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The Bikini Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is not just for old folks anymore. Today, hip replacement is trending toward younger, active patients. A new study by the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons shows that the average age of hip replacement recipients is getting younger and will continue to trend this way1. Younger, healthy, active patients tend to desire a smaller scar along the bikini line to feel more confident at the beach, pool or lake.

Today, there are a lot of options for healthy and active hip replacement candidates. Younger patients desire to stay active, while looking and feeling good about themselves after surgery. Even celebrities like Christie Brinkley are back in a bikini after hip replacement using the Bikini Incision Hip Replacement.2

The Bikini Incision Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive hip replacement procedure where the damaged hip joint is replaced with implants through a small diagonal incision made in the front of the hip. The surgical scar formed as a result of this surgical technique is small enough to be concealed in a swimsuit. A bikini incision amplifies the direct anterior approach and offers the patient a minimally invasive tendon and muscle-sparing surgery with a smaller incision.

Benefits of the Bikini Hip Replacement:

  • Small incision
  • Minimal soft-tissue trauma and less scaring
  • Faster recovery
  • Outpatient day surgery for qualified candidates
  • Less postoperative restrictions
  • Faster return to everyday activities
  • Less risk of dislocation
  • Less blood loss

With the bikini hip replacement using the direct anterior approach, patients have a smaller, more discreet scar. Many patients can return to an active lifestyle, while feeling good about themselves from the inside out.

Dr. Benjamin Domb, Founder and Medical Director at American Hip Institute, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. Dr. Domb is rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly.

1 https://www.texashealth.org/thpg/Our-Services/Joint-Replacement/Why-Younger-Patients-Are-Opting-for-Joint-Replacement#:~:text=Research%20presented%20at%20the%20annual,the%202000%20to%202014%20time

2 https://pagesix.com/2021/01/11/christie-brinkley-66-is-back-in-a-bikini-after-hip-surgery/

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