Are My Ideal Results Realistic From Buttock Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in getting buttock implants and fat grafting to my hips and butt. I know I don’t have much fat but I really want a much bigger butt. I have attached some pictures of me and a picture of my dream butt. How possible is this result?

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. You clearly have little fat to contribute to your buttock or hip augmentation. Your buttock augmentation result will come largely (95%) from the effect of the buttock implants. The ideal picture you have shown is not a realistic result. That is not going to be achievable no matter what implant size is placed. With an intramuscular implant approach with a maximal volume  of 300 to 350cc, that result will be about 33% to 40% of your ideal buttock size result. If the implant is placed above the muscle (subfascial) with a maximal volume of 500 to 550ccs, you will get about 60% to 65% of your ideal result. Any addition of a small amount of fat will add little to the implant-created result.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana