Can Buttock and Hip Implants Be Done At The Same Time?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 28 years old transgender female. I would like to do a hip augmentation with implants and at the same time a liposuction and fat transfer to the butt or maybe butt implants and hip implants together. I would like to know what is the best solution to create more feminine curves in the butt and hips areas.
A: I would need to see some pictures of your body to see the dimensions of your hips and buttocks and see what the best solutions are. But I will assume for now that you do not have enough fat to successfully do any amount of fat injection transfer for augmentation. This usually requires at least 2500 to 3000cc of liposuction aspirate to get 300cc to 400cc of concentrated fat per buttock to inject…which will create a very modest buttock enlargement. This leaves the only options for either buttock and hip augmentation using implants. The decision for buttock implants is whether to go above or into the muscle. I usually prefer the intramuscular approach since this implant location has a lower risk of complications and better long-term results. Hip implants are always placed in the subfascial location and the size of implant that can be placed depends on the tightness of the pocket right below the level of the trochanteric prominence.
Dr. Barry Eppley