. This process is repeated multiple times until the desired correction is achieved, creating a smooth grid of fatty tissue deposits.


Following your Brazilian butt lift and fat transfer at Clinic 360 in Toronto, you can generally expect results including a softer, fuller, more youthful appearance. There is also a chance that the targeted area will have better skin quality. Given that approximately 65% of the fat injected will be reabsorbed by the body, the long-term results of the procedure depend on the experience, skill, and technique chosen by your surgeon. This is why it is imperative to get your Brazilian butt lift procedure done at a reputable plastic surgery firm such as Clinic 360 in Toronto. If you feel that not enough fat has remained permanently fixed in place, a touch-up procedure may be necessary.

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