Should I Try Fat Grafting Before Getting Hip Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m very interested in hip implants. Is after hip implants is a bbl possible. But I want also transfer the bbl fat in my hips. Is this possible too? Or should I make first the bbl? Is the doctor also doing bbl? If yes, is it possible make a bbl when I have butt implants? Or did the doctor need them take out? 

A: In answer to your hip and buttock implant questions:

1) A good candidate for successful hip implants is based on two criteria: 1) adequate subcutaneous tissue thickness over the hip area (which you have) and 2) moderate but not extreme hip augmentation goals. (which in you I do not yet know)

2) Fat transfer to the hips should always be done first, if one has adequate fat stores to do so, before undergoing hip implants. 

3) Fat transfer (aka BBL) can be done with intramusculr buttock implants and is known as composite buttock augmentation surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana