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Why do so many people get fat transfer to the buttocks?
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Why do so many people get fat transfer to the buttocks?

06th Sep 2021

With the development of modern plastic surgery, there are procedures that have emerged and become famous and very popular in a matter of years. When it comes to procedures such as liposuction and breast augmentation that have been performed for several decades, it is normal for patients and other people to know plenty of details about them. However, when it comes to more modern procedures such as fat transfer, people might still struggle to understand exactly how it is performed and why so many people nowadays get fat transferred to their buttocks.

Fat transfer only be performed on patients who have an excess of adipose tissue in other areas of the body. For most patients, the fat is transferred from the abdomen and the flanks, but fat can also be harvested from the back or the thighs, depending on the patient’s anatomy and tendency to accumulate fat. But nowadays many people are affected and develop unwanted adipose deposits in different areas of the body, and this is why most patients are eligible for the procedure and meet the main criteria. If the patient has a thin body frame with insufficient adipose tissue, fat transfer to the buttocks can’t be performed. The patient should consider getting butt implants instead.

Patients prefer fat transfer to the buttocks because:

–    Minimal scarring

With fat transfer, the patient will be left with small scars on the donor areas and also scars on the buttocks. However, in a vast majority of cases, the scars won’t be bigger than 3 to 4 mm. Compared to butt augmentation with implants, the scars are much smaller and the risk to develop an infection is minimal. 

–    Natural results

The results achieved after fat transfer are 100% natural because the plastic surgeon will only use the patient’s own fat cells. When the plastic surgeon is experienced enough, the results can be spectacular and the patient will have little marks left on the body as proof of the surgery. 

–    Minimal risks and complications

There is no procedure that is completely risk-free; however, fat transfer is one of the procedures that is associated with minimal risks and complications. The risk of infection is small and the same goes for deep vein thrombosis, delayed wound healing, and wound dehiscence. The patient might experience pain and discomfort, and also swelling and bruising for a few weeks or even months. Seroma and hematoma can also occur, and this is the reason why the plastic surgeon will advise you to wear compression garments. 


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