Body Implants

Before and After Buttock Implant Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson

Body implants are used in many forms in cosmetic plastic surgery that many people may not be aware of. Most people know about breast implants but other implants which are commonly used include: Buttock, Calf and Pectoral implants.
With modern technology all these implants have been modified considerably over the past 15 years in terms of appearance and predictability. Breast implants now give much more predictable results with a lower incidence of capsular contracture. Continuous research into improving materials and fills have helped extend implant use to other areas of body.

One implant that is gaining popularity is the calf implant. This type of implant can provide a solution for people whose lower leg muscles did not develop normally. These can provide a good option for people who have puny calf muscles sometimes referred to as ”bird legs” or have failed to develop normal or symmetrical calf muscles as a result of genetic factors, early childhood disease or trauma. Calf implants made of solid silicone polymers are inserted via an incision of about 3.5 cm in length behind the knee, which usually leaves an unnoticable scar in the knee crease.

There is also demand for buttock implants. Potential patients who could benefit from this procedure have very flat or droopy bottoms. Dr Hodgkinson inserts the silicone implants through a curved incision about 7 cm in length in line with the shape of buttocks to achieve the best results. The scar is usually concealed by the contour of buttocks.

Recovery time for both above procedures is 1 to 2 weeks.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Hodgkinson to discuss the above procedures or any other cosmetic plastic surgical procedure or treatment please contact Marija on 02 9362 7400. For further enquiries please contact Ellie Dalvand on 02 9362 7414 or email: [email protected].


  • Q: I am a 25-year-old man with a thin build and no chest. What can be done?
    A: Pectoral implants can be used to give your chest a more masculine look. The implants are made from firm silicone and are trimmed or customised to fit
  • Q: I have no bottom. Is there anything I can do about this?
    A: Everyone has a bottom of course but some people have a flat bottom with no shape or a very small bottom. A fuller bottom can give a woman a more feminine shape. We do bottom implants for men and women. Some doctors have used injections of fat but the results can be quite unpredictable. I use implants made from solid silicone or cohesive gel. They come in either round or lozenge shape and in various sizes.
  • Q: Will my implants last forever?
    A: All implants have a certain lifespan, so if you are thinking about having implants you will need to plan for replacement surgery later in life. The life of an implant is usually somewhere between ten and 15 years. Your body changes over your lifetime with the implant.
  • Q: What is the rupture rate of saline implants?
    A: The rupture rate is less than one per cent per annum. If they do rupture and deflate the saline solution is merely absorbed into the tissues. Replacement surgery for saline implants is also relatively simple compared to the initial operation as the same incision line and pocket can be used . The manufacturer replaces any faulty implants hence further reducing the cost of the secondary surgery.
Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

About Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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