Before & After Gallery
This 36 year old gentleman presented with pectus excavatum deformity with hollowing out of the chest in the area over the breast bone. Autologous fat grafting was performed harvesting fat from the flank and hip area and injecting a total of 80 cc of fat to correct the pectus excavatum deformity. His postoperative result is shown six months after the corrective surgery.
This 46 year old woman underwent liposuction at another facility and excessive amounts of fat were removed from the inner thigh. Fat grafting was performed to correct the concave deformities of the right upper inner thigh and the left upper inner thigh. A total of 110 cc of fat was transferred into the depressed areas. Her postoperative result is shown three months after the fat transfer.
However, in recent years, perhaps, the most rapidly growing indication for fat grafting is for enhancement of the appearance of the buttocks. The procedure is known as the “Brazilian butt lift.” It consists of careful liposuctioning of fat from a number of areas (donor sites include the abdomen, back and thighs), purification of the fat and injection of a large volume of fat into the buttocks to increase the volume. Typically, anywhere from 400 to 800 cc of fat can be injected into each buttock, resulting in dramatic improvement in the contour of the buttocks. Complications after autologous fat grafting are unusual, but fat grafting always has a certain degree of “unpredictability.” We know that the body will reabsorb a certain percentage of the fat over time. However, if proper surgical technique is used, most of the fat graft remains viable, and the improvement that has been achieved is “permanent.”