Is It True That With Fat Grafting You Don’t See The Final Results For A Year?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very interested in improving my butt size a lot and sliming my abdomen area/ love handles I am a relatively skinny 35 year old female and I’m ready to start living my best life what would be the procedure for something like this to get started? My concerns are with implants the results are there immediately but with fat grafting you only keep about 80% of what was injected and won’t see full final results for almost a year advice? My information may not be correct please correct me if I was misinformed.

A: One correction….fat grafting results are unpredictable and the maximum result is seen by 6 weeks after surgery. It may or may not become less later.

But the key question is whether fat grafting is even an option in someone who is ‘relatively skinny’. Do you even have enough fat to even get a short term result. That would depend on what your buttocks looks like now and what your buttock augmentation goals are. I would need to see pictures of both to make that determination.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon