Cosmetic Surgery

Hip Dip Fat Transfer

Violin hips, hip dips, BBL, Lipomodelling, Fat Grafts, hyperdilute Radiesse, Sculptra, Lanluma

While an hour­glass shape of the female waist line has always been a marker of beauty, there are normal vari­ation of the fat distri­bu­tion around the hips and some women have a partic­u­larly hollow region around the trochanter (a deep part of your hip bone) this is described as the hip dip.

The hip dip disturbs the stream­lined, half-circle profile that curves out at the hip then curving back to the thighs, due to the strong attach­ment of the skin to the trochanteric area.

There are multiple options for patients desiring to reduce the hip dips from using your own fat cells to lift up this area, or to use Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers like Hyacorp to fill this area. The use of fillers like Radiesse, Sculptra or Lanluma is also described for this area; finally Silicone implants have also been designed for this area, but need to be inserted under general anes­thesia, while all the other options can be offered under local anesthesia.

The best treat­ment is Lipomodelling with fat transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does fat transfer to hip dips hurt?

The treat­ment is done under local anes­thesia and is not partic­u­larly painful, there is a feeling of tight­ness and discom­fort following the treat­ment, which can be managed with oral pain relief and starts easing after the 4th day onwards.

What are the disadvantages of hip dip fat transfer?

While in most patients one transfer is enough, some patient might exper­i­ence a poor survival of the trans­ferred fat cells and need another treat­ment, to stabilise the results of fat transfer.

How long do I have to wait to see results of the fat transfer?

While you will see an imme­diate improve­ment post op, there is an element of swelling that is present this slowly resolves over weeks to months, so we always advise our patients to wait for 3 – 6 months before eval­u­ating the results.

Can I reduce hip dips by exercise?

You can certainly try the following exer­cises to build up the gluteal complex muscles (Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus) and this might reduce the appear­ance of the hip dips in some patients.

Lunges, Glute bridges, Squats, Hip Thrust and Deadlifts.

Do I have to keep steady body weight following fat transfer?

Yes given that we have simply relo­cated your body’s fat from one area to another, it is possible to the grafted fat to behave in the same way as the rest of the body, increasing in size with weight gain and losing volume with weight loss. We there­fore advise our patients to keep a steady body weight.

Approximate Costs

An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consulta­tion with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consulta­tion with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treat­ment you go on to have at our clinic.

The cost for Hip Dip Fat Transfer starts from £3000 to £4000