Fat Transfer to Thighs and Buttocks

A fat transfer to thighs and buttocks procedure for those who feel that their buttocks lack volume or are out of proportion with the rest of their body. It’s considered a safe procedure as the fat is taken from the body, so there is little chance of infection or rejection.

Grafted fat takes on the characteristics of the location where it is injected, giving natural volume to the area.

Fat transfer to the buttocks includes a liposuction of fat from an area on the body, typically the stomach and thighs, and the injection of that collected fat back into the buttocks or hips. The results are immediately obvious post surgery, and will become more evident within the first two weeks after when the swelling and bruising has subsided. The results will continue to improve over the next few months’ as the fat settles.

All fat transfer procedures are performed by Mr Olivier Amar as day surgery. Fat transfer surgery is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery under TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.


Update: Important information to read concerning fat transfer to buttocks

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Gluteal Fat Grafting Safety Advisory

ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, ISPRES and IFATS (Plastic Surgery Societies) are extremely concerned about the mortalities associated with gluteal fat grafting (BBL) procedures that continue to be reported in the United States and other countries.

The Societies are aware that some plastic surgeons are currently performing the BBL procedure with acceptable results. We further recognize that non-plastic surgeons and/or non-regulated centers also perform BBL, potentially resulting in additional or further complications.

On June 6, the Florida Board of Medicine issued an emergency gluteal fat grafting (BBL) rule that will take effect June 17, 2019, which mandates that when performing gluteal fat grafting procedures, fat may only be injected into the subcutaneous space and must never cross the gluteal fascia. Intramuscular or submuscular fat injections are prohibited.

Studies supported by our research foundations and Societies are focused on understanding key factors including anatomy and technique that might impact the safety and outcomes of gluteal fat grafting. Additionally, our Societies convened a task force that is diligently studying various techniques for BBL. To date, research findings suggest that mortality risk associated with gluteal fat grafting can be minimized if the entire procedure is confined to the subcutaneous space, with NO violation of the fascia of the gluteus maximus muscles.

The mortality rate for gluteal fat grafting is estimated to be the highest known for any cosmetic procedure. The Societies urge both members and the public to approach this procedure with extreme caution.

Thank you.

Alan Matarasso, MD
ASPS President

Charles Thorne, MD
ASAPS President

Dirk Richter, MD
ISAPS President

Sydney Coleman, MD
ISPRES President

Guy Magalon, MD
IFATS President


If you are considering fat transfer to thighs and buttocks, it is important that you schedule a consultation first. During your in-depth consultation you will have the opportunity to describe your hoped-for outcome and Mr Olivier Amar will be able to inform you about your options. Any proposed treatment will be explained in detail. This will include outlining exactly what the procedure will involve, any necessary preparation, your recovery and possible complications and risks related to the anaesthesia and surgery. You will be able to ask as many questions as you wish and hear about the benefits and drawbacks of any proposed procedures before you decide the next steps together.

Because everybody is unique, Mr Olivier Amar takes an integrated and personalised approach, and no two patients will have exactly the same treatment.

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