How Can A Buttock Indentation From Implants Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had buttock implants that were removed in December 2011 due to a shifting of the left implant. It left me with a indentation defect. I would like to see what options I have to revise this area. Thank you.

A: If removal of a buttock implant left an indentation defect and had to be removed due to shifting, that would indicate that the original implants were likely placed in a subcutaneous pocket…which is notorious for implant displacement in the buttock region. That would also explain why the indentation defect appeared, probably from pressure atrophy being too buy propecia online without prescription

close to the skin. Such problems do not usually arise from intramuscular buttock implants if they are placed properly.

Depending on the size of the buttock indentation, fat injection grafting would be the best treatment. The indentation likely represents a fat defect so replacing similar tissue with what has been lost seems most logical. Fat injection grafting does require that one has some fat to harvest but for a buttock indentation the volume needed should not be too great.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana