Butt implants: an increase in the projection of the hips too?

Butt implants: an increase in the projection of the hips too?

16th Feb 2021

Butt implants: an increase in the projection of the hips too?


Most women undergo buttock implant surgery to increase the size of the buttocks. As the name suggests, the primary goal of buttock implant surgery is to make smaller buttocks fuller and projected. However, many women wonder whether implants can also increase the projection of the hips. The good news is that butt implant surgery can be used to improve the projection of the hips as well.

Buttock implants are artificial objects made of semi-solid silicone material and come in different sizes. The surgery is highly invasive and involves major incisions on the hips. If your hips lack projection and you are in good health, you may undergo butt implant surgery to add projection to your hips. However, to achieve satisfactory results, be sure to select only a board-certified plastic surgeon for the operation.

Candidacy for adding projection to the hips with butt implants

Improving the projection of the hips with buttock implants is a popular plastic surgery procedure. However, not every woman can qualify. To be a good candidate, you need to meet specific eligibility criteria. First off, the plastic surgeon will determine your candidacy during the pre-operative consultation.  

To qualify, you need to be in good overall health. If you are suffering from serious health issues, you should avoid butt implant surgery. To prevent the risks, be sure to share your complete medical information with the plastic surgeon ahead of the operation. Secondly, the surgeon will check your buttocks and hips to determine whether you need the surgery. If your buttocks and hips lack projection, you can be a good candidate.

The plastic surgeon will also ask about your intentions and motivation to get the surgery. You need to have realistic and reasonable goals and expectations to be a good candidate. Buttock implant surgery can improve the fullness and projection of your buttocks and hips; however, it cannot transform you into another person or change you into a celebrity.

Improving the projection of the hips

Buttock implant surgery is a major operation, which is why it is performed under general anesthesia. However, it is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home some hours after the surgery if your health remains stable. Since the implants come in different size options, it is essential to choose the right implant size. The surgeon will help you select an implant size during the consultation session.

During the surgery, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on your hips. The size of the incisions depends on how large the implants are. After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon will insert the implants into the hips and then place them under or within the hip muscles. It is essential to put the implants in a way that they gain enough tissue coverage.

After putting the implants in the desired place, the surgeon will then suture and close the incisions. Your recovery will begin right after the surgery and continue for many weeks. The results will gradually emerge when the recovery period is complete.

Advantages of using butt implants for hip projection

There are many advantages associated with using buttock implants for hip projection. The first advantage is that it delivers permanent results. Butt implants are permanent objects. They are highly durable and can survive immense pressure without rupturing or deflating. As a result, they will remain with you permanently if rare problems like capsular contracture or implant infection don’t happen. What this means is that your hips will stay forever projected after the surgery.

Secondly, buttock implants are best for you if you lack enough body fat to qualify for fat transfer surgery, which is yet another option to augment the buttocks and hips. Fat transfer surgery involves the augmentation of your buttocks and hips by using the excess fat available in your body. If your body doesn’t have excess fat, then it is best for you to get butt implant surgery. 


Recovery after buttock implant surgery is a significant step in achieving the desired results. A significant part of the recovery will occur within the first two weeks following the operation. During this period, the incisions will heal to a greater extent, and the post-op swelling will subside by up to 30 percent.

During the recovery period, the patient is required to be extremely cautious. Even a minor carelessness may lead to failure of the surgery. Do not sleep on your back and sit for two weeks after the surgery. Furthermore, you must take enough rest and avoid work. After two weeks, you may resume work, but if your job involves physically demanding activities, you should take more time off work.

Complete recovery after buttock implant surgery can take up to six weeks. The patient must not do any activity that can strain the incisions during this period. Furthermore, you must wear the recommended compression garments during this time because it prevents complications and speeds up the recovery process. After six weeks, you can then gradually resume your routine activities and even exercises, jogging, and other such physical activities. 


Many people think that the results of the surgery will come to the fore immediately. However, the reality is that it takes time for the results to emerge. Even though you may notice an improvement in your butt and hip projection right after, complete enhancements brought about by the procedure will develop slowly.

As the incisions heal and the post-operative swelling decreases, the results will slowly show. You will notice that not only have your buttocks increased in size but the hips have gained projection as well. After many weeks and even months when the swelling disappears, the results will ultimately emerge. Your buttocks will appear large, and the hips will be more projected.

Risks and complications

Since buttock implant surgery involves incisions, it entails risks. The risks are higher for patients with serious health problems. It is crucial for the patient to discuss the risks with the plastic surgeon in advance of the operation. A good plastic surgeon will help you analyze the risks and benefits of the surgery during the consultation session. Keep in mind that butt implant surgery is an elective procedure and you must not take higher risks for the sake of your cosmetic goals. You should undergo surgery only when the benefits are higher than the risks for you.

Many risks involved in the surgery are common to all operations. However, there are also some unique but rare and severe risks associated with the surgery alone. The risks differ from one patient to another. If you have a weaker immune system, you may be exposed to infection. To reduce this risk, the surgeon may prescribe antibiotics.

There is also a risk that your buttocks and hips may appear asymmetrical. However, it is common and normal for the hips and buttocks to look unbalanced during the first few weeks after the surgery. You should not worry about it. As your buttocks heal and the swelling disappears, your buttocks will be symmetrical. However, if your buttocks remain unbalanced even months after the surgery, it means the asymmetry is permanent. In such a case, you may be required to undergo another surgery to fix the problem.

Other risks associated with the surgery include abnormal scarring, capsular contracture, infection of the implants, and implant rotation or displacement. The good news is that if your plastic surgeon is board-certified and experienced, these risks can be reduced. Keep in mind that the post-op care is critical to determining the level and intensity of risks that you might be exposed to. You must follow the surgeon’s instructions to prevent the risks and achieve your desired results. 


Buttock implant surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that is used to augment the booty. However, it can also be used to add projection to the hips. Placing the implants inside the buttocks will increase your butt size and projection considerably. However, if your primary goal is to add more projection to your hips, you should consider having the implants placed in your hips instead of your buttocks. 

Butt implant surgery for hip projection is a major procedure. It involves incisions on the hips and placement of the implants under or within your hip muscles. To achieve better outcomes with the operation, be sure to select only a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the procedure.

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