IntroductionNowadays, plastic surgery offers different methods for patients interested in improving the shape of their body or increasing the volume of different features. Becoming increasingly popular nowadays are fat transfer procedures that allow a remodeling of the body by removing fat from areas where there is an excess and adding it to areas that could use a little boost of volume. The butt is one of the areas of the body that can successfully be addressed with the fat grafting procedure. The reality is that more and more people are showing off their beautifully contoured, bigger buttocks that are actually created with the help of a talented plastic surgeon and the fat transfer procedure. In this article, we will discuss the details of fat transfer and increasing the butt size progressively with fat grafting. Fat grafting to the buttocks: An overviewThis procedure targets patients who want to visibly improve the overall look of their body and the appearance of their buttocks using only natural substances. Fat grafting to the buttocks is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure that comes with a series of obvious advantages compared to other buttock augmentation methods. Among the most important benefits of undergoing fat transfer to the buttocks, the procedure is almost pain-free and there are no significant scars left behind after the procedure. Moreover, the procedure allows for a considerable reshaping of the body by addressing the areas with excess fat with liposuction. When butt implant surgery is performed, the patient will see an improvement in the area shortly after the procedure; however, the overall appearance of the body will be the same as before. When fat grafting to the buttocks is performed, the patient will notice that the overall appearance of the body has changed because liposuction was used to collect the fat required for the transfer. This is just one of the multiple benefits of undergoing fat grafting to the buttocks.Before anything else, we should discuss candidacy for the fat grafting procedure. Just like any other surgery performed for aesthetic purposes, patients should be in good health and emotional condition and have clear and realistic expectations. The procedure can be performed even on patients who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes with one condition: the plastic surgeon must be well-aware of your condition and the treatment must be adjusted so you’ll be okay during and after the procedure. To be able to undergo fat grafting to the buttocks, there is one prerequisite condition that will make you an eligible candidate: the presence of excess pockets of fat in different areas of the body. To undergo a fat grafting procedure, the patient needs to have excess fat in other areas of the body. Otherwise, the procedure can’t be performed. It is important to know that for fat transfer, the plastic surgeon can use only the patient’s own fat cells. We can’t use donors, not even if they are family members or even your twin brother or sister. The only fat that can be used needs to come from the patient’s own body. Generally speaking, the donor areas used for fat grafting are the abdomen and flanks, but even the back and thighs can provide enough quantities of fat, depending from patient to patient. Some plastic surgeons will charge more if more than one area of the body is to be targeted with liposuction to get fat for transfer to the buttocks. But you should keep in mind that the purpose of liposuction is to collect enough fat for the transfer. Where this fat is located should be of little importance and not reflect in the total cost of the procedure.Now let’s see how fat grafting to the buttocks is performed. The procedure starts with the plastic surgeon marking the areas to be targeted with liposuction and fat transfer. A general anesthetic is administered to the patient, and this way the patient will feel no pain or discomfort and will have no recollection of the surgery. Small incisions are then made in the areas to be targeted with liposuction. The incisions are no longer than 3-4 mm, but their size can depend on the areas where they are placed. Larger areas can allow for a bigger cannula to be introduced while smaller areas will only permit a small cannula. Liposuction can be performed on technically any area of the body that has an excess of adipose tissue. However, when it comes to fat transfer to the buttocks, it is preferable to perform liposuction on areas that can deliver significant amounts of fat such as the abdomen or the thighs. Small areas such as the chin, ankles or knees can’t provide enough fat for grafting to the buttocks. Afterwards, the plastic surgeon will then make back and forth movements with the cannula to dislodge and liquefy fat so they can be suctioned out of the body. The fat that is collected in this manner is stored and goes through a purification process. During this process, all the blood and other impurities are eliminated, and only pure and healthy fat cells are provided for transfer to the buttocks.The final stage of the fat grafting procedure is the injection of the fat to the buttocks. The plastic surgeon will inject the fat in different areas of the buttocks and at different depths to create a beautiful shape and increase the volume of the buttocks in a harmonious manner. Increasing butt size progressively with fat graftingYou might have noticed that some celebrities had little or no buttocks a few years ago and over time their butt started to look more and more appealing. Many of them swear on having no butt implants, and we can easily believe them as the fat grafting procedure uses nothing else but the patient’s own fat cells.Some women have a pear-shaped body. This means that the upper part of the body is smaller than the lower part of the body. This often translates to a small midline, small shoulders, but wide hips, curvaceous thighs, and nice, round buttocks. Does it sound like the Kardashian sisters? The reality is that this pear-shaped silhouette (also known as the A shape) is rarely so appealing in real life with no help from plastic surgery. Often the fat accumulates not only on the buttocks but on the thighs, making them thick and not very appealing. So if you notice a woman with an impressive butt, small midline and nice, slim legs and thighs, chances are this body shape was acquired with the help of plastic surgery, mainly a fat transfer to the buttocks. Fat grafting to the buttocks is often performed in combination with fat transfer to the hips to create the hourglass shape that so many women desire.But is it possible to get the butt of your dreams in one session of fat transfer? In a vast majority of cases the answer is no, especially if you want a significant projection. Fat transfer doesn’t provide much in terms of augmentation, not unless the procedure is performed in more than one session. This means you can increase the size of your butt progressively with the help of fat grafting. There is a limit on how much fat can be extracted during a session of liposuction. Moreover, the plastic surgeon won’t inject more than 1 liter of fat in each butt cheek during the procedure as the fat might die, and not even all the fat that was transferred will survive in the new environment. Up to 30% of the fat injected will be reabsorbed by the body in the next two months following the procedure. This is the reason why many women choose to undergo repeated procedures to achieve a considerable augmentation. ConclusionButt size can be progressively increased with the fat grafting procedure. This allows for a natural result that is long-lasting. Fat transfer to the buttocks is a safe procedure that lacks all the complications associated with using implants. Moreover, the main benefit is that it allows a more significant reshaping of the body due to liposuction being performed on the donor areas. Multiple sessions of fat grafting to the buttocks can provide impressive results and help the patient get the augmentation they desire with minimal risks involved.