Solving the problem of narrow hips: Injecting fat into the hips

Most times, when doing a Brazilian butt lift, I end up using every last drop of fat I can get to get the best possible butt augmentation. This is because after the meticulous extracting procedure, only a fraction of the fat is suitable for fat transfer. A few patients, however, store a lot of their fat predominantly in their abdomen and flanks, with very narrow hips proportional to their body. I had always been very good at getting their waist as narrow as I could to highlight the buttock, but the hips remained untouched.

A few months ago, I had a patient like this, with a large abdominal area, small buttocks, and narrow hips. She had asked me about widening the hips, and I told her this was not a well described procedure, but that I would try it if we had any fat left over. I really doubted this would be the case, but lo and behold, when I had finished injecting the buttocks, there was still some fat left over.

Knowing the patient’s desire for larger hips, I injected the remaining fat carefully into the patient’s hip area. I injected into what is called the “trochanteric fat pad,” or “saddlebag” area, which is an area that normally carries fat in women. The results were impressive, because just as narrowing the waist enhances the buttock, widening a narrow hip also enhances the buttock. When the two (narrowing the waist and widening a narrow hip) are done together, the whole body, not just the butt, is transformed. The woman is changed from a “barrel” like appearance to an “hourglass” figure.

The result is dramatic even from the front view. Imagine a Buttock augmentation that also makes you look good from the front view! I am very excited by this new evolution in technique, and it has already elevated my results to a higher level.

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By Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Cosmeticsurg Baltimore, Maryland Ricardo L. Rodriguez on American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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