An Unusual Complication Following Gluteal Fat Grafting

A Case Report

Ariel Neiman, MD; Omer Sadeh, MS; Shay Dudaie, BS; Aziz Shoufani, MD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021;9(4):e3515 

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Subfascial abscesses can be dangerous and life-threatening when diagnosis is delayed. Advanced radiological imaging should be implemented immediately when patients present with unusual complications. Transcutaneous drainage is insufficient for subfascial abscesses due to the accumulation of large fat particles and blood clots that cannot be drained. Therefore, early incision and drainage should be considered at an earlier stage regardless of possible deformities following an aesthetic procedure. Further anatomical studies should be performed to evaluate the possible migration patterns in subfascial lipofilling.