What Are My Risks For Hip Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, i understand i have to gain some weight but i’d never be able to gain enough to get a BBL but i think i could deff gain enough to bring me out of the high risk level for implants if i got hip implants. how much do you think i should aim to gain? i weigh 121lbs right now at 5’10 

also what would high risk mean exactly, what am i at high risk for ? implant rupture or my body rejecting it ?? 

A:You never want to gain weight for a BBL or hip implants as, unless you maintain that weight forever, will simply be lost. But that issue aside it is clear from your pictures you are ultra thin so gaining weight is not a viable option for you even if it was a good idea,

The risk of hip implants in a very thin person is implant edge show not implant rupture (these are solid implants so they can’t rupture) or that of rejection. (infection is possible but not true immunologic rejection) There is no way with a thin subcutaneous fat layer that you will not eventually see some of the implant edging eventually, particularly the lower half of the implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon