Are you interested in increasing the contour of your hips for a rounder appearance, gender reshaping, or simply to improve the look of your natural “hip dips”? Some individuals can remodel their hips through exercise alone, but fat distribution is genetically set and bone structure cannot be altered. For certain people, hip dip surgery is the most effective treatment option.
Liposculpture of the hips is a common method of hip augmentation that you may find suitable. This section defines hip dip surgery and describes what to expect prior to, during, and after the procedure.
Surgery for Hip Dips Explanation
The purpose of this surgical operation is to enhance and refine the shape of the hips and buttocks. It focuses mostly on removing the natural depressions or hollows between the hips and buttocks. This trait is frequently referred to as “violin hips” because to its resemblance to the shape of a violin.
The most frequent treatment includes a fat transfer or graft to the hips and is known as liposculpting. If there is insufficient fat to harvest and inject into the patient’s hips, rectification of the hip dip can also be achieved with fillers or implants. Many patients seek a fuller, more sculpted hourglass form, which both of these surgeries will produce.
Standard Operating Procedure for Hip Augmentation
Understanding the principles of planning and enduring the operation is the first step in knowing what to expect before and after hip dips surgery. Here is a summary of what to expect prior to and after the procedure:
- Develop a personalised surgical plan
- Capture pre-op images
- Consult with the administrator of our practise
- Make surgical arrangements through our surgical coordinator
- Obtain surgery approval from your primary care doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-operative checkup prior to surgery.
- Undergo surgery
- Return to the office for an evaluation following surgery.
- What to Expect Just Before Surgery
Discussion And Planning
Prior to your surgery, you will visit with your physician and their team many times. During these visits, you and your physician will define and plan your desired outcome, perform a health screening, and take “before” images.
Examining And Planning For Health
The majority of healthy people can safely undergo fat transfer surgery with minimal risk of problems. To protect your safety, a thorough health assessment will be performed to establish if you are a good candidate.
The cosmetic surgeon’s medical staff will undertake your health screening. You will be asked about your medical history and lifestyle, and you will get a basic physical examination and routine blood testing.
Special Safety Requirements
A few health and safety prerequisites must be completed before a candidate may be declared healthy. A healthy circulatory system is required for the transport of hip fat. Consequently, you may be needed to quit smoking a few weeks before your surgery. Additionally, you must be within 30 percent of your target body weight, which may require a change in lifestyle choices such as food or exercise.
Additionally, there are several typical contraindications. If you have a history of bleeding or autoimmune diseases, you may not qualify for this procedure. A sudden weight loss of at least 25 pounds in the past year may also exclude you for surgery.
Planning And Preoperative Medical Examinations
After finishing the physical examination, surgery will be scheduled. During this period, you will make any required changes to your lifestyle and obtain authorization from your primary care physician to perform the surgery.
You should return to the office shortly before your scheduled surgery for a pre-op medical assessment. The medical staff will offer you with final surgery preparation instructions at this appointment.
Priorities During Surgery
The day of surgery is a day of excitement. It is also common to experience anxiety, but knowing what to expect can make all the difference and assist you in preparing.
Typically, hip augmentation is a three- to four-hour outpatient treatment. The patient will be sedated with the use of general anaesthesia.
When utilising hip dip filler, the filler is injected into the desired locations. Fat is taken from the abdomen, buttocks, and inner thighs during a fat transfer. You and your surgeon will identify the removal spot in advance.
Small incisions are used to remove fat. Afterwards, the incisions are sutured and bandaged. The fat is subsequently purified by a machine, which removes blood and other fluids. Injecting fat into your hip dips to create a fuller, smoother contour is the final stage.
What to Expect After Surgical Procedure
You will need transportation home after a fat grafting treatment. One to three weeks of pain, bruising, or swelling may follow a fat transfer at the injection or incision sites. During this period, you should also undertake modest wound care and contact your doctor if you have severe side effects or an infection.
One day following surgery, the majority of patients return to work and light walking. After two weeks, you should be able to resume light activity. In around four weeks, more vigorous work or exercise can be resumed. Recovery following fat transfer can take up to eight weeks, and you can expect to see the final results anywhere from six to twelve weeks after the treatment. During this time, you must sleep on your stomach or back and consume copious amounts of water in order to preserve your fat stores. With hip fillers, healing time is drastically shortened. For the best outcomes, consume a healthy, balanced diet prior to and during the healing process. We recommend that you seek dietary counselling to ensure that you consume an adequate amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fat each day.
During this time, you will also undergo a post-operative checkup to verify optimal recovery.
Results And Upkeep
Fat grafting will temporarily alleviate or reduce hip depressions. Within a year of surgery, the body may reabsorb 30% to 50% of the fat injected into the hip region. Furthermore, fillers are reabsorbed over time.
Consequently, you may need multiple touch-up operations to preserve ideal results.
If you are unhappy with your hip dips or wish to alter your hip region, hip dip surgery may be the best solution for you. Before making a decision, it is necessary to contact with a surgeon to determine your alternatives and the safest therapy to accomplish your desired results.
Consult a physician to evaluate if this surgical procedure is appropriate for you. Leif Rogers is an Ivy League-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. If you are contemplating hip augmentation, please contact our clinic as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.