Call Us Today ! 1.678.205.8400

Fat Grafting to Butt

//Fat Grafting to Butt
Fat Grafting to Butt 2017-08-12T20:38:20+00:00

What is Fat Grafting to Butt Surgery?

Fat grafting to butt surgery is a natural and effective way to get the beautifully sculpted buttocks that you want.

Fat grafting takes a patient’s own fat and then it is re-implanted in a specific body area. Usually, fat is taken from areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs or love handles. It is also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift.

Fat grafting to butt surgery offers a more natural appearance than implants, has a less painful recovery process and leaves minimal scarring. It produces rounder, larger buttocks with desired protrusion and contour.

Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required.
The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for a fat grafting to butt procedure. They include:
Your skin has a fair amount of elasticity
You have enough fat from a donor site (love handles, abdomen, flank)
You have flat or narrow buttocks and desire a more shapely, rounder butt
You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
• You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
After the surgery the area where the fat was taken from will be sore, but you usually won’t experience a lot of pain.
The biggest issue in recovery is you should not sit for more than 15 minutes during the two weeks following your procedure. That’s because the fat needs time to heal and become a part of the buttocks. Lying on your stomach, back or side, standing and walking are all fine, but you must avoid sitting directly on your butt.

Most patients can return to work in 1-2 weeks, but should avoid strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks following the procedure.

After the procedure you will see a very meaningful, enhanced buttock shape. In addition to the new augmented area, you will also see an improvement in the body area that the fat was taken from, as the fat extraction will remove pockets of unwanted fat.
Your results will be visible immediately following your procedure, but it could take months for the final results to be visible. That’s because swelling needs to completely dissipate, and the fat needs to mold to your body’s tissue.
You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.

Fat will be taken from the donor site (abdomen, love handles, back) using liposuction. A small incision is made and Dr. Jimerson will use a cannula to extract the fat. The fat is then processed, and prepared for grafting.

Fat grafting to butt Fat grafting to butt 2 Fat grafting to butt 3

You will have several different injection sites on your buttocks to transfer the fat back into your body. After the fat is grafted to the new area, a compression garment will be placed on you. Bandages will be placed on the donor sites where incisions were made.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.
Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks may include:

Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Swelling • Bruising • Blood clots
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!

Prior to your procedure you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.
He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos may be taken, both before and after the surgery.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

What happens prior to fat grafting to butt surgery? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.
If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.

Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.

Fat grafting: also called fat transfer, is taking fat from one area of the body and grafting it (injecting it) into another area of the body
Local anesthetic: an injection using medications like lidocaine to eliminate pain in a specific area of the body

Cannula: an instrument used by Dr. Jimerson to suction out fat from the donor site

Donor site: the area of the body where fat will be taken, such as the abdomen, love handles, flank or thighs

Liposuction: the procedure that removes fat from a donor site using suction and a cannula

Prior to your procedure you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.
He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos may be taken, both before and after the surgery.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.
The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.
The best way to determine if fat grafting to butt is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.