bum fat transfer
Most of us have said it at some time or another: “if only I could take fat from here and just move it here”. Not everyone, however, realises there’s been a treatment designed to do just that since the 80s.
The seventh most popular surgical procedure last year, Fat Transfer is a ‘natural’ alternative to implants and fillers which uses pockets of fat extracted through liposuction to increase volume in the breasts, buttocks, face or hands. But how much, exactly, can be transferred?
The answer isn’t simple. Each area differs massively and every single person has a unique experience of the treatment; from the amount of fat that should be harvested to begin with, to how their body reacts to the injected volume and how much it retains.
First things first: you’re never going to be able to go from A cup to F cup through the treatment alone. As much fat as you may have to extract, if you’re looking for a guaranteed rocket in size, the method simply won’t give you the results you desire.
The treatment works best for those patients looking to increase their cup size by roughly one to one-and-a-half sizes, or those simply wishing to restore volume and fullness to sagging or empty breasts, but it’s important to remember that your body is unique and your doctor may advise on a different outcome for your case.
Despite filtering fat prior to transfer to ensure only the best is used, we find that after breast fat transfer roughly 40% of the transferred matter may be lost within the first two months, making it crucial for you to have enough fat for extraction to counter this. If you’re a very thin patient with little to be taken through liposuction, you may find that the treatment simply isn’t worth it for you; both in results and for your own health, but only a qualified and experienced doctor will be able to work out the right amount to deposit to make sure you’re happy with the results.
Find out more about Breast Fat Transfer.
Like treatment for the breasts, buttocks fat transfer needs to account for the 40% loss of volume that will take place so you’ll need adequate pockets of fat elsewhere to be suitable. This doesn’t mean you have to be overweight to have the treatment; in fact, we recommend all patients be at (or at the very least near) their ideal weight. Losing weight after treatment can affect results as the fat works like any other in your body and gets lost during periods of exercise or diet.
Again, like grafting for the breasts, buttocks fat transfer isn’t the best option for a huge increase in volume, though this matter comes down massively to the skill of your doctor. At The Private Clinic, for example, our doctors will usually combine the treatment with sculpting of the flanks and thighs to give a better contour and shape to the area surrounding the buttocks, making the result a more holistic one with definition and focus all around the area.
Find out more about Buttocks Fat Transfer.
Face and Hands
Fairly obviously, the amount of fat needed for transfer to the face or hands is not as extensive as that needed for the buttocks or breasts. It is, however, still entirely individual and there’s no way of knowing the exact necessities for you without consultation with an experienced doctor first.
Most patients come to us for the treatment as an anti-ageing alternative to restore volume so, again, the amount of fat required all comes down to the condition of your face or hands, and what you wish to achieve. It won’t be suitable for all candidates and, if your skin texture is poor, no amount of volume will give you the results you desire. The only way to know for sure is to speak with a doctor.
Regardless of the area you’re considering for fat transfer, it’s not always about the amount of fat you have to extract or transfer, it’s all down to the skill of the doctor performing the treatment. It’s impossible to say what amount will work for you without seeing you and understanding the shape of your body and how it stores fat. If the treatment is something you’re considering, we offer consultations across the country to assess you and give you honest, straightforward advice. Enquire about booking a consultation.
‘Does my bum look big in this?’ Anyone who answered ‘yes’ to the eternal question a decade or two ago will know it wasn’t exactly the right answer back then. Super slim supermodels like Kate Moss were the vision of perfection in the 1990s, and thin was in when it came to the female figure. Take a look at today’s most celebrated female stars, however, and it’s not hard to see that in 2014 you’re more likely to get the cold shoulder if you tell someone their behind isn’t sizeable.
The hourglass shape is back with a vengeance and celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Iggy Azalea all wear their curvaceous derrieres with pride. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that the number of buttocks augmentations through implants has risen 484% over the past two years, with more women opting to replicate the stars’ famous figures.
Not everyone wants the trauma of full-blown surgery though, and there are some concerns about the safety of implants in light of stories about them shifting or moving. At The Private Clinic we’re proud to offer a more ‘organic’ alternatives to implants;
Liposculpting through Vaser Liposuction is a popular choice for this looking to enhance the appearance of their behind. Vaser Liposuction involves removing fat from the buttocks which in turn can help to contour and tighten the area dramatically improving the overall appearance. Vaser lipo is performed under local anesthetic or sedation if required and you will be able to leave shortly after the procedure to recover in your own home. If you are seeking a more defined and atheletic toned appearance then you may be suitable for Vaser Hi-Def which is a specialist liposuction technique that enhances the visibility of underlying toning and musculature.
To find out more about our Vaser Liposuction options or to book a consultation click here or call 03339 209135.
Another effective way is through a procedure known as fat transfer. The treatment, which is non-surgical and performed under local anaesthetic, increases volume in the area through pockets of your own fat which has been removed from other areas of the body.
Fat transfer has rocketed in popularity over the past few years, and last year alone The Private Clinic saw the number of fat transfers to the buttocks triple. The fat that is used is initially removed through minimally-invasive forms of liposuction, MicroLipo or VASER Lipo, before it is refined and then selectively injected into the buttocks. Because the material going into your body is your own, there is significantly less risk of infection or rejection, and results are natural and subtle. The bottom appears lifted and shapely, while the areas harvested for fat are slimmed down and toned.
Unlike implants, results can be permanent providing your weight is kept constant after the treatment. It certainly isn’t a quick-fix or alternative to working out at the gym; we actively encourage our patients to exercise both before and after treatment, and believe anyone who avoids a healthy lifestyle will be disappointed with their results. As the fat is completely natural, excessive weight loss too can affect your results and it is therefore recommended that you work closely with your clinic to ensure your decision is being taken at the right time. Similarly the procedure requires suitable levels of fat on the body for it to be successful; someone with very little body fat will not find the procedure suitable and it isn’t the right option for those seeking a guaranteed size change. Fat is natural, therefore we can never have total control over how it reacts with the body.
The Private Clinic
We are proud to work with some of the UK’s most renowned fat transfer doctors, all with extensive experience and knowledge in the art of fat grafting.
Our experienced team includes Dr Dennis Wolf and Dr Puneet Gupta to name a few. Our team are among the most knowledgeable pioneers of the minimally-invasive treatment in the UK, and are widely renowned for their skill and ability.
With over 30 years of Harley Street medical excellence behind us, our commitment is to find the most minimally-invasive, effective way to help you achieve your goal. We are proud of the results we have been able to achieve through fat transfer, and believe that the only way to achieve what you want is through working with the best professionals who understand what you want and strive to find the best way to achieve it.
The demand for fat transfers has seen a massive increase over the past year, with triple the amount of requests for fat transfers to the buttock region, at The Private Clinic of Harley Street. The Daily Mail recently highlighted the current cosmetic trend, stating that The Private Clinic of Harley Street have conducted three times as many fat transfers to the buttocks procedures in 2013 than it did in 2012.
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kelly Brook are proudly embracing and flaunting their shapely bottoms, and British women across the UK are following suit. The “bootylicious” trend took the media by storm when Kim Kardashian posted raunchy photographs on Twitter, just months after giving birth to her daughter.
Fat Transfer procedures involve removing unwanted fat from desired regions of the body, through MicroLipo or VASER Lipo, which can be transferred to the hands, face, breasts or buttocks. People that have naturally flat bottoms may find that regular toning and butt lifting exercises may be ineffective to achieving a rounder, voluptuous bottom. Fat Transfers instantly enhance the appearance of the buttocks, which minimizes the size of the waist line and improves overall body proportion. Women across the country are choosing Fat Transfers over more traditional surgical procedures:
- Fat Transfers are “walk-in walk-out” minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures that don’t require overnight stay
- Fat Transfers to Buttock procedures typically lasts 3 hours
- Minimal pain and risk of scarring
- Fat Transfer procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, as opposed to general anaesthetic for surgical buttock procedures
- Results are natural-looking and downtime is minimal
- Results may well be permanent, if body weight is well-maintained
The Private Clinic
With over 30 years of experience in the medical sector, The Private Clinic specialises in Fat Transfer procedures and we continue to expand and provide top quality treatments to thousands of patients a year. We are the UK’s leading authority in minimally invasive fat removal procedures, and have performed more VASER reshaping procedures than any other UK clinic.
Are you thinking about enhancing your bum? If you’re dissatisfied with the shape and size of your behind, there are several procedures out there for you – some good and some very bad. Check out our guide to buttock augmentation, explaining the pros and cons of each procedure.
With illegal silicone injections still making headlines as vulnerable people turn to backstreet dealers to inject something that should never be injected outside of carefully controlled clinical trials, it’s important we all talk about the options and what they mean for you. Below is a guide to what you can do to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks safely and successfully.
Brazilian Butt Lift aka Fat Transfer to the Buttocks
Unwanted fat is carefully extracted from common fat deposits, like the tummy and thighs, refined and injected into the buttocks to increase the volume for a ‘natural’ boost in size. VASER Lipo can be used to extract the fat (other fat removal procedures are available). There are more options – you can upgrade the procedure to include additional liposuction for maximum body sculpting.
Pros: More ‘natural’ as it uses your own tissue, minimally invasive with minimal downtime if VASER Lipo is used, permanent fat transfer, quick, very little scarring, general anaesthetic not always necessary, no overnight hospital visit required and it’s suitable for men and women
Cons: choose an established doctor or surgeon with a track record you can see so that you know the fat has a very high chance of staying in the buttocks. An inexperienced or bad doctor/surgeon will damage the fat cells during extraction and transfer so your body will just flush the fat away from the area. You will also need a top up eventually if you wish to retain the same results – perhaps after 10 years. Although the procedure is permanent the body is dynamic and changes as we age.
Not many people think of just having VASER Liposuction or MicroLipo but your problem may not be the lack of fat or size in the area but excess fat around the buttocks. Lipo around the upper leg and buttock crease can significantly boost and shape the area. It’s often useful to discuss this option in a consultation as our VASER doctors can also perform Fat Transfer to the Buttocks – allowing you to have a full discussion about the possibility and if you could benefit.
Buttocks implants aren’t very popular in the UK but it still gathers some, often just initial, interest. Most buttock implants are soft solid silicone polymer implants as the area is a much more animated region under more pressure. Silicone breast implants are gel silicone which helps the implants feel like normal breast tissue. As a result of the movement and pressure involved in having buttock implants shifting is more common.
However, it can be used more effectively for medical plastic surgery to correct medical issues with the buttocks. It can be the only option for some patients so loo to a good plastic surgeon who will minimise the risks and complications. It is not a popular procedure in the UK and it is not widely available, as patients prefer less invasive procedures and treatments.
Just Cons: Google the news reports about illegal silicone injections to quickly see why you shouldn’t even consider having them. The cosmetic use of injectable liquid silicone is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – a leading body for medical standards. Clinical trials for it are in their infant stages and none have been completed. However there are widespread reports and evidence of people permanently scarring themselves with silicone injections.
People often acquire liquid silicone by claiming it’s for retinal detachment but as the FDA have stated liquid silicone for cosmetic uses should not be used outside of controlled clinical trials. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) note that silicone should never be injected into the breasts as it cannot be removed without affecting the surrounding tissue. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) caution that complications including migration and inflammation are highly likely and that the practice is explicitly banned in most countries.
The Private Clinic of Harley Street
The Private Clinic has over 30 years of experience offering the latest and most advanced cosmetic treatments and procedures. We only offer procedures we believe in and only work with highly experienced and qualified medical practitioners for our fat removal and fat transfer procedures. Find out more online: https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk