Buttock Implant Replacements for Larger Size

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in buttock implant replacements. I currently have 550cc buttock  implants and wish to get larger ones as I have a large body frame. (buttock implant replacements)  What is the largest size available and is it possible to make custom sized implants if I would like them larger than the maximum standard size? How is the determination made as to the biggest buttock implant size I can get?

A: There is no exact method to determine what is the maximum buttock implant size that will safely fit, that is a judgment that can only really be determined during surgery. The reality is that the size that will safely fit is probably not going to make you happy. As a general rule no more than a 50% increase in volume should be attempted. That would mean for you around 700cc which visibly would NOT make them dramatically bigger on a large body frame.

It is important to remember that just because you had a first successful surgery without complications that is no guarantee that the next one will have the same outcome. As you push up the load of implant per volume of the surrounding tissues, the risk of complications also increases as well. Trying to take a good result and make it ‘great’ with larger buttock implant sizes runs the risk of significant complications and even loss of the implants. Buttock implants are the one augmented body area where being too ‘greedy’ in size can backfire and have disastrous complications.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana