Welcome to the London practice of plastic surgeon, Dr. Foued Hamza, the doctor has prepared the following comprehensive guide on hip dips. This common body contour concern is characterized by an inward curve between the hip bone and the upper thigh. Stay with us as we delve into the most frequently asked questions about hip dips, from understanding what they are to exploring the efficacy of surgical and non-surgical options that are currently offered.

What Is a Hip Dip?

Hip dips, also called violin hips or high hips, refer to the inward curve just below the hip bone, which can create a dip or depression between the hip bone and the upper thigh. This natural anatomical feature is entirely normal and is determined by factors like bone structure, genetics, and muscle development.

Can Exercise Improve a Hip Dip?

Exercise can help improve the appearance of hip dips to some extent by building muscle in the surrounding areas, so the inward curve or dip is less pronounced.

What Exercises Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Hip Dips?

Exercises that target the gluteus medius and minimus muscles, such as side leg raises, clamshells, hip abduction exercises, squats, lunges, leg lifts, and bridges, can help strengthen and tone the hip area, making hip dips less noticeable.

What Is Fat Transfer Hip Augmentation?

Fat transfer hip augmentation, also known as hip dip augmentation with fat grafting or the Brazilian hip lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves two main steps: liposuction to harvest excess fat from donor areas for purification and the injection of the purified fat into the hip dip areas, creating a fuller and more rounded hip contour.

Are Cosmetic Dermal Fillers Used to Improve Hip Dips?

Yes, but except for very minor cases, and if the patient has insufficient body fat, dermal fillers for hip dips are not the ideal choice. Achieving a noticeable change with fillers may require a substantial volume, posing challenges for a natural appearance. Injecting a large volume of filler in non-standard areas like the hips can also carry increased safety risks, including complications like lumps, asymmetry, or vascular compromise. Additionally, dermal fillers typically provide temporary results, necessitating frequent and costly maintenance treatments.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), and Can It Address Hip Dips?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from one area of the body through liposuction and transferring it to the buttocks to create a fuller, more rounded appearance. While a BBL can enhance the shape of the buttocks and the surrounding area, it does not directly target hip dips.

Can Hip Dips be More Noticeable with Weight Loss or Gain?

Changes in body weight can affect the prominence of hip dips. Weight loss may make hip dips more noticeable as you lose fat, while weight gain may reduce their visibility as fat accumulates in the hip and buttock area.

How Can Liposuction Address Hip Dips?

Liposuction can minimize the appearance of hip dips through targeted fat reduction and body contouring. This is achieved by removing excess fat from areas surrounding the hip dips, like the outer thighs and flanks, creating a more harmonious transition from the waist and making the hip dips less pronounced.
It is important to note that the effectiveness of liposuction in addressing hip dips will vary from person to person. Factors such as the individual’s anatomy, the extent of their hip dips, and their specific goals all play a role in determining the outcome. Liposuction should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in body contouring procedures to ensure safe and satisfactory results.

Contact Us to Learn More

Thank you for visiting our practice today, we hope the insights we have provided into the subject of hip dips and the options for minimizing their appearance. The world of beauty and aesthetics is full of misconceptions, should you decide to pursue any cosmetic procedures, do so with careful consideration and a well-informed perspective.
To learn more information on available cosmetic procedures we invite you to schedule a consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Foued Hamza. The doctor and his dedicated team extend a warm invitation to visit our specialized clinic located in the prestigious Harley Street area. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest advancements in medical technology, ensuring that you can access Dr. Hamza’s exceptional experience in a modern and comfortable setting.