Buttock Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting buttock implants. I am small but want a nice round buttock size result. I have attached what my buttocks looks like now and the kind of result I want. I think I need 550cc buttock implants. What is your recommendation on implant size?

A: In looking at your pictures, you have very small buttocks and a petite body frame. You are simply too small to have such large buttock implants, at least in an intramuscular location. You are either going to have to accept a much smaller buttock augmentation result than you desire (with lower risks) or have larger implant sizes that carry much higher short and long-term risks. It is important to have realistic expectations based on what your tissues can tolerate. This does involve the placement of implants whose initial acceptance and long-term success are based on a delicate balance between tissue stress and the volume of the implanted material.

There are my three buttock implant size recommendations based on how much risk you want to take:

Safest           270cc intramuscular         350-375cc subfascial

Aggressive   330cc intramuscular          425cc subfascial

Riskiest       not possible intramuscular  500cc subfascial

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana