How Can I Fix This Dent In My Butt Cheek From A Prior Steroid Injection?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wanting to fix dents in my butt cheek that I might have gotten from a steroid shot when I was younger. I’ve had this noticeable set of dents/dimples for as long as I can remember. These dents show more when I’m simply standing or wearing tight clothes. I am always covering it up with shirts and long clothes. I don’t want butt implants. I am okay with my butt size. What are my options to fix this deformation?

A: This is a classic soft tissue indentation from exactly what is known to cause it…previous injection therapy. This is not a problem that would be improved by buttock implants anyway. This requires contouring reconstruction with fat. Given the broad and fairly shallow base of the indentation fat injections would be the appropriate treatment choice.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana