Hip Augmentation | Chicago, IL
Curvy hips and a small waist are possible with hip augmentation!
A hip augmentation is a procedure designed to improve the size and shape of your hips. Hips can be enhanced using either an implant or more commonly with a fat transfer procedure (or fat injections).
What is a Hip Augmentation?
Hip Augmentation is a procedure designed to improve the size and shape of your hips. Hips can be enhanced using either an implant or more commonly with a fat transfer procedure (or fat injections). It can be done as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Good candidates for hip augmentation are healthy patients with little or no underlying medical conditions who desire fuller hips. Hip augmentation patients should also be at or near ideal body weight and non-obese. If a patient is underweight or very thin, implants may be necessary. Finally, patients should have realistic expectations and be willing to follow post-op instructions carefully to achieve the best results.
Achieve the "Golden Snatch" Hip to Waist Ratio with a Hip Augmentation.
The Golden snatch ratio is 2-1 hip-to-waist ratio. It is a term coined by Dr. Truong which means after a Lipo360-BBL with hip augmentation, a patient’s hip measurement is twice that of her waist. For example, a person with 44-inch hips would have a 22-inch waist to achieve the “Golden Snatch” hip to waist ratio. The Golden ratio is ideal for some patients but is not achievable in all patients and can vary depending on body type, body weight, skin and muscle quality.
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Dr. Truong holds three board certifications including the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is the founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and is well-respected among patients and peers and holds a long list of academic awards and professional accolades. Dr. Truong is considered one of the Top Surgeons in Illinois.
Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each individual patient. Dr. Lin is skilled in both Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and completed his fellowship at the University of Texas – Health Science center at Houston. There he trained under nationally renowned aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, gaining valuable insight and an unparalleled experience. His interest lies in body contouring procedures to help patients reach their desired body shape.
Hip augmentation FAQ
How is a hip augmentation procedure performed?
Liposuction and a fat transfer is performed.
Hip Augmentation is usually done under general anesthesia. With a fat transfer, fat is liposuctioned from other areas like the stomach and waist and then re-injected into the hip area to enlarge and widen the hips. If a silicone implant is used, an incision will have to be made to insert the implant.
What is the difference between a fat transfer to the hips vs. hip implants?
One procedure uses your own fat vs an implant.
Hip augmentation is more commonly performed with autologous fat, which is your own fat. In general, fat is preferred because it is safer, less prone to infection, and gives a more natural result in look and feel. However fat can be unpredictable and in some patients can reabsorb which can shrink over time. Implants do not shrink but tend to feel harder and can look less natural, especially if they migrate over time. Implants can also require a bigger scar to insert and can also get infected easier which may require drainage and removal with more scarring.
Is hip augmentation surgery safe?
When performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Hip augmentation, like other body sculpting cosmetic procedures, is generally safe when done correctly and by a properly trained surgeon. Make sure your surgeon is not only board-certified in Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery, but also well trained in properly performing the procedure. If done correctly in the right facility and by properly trained personnel, procedures like hip augmentation and fat transfers are safe with rare complications. Implants in hip augmentation can carry higher risks so you should discuss with your surgeon what the best option is for you.
What is the recovery for hip augmentation surgery?
Expect to take about a week off work.
Following your hip augmentation, you can expect to be sore and swollen for 1-2weeks. Even when done in conjunction with other procedures like a Brazilian Butt Lift, most patients are up and walking by the following day. You may be asked to avoid sleeping on your back or sides to avoid putting pressure directly on the area. Drains are rarely used.
Most patients can return to work in about a week and resume normal exercise and activity within 4 to 6 weeks.
Is hip augmentation surgery permanent?
The results will last!
Hip augmentation is usually a permanent surgical procedure. If a fat transfer is done, then the results can tend to change over time with some fat be re-absorbed, but usually most or at least some will remain. Implants are permanent until they are removed.
How much does Lipo360 cost?
Chicago prices are not the same as Miami...
The cost of hip augmentation can vary depending on whether it is performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with other procedures like Lipo360 & Brazilian Butt Lift. Cost may also be higher if implants are used. In general hip augmentation costs
You will receive an all-Inclusive quote following your consultation. The quote will include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, OR facility fee, medications, post-operative garments, and lab tests if needed. If all-inclusive pricing is quoted, then most of these costs will be covered including follow-up visits.
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