Can Intramuscular Buttock Implants Flip?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it normal for gluteal implants placed intramuscularly to flip? And is that something that will become less common with larger implants? If not can anything be done to ensure it doesn’t happen?

A: Buttock implants placed in the intramuscular pocket have a much tighter compression against the implant and often have a wider implant base as well. s a result, It would be very rare for a buttock implant to flip in the intramuscular pocket as there is less pocket relaxation that exists than in the subfascial pocket. I have never seen it or heard of it occurring. That is the same regardless of implant size which is often less also because of the tighter pocket. Such flipping is a potential subfascial pocket concern where often lager implant sizes are used that have higher profile to base width ratios. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana