Brazilian butt lift, which is also known as fat transfer to the buttocks, is a plastic surgery procedure to enhance your butt. If your butt is flatter, poorly shaped, or asymmetrical, the Brazilian butt lift can be an effective treatment for the condition. The modern standards of beauty require women to have fuller and shapelier behinds. As a result, women without such often experience lower self-esteem. The Brazilian butt lift is a less invasive, more effective, and relatively safer way to enhance your rear end naturally. The procedure uses your own body fat to increase the size and improve the shape of your buttocks. In order to qualify for the surgery, you must have excess, unwanted fat in your body. The extra fat is removed from your butt via liposuction. Many patients ask how much fat is transferred to the buttocks during the Brazilian butt lift. This is a very important and common question. You should be sure to ask it from your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. Volume of fat transferred to the butt during Brazilian Butt Lift The amount of fat to be transferred to your buttocks during the BBL depends on a number of factors. This includes your aesthetic goals, the volume of surplus fat in your body, your overall health, the aesthetic flaws in your booties, and your surgeon’s experience, knowledge, and expertise. During the initial consultation, the first thing the plastic surgeon will assess is the amount of unwanted fat available in different areas of your body. The common fat donor sites include the abdomen, sides, flanks, thighs, and calves. If you have stubborn fat pockets in these areas, it should be enough to solve the major aesthetic flaws in your booties. Secondly, your aesthetic goals and expectations will be taken into consideration. If your primary goal is to make your butt bigger, it will require an extra fat transfer. Since there is a limit to the volume of fat that can be removed from your body during a single liposuction session, you may be required to undergo multiple fat transfer sessions. However, if your primary goal is to make your butt shapelier and voluptuous, it can be achieved with moderate amount of fat transfer. It is also important to keep in mind that the volume of fat injected in your buttocks during the Brazilian butt lift will not be equal to the fat removed from your body through liposuction. The volume of fat removed from your body will be processed first and only the best quality, 100% live fat cells will be selected for transfer to your butt. This is where your surgeon’s experience and skills come into play. If your plastic surgeon uses a moderate or low-pressure suction pump to remove the fat from the donor areas, more fat will qualify for transfer to your butt. On the other hand, if the surgeon uses a high-pressure suction pump, majority of the fat cells will be damaged or dead. This will leave the doctor with only 20-25 percent good quality fat cells for transfer to your booties. No matter how skilled your plastic surgeon is, the amount of fat that may qualify for transfer to your butt will be a fraction of the total volume of fat removed from your body. The dead and damaged cells will be disposed along with the fluids during the fat processing. The final volume of fat picked for transfer to the butt during one session of fat transfer can range from 60-70 percent of the total fat removed from your body during the liposuction session. It is important to make sure that only the best quality, alive and uninjured fat cells are grafted in your butt. This will help deliver effective and sustainable results. Remember, when the proper fat removal, processing, and grafting techniques are used; the need for extra fat will be lower during the procedure and in the future. Average volume of fat transferred to the butt Having analyzed more than 100 cases of Brazilian butt lifts performed over the last couple of years, I found the average volume of fat transferred to both buttocks for each patient to be 1600 cc. From my calculations, I found out that the average volume of fat injected was 800 cc to each buttock. However, the exact volume of fat that may be transferred to your butt depends on different factors, as discussed above. It also depends on your height, body size, weight, and buttock dimensions. If you are thin, you may have low volume of excess fat in your body, so high volume fat transfer will not be possible. On the other hand, if you are petite with smaller butt dimensions, it would not be feasible to transfer more than the ideal volume of fat to your rear end. Ideally, the volume of fat transferred to your butt should complement your overall body profile, buttock dimensions, and other important aspects of your body. Your plastic surgeon would assess and examine these factors during the initial consultation. If more than the ideal amount of fat is used, your buttocks will not look like a part of your body; instead, it’ll look like an entirely separate object. Conclusion Brazilian butt lift is a popular butt augmentation procedure in the US. It involves the use of your own body fat to augment and enhance your buttocks. Many patients want to know how much fat is transferred to the butt during the surgery. This has been discussed in detail above; however, the average volume of fat that I have transferred to the butts of my patients over the last two years is 800 cc to each buttock. If your primary goal is to achieve large buttocks and your body lacks enough fat to achieve this, the plastic surgeon may recommend you the butt implants surgery instead.