There is always something we want to change, improve or enhance about our face and body. In the past couple of years and with the use of social media, it has become very common to see people going through surgeries or minimally invasive treatments to boost their confidence and self-esteem.
A few summers ago, the phenomenon of “hip dips” came into the picture when some influencers and celebrities pointed out the “space” between the pelvis and thighs, and all of a sudden, it became a thing to pay attention to.
But what exactly are Hip Dips?
Hip dips are hollows in the hips. This term refers to an inward curvature or hollows on the sides of the body, just below the hip bone and above the thigh. These hollows sometimes make the body look like a violin.
Needless to say that this is a completely normal part of many women's anatomy. These “hollows” arise due to genetic and morphological factors, thus, they are not synonymous with disease, physical condition, being underweight, or overweight.
It is likely that the disposition of fat influences the visibility of the droops that counteract the natural curves. There is also a connection with other features of skeletal anatomy and other factors can that contribute to their appearance:
- Size of the greater trochanter.
- Length of the femoral neck.
- Width of the hips.
- Vertical distance between the ilium, hip socket, and trochanter.
They also may be more or less noticeable depending on the amount of fat and muscle. It is also impossible to get rid of them through exercise (no matter how many squats or bends you do) if they bother you. This is what leads some people to consult a plastic surgeon for hip augmentation or hip dips fillers.
The most common request for hip augmentation is to reduce the appearance of hip hollows. There are several ways to achieve this, many of which are also very effective for those who wish to increase the size of their hips and have an hourglass figure.
Here's everything you need to know about three methods to correct the hip dips
- Fat Grafting
For this type of hip dips procedure, fat cells are used to fill this area and continue the round curve of the buttocks towards the hips. The fat is first removed by liposuction (it can come from any part of the body) and then injected into the hip hollow. If the concave area is very deep a very commonly used option is to combine fat grafting with liposuction to refine the area above and below. By reducing these areas and adding volume to the hip socket, a better and smoother result is usually achieved.
Note that liposuction is a surgical procedure, which comes with the risk of complications such as infection or bleeding.
Cosmetic hip implants, made of a semi-solid silicone similar to that of a breast implant, are another option for those looking to get rid of hip dips. In this procedure silicone implants are a permanent solution, unless the patient decides to get them removed.
Silicone implants are popular with male-to-female transgender patients. Hip augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. Risks include infection, bleeding, displacement of the implant and the ultimate need to remove it.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
- Hip Dips Augmentation with Hyaluronic Acid fillers
For those who are looking for an effective solution, yet non-invasive, with minimal downtime and quick results, hyaluronic acid fillers are the best option.
One of the many advantages of hyaluronic acid body fillers for hip dips is that the patient leaves the clinic without any bandages or restraints. The injected area is sensitive to the touch and swollen for a fortnight and it is highly recommended to avoid any activity or exercise to promote the tissue integration of the product.
HYAcorp has become the pioneer in the body fillers industry with CE mark products since 2006. Its biphasic and high particle size gel found on their products allows an easier injection, more volume, and long-lasting results. The premium hyaluronic acid fillers range can offer different solutions for body shaping: whether you want to add volume or restore the one you lost, improve skin texture or in this case, correct hip dips.
HYAcorp MLF2 is a product designed and formulated for correcting and contouring the hip dips.
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