Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in buttock and calf augmentation. I prefer the fat from my body to be used. But I have one question… how long will the fat persist in my calfs and buttocks?
A: Thank you for sending your pictures. Fat injection calf augmentation can be done as long as one has enough fat to harvest to do the procedure. It would be very unlikely, however, that one would have enough fat to do both their buttocks and calfs. You would likely have to choose to place fat either in the calfs or the buttocks and choose an implant for the other location. Given that fat takes and persists better in the buttocks, it would make the most sense to use all of the available fat for the buttocks. Fat injections do not persist very well in the calfs and calf implants offer a simple, assured and permanent augmentation procedure.
When it comes to body contouring by fat injections it is important to understand that they work best in areas that already have some fat. Thus it is no surprise that fat injections work better for buttock augmentation than they do for calf augmentation.
Dr. Barry Eppley