Wishing your hip dips would hit the road? You’re not alone! Smoothing out these unwanted indentations is the latest body trend setting social media on fire. In the age of filters, Photoshop, and Kardashian booties, it’s no surprise people are striving for even fuller curves free of any dents or dimples.
While these little dips are a totally normal part of the body, that doesn’t mean we always love seeing them in the mirror. If you’re curious about correcting them, you should know you’ve got plenty of options, from injectables to Brazilian butt lifts. Read on to learn how to get rid of hip dips safely and for good.
What Are Hip Dips?
Hip dips are indentations that naturally occur where your upper thigh and hip meet your pelvis. Picture an hourglass figure with a small waist and larger hips. Hip dips throw a wrench in that silhouette by curving inward right where we want our hips to curve outward.
As Women’s Health writes, hip dips are a totally natural part of our anatomy. Everyone has them to some degree, but some are more visible than others.
Can You Get Rid of Hip Dips With Exercise?
Hip dips are mostly a result of genetics, bone structure, and natural fat distribution. Just as it’s difficult to spot-treat problem areas such as the lower abdomen or inner thighs with diet and exercise alone, it’s difficult to target hip dips specifically.
Will a BBL Get Rid of Hip Dips?
A Brazilian butt lift, or gluteal fat transfer, is one of plastic surgery’s most effective treatments for hip dips. This surgery takes fat from another area of your body (often the abdomen) and transfers it to your butt and hips to give you well-rounded curves. This transferred fat serves as a natural filler and adds volume to your hip indentations, filling them in.
BBLs also include liposuction, which offers the added bonus of removing fat above and below the dips to create a smoother shape. You can see some before-and-after pictures of hip dips in our BBL photo gallery.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Hip Dip Surgery?
Most people head back to work about 2 weeks after a Brazilian butt lift. It’ll take closer to 6 weeks for you to resume your usual workout routine. Get all the details about your BBL recovery timeline in this blog post.
Are There Nonsurgical Treatments for Hip Dips?
Fat transfer is by and large the best way to get rid of hip dips, but there are a couple of nonsurgical options worth considering:
- Sculptra® Aesthetic: This poly-L-lactic acid filler stimulates collagen production, making it ideal for nonsurgical or “liquid” butt lifts.
- CoolSculpting® Elite: CoolSculpting freezes and destroys fat cells in targeted areas without a single injection or incision. It’s a great option for slimming down pockets of fat surrounding your hip dips to make the indentations less noticeable.
While we’re all about loving and embracing your body, we also know how amazing it feels to see your dream self looking back at you in the mirror. If you’re ready to leave your hip dips behind and sculpt a more curvaceous lower body, we’re ready to help you do so safely! Get started by requesting a consultation online or calling (858) 452-1981 to schedule a private appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.