Can I Get Hip Implants If I Have Had A Hip Replacement?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a hip replacement 6 years ago and anticipate the same for my other hip. How might this affect my options for hip augmentation? Thank you,

A:T hat would depend on the scar used for the hip replacement but probably makes it untenable for subsequent aesthetic hip implants. The soft tissues in the hip area is now compromised and hip implants require good quality tissue over and around them to be successful and reduce the risk of complications.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana