The hip area is notoriously hard to target with diet and exercise. Many women are also looking to “feminize” their figure and fuller, shapelier hips can help balance the proportions of the body. Hip Augmentation includes hip implants or fat grafting. A hip augmentation procedure can increase the size of your hip span, improve the look of the legs, and provide a more pleasing shape to your body.
Candidates for Hip Augmentation
If you are unhappy with the shape of your hips and desire a more voluminous shape, you may be a good candidate for a hip augmentation. Hip augmentation can sculpt the waist and hips and give you a curvier figure. Candidates should be in good general health, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for surgery. If considering a fat grafting hip augmentation, patients should have adequate body fat.
A hip augmentation can involve implants or fat grafting. Implants are made from silicone, similar to breast implants. Implants can provide a natural look with minimal risk. An incision is made near the hips and implants are inserted under the muscle. Implants are recommended for patients with low body fat and is a more permanent solution than a fat grafting procedure. During a fat grafting procedure, fat is removed from another part of the body (typically the abdomen or thighs) and re-injected into the hips. This procedure is a good option for those who also want to improve the shape of another part of the body.
Recovery time depends on the type of procedure you choose. Generally, fat transfer hip augmentation has a quicker recovery time than implants. Most patients are able to walk a day after surgery and can return to work or normal activities within a few days, with minimal exercise several weeks after surgery.
- Consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh
- Create a customized surgical plan
- Take pre-op photos
- Meet with our Practice Manager
- Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
- Have surgery
- Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post-op visit
To learn more about what you can expect from your Hip Augmentation process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.