Can My Buttock Implants Be Replaced With Softer Gel Buttock Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I currently have butt implants and I love the look of them, but I hate how they feel because I can feel the hard edges of the implants. I want to have them replaced using the softer silicone implants that are approved in other countries. If I purchase the soft implants online would you be able to perform the replacement surgery? Thanks. 

A: Do you know the manufacturer of the implants that you now have? I use Implantech very soft gel buttock implants that virtually feel like gummy bear candies (without any hard edges) so it is hard to imagine anything that would be any softer. But they can also be made in a very low durometer that can feel just like jello. Thus I am not sure any implant used elsewhere in the world would be any softer.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana