Can I Use Fat From Someone Else For My Buttock Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to make my butt bigger by using fat injections instead of synthetic implants. But I don’t think I have have enough fat of my own to do ti as I am too thin. Is it possible to get body fat from my boyfriend to inject in my butt instead? He has plenty to give.

A: Buttock augmentation by fat is known as an autologous procedure, meaning fat is transferred from one part of the body to another. You must use your own fat otherwise it will be rejected and/or get infected. Fat grafts are just like any other organ or tissue transfer, your body’s immune system will only recognize itself. Anyone else’s fat will be seen as foreign and be attacked. If you don’t have enough fat on your own, you would then need to consider getting implants for buttock augmentation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana