Can Hip Implants Be Placed Under The Muscle?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! I had some questions about hip augmentation with implants, as well as thigh implants to give the thighs more of a “chubbier” look since I personally think thicker legs are pretty. 

1st, would it be possible to make hip implants that could be put on the bones/under the muscle in the legs/pelvis to make them feel as natural as possible? 

2nd, is it even possible to make thigh implants that would make the legs look a bit wider at the sides of the thighs? I’ll insert a picture of the kind of legs I mean. Instead of making them look toned or defined just kind of making them look less skinny and more soft. 

A: In answer to your hip and thigh implant questions:

1) Hip implants can not be placed under the muscle or next to the bone.

2) Thigh implant can be placed more laterally under the TFL for a more lateral/wider thigh look.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana