Am I A Good Candidate for Hip Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in hip implant surgery and I’d like to know more. I’ve had fat grafting done in the area, but I’m not satisfied with the result. Here are some photos. As you can see, I have a blocky shape in addition to the hip dips. I’d like to have a pronounced hourglass figure- especially to balance out my top half (I have 800cc silicone implants).

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I believe you benefit by waistline narrowing with some hip dip augmentation. Since larger hip implants are associated with a higher rate of complications it is best to keep them small.(hip dips)  This then requires a maximal waistline reduction approach.  (type 1 or 2 rib removal)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon