Buttock Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I just got buttock  implants done (425cc), but they are no where near the size I want. I was wondering is there anyway for you to add to my hip/ butt area maybe with more implants? I can’t do a fat transfer  as I am too thin.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures of your buttock implants result. While I do not know where you started, you have a very good result. It is not possible nor medially wise to seek that degree of buttock size change by larger buttock implants or adding other implants. Such implants in a thin frame like yours is asking for complications and risks losing what you have now. Surgery with implants anywhere in the body is like a roulette wheel. You have spun the wheel once with fairly large buttock implants for your frame and you have achieved good improvement without complications…at least up to this point early after surgery. Pushing all your chips for another spin at the roulette wheel (further implant surgery) risks losing everything with complications like infection, implant capsular contracture and lifelong buttock deformation.  While you may have not achieved your ideal buttock enlargement goal, which was never a realistic goal with your body frame, you have reached what I would consider to be medically safe and the probably limits of what your body can tolerate.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana