Adrien E. Aiache, M.D., FACS
Is it possible to get fat injections to the lower half of the legs? I look like I have chicken legs - my thighs have all of the meat and the lower half of my legs are boney. It is very embarrassing and I hate wearing anything that exposes my legs. Please advise.
Autologous fat transposition to the legs and ankles is a useful procedure. On average you can get 1 inch of circumferential increase and additional amounts can be injected later. Although only a fraction of the injected fat survives, it is for life and it does not have any untowards effect on the body. It can grow when people put on weight, and it shrinks when people lose weight just as any other fatty layer. The author has not witnessed any circulation difficulties.
I am 48 yrs old, very thin and petite weighing only 118 pounds. I have very thin legs and no buttocks. I am looking into fat injections or something other than implants to give me a more feminine rear. What are my options?
The procedure of fat injections from another area of the body into the buttocks is producing acceptable results, although to a limited extent. You should schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon that will examine you and assess your actual situation.