Have you ever wished you could magically move fat from your stomach, flanks or other areas to a more desirable spot like your buttocks or breasts? It is not magic, but it is possible with body contouring procedures. Using a combination of liposuction and fat grafting procedures, you can slim one area while enhancing another. The two most common fat transfer procedures are the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and natural breast augmentation, both of which we offer at Maia Plastic Surgery.
Benefits of a BBL Procedure
One of the most popular body contouring procedures in recent years is the BBL. For those with flat or smaller buttocks, BBLs can bolster this area with the transfer of fat from another area, often the abdomen. BBL has the benefit of slimming an area with more fat like the stomach, flanks or thighs while creating a rounder, lifted buttock region at the same time. Since the augmentation uses the patient’s own fat, the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift tend to look and feel more natural compared to implants.
Good candidates for a BBL are those who have good skin elasticity and enough extra fat to remove to transfer to the buttocks. The procedure is performed by liposuctioning fat from the desired area, and then purifying the fat before it is injected into the buttocks. There are no incisions in the buttock area and the incisions for liposuction are very small and easily hidden.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Like a BBL, a natural breast augmentation uses fat transfer techniques to increase the size of the breasts. Patients can have fat removed from one area of the body and injected into the breasts to increase their size. Liposuction is performed on the desired area, removing enough fat to increase the breasts up to one cup size.
Natural breast augmentation is wonderful for those who want larger breasts but do not want implants. The results look and feel natural with no incision scars, which is very desirable for many individuals. Plus, the area that receives liposuction is made smaller, which can result in a flatter abdomen, smaller waist, reduced love handles, or slimmer thighs.
Recovery from Fat Transfer Procedures
Recovery from breast or buttock fat transfer involves minimal downtime. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising in both the liposuction and fat transfer areas, but this subsides over time. The final results become more apparent as the swelling diminishes, providing a natural-looking breast or buttock enhancement and a more contoured body.
If you are interested in learning more about body contouring options with fat transfer, come see us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We offer customizable fat transfers to enhance your buttocks or breasts while slimming areas with excess fat deposits. Call one of our clinics in the Washington, D.C., metro area to schedule your fat transfer consultation with Dr. Maia.