Fat transfer is advisable if the patient has sufficient free fat on the body that can be liposuctioned out and transferred to the buttocks.

The advantage of this method is that it is possible to move fat from areas on the body on which it isn’t wanted (the belly for example) to areas on which you would rather have it (the buttocks).

In effect, you have two surgical procedures, a liposuction and a buttock augmentation using your own body fat. It is also important to note that fat transfers are only a semi-permanent solution, not all of the fat transferred to the body will last permanently, and the patient may need to return in a few years time for an additional fat transfer.