Just in case you needed a new area of your body to worry about, experts claim celebrities are now getting “hip jobs” in order to make themselves look curvier.
Unlike a butt implant, a hip implant is used to give women the appearance of an hourglass shape — without the waist trainer.
Dr. Nikolas Chugay claimed to be the first US surgeon offering hip implants, back in 2013. A press release from his office said the procedure could “give women more curves than San Francisco’s Lombard St.”
“Women from around the globe now fly to them to get those admired ‘ins-and-outs’ that attract the opposite sex,” the press release reads. “‘A woman with a round bottom and curvy hips has again become sexy and a sign of true femininity,’ Dr. Chugay said admirably. ‘Now they can have that at a reasonable price in our safe cosmetic hip implants procedure.’”
Two alleged celebrity fans of those “admired ins-and-outs” are Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
Dr. Dev Patel, medical director of Perfect Skin Solutions in Portsmouth, told The Daily Mail this month that he believes both women have had their hips augmented.
“The examples seem to have more shape to the hip area, which could indicate that they have undergone a cosmetic treatment to reshape or add shape,” Patel said, after examining photos of the two. He added that hip and butt procedures are often conducted simultaneously.
Dr. Tabasum Mir, a New York City-based dermatologist, told Bikini.com that she also thinks both stars have had the procedure. She cautioned other women not to compare themselves to the sisters’ celebrated bodies.
“[Kim] looks fantastic, but everybody needs to understand its not natural because everyone wants those tiny waists and the big backsides, and it's not from squats,” Dr. Mir said.
Neither star has admitted to having the procedure done.
Kardashian has copped to getting cortisone injections in her butt — but only to treat a skin condition called psoriasis. Jenner, meanwhile, voraciously denies undergoing any procedure other than lip injections.
“[I haven’t had] ass implants,” Jenner said in a video on her website last year. “...“I don’t really think I have the fattest ass, but I know my angles.”
Still, anyone inspired by the sisters’ infamous curves should think seriously before going under the knife.
Hip jobs are an invasive surgical procedure that involve slicing into the thigh and inserting a polymer implant. According to Chugay’s website, patients should not walk for a day, or exercise for a month following the procedure.
“Hip implants specifically would be classed as an invasive surgical procedure, in the same vein as breast augmentation or butt implants,” Dr. Ross Perry told The Daily Mail. “'It is worth seriously considering whether a non-surgical alternative such as body contouring maybe a safer alternative.”