Are you a woman who desires to have a more curvaceous behind? Do you have a flat butt, and want to add some curves? If so, you may have already been researching fat transfer to buttocks butt lifts, and be wondering if that procedure is right for you. For those who don’t know, a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift is when you have liposuction of your problem areas, such as your abdomen, flanks, and thighs, that have fat grafted, and then injected into your gluteal muscles to give you the curves you’ve always wanted. But if you’re already super thin, you may be wondering, “Do I have enough body fat to use for a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift?”

It All Depends.

For the most part, a San Diego plastic surgeon can’t tell just by looking at a picture of someone whether or not they have enough excess fat on their body to be used in a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift procedure. It all depends on your body’s unique physique and makeup, which can be determined during a consultation with your plastic surgeon.

How Much Fat is Needed for a Fat Transfer to Buttocks Butt Lift?

Generally speaking, a plastic surgeon will need to harvest at least 1000 cc of fat (500 ccs of fat per buttock) for a fat transfer to buttock butt lift surgery. However, most patients receive around 800 ccs of fat per buttock. You will typically have enough fat to be used in a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift procedure if you have a BMI of 22 or higher.

My BMI is Lower Than 22, But I Still Want to Add Curves. What Are My Butt Lift Options?

If your BMI is lower than 22, but you are still self-conscious of your flat butt, you do have butt lift options. One option is that you can temporarily gain weight, under the supervision of your doctor, to gain the necessary fat for a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift surgery. If that’s not an option for you, you can always consider butt implants as an alternative to a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift.

What Are Butt Implants?

Butt implants are silicone implants, which are different from the type of implants used during breast augmentation, which are placed in your buttocks through an incision in your inner butt crease. Before the fat transfer to buttocks surgery was created, butt implants were the most popular butt lift procedure in San Diego.

While butt implants can give you the curves you want if you don’t have enough fat for a fat transfer to buttocks, they do come with some drawbacks. First, with butt implants, you are placing a foreign object into your body, which increases the risk of rejection and infection. Second, while a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift is generally a permanent solution, butt implants will need to be replaced about once every 10 years. Finally, the recovery time with butt implants is a bit longer than that of a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift, which can be discouraging to some women.

I Want to Talk About My Butt Lift Options. What Do I Do Next?

If you’re a thin woman, and you want to know if you have enough fat for a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift, the best thing you can do is talk to Dr. Kaweski at the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in San Diego. Call her today for a free consultation and full examination at (619) 464-9876.