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Fat Transfer To Buttock Cleveland

Plastic surgery regularly uses different types of implants to augment or enhance parts of the buttock. While most popular in the breasts, buttock implants were once the only reliable way to increase the size and enhance the shape of the buttocks. These implants were solid silicone, hard, and required a more invasive surgery that often came with unnecessary or elevated risks. In the 21st century, a new technique that uses the patient’s fat to augment the buttocks became available and widely performed. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt of the Cosmetic Surgery Center provides the best fat transfer to buttocks Cleveland, Ohio.

Understanding Fat Transfer To Buttock Surgery

Transferring fat to the buttocks is usually performed to increase the size of the buttocks and enhance the shape. It may address asymmetry, unwanted divots, or the effects of injury or previous surgery in the area. Fat is also often injected into the hip area to maintain balance. This can help create an hourglass physique. The fat injected into the buttocks comes from other parts of the body. Some of the most common fat harvesting sites include:
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Bra roll
  • Chin
  • Breasts
  • Waist
  • Arms
If there is excess, unwanted fat in the area and it can be safely removed with liposuction, it is likely viable for transfer into the buttocks. During a consultation, Dr. Goldschmidt can help patients identify and choose the best areas for fat harvesting with liposuction.

Benefits & Risks

The benefits of transferring fat into the buttock are certainly more than historical methods of buttock enhancement. Some of the benefits of fat transfer butt augmentation may include:
  • Address multiple areas at once
  • Tiny incisions
  • Natural look and feel
  • Fuller and rounder backside appearance
  • Help enhance the body’s overall shape
  • Long lasting results
  • Reduces risks associated with buttock implants
  • May provide a small improvement in the appearance of cellulite
  • Can help improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Performed by an experienced and expert cosmetic surgeon

Overall, fat transfer procedures are perfectly safe. Though, it is important to seek out a qualified cosmetic surgeon with expertise in transferring fat to the buttocks. All surgical procedures come with inherent risks. Dr. Goldschmidt will review these with you. The risks may include:

  • Infection
  • Complications associated with anesthesia
  • Fluid collection
  • Prolonged side effects
  • Fat embolism
  • Bleeding

Major complications are rare. Dr. Goldschmidt will further discuss each patient’s risk profile during their consultation.


At a consultation with Dr. Goldschmidt at the Cosmetic Surgery Center, patients can expect to discuss their goals for surgery, medical history, lifestyle, and undergo a brief physical examination. All aspects of the discussion and exam help Dr. Goldschmidt determine whether or not a patient is a good candidate for a fat transfer buttock augmentation.

Before the end of their consultation appointment, patients will also receive a customized price quote and financing information.


Fat transfer buttock augmentation surgery in Cleveland starts with liposuction. Dr. Goldschmidt will perform liposuction in the pre-determined areas. Usually, the procedure requires multiple liposuction treatment areas to harvest enough fat for transfer.

Once he harvests enough fat, Dr. Goldschmidt will purify the fat to prepare it for injection. Using a cannula, Dr. Goldschmidt will place the fat into the buttocks in the tissue layers between the skin and muscle. Since he expects some amount of fat loss during recovery, Dr. Goldschmidt transfers slightly more fat than necessary. That way the patient can achieve their desired results.


Recovery from fat transfer to the buttocks includes caring for both the areas of liposuction and the buttocks. Dr. Goldschmidt will provide aftercare instructions such as:
  • Do not sit directly on the buttocks
  • Wear compression garments
  • Rest and take an adequate amount of time off work
  • Avoid strenuous activities and exercise
  • Do not return to work before cleared to do so
  • Attend post-op appointments
  • Do not shower for around two days after surgery
  • Stay hydrated and eat well

Side effects after a fat transfer buttock augmentation procedure are normal. Patients may expect side effects like bruising, pain, swelling, redness, and general discomfort. Dr. Goldschmidt will continue monitoring patients throughout their recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery

Is It Safe To Transfer Fat To The Buttocks?

Yes, transferring fat into the buttocks is perfectly safe when performed correctly. New surgical standards help surgeons like Dr. Goldschmidt perform safer buttock fat transfer procedures. As mentioned, all surgeries come with risks, even under the best circumstances. However, major complications are rare.

Can Your Body Reject Fat Transfer?

It is unlikely—if not impossible—that the body will reject its own fat. Even though the fat comes from other places of the body, as long as it comes from the same patient, rejection is nearly impossible. Following the transfer, the fat may not successfully create a blood supply. In this case, the fat is simply absorbed by the body. This is not rejection and it is a process that plastic surgeons expect to happen while healing.

Plastic and cosmetic surgeons cannot and do not utilize fat from others. This poses several risks that simply are unnecessary for an elective surgery. Additionally, this can lead to ongoing health needs that are not present if using the patient’s fat.

Do You Have To Be Overweight To Qualify For A Fat Transfer To Buttocks?

No, while the procedure necessitates that a patient has some amount of extra fat to remove and transfer, this does not mean the patient needs to be overweight. If a patient has a very low body fat percentage or is underweight, they likely will not qualify for fat grafting.

Patients of a healthy weight and those who are slightly overweight tend to make the best candidates. However, several factors impact this specific point of candidacy. Ultimately, Dr. Goldschmidt will evaluate the patient to determine if they are a good candidate based on their goals and anatomy.

Does Fat Transfer To The Buttocks Take More Than One Session?

Usually no. Patients generally see their desired results with one fat transfer surgery in Cleveland. Though, patients can always choose to undergo another fat transfer session if they qualify and desire more volume.

When the final results come in, the fat will act like all other fat in the body. Therefore, weight gain can also help patients non-surgically gain volume. This can work after surgery because liposuction prevents fat gain in the treated areas.

How Much Is A Fat Transfer To The Buttocks Cleveland?

The exact cost of a fat transfer to buttocks surgery depends on the number of liposuction areas, the amount of fat transferred, and any other procedures performed. Following a consultation, patients will receive a customized price quote.

The Best Fat Transfer Buttock Augmentation

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a world renowned cosmetic surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in breast, body, and facial cosmetic surgery. He aims to help patients from all over the world feel confident and attractive in their bodies. Dr. Goldschmidt provides the best fat transfer buttock augmentation Cleveland, OH offers.

For more information about Fat Transfer To Buttock Cleveland or to schedule your Fat Transfer To Buttock Cleveland consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 350-3175.