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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 1996 Sep-Oct;20(5):409-16.

Fat grafting of the buttocks and lower limbs.


This article presents the senior author's experience in fat grafting for the treatment of contour deformities of the buttocks and lower limbs. This method has been termed liposculpture and consists in removal of adipose tissue by cannula and syringe and cleaning of the aspirated material with saline. All external contact is thus carefully avoided, preventing contamination. Fat grafting is done in multiple tunnels in a deep plane. Total of 140 patients were treated over the last 5 years and results were considered uniformly satisfactory. Fat absorption was estimated by clinical evaluation to be less than 20% volume. A low rate of complications (less than 3%) supports the authors' opinion that this is an efficient and safe procedure to correct or enhance contour deformities of the lower limbs.

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