Fat Grafting for Buttock Indentations

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve come across the case study “Derma-Fat Grafting Of Buttock Indentations” from December 4, 2017. I have a very similar case, I have about 3 indentations on my buttocks, it looks like I’m missing part of my butt. My right buttock one is very deep and appears to have a scar/dimple and about 3 inches away from that I have another indentation that’s small. My left buttock side isn’t nearly as bad. I agree with your study on how the indentation happen, I was adopted from Russia when I was a baby, I broke out in chickenpox when I was in the process of getting adopted. I’m sure I was given lots of injections of steroids to cure my chicken pox along with immunizations and etc. I’ve been looking for answers for quite sometime as to why I have these indentations. I want to be able to feel good and confident about my self in a swimsuit along with wearing yoga pants. I’m 21 and will be turning 22 in October. I would like to know if you are able to help me and what an estimate cost would be. Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you for your buttock indentations inquiry. I would need to see pictures of your buttock indentations to provide a qualified answer. But in general fat grafting of some type (fat injections vs dermal-fat grafts) are what is needed to treat the indentations. Dermal-fat grafts do require a harvest site and scar which is fat injection grafting may be more appealing in some cases.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana