Can Fat Be Transferred from Calf Areas to the Buttock or Breast Areas?

I am currently having some fat transferred from my stomach to one of my breasts following unsatisfactory results. I would like to have a buttock augmentation and worry that I won't have enough fat resources to draw from. Could even the fat on my calves be utilised?

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Can Fat Be Transferred from Calf Areas to the Buttock or Breast Areas?

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You can harvest fat from anywhere on the body and graft fat to anywhere on the body. You just need enough fat.


Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
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You can use fat from almost anywhere for fat injection.

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The fat on your calves, in fact the fat from almost anywhere, can be used. However, it is not likely that your calves will provide sufficient tissue to make a significant difference. It typically takes at least 250cc of fat to make a difference and this would require harvest at least 3 times that. This would be an exceptional amount to obtain from your calves.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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