There are two recommendations for those patients who are naturally thin. One is if they can gain weight and so if they gain weight specifically in the abdomen or in the thighs, those are good areas to take the fat from for the fat transfer. The other option that I have been having really good success with is to use gluteal or butt implants. Similar to how we enhance breasts with silicone implants, we have permanent silicone implants for the buttocks that in the right hands, with the experienced surgeons, is very safe.

We make a specific pocket, like a sandwich in the large muscle of the buttocks called the gluteus maximus. The muscle is basically kind of divided in half and the implant is inserted in between the muscles. Externally it's not really palpable, you can't really see the implant but it just gives a nice enhancement to the shape and the size.

Buttock implants are solid silicone, so they are actually good for life. If nothing happens to the implants such as infection, or if they move around, or form a scar tissue around them, they could be good for life. Butt implants are very hard to burst. They are solid silicone unlike the breast implants that are softer silicone that can burst. They could be punctured or they could more commonly extrude if the patient unfortunately has an infection of the incision, the implant may come out through that.

What Can a Thin Patient Do to Get a Bigger Butt?

For thinner patients who may not have enough fat to plump up their booty, Dr. Melinda Lacerna-Kimbrell suggests another option.