Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 07;144(1):83-92
From the Department for Hand, Plastic, and Aesthetic Surgery, Ludwig Maximilian University; Ocean Clinic; private practice; the Department of Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital; the Department of Anatomy and Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic; Skin Associates of South Florida; and the Department of Medical Education, Albany Medical College.
Background: The deep intramuscular approach during buttock augmentation with fat grafting has been associated with a significantly increased risk for pulmonary fat embolism. This study was designed to provide guidance for injection into the subcutaneous fat.
Methods: The authors investigated 150 Caucasian individuals with an equal distribution of men and women (n = 75 each) and a balanced distribution of age (n = 30 per decade: 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, and 60 to 69 years) and body mass index (n = 50 per group: ≤24. Read More