Fat Transfer for Skinny Legs Cost?
We frequently get asked about various cosmetic implant procedures for men, one question that has been asked many times is, “ fat transfer for skinny legs cost?”
That question is answered by Dr. Paul Chugay.
While we do perform fat transfer to the legs, our preference is to use silicone implants as the results are reproducible and consistent. Fat grafting is limited to space and fat retention. In the calf area, there is a limitation on how much can be added at any given time as adding excess fat can potentially compromise circulation (too much inflammation/swelling) and can increase volume loss if there is insufficient space. Aside from this fact, there is the inevitable loss of fat with fat injection. Not every fat cell that is transferred will survive. While there is typically greater fat retention in the buttock region, fat transfer to legs is less consistent. Typically, we see only a 50% retention of fat in the calf region. For these reasons, we recommend calf implants to add volume to the calf region.
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It is very important you understand all the details of your Calf Implant Surgery, please feel free to contact us for any questions you may have.
CALF IMPLANT PROCEDURE
A cut is made on the posterior aspect of the leg, horizontally in the posterior knee fold. A pocket is made between the lining of the muscle and the calf muscle itself with blunt instruments to minimize bleeding and unnecessary pain post-operatively. The implant is then placed in the pocket. The muscle lining is sutured with absorbable sutures and subcuticular sutures are used to close the skin. Over time, the implant becomes surrounded by a scar tissue pocket, where it stays for the rest of the person’s life.
THE CONSULTATION / IMPLANT SELECTION
Based on the patient’s existing anatomy and desires, the surgeon will find an implant suited to that patient.