Hip Implants

Hip implants are a plastic surgery procedure to augment the appearance of the hip, butt, and upper leg area for enhanced curves and contouring.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

6 weeks








$8000 - $12997

The Specifics

What are hip implants?

Hip implants are a plastic surgery procedure to provide hip augmentation via fat grafting with fat transfer or solid silicone implants. Similar to other body implant cosmetic surgeries like breast implants or buttock implants, cosmetic hip implants can create hip dips, contouring, and the hourglass figure desired by many individuals.

Hip implants with silicone implants provide the most permanent solution, but come with the risks associated with implant placement, like malpositioning or implant failure. Fat transfer is a more natural alternative, but fat will be reabsorbed by the body so results are less predictable.

Hip augmentation surgery via hip implants can complement multiple areas of the lower body, and be a component of further cosmetic alterations like a breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, or buttock augmentation.

What cosmetic concerns does a hip implant procedure treat?

  1. Buttocks Shape & Size: Hip implants of either silicone gel or transferred fat are strategically implanted to augment the curvature, volume, and contours of the entire hip, pelvis, buttock, and upper leg areas.

Who is the ideal candidate for a hip implant procedure?

The ideal candidate for hip implants is in generally good health and is looking to enhance the contours and aesthetic of the buttocks, upper thighs, and hips. A hip implant procedure is not recommended for those with excessive musculature of the upper legs, insufficient body fat, or certain chronic medical conditions.

What is the average recovery associated with a hip implant procedure?

Complete recovery from a hip implant procedure takes several weeks, however, the acute recovery period typically lasts two to four weeks. Patients are advised to take care with limiting weight on the implants for a few weeks. Walking can be resumed the next day and most individuals return to light exercise after two weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a hip implant procedure?

Possible side effects following a hip implant procedure include bruising, wound infection, changes in sensation, asymmetry, prolonged pain, deep vein thrombosis, fat necrosis, and implant complications.

What can someone expect from the results of a hip implant procedure?

The results of a hip implant procedure are immediately noticeable, permanent improvements to the volume and contours of the butt, hips, and upper legs. Silicone implants provide a permanent solution, whereas fat transfer will have natural reabsorption and results may diminish over time.

What is the average cost of a hip implant procedure?

Hip implants can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $13,000. The actual cost of hip implants is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.


  • No Need For Excess Body Fat
  • Various Implant Sizes


  • Costly
  • Lengthy Recovery

Invasiveness Score


Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect

Hip implants are a plastic surgery procedure utilized to alter the butt appearance. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after hip implants:

The Takeaway

A hip implant procedure uses custom implants or a patient’s own excess fat to augment the size and shape of the hips for improved volume and contours of the butt and upper legs.

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