All bodies carry areas of fat in different locations. One area where fat will remain will exist just below the natural curve of your hips. Hip dips, which are also known as violin hips or hip divots, are areas of fat that bulge out below the curve of your hips.
While many embrace this part of their body’s natural curves, others might wish to sculpt or tone down this area of the body. That’s where visiting a cosmetic surgeon can help you.
There are several surgical and nonsurgical solutions that can help you achieve the smooth hourglass shape you’ve always dreamed about.
What Are Hip Dips?
Before you decide to pursue hip dip surgery, it’s important for you to know exactly what hip dips are and why they exist. Hip dips are pockets of fat that stick out below the natural curve of your hips. Depending on how prominent or subtle these areas of fat are, there is usually a divot or dip between these two curves which resembles the shape of a violin or cello.
Contrary to what many beauty enthusiasts will tell you, these curves are completely natural and do not exist because of a woman’s weight. The cause of these natural curves is based on your genetics and the shape of your pelvis.
While some will embrace these natural curves, our experts also understand if you would like to get rid of them. Luckily, there are several minimally and noninvasive cosmetic procedures that can erase these areas of unwanted fat.
Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures
Depending on your body type, weight, and the appearance of your hip dips, there are lifestyle changes that can help you achieve your desired results. A balanced diet as well as thigh and glute exercises can help reduce fat cells and round out the skin and muscle around this area. There is also a chance that this lifestyle change might not completely smooth over your hip dips, since your pelvic bone structure usually causes these curves.
Another nonsurgical procedure includes hip dip injections. During this procedure, one of our certified plastic surgeons will inject a dermal filler to increase volume in the dip between your hip and the curve of your pelvic bone. This requires several secession of injections over six months. It should take at least six months or more for the client to notice a change in their body shape, but this subtle treatment is a great option for those who want to avoid surgery.
Liposculpting your hip dips is a surgical option that clients can pursue. It’s a low-risk procedure that takes fat from another part of your body and places it into the hip area. Fillers can be used if the client cannot have a fat transfer from their stomach, thighs, or buttocks. If you’re looking for immediate results, then hip dip surgery through lipo sculpting might be the best option for you.
What To Expect From Hip Dip Surgery
For your hip dip surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia before the surgeon begins the procedure. Once you’re sedated, fat from another part of your body will be transferred into a machine and then spun to separate the fat from the blood and other fluids. This will produce clean fat deposits that will be injected directly into your hip dip area. While 30% of this injected fat will be reabsorbed into the body, the rest is expected to survive the transfer.
Recovery from this procedure can take over 2 weeks with some pain, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites. Most patients will begin to notice results post-recovery, but it can still take up to six months for the fat grafts to smooth over your hip dips.
Hip Augmentation and Liposuction in Naperville, IL
You need a cosmetic and plastic surgery institution with a highly successful reputation to help you achieve your results. Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian M.D., has been conducting successful liposuction and lipotherapy procedures since 1981. He has also written one of the most respected reference textbooks and taught liposuction to physicians across the country.
If you’re looking for precise cosmetic or laser procedures to sculpt your appearance, then look no further than Dr. Tcheupdjian’s practice: The Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Naperville, Illinois.
In addition to our liposuction services we also offer services for almost every other part of your body. From hair restoration procedures to face and breast lifts, there are plenty of cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve your body goals.
Let our practitioners show you how we can sculpt the body of your dreams today. Schedule your free consultation for one of our hip dip procedures by calling us at 630-922-4000.