Cosmetic Hip Implants & Thigh Implants
If you're a woman who has desired at some
time or another, a body line with more curves in the "right places,"
then, you're not alone. Those bathing suits, evening gowns, or simply
a nice shirt and jeans can often look even better on a woman with the
right figure. And sadly, genetics or even rigorous exercise routines
sometimes don't help. Yes, diet and exercise are always a part of good
lifestyle, but now you can get some additional aid when it comes to
getting that hourglass figure . . . cosmetic hip implants are here.
What Are They And What Do They Do?
Cosmetic hip implants and thigh implants can be considered, depending
on placement in the body, as being one and the same. They are flat,
silicone slices that are placed under the skin and substructures that
will provide, after healing, a more visible curvaceous outward appearance
in the pelvic and lower pelvic areas. They are used to enhance this
region of one's physique.
Who Would Be A Candidate For Cosmetic
They are commonly used by individuals who are deficient in terms of
outward body line, in the areas of the hip, buttock and thigh areas.
Many women are born with angular, more muscular athletic lines and some
may wish to migrate to a softer curvature. People who have undergone
sexual reassignment surgery also are candidates. Asian women, because
of their lithe body line sometimes are candidates for cosmetic hip implants.
How Are They Used?
Implants can vary in size from 10" in length and 6" in width—but
generally vary, depending the surgeon's skill and experience in doing
the final sculpting of the silicone piece—and are beveled usually
with no more than a maximum 1" in thickness. They are inserted
through a small 3 cm incision below the hip bone near the Greater Trochanter.
They lie just under the fascia of nearby muscle, which conceals them
entirely from the outside. Cosmetic hip implants are often inserted
along with other aesthetic procedures such as liposuction or breast
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
The Cosmetic Hip Implant procedure is relatively safe compared to more
invasive surgeries such as buttock implants or calf implants. Because
there are few nerves in the surgical area, and it is relatively free
from secondary veins or arteries and the implants themselves are not
placed deeply in the tissue, there is not much chance of complications.
You will have to wear a compression garment for one month, and no strenuous
activity during the same period. You may return to normal walking the
next day after surgery and light exercise in two weeks.
What Are Potential Risks & Complications?
As with any surgery, there are some risks, albeit minimum. Some include
infection, Seroma development, bleeding, implant extrusion, asymmetry,
scarring, muscle damage, nerve damage (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve)
and compartment syndrome.
|Cosmetic Hip Implant Before and After Photos below
by Dr. Chugay.
|Before Hip Implants
||After Hip Implants
to see more Before and After Photos of Hip Implants.
Currently Dr. Chugay is the only surgeon
who performs this procedure. Contact Dr. Chugay
for more information.
Page Update: November 29, 2012