Where Does The Fat Come From For A Brazilian Butt Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I know for sure I want a Brazilian butt lift I don’t know how the procedure works. Do you take the fat from the stomach as I sure have plenty to give?

A: In a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), the goal is to get the maximum amount of fat possible to do the transfer injection procedure. In most people, the important question is whether they have enough fat to justify undergoing the procedure and to meet their aesthetic buttock size goals. The greatest donor site for fat is the abdomen, waistline and flanks. This is where about 80% of available subcutaneous fat depot sites exist in just about anyone. This harvest site is also the side benefit of the BBL, a natural body contouring effect from the necessary harvest site. This body site reduction is also why many BBL results look as good as they do…not because the buttock size increase is that great but but because what lies around the buttocks has gotten smaller and more shapely.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana