Use of dermal-fat suspension flaps for thigh and buttock lifts

Joseph Agris

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A new technique for the correction of trochanteric bulges is described. A buried dermal fat flap is used as a suspensory mechanism to hang the weight of the thigh skin and subcutaneous tissues on the deep fascia, rather than on the upper skin flap. This technique is particularly applicable to patients with asymmetry of the buttocks and thighs as well as those with ptosis of the buttocks. Another advantage is that it creates a new gluteal fold at a predetermined higher level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-822
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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