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What can body contouring achieve for the MTF patient?

While many MTF clients are understandably focused on top and bottom surgery, body contouring with fat grafting cannot be overlooked as a significant method of feminizing the figure. Body sculpting can create beautiful, soft curves, enhancing your self-confidence, as well as your fit in clothing and swimwear.

Brazilian Butt Lift San Francisco
Brazilian Butt Lift San Francisco

Body Contouring at Align Surgical Associates

Brazilian Butt Lift

Transforming your body to match your identity may require enhancing your buttocks with a Brazilian butt lift. When excess fat is harvested from the waist, thighs, back, or arms, purified and then injected into the buttocks, it allows you to achieve a beautiful curvy look that is unmistakably feminine. A BBL is one of the most common feminization procedures we perform at Align Surgical Associates in San Francisco.

How does a Brazilian Butt Lift work?

A BBL, or buttocks fat transfer, is the technique of harvesting excess fat from one body area to transfer to the buttocks. Nothing looks and feels softer and more feminine than natural fat. The procedure requires some patience to experience the full result, but once the transferred fat cells are settled in the new location, your butt is enhanced for a lifetime.

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Creating your body is your right, and at Align, we are here to help. Liposuction can remove excess fat at the waist or thighs to create a more sculpted, feminine figure. For MTF body contouring, we can create a narrower waistline by removing excess fat in the tummy zone. The results create a remarkable change in your appearance that is exceptionally rewarding. The process requires a few weeks for the swelling to fade, and you will have to avoid strenuous lifting for at least a month, but you will enjoy your new figure for years. The fat removed with liposuction is gone forever, leaving your body looking sculpted, trim, and naturally feminine.


Restructuring the abdomen is often needed for the feminization process. You may have developed loosened abdominal muscles, and have excess fat and skin affecting your figure. Creating a lovely, sculpted look can be achieved with a custom abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Not only with the excess fat and tissue be removed, but we focus the surgery on creating a flat tummy, a trimmer waist, and a look that reflects your true identity.

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Your upper arms can be resculpted to create a more refined, feminine look. Imagine revealing your upper arms in sleeveless tops, swimsuits, and other revealing clothing. You have the right to create the body you want, and if your upper arms are a problem for you, we are here to help.

Medial thigh lift

A medial thigh lift addressed the upper thigh area. At Align Surgical Associates, we perform this surgery as one part of a comprehensive MTF transformation. The restructuring of the upper thighs includes tightening the skin and fat on the upper area of the inner thigh zone. Our surgical techniques are geared to create the look of sculpted, feminine legs that are attractive and natural-looking in pants, shorts, or swimsuits.

    Fat Transfer FAQ's

    How is fat transfer performed?

    During fat transfer, unwanted fat is extracted from key areas such as the belly using liposuction, and then it is purified. It can then be redistributed in places where one desires a rounder, more feminine-looking physique.

    What are the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift?

    The buttocks and hips can be augmented and reshaped using fat from the client’s own body. Our San Francisco Brazilian butt lift creates a sexier, more youthful rear end profile. Curves appear completely natural thanks to Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal’s advanced body contouring techniques.

    Who makes the best body contouring candidate?

    It’s important to note that while fat transfer and body sculpting can improve your contours, these treatments are not a substitute for weight loss, a healthy diet and exercise. Body contouring is ideal for those of sound mind and body, who are close to their goal weight, have good skin elasticity, and do not smoke. Patients should also have reasonable expectations for their outcome.

    What can I expect from recovery?

    After body sculpting, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal will fit you with a compression garment to help reduce swelling and maintain your new shape. This garment is typically worn for 4 weeks, with breaks taken to shower. You will receive prescription medications to help with any pain or discomfort, as well as antibiotics to help prevent infection. You will need to avoid heavy lifting or aerobics for several weeks as you recover. Homeopathic remedies such as Arnica may also be of use to you.

    What costs come with fat transfer to the butt and hips?

    The number of areas treated as well as their size will affect the overall cost of fat transfer and body contouring. Costs will include anesthesia, facility fees, compression garments, and surgeon’s fees. Efforts will be made by our office to get insurance coverage.

    Why should I choose Align Surgical in San Francisco for my body contouring procedure?

    Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal have made body sculpting into an art form, beautifully enhancing the transwoman’s figure to appear feminine, soft and elegant. They tailors each procedure to the patient’s express wishes and aesthetic goals, delivering a truly exceptional yet natural-looking outcome. Dr. Satterwhite graduated from Stanford University with a medical degree and continued his training with an elite plastic surgery residency at Stanford Hospital.

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    We remain open to continue serving the transgender community

    With the safety and well-being of our patients and staff as our highest goal, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal are determined to provide needed medical care and planning.

    VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS: we continue to be busy with phone and video visits providing access to all patients interested in gender confirming surgery

    FOLLOW UPS: we continue to provide needed care for our existing patients by phone and video, and in person when medically appropriate

    SURGERY: we are currently performing surgery with proper safety measures in place

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. To the best of our ability, we pledge to keeping you safe, healthy, connected, and informed during COVID-19.

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    We feel deeply for the disruption that coronavirus has likely caused to your lives. Amidst the restrictions in place, we realize that virtual consults, follow ups, and booking future surgical dates may not meet all your needs.

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