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How much fat is needed for a visible augmentation of the buttocks?

22nd Jan 2019

How Much Fat Is Needed For A Visible Augmentation Of The Buttocks?

 

So what can you do if you want bigger, rounder, and more appealing buttocks? Before anything else, you should schedule a pre-operative meeting with a talented, board-certified plastic surgeon who will assess your condition and recommend the procedure that is most suitable for your particular case. Nowadays there are two main procedures performed with the aim to increase the size of the buttocks. One of the procedures is silicone implants and the other is fat transfer. The first procedure is very popular nowadays because it provides a considerable augmentation practically overnight. Moreover, the results are easy to sustain over time and not affected by external or internal factors.

Generally speaking, for patients who want a significant increase in the size of the buttocks, the recommendation is to get butt implants. While butt augmentation with fat is also a very popular procedure, the results that can be achieved are very different compared to butt implants.

Many patients ask how much fat is needed for a visible augmentation of the buttocks. In most cases, the plastic surgeon can inject up to 1 liter of fat into each butt cheek. This is the maximum amount of fat that can be injected in one session, but you should know that most patients won’t have this much fat for the procedure and also that not all the fat injected will survive the first two months after the procedure.

The fat is collected with the help of liposuction, but the maximum amount of fat that should be removed in one session is six to seven liters of fat. Exceeding this amount can trigger complications. But even if the patient has six liters of fat, this doesn’t mean the plastic surgeon can use all of it. The fat is processed and purified, and often 2 liters are the maximum amount of fat that can be injected into the buttocks.

However, there is another aspect to keep in mind. The maximum of fat that can be used during fat transfer is also dependent on the initial condition of the butt tissues. If the patient has a very small butt, chances are the surgeon won’t be able to use up to 1 liter of fat per butt cheek as the fat transferred in excess will just be reabsorbed by the body over the following period after surgery.

So how much fat is needed for a visible augmentation of the buttocks? We can say that if the plastic surgeon will be able to inject 500-1000 ml of fat into each butt cheek, the results should be visible for patients with a normal height and weight.

 


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