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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Hip Implants in the Thin Female

Background:  Hip augmentation remains one of the newer forms of body augmentation. The widespread use of fat injections for buttock augmentation has brought similar attention to the geographically proximate hip region. To some degree they are both anatomically and aesthetically connected as it is hard to see one without the other. Often volumetric and shape Read More…

The Challenges of Hip Implant Augmentation

The interest in the hip augmentation has skyrocketed as the number of adjacent buttock procedures have risen over the past decade. While some buttock procedures can create some degree of a hip augmentation effect (fat injections, subfascial implants), most of the time the resultant hip widening is seen as either short-lived (fat injections) or incomplete/inadequate. Read More…

Postoperative Instructions – Hip Implants

When augmentation of the hips has been unsuccessful by fat injections or the patient has insufficient fat to harvest, hip implants are the sole alternative. Such hip implants are usually deigned custom for each patient. Placed in a deep subcutaneous pocket on top of the TFL fascia, hip implants are introduced through a small incision Read More…

OR Snapshots – Combining Custom Buttock and Hip Implants

As the popularity of buttock augmentation has soared over the past decade, the need for hip augmentation has also arisen. No form of buttock augmentation, whether it is by implants or fat injections, can successfully provide substantial hip augmentation. Buttock implants certainly can not regardless of whether they are even placed in the subfascial tissue Read More…

Standard Implant Options for Limited Hip Augmentation

As buttock augmentation had grown in popularity the desire for hip augmentation has as well. Given their anatomic proximity it is no surprise that patients seeking augmentation for one may inevitably request augmentation of the other. This is seen in patient who have had successful buttock augmentation and now may feel that their hips are Read More…

Determining Tissue Pocket Location for Hip Implants

The newest member of the body implant family is that of hip implants. Augmentation of the lower torso has been done by various styles of buttock implants for decades. While the majority of buttock augmentation today is done by fat injections (aka Brazilian butt lift), there has been a relative neglect of the hips to Read More…

Custom Hip Implants for Failed Fat Grafting

Hip augmentation is most commonly done using fat injections. Even for patients that do not have a lot of fat to harvest, enough can almost always be obtained to fill in indentations or divots on both sides of the hips. But when combined buttock and hip augmentations are needed or in a thin body type, Read More…

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