Can I get fat injections in my legs?


I have had thin legs all my life. I am now 65 but look like 45. Am I too old for fat injections? I would love to wear more dresses.



There is chronological age and there is physiological age. Patients that have not taken care of themselves, have exposed themselves to environmental toxins such as smoking and alcohol/ drug abuse and, have many medical problems will often expire at an earlier chronological age because, physiologically they are unhealthy. So, consider a consult with your primary care doctor or internal medicine practitioner first. Let them determine if you can tolerate a general anesthetic of 2 to 3 hour duration. Then consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS regarding your issues of fat grafting. Best,


Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS


Rule of Fat Injections and Leg Contouring – Fat augmentation and shaping in patients with thin legs or secondary liposuction has evolved into a very useful technique. However, up to 50% of it can resorb over time so it is often a staged operation to re-shape the buttock, flanks, thighs, and calves if using contouring alone either for primary shaping or for correction of secondary deformities from previous liposuction.

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