Fat Transfer to Buttocks: What You Should Know Before You Decide

Dr. Lee Colony  In: Brazilian Butt Lift

Fat transfer to buttocks became more popular around the year 2015. The American Society of Plastic Surgery saw a rise of 28% in buttock augmentation with fat grafting in that year. This is still a relatively popular procedure that has been dubbed the “Brazilian butt lift.”

Transferring fat from areas such as your stomach to the buttocks is a way of achieving that curvier and feminine physique.

An Overview of the process

The fat transfer to buttocks process is used to lift and shape your buttocks. The entire process is achieved through what is referred to as fat grafting.

Dr. Colony will remove fat from areas such as the hips, lower back, thighs, and abdomen. The fat is then purified and transferred back to your buttocks using a syringe. The good news is that you get to decide where you want to source the fat from. The lifting and smoothing effect of the buttocks is then achieved using your own body tissues.

Before you decide to go for the Brazilian butt lift, here are a few things you need to know.

The benefits of the Brazilian butt lift procedure

  1. Improve your body’s proportions

You get to have that proportional shape that you have always wanted thanks to fat transfer to the buttocks.

  1. You get to conduct fat grafting

The liposuction component of the Brazilian butt lift procedure allows patients to reduce stubborn areas of exercise-resistant fat that may have been bothering them for years.

  1. More natural-looking outcome

The Brazilian butt lift will get you a more natural-looking physique without the problems of artificial implants.

Repeating butt augmentation procedures

After a Brazilian butt lift, some of the fat will get reabsorbed back to your body. This is a natural body process, but it may mean that in some cases you will need more than one procedure.


There will be a few small scars where the incision are made, but these are easily hidden and minimal. Bruising and swelling are common and it is necessary to avoid pressure over grafted areas initially. ­

Schedule a Consultation

If you have always wanted a straightforward procedure that gives your buttocks a needed lift, schedule a consultation. Michigan Plastic Surgery™ is here to help with fat transfer to the buttocks. Dr. Colony has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. Book an appointment today by calling (517) 889-1297 or filling out our online form.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Michigan Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Lee H. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S., a renowned Board Certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery. As a respected national speaker and educator, his dedication to patient safety and involvement in esteemed medical societies highlight his exceptional skills.