Do Hip Implants Ever Feel Natural?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I just wanted to ask a couple more questions about hip implants if that’s okay. 

I understand the pricing, the pain level, the scar, and that I need about 3cm per side custom hip implants… but I was wondering if it would feel somewhat real and soft at 3cm and won’t be noticeably fake to touch? Also if you would be able to see the implants edges, outline or sticking out in certain movements such as at the gym? The feel and look .. whether it will be noticeable that they’re implants is the only thing stopping me from getting it done. 

Thanks so much 🙂 

A: No implant anywhere on the body will ever feel perfectly natural…as it is not a natural substance in the body. Hip implants are no exception in that regard.

Edging is usually not an issue due to the feathered edges of the implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana