How Does BBL Surgery Fit In With The Correction Of May Indented Buttock Scar?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am looking to get a consultation on a BBL – reconstructive surgery. Reaching out to you based on your previous experience in handling similar surgery (Plastic Surgery Case Study – Buttock Reconstruction with Dermal-Fat Grafts).

To give more context, I had a childhood trauma which resulted in a deep scar on one side of my butt. I would like to schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the options (regular injected fat vs dermal fat graft vs implant / other options) and the doctor’s availability. I’m planning to get it done as early as possible.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. While I can see your scar I can not tell how contracted or tightly adherent it is. That aspect of the scar is crucial as that determines whether just proceeding with fat injections (minimally adherent) or whether a dermal-fat graft is needed. (moderately to tightly adherent) Because the injury occurred in childhood it is likely the latter in my experience. If so I would do the scar release/dermal fat graft first followed by a BBL after.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana