Hip augmentation surgery is trending today because the hip and thigh areas are so challenging to shape with diet and exercise alone.
The two primary options for expanding the hips to achieve an hourglass figure are cosmetic implants and hip injections. The former uses silicone to create the illusion of wider hips, while hip injections take fat from other parts of the body to enhance the pelvic area.
Dr. Stanton almost exclusively employs hip implants for hip and buttock augmentations. He believes this process superior to the fat transfer treatment, and his patients seem to agree. Why? Read on.
Why Are Implants Better Than Injections?
Hip implants have multiple advantages over cosmetic hip injections, including the following.
- Permanent solution: Silicone implants provide long-term results. Unlike transferred fat, which often reabsorbs into the body, Dr. Stanton’s implant method provides results that permanently retain their shape.
- Consistency: With hip fat transfer treatment, some fat may take, while the rest might not. Implants provide consistent results for most patients.
- Best for patients with low body fat: If a patient is naturally lean, it’s challenging to add volume at the treatment site. Hip implants require less body fat.
- Safer: Using implants will alleviate many of the risks associated with fat transfer procedures like the Brazilian butt lift, which has proven dangerous to many patients.
What to Expect With Cosmetic Hip Implants
Before the procedure, we will give you general anesthesia to ensure comfort. Dr. Stanton will then make an incision to insert silicone implants beneath the muscle to permanently generate a more curvaceous contour in the pelvic and lower pelvic areas.
Though there are risks associated with hip implants, the recovery is less extensive than similar silicone implant procedures. That’s because fewer nerves, arteries and veins exist in the hip area. Also, hip implants aren’t usually deep inside the tissue, so potential complications are minimal. For the first month or two after hip implant surgery, you’ll typically need to wear a compression garment and avoid strenuous exercise.
Schedule Your Hip Augmentation Consultation
If you are looking to add volume and curves to your hip and butt area safely and effectively with minimal risk, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Stanton today. You’ll look great on the beach or poolside.