Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

San Francisco Hip Augmentation Specialist

Many women are extremely self-conscious about their bodies. That lack of confidence permeates many areas of their lives. The thigh/hip area is very difficult to sculpt through diet and exercise, so many of these women have simply given up. Still other women are transgender and crave the feminine figure that nature denied them. Finally, a growing number of our patients undergo these procedures for reconstructive purposes.

Lots of women also have concerns about hip dips. These indentations appear on the outer thigh. The trochanteric depression contains essentially no muscle, so it is always flat. Hip dips are especially pronounced if the woman has gained some weight. Her abdominal weight will accentuate the appearance of hip dips. Genetics play a role here as well. Some female bodies are just different from other ones and no amount of diet or exercise will change them.

Every year, thousands of women in situations like these take control of their anatomical situations. They reach out to double Board Certified Dr. Shahin Javaheri. He has over two decades of experience in this area. Perhaps more importantly, he fully understands that diet and exercise have their limits and that anyone can feel self-conscious about any area of the body.

Why Choose Hip Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Javaheri likes to say that plastic surgery transforms individuals from the outside to the inside. Our website features numerous testimonials from people just like you that have experienced the transformative powers of plastic surgery.

Any sculpting or reconstructive procedure represents a significant investment of time and treasure. It’s important that patients seek out these procedures only for themselves. Looking like Kim Kardashian may not be the best reason to undergo a hip implant procedure, particularly over the long term.

Before & After

Are You a Hip Augmentation Surgery Candidate?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Javaheri will ensure that you are a good candidate for hip augmentation, both physically and mentally.

The procedure is invasive and involves anesthesia. So, the patient must be in good overall health and not have any known issues with anesthesia. Problems in this area do not necessarily derail procedures like hip augmentation or other body implants. We routinely work with patients who need accommodations of one kind or another.

Mentally, the patient must have reasonable expectations about the results and, as mentioned above, have the proper motivation to undergo hip augmentation. If the patient is not mentally prepared, for whatever reason, the results will almost always be disappointing.

What to Expect During Your Hip Augmentation Consultation

Every patient is different, so every consultation is different. However, most of these meetings touch on the same three areas.

First and foremost, Dr. Javaheri will listen to your concerns about your body. Our caring and professional staff takes as much time as necessary to understand your motivations for seeking hip augmentation. This exchange builds a foundation for a long-term relationship.

Moreover, many women are concerned about the cost of hip augmentation. As mentioned, plastic surgery is much more than a “cosmetic” procedure. It permeates every area of the patient’s life. Yet most health insurance companies do not see things that way. The cost varies significantly depending on the patient and the type of procedure. Furthermore, financing is available if needed.

Finally, Dr. Javaheri will go over the procedure itself as well as any post-surgical precautions. We never keep you in the dark about any aspect of your hip augmentation procedure.

What Happens During a Hip Augmentation Procedure

Many women prefer natural-looking hip implants. These soft silicone implants look and feel like muscle. They are not filled with liquid, so they are very strong and will never leak. Instead they are solid, much like the implants used in gluteal or buttock augmentation.

Once the patient is gently anesthetized (a local anesthetic is usually sufficient), Dr. Javaheri makes a small incision and inserts the implant underneath one of the hip muscles. The implant may be small, but it effectively reshapes the entire hip and pelvis area.

Other procedures involve fat transfer, which usually involves liposuction. This procedure is usually the exclusive remedy for hip dips. Dr. Javaheri siphons fat from one area of the body and strategically injects it into the hips. Fat transfer is not nearly as invasive as hip implants. Furthermore, fat transfer has the added bonus of slimming other areas of the body. This change makes the hip augmentation even more pronounced.

What to Expect After Your Hip Augmentation Procedure & the Recovery Process

Recovery time is usually between six and eight weeks. Obviously, it takes less time to recuperate from fat transfer than hip implants.

For at least the first third of this time, many patients must lie still on their backs or stomachs. Otherwise, the hip/butt area will not heal properly. It’s normally okay to move around a little during the second third. During the home stretch, some daily activities are usually possible.

Like all surgical procedures, hip augmentation involves some risks. These risks are usually quite remote, and Dr. Javaheri will thoroughly review them all with you. Some common side-effects include prolonged swelling or discomfort. These side-effects are usually mild and Dr. Javaheri can prescribe medication as needed. Other much less common side effects include seroma (fluid buildup), fat necrosis (dead fat cells), and uneven scarring.

During your follow-up visits, our staff is very adept at spotting the early signs of side-effects. In the unlikely event they occur, we help you deal with them.

Schedule Your Hip Augmentation Consultation Today

To see if Hip Augmentation is right for you, contact double-Board Certified Dr. Shahin Javaheri for your initial appointment. You are welcome to visit our spacious San Francisco office, or you may choose a Skype or FaceTime consultation.

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for Hip Augmentation. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

Schedule your Consultation Today

If you would like to meet with Dr. Javaheri to discuss your options, please contact our practice today.
Dr. Javaheri will be happy to answer your questions!

Give us a call today (415) 923-3800