Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very petite female 5′ 1″ weighing 1055lbs but have a weird lower body appearance with fat thighs. I got smart lip done on legs (outer thighs and above knees) almost 3 years ago. There was a lot of bruising and scars that diminished a lot after a year but I can never wear anything that is above my knees anymore thanks to the unevenness in the back of my thigh, loose skin and multiple banana roll like appearance right below my buttocks.What can be done to fix this? Looking forward to your advice and guidance. I have attached my picture. Is there any hope for fixing my banana rolls?
A: Your picture shows a triple banana roll on the left side and a double banana roll on the right. I assume this came from the volume deflation from the Smartlipo and perhaps the disruption of the infragluteal crease as well. Regardless of the cause, significant improvement can be obtained through a lower gluteoplasty procedure. (lower buttock excision and tuck = aka lower buttock lift or tuck) The banana rolls can be removed and a single infragluteal fold recreated.
Dr. Barry Eppley