Can Injectable Fillers Be Used To Help Skinny Legs?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to know if you do Artefill or Radiesse injectable filler in the legs?Because I have skinny lower legs and I would like some volume. Also do you do butt injections for lift. Thanks!

A: Injectable fillers are never used to provide volume for such large body areas as the lower legs. Besides that fact that they are only temporary, the sheer volume of injectable fillers needed would cost $25,000 to $50,000 to create the desired effect. All of which would go away in less than six months. Injectable fillers are only used in the face where smaller volumes can have a more profound effect.

The correct injectable filler to be for augmenting any body area, including the legs and the buttocks, would be your own fat. Fat injections are the most common method used for buttock augmentation, known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. They could also be used for the legs such as in calf augmentation. Whether you have enough fat to harvest to have a successful buttock or leg augmentation procedure is the key question and is the rate limiting step in any patient considering a fat injection augmentation procedure. That could be determined by seeing some pictures of your body.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana