Skip to main navigation

TriBeCa Plastic Surgery

Sydney R. Coleman, MD  |  Mary Lombardi, PA-C

Any surgeon who performs liposuction can confront its most common complication: superficial surface irregularities. Some of these irregularities are exaggerations of preexisting problems, some are cellulite, and some are newly created. The thigh and abdomen are particularly prone to irregularities, and physicians have come to accept such indentations as an acceptable outcome of liposuction. Structural fat grafting is an essential tool for all aesthetic surgeons performing liposuction because it provides the key to addressing deformities created by the removal of too much fat.

Sometimes post-liposuction deformities are not only limited to surface irregularities. Proportional changes can also occur, altering the thighs, hips, and abdomen and resulting in an unnatural or bizarre shape. For instance, a dramatic decrease in the size of a woman’s lateral thighs without an appropriate decrease in the size of the waist can result in a “boxy” and even masculine appearance. Flattening the lower abdomen without addressing the upper abdomen can add to this “boxy” appearance. Minor reductions in the volume of the buttock and/or lengthening and deepening of the buttock crease can make the buttock appear droopy. Structural fat grafting can be used to smooth out surface irregularities and restore body proportions.

If you have experienced irregularities from a previous liposuction procedure, please call TriBeCa Plastic Surgery at (212) 571-5200 or fill out our online contact form today.

To Learn more about the Coleman Technique of Fat Grafting please visit