What Can Be Done For An Intramuscular Buttock Implant That Flips?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a buttock augmentation with implants elsewhere but the implants on the right side flips….I had a MRI but I really don’t know what can be done….some doctor say I can do nothing due my muscle is too thin…..someone say better to remove the implants and exercise it a lot before thinking to a new implant….someone says the muscle is broken, I need just to remove the implants and to ask for a total refund to my surgeon..who knows……I send you a pic with a panoramic view of the MRI but I can send all the files by mail….thank you. Kind regards. 

A: What your MRI shows is that the buttock implants may have originally been placed in an intramuscular position but now appear to be in a partial intramuscular position as the muscle has atrophied over the top of them. (this is not uncommon) With the right implant flipping this is not a problem likely solved by implant replacement. (the implant is not the problem although a bigger implant that is stiffer may help as you undoubtably have gel buttock implants) One other potential option is to lift up the lower capsule of the implant and place it under that next to the muscle. (implant pocket adjustment)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana