Are Implants Or Fat Injections Better For My Buttock Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, which has the most effect on your buttock size, implants or fat injections?Which has the better results because I do have some fat from having a baby. 

A: The choice between fat injections or implants for buttock augmentation depends on numerous factors. The most significant are how much fat you have to donate and how much buttock size increase you desire. Whether ‘some fat’ is enough to achieve a visible change depends on what your body looks like now. The largest donor source of fat is the stomach area although it can be taken from many other places as well such as the flanks and thighs. The minimum amount of fat one should have should be at least 1.5 liters to be able to put reduce it down to 400cc to 500cc per buttock. I wold consider this to be the minimum to justify the surgical effort. For some women, much more may be needed. If fat is inadequate then the only option is going to be implants.

If you could send a picture of your body and your height and weight that would be helpful in providing a more specific answer.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana