Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 409–416 | Cite as

Fat grafting of the buttocks and lower limbs

  • Luiz Haroldo Pereira
  • Henrique N. Radwanski


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 termedliposculpture 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.

Key words

Liposuction Fat grafting Body contouring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Haroldo Pereira
    • 1
  • Henrique N. Radwanski
    • 1
  1. 1.Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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