What You Need to Know About Bikini Hip Replacement Surgery

As the name implies, an inguinal crease “bikini” anterior total hip replacement involves an incision at the base of the patient’s bikini line. Through this incision, our professionals can still completely replace a person’s hip as needed, but the scars the patient is left with are essentially hidden by the crease of the groin. As a result, it is more visually pleasing than other ways to conduct a total hip replacement. Here is what you should know about bikini hip replacement surgery.

The Advantages of the Bikini Hip Replacement

The major advantage of this type of procedure is that it is minimally invasive. This is a type of surgery that uses smaller surgical cuts and, because of that, comes with far less risk than other types of procedures.

Patients also benefit from experiencing far less soft tissue trauma and a faster recovery. Patients typically have fewer restrictions following their operations and can return faster to their everyday activities. In many cases, this surgery is performed in an outpatient setting.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Surgery?

As is true with so many other types of surgery, not everyone is an ideal candidate for this type of hip replacement. Generally speaking, those who are suffering from significant pain, diminished mobility, or are having a difficult time functioning as a result of hip-related issues should consider a bikini line hip replacement.

If you are either very obese or very muscular, on the other hand, this is not the type of approach that you would be suitable for. This is because both excess amounts of fat and muscle make the surgery technically difficult, to the point where medical professionals may not be able to perform it at all.

In the end, a bikini line hip replacement is just one of many different techniques that can be used on patients. If you are having a hard time whether this is the decision you want to make, do not worry. Dr. Alexander McLawhorn is here to help.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you would like to learn more about the inguinal crease “bikini” anterior total hip replacement procedure and whether it is a good option for you, the office of Alexander McLawhorn, MD, can help. Dr. McLawhorn performs more than 600 joint replacement surgeries each year and will be able to evaluate your situation and determine whether this approach or another option is best for you. Schedule an appointment today by calling 203-705-2113 for our office in Stamford, CT, or 212-606-1065 for our New York, NY, office.

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