William Callaghan. MD (hip-thigh Surgery)
A curvy figure is a sexy and desired look and hips are a major part of this look. Hip implants and thigh implants can be considered, depending on placement in the body, as being one and the same. They are composed of soft silicone molded into a shape that are then placed under the fascia of the hip area muscles that will provide a more visible curvaceous outward appearance in the hip areas. They are used to enhance this region of one's appearance.
Who is A Candidate
Generally anyone who desires a more curvaceous hip is a candidate. The goal is to complement the buttock and the abdominal curve.
Many Asian women, because of their slim body line sometimes are candidates for cosmetic hip implants.
They are inserted through a small 3 cm incision below the hipbone near the Greater Trochanter. Sometimes, they can be inserted through an incision in the groin area. They lie just under the fascia of nearby muscle, which conceals them entirely from the outside. It is not unusual to combine this procedure with others, such as liposuction.
The 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. Consequently, complications are rare. A compression garment is required for approximately 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.
Risks & Complications
Infection, seroma , bleeding, implant extrusion, asymmetry, scarring, muscle damage, nerve damage (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) and compartment syndrome.