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What are Hip Dips and How to Fix

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Juli Albright
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

What are Hip Dips and How to Fix

Today butts are the the new boobs. Everyone seems to want the round full heart-shaped butt like Kim Kardashian...well maybe not quite so big. Besides being a popular influencer and reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has her own line of cosmetics, is well-renowned for her fashion sense, and has quite the fanbase for her gorgeous hourglass figure. Millions of women dream of having sensual curves and silhouette like this famous celebrity.

Nature has not endowed most of us with that natural hourglass figure. The defined small waist, rounder, and fuller buttocks and hips are what we refer to as the hourglass figure. Most of us don't have a seamless line going from the waist to the hips, the common term for which is "hip dips."

Hip dips, while natural, can prevent ordinary women from gaining an hourglass silhouette. What nature has not endowed you naturally, cosmetic surgery can help you achieve your dreamy rounded hips.

About Hip Dips

"Hip dips" has only recently become part of people's vocabulary. Hence, you may not have heard of it. By this term, we refer to the indentation between the top of the butt and the top of the thigh. Other terms used are violin hips or trochanteric depressions.

There are a plethora of websites promising to fix hip dips through exercises and different non-invasive techniques. Although you may see slight improvement, it will not fix it. Heredity and genetics are mainly to blame for the hip dips.  

Excess fat can also be a contributing factor to hip dips besides heredity, in which a light diet and some mild cardio sessions can alter the appearance slightly. However, the fact remains that despite losing weight from that location of your hips, the dent will remain.

How to Fix Hip Dips

Cosmetic surgery can definitely improve hip dips. A fat transfer surgery is the most popular procedure to fix hip dips. The surgery actually involves two procedures. First, you undergo liposuction, in which the doctor harvests fat from another body area. The next procedure is fat grafting, in which the harvested fat goes into your hips. The result is a smooth silhouette and attractive look you desire.

Many surgeons also refer to fat grafting on your hips and butts as Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift

In this process, cosmetic surgical tools (cannulas) suck fat from a body part like the abdomen, flanks or thighs, and inject it in or around your buttock area. Those who seek the BBL or mini Brazilian Butt Lift are looking for rounder, fuller buttocks.

The added volume is the main attraction for such people, wanting to give back the projection it needs. However, BBL and mini BBL's goal is different in this regard because these procedures only fix your hip dips. They do not make your buttocks protrude or look fuller but rather give your back a rounded and smooth-edged silhouette.

With this mission, the surgeon injects into your indentations visible from both the front and back. You get an optimized view of your form from every angle.

How Fat Grafting Works

Fat grafting will work beautifully with BBL for your hip dips. One of the most famous surgeries now can combine liposuction with a standard or mini BBL to reduce more unwanted fat from multiple body areas.

Body contouring with fat grafting is very successful for producing the perfect hourglass figure, regardless of a woman's body shape. However, you must note that surgeons expect only 70% of your grafted fat to survive in its new location; the body reabsorbs the rest. Hence, your buttocks may not look as round and full as the day after surgery.

If this happens or you lose even more fat, you should return for additional grafting procedures if you want more volume and projection.

Recovering from BBL

If all you want is to fix your hip dips, a mini BBL will suffice. This surgery lasts for three or four hours under general anesthesia. Remember to take off for at least a week for your surgery for recovery. You will go home after your surgery, however.

The recovery process may include pain, swelling, and bruising. You must also follow your doctor's instructions very carefully because negligence and carelessness may lead to sub-optimal results.

Typically compression garments are used to minimize swelling and your plastic surgeon may recommend lymphatic massages to expedite the healing process.

Final Thoughts

A board certified plastic surgeon can help say goodbye to hip dips. If you have always dreamt of an hourglass silhouette, cosmetic surgery may be able to help.

Written by
Juli Albright

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