Dimples may be considered super cute in many circles, but women tend to agree that they don’t want to find them on their hips. Hip dips, also known as violin hips or hip divots, are indentations on the outside of the hips just above the thigh. As it turns out, men seem to either find hip dips attractive or fail to notice them altogether. Women, however, tend to hate them and feel they take away from the appearance of an hourglass shape. Men can have hip dips as well but generally aren’t bothered by them in the same way women are.
What Causes Hip Dips?
The presence or lack of hip dips is largely centered around two of the bones in your hip: the ilium bone and the femur. The ilium bone sits in the pelvis and resembles a bird’s wing. The femur is the top part of the leg bone that fits into the ilium to form the hip joint. On the outside edge of the femur is an outcropping known as the greater trochanter. This is where muscles attach to the bone.
The greater the distance between your ilium and your greater trochanter, the more likely it is that you will have hip dips. Hip dips tend to be more pronounced in people who have wider hip bones, as well. The shape of your muscles can also create hip dips, as can the amount of fat you have in the area and how it’s distributed. Ultimately, it is the shape and placement of your skeleton, muscles, and fat that determine whether or not you have hip dips.
Why Do I Have Hip Dips? Are Hip Dips Genetic?
Because hip dips form (or don’t) based on the shape and placement of body parts, their presence is in large part up to genetics. It’s important to note, however, that these dips are perfectly natural and normal. They don’t indicate a problem and aren’t cause for concern. They are genetic, but their presence does not indicate any type of genetic disorder.
Is It Possible to Get Rid of Hip Dips?
The good news is that you can absolutely get rid of hip dips. The bad news is that you can’t do it naturally. No amount of exercise or dieting is going to change the shape of your bones or the way your muscles attach to them, so exercise isn’t going to eliminate hip dips. When it comes to fat distribution, it’s a lack of fat in the area that causes these indentations. Again, exercise can’t add fat to an area or move fat from one place to another.
How to Get Rid of Hip Dips
You generally have three options for correcting hip dips, but one is by far superior to the others. Some people choose to have implants put in their hips to fill their dips. Others opt for dermal fillers, which offer only a temporary solution. A far superior option, however, and the one offered at Mia Aesthetics, is a procedure called liposculpting. This is a fancy name for transferring fat to the hips.
How Does Transferring Fat to the Hips Work?
Liposculpting is essentially a two-part procedure that is very similar to a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Before the surgery, you and your doctor or surgical coordinator will identify areas of your body where you have a little excess fat you would like to lose. This fat can be almost anywhere but is usually in the stomach, flanks, thighs, or buttocks. Your surgeon will begin your procedure by removing this excess fat via lipo. He will save the fat that he removes.
After removing the excess fat, your surgeon will separate the fat cells from any blood or other liquid by spinning them rapidly. She will then choose the most viable fat cells and reinject them into your body, placing them in your hip divots to fill them in. She will inject the fat slowly and carefully, shaping and sculping the area as she works to give you the curvier figure you desire while still achieving a natural look and feel.