How Much Fat Can Be Injected In A Brazilian Butt Lift?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift (fat injections to the buttocks) but I have a few questions. I want at least 900ccs of fat injection done. Are you able to meet this request or do you have a fat injection limit? I want my upper and lower abdomen, flanks and lower back for the taking of the fat to accentuate my buttock. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks
A: When it comes to the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and the amount of fat that is injected, the first important question is how much fat does a patient have to give. Liposuction is used to harvest fat from as many body sites as is needed. In thin patients with little fat, a BBL procedure may not be possible. In patients a moderate amount of fat will have to accept a modest BBL result. In patients with more fat then a large amount of donor material can be obtained and a bigger result will occur. The second issue in a BBL is to understand that concentrated fat is injected not just the liposuction aspirate only. Just because 2 liters of fat aspirate is obtained, for example, does not mean that 1liter can be injected per buttock. Rather the liposuction aspirate must be filtered and concentrated so that only pure fat is injected. As a general rule, about 1/3 of the liposuction aspirate turns into concentrated fat. Thus 2 liters of aspirate becomes roughly 700ccs of fat and that means 350cc can then be injected into each buttock.
Dr. Barry Eppley