About hip dips?
Hip dips are indentations or depressions that develop naturally immediately below the hip bone on the outside of your upper legs.
Some persons have a closer connection between the skin in this region and the greater trochanter of the femur, which gives the appearance of indentations.
Hip dips come in a variety of shapes and are a typical component of human body composition. Hip dips can be obvious to certain people and can be seen as deep indentations. Others may not notice them as much.
The shape of your femur and pelvis determines whether you will notice them. Their appearance can also be improved depending on your body’s distribution of fat and muscle mass.
What causes hip dips?
Your bone anatomy, which is influenced by heredity, is what causes hip dips.
Your hip dips’ visibility will particularly depend on:
- how wide your hips are.
- your greater trochanter’s (your femur’s top) size
- the distances between your greater trochanter, hip socket, and ilium (a portion of your pelvis).
- Your femoral neck’s length
- your fat percentage
- Your muscle masses
Your hips and buttocks’ form and the presence of hip dips are both significantly influenced by these elements.
Wider hip bones and a greater vertical separation between the ilium and hip socket make hip dips more obvious.
Additionally, the greater trochanter and head of the femur’s size, location, and angle can affect whether hip dips are visible.
Together, these factors may widen the gap between the bones, which would increase the hip drop.
Contrary to what many people think, hip dips are frequently associated with lower body fat deposits in these regions because there is less fat to “fill” the void. Your ability to store fat in this location is out of your control because fat accumulation in the body is genetic and hormone-based.
Hip dips may be significantly less noticeable if you add muscular mass to your glutes and increase your body fat, but it is unlikely that these changes will eliminate them.
Hip dips are common
Hip dips are quite natural and cause no concern.
As previously said, they are not a reflection of your health status but rather a byproduct of your body’s particular structure. Likewise, their appearance does not always indicate how much body fat they have.
Thankfully, a movement towards body acceptance has gained traction, with many social media influencers and celebrities accepting their hip dips for what they are: a typical, attractive feature of the human body.
Can hip dips be eliminated?
Even though some workouts may help lessen the visibility of hip dips, they will not eliminate them.
Additionally, you have no control over where your body stores fat.
No exercises, diets, or lifestyle changes will modify the structure of your skeleton, even though numerous websites and internet videos claim to have the secret to getting rid of hip dips.
Knowing this will enable you to accept the commonality of hip dips and put your attention instead on steps you can do to strengthen and stabilize your hips.
What is surgery for hip dips?
Liposculpting, often known as hip dip surgery, is a procedure for redistributing fat. To put it another way, fat is sucked out of one part of your body and injected into the trochanter region.
This fat transplant is intended to lessen the hips’ natural curvature.
To provide a contoured silhouette as an alternative, fat may be eliminated from the dip area. Alternatives to fat grafts include synthetic fillers and solid silicone implants.
How does the process work?
Hip dip surgery is often performed as an outpatient treatment. You will be given general anesthesia, depending on your doctor’s suggestion. First, a liposuction treatment is used to remove fat from your body. Your inner thighs, stomach, or buttocks may all have fat removed. To remove the fat, small incisions will be made, which will then be sewn shut and bandaged.
After that, the fat is ready to be injected back into your body. The fat will be spun by a machine to separate the blood and other fluids from it.
After that, the fat will be injected into your hip region. Stitches are typically not required at the injection site.
Recovery and aftercare
You will require a driver to take you home following a fat grafting treatment even if you are not obliged to spend the night at the hospital. After the fat transfer, there may be some discomfort at the injection and incision sites for a few weeks. Pain and bruising may persist for two weeks or more.
The effects of your hip dip surgery might not be apparent straight away. The fat transplant may not fully take effect for up to 6 months.
Who is a suitable candidate?
Candidates for liposuction operations like hip dip surgery may include nonsmokers who are within 30 percent of their optimal body weight, have highly receptive skin elasticity, and have no history of bleeding disorders. Your doctor could advise against having hip dip surgery if you recently underwent a substantial weight loss (25 pounds or more), have an auto-immune or bleeding problem, or take blood-thinning medication.
When considering a hip dip operation, people who have received a diagnosis of an eating disorder or another disease that results in body dysmorphia should proceed with considerable caution.
It is crucial to realize that the outcome of this surgery might be unpredictable, and there is no way to ensure that you will get the desired outcomes.
It is also important to keep in mind that in the year following surgery, your body may absorb 30 to 70 percent of the fat that was injected into your hip area during a hip lift treatment. Due to this, you might wish to think about performing additional fat grafting surgeries.
Is it safe and secure?
Liposuction and fat grafting are regarded as straightforward, low-risk procedures. However, there is always a chance of problems, some of which might be significant, just like with any operation.
Following hip dip surgery, common side effects include:
- Bruising and discomfort at the injection or incision sites
- Fat migration or dimpling at the injection site.
- edoema and bleeding there.
- scarring where fat was taken out or injected.
Rarely, hip dip surgery might result in fever and drainage at the surgical site. This can be a sign of an infection.
How to reduce risk?
Make sure you properly follow any advice provided by your healthcare physician to reduce your risk of complications following hip dip surgery. Here are some extra pointers:
Any incision sites should be kept tidy and dry.
Before receiving your doctor’s approval, avoid soaking in hot tubs, pools, or other bodies of water.
Before your doctor gives you the all-clear, do not rush back to strenuous exercise.
Find a qualified, experienced healthcare professional to do this treatment (doing so will significantly reduce your risk of getting an infection or experiencing other post-surgery issues).
Surgery to correct hip dips is regarded as cosmetic. That indicates that insurance is not a factor. You will be responsible for paying for the full treatment out of pocket, including any anesthesia costs or hospital fees. When calculating the price of this treatment, you may also need to take into consideration the time you will need to miss from work to recover.
The cost of hip dip surgery varies depending on the cost of living in your area and the amount of skill of your doctor. Prices can range from $8,000 to $11,000, according to patients who have undergone hip augmentations and have disclosed their charges on various websites.
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