Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a transgender woman from Germany looking to get hip implants. I previously had FFS and, although not completely satisfied with the results, I no longer get misgendered. The only other area of concern for me is my hips and buttocks. Currently I wear hip/buttock padding daily and would like to be able to wear swimsuits/etc without worrying about my narrow hips and flat butt. I did not see any results on your site about this procedure however I did see answered questions. Thank you
A: Hip and buttock implants are different implants that have different effects. Custom hip implants can be made that extend partially into the buttocks but are not true buttock implants. Custom buttock implants can be made that extend partially into the hip but are not true hip implants. In some cases separate buttock and hip implants can be done together.
The key to your implant designs needed is the padding that you are wearing. If that is creating the desired effect then that would provide good guidance as to the type of implant design needed. Seeing pictures of your buttocks/hip area and the shape of the padding you use would be very helpful in that regard.
Dr. Barry Eppley