Can I Get Hip And Buttock Implants With Liposuction and Fat Transfer All At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting custom hip and buttock implants and fat transfer from my abdominal area to my legs. Would all this be possible at one time?

What are the recommended post operation procedures, in particular, how long would I need to be away from my home? As for the follow up, how long after surgery will I need to return back?

A: I think it is important to realize that hip and buttock implants combined is a very challenging recovery of which I would be hesitant to do anymore than that at one surgery. Such recoveries become even more challenging in the patient who must travel for surgery. While the efficiency of doing liposuction/fat transfer at the same time seems appropriate on paper it is does not medically.

How soon one returns home after such surgery depends on whether they are coming by themselves or with someone to assist them. Assuming the former I would anticipate at least a week before returning home.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana