Buttocks Feminization

Some trans women and feminine spectrum non-binary and gender-diverse folks may experience dysphoria or discomfort associated with the shape of their buttocks. While hormone therapy can change the shape of the buttocks, it can only do so much. For some folks, buttocks feminization can help reduce feelings of dysphoria or discomfort associated with body fat distribution.

This procedure is remarkably similar to the Brazilian butt lift, but with specifics tailored to gender-affirming needs. To determine if you are a good candidate for buttocks feminization, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mosser.

Benefits of Buttocks Feminization

Buttocks feminization surgery is a versatile procedure with a variety of benefits:

  • You can increase your waist-to-hip ratio without increasing your overall body weight.
  • Through a technique called fat transfer, a this procedure offers a less invasive, more natural enhancement than traditional silicone buttock implants. Donor fat can be removed from parts of the body that further the gender-affirming outcomes of the procedure.
  • Because it’s a natural form of augmentation, the risk of rejection is almost non-existent.

The Procedure

Buttocks feminization lift is a two-step process: fat harvesting from the trunk and then fat grafting to the buttocks. Once you’ve been sedated (either with general anesthesia or intravenous sedation), Dr. Mosser will use a thin tube, called a cannula, to break up and suction out unwanted fat from a donor site on your body.

Donor fat can be taken from almost anywhere on your body, but most patients benefit from trunk liposuction, which feminizes body shape by contouring  the waistline prior to augmenting the buttocks. Once the fat has been harvested, it is processed and purified. Dr. Mosser will then carefully re-inject the fat to produce a more rounded and convex outer buttocks. Injections are administered in a fan-like pattern and the process of redistribution may involve hundreds of small injections.

To achieve natural-looking results, buttocks feminization requires both technical expertise and nuanced artistry. For this reason, it’s very important to always select a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mosser for your surgery. When performed correctly, a Brazilian butt lift offers long-lasting results without the need for touch-ups or an additional round of fat injections.

Risks of Buttocks Feminization

Generally speaking, this procedure offers less risk and more natural-looking results than other augmentation options. However, all surgical procedures have risks. During recovery, it’s possible (and likely) that you will experience temporary discomfort, swelling or bruising.

More serious complications may include infection, fluid build-up (seroma), bleeding or scarring. There is a 30% chance of re-absorption. If you have  questions or concerns about surgery, Dr. Mosser would be happy to discuss the procedure with you in-depth during a personal consultation.