Hip dips are a completely natural feature of a woman’s body. Also known as ‘violin hips,’ the term describes the inward curve that can sometimes be found below your hip and above your thighs. While some women sport this uniquely shaped indent with pride, others may see it as a distracting physical feature. If you are aspiring towards an Instagram-worthy body shape with a smooth ‘hourglass’ silhouette, then learning how to get rid of your hip dips could be the answer you are looking for. In this article, we will explain how you can do this with a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. But first, we explain what hip dips are and how they are a completely natural feature of your body.
What are hip dips?
Hip dips are the small pelvic curves that create a hollow or indented impression just below the hip bone. Every woman’s pelvic bone has a concave shape thanks to your skeletal structure. But in some women, the natural indentation of this bone reveals itself in the shape of their outward appearance. Instead of your hips curving and sloping downwards like an apple or peach, they may curve inwards instead at the pelvis. This creates that classic ‘violin’ shape that has become so associated with this look. The curve could be slight or more prominent depending on your own unique body structure and how fat deposits sit around this area.
What causes hip dips?
Hip dips stand out because of your fat, muscles and skin. The width of your hips and how your fat is distributed across your hip area and over your muscles can affect whether your hip dips show through or not. Many famous celebrities from Beyonce to Bella Hadid have hip dips. So you shouldn’t be medically concerned about hip dips, as they are entirely natural.
However, in some instances, due to fat or muscle displacement, you may feel like the depression looks too prominent or overt. You are more likely to experience this if you have wide hips that lay high above your thighs. This can make your natural indent between your femur (thigh bone) and hip bone look more noticeable.
Layers of fat collecting either side of the hip dip indentation can also over-emphasise the natural concave curve. Additionally, if a person has excess fat around the top of their hips (a muffin top), then this can inflate the look of your skin, making the pelvic dip look deeper. In such instances, subcutaneous fat tissues can be targeted around your hip bone to minimise the appearance of a hip dip. Nothing can be done about your natural pelvis shape, but the surrounding tissues can be worked on to reduce the prominence of your hip dip.
How to lose hip dips
When it comes to getting rid of the hip dips, you may think that fat loss through diet and exercise is the best approach. But it is difficult and time-consuming to spot target fat loss across the hips with diet and gym routines. Burning too much fat could also just worsen the issue, as your natural bone curve may still show through.
An alternative approach is to build up the gluteus minimus muscle. This muscle tissue sits on top of the pelvic bone’s indent, so somewhat obscures it. By making it bigger through hip dip exercises like squats, side lunges or ‘fire hydrants,’ you can target your buttocks, outer thighs and hips to shape and contour the area. By strengthening the muscles across these areas and minimising your fat stores, the results can be dramatic.
But this approach requires immense effort and dedication, and may still not work in extreme cases. This is where surgery for hip dips and non-surgical hip dip treatments can help.
Hip dip transformation treatments
Whether you want to fill in hip dips, target hip dip fat or build up your muscle tone to obscure them, cosmetic hip dip transformation treatments offer faster and more effective ways to gain the ultimate ‘hourglass’ figure.
Hip Dip surgery
The indented appearance of hip dips can be dramatically improved with a fat removal procedure like Vaser Liposuction. This popular body shaping treatment can sculpt and trim any excess fat that has collected around your muffin top. It can also target fat that sits just below your hips. These fat pockets can cause your pelvic indent to look too prominent. So by trimming them with Vaser Liposuction, we can recontour your hips to achieve a better shape.
The beauty of Vaser Liposuction is that it’s not as invasive as standard liposuction and requires no overnight stay. At The Private Clinic, we were the very first UK clinic to launch this minimally invasive procedure. We’ve also performed over 7000 treatments. So you can rely on our expertise and knowledge to reduce the appearance of your hip dips safely and effectively.
Non-surgical Hip Dip treatments
If hip dip surgery sounds too invasive for you, or if you would prefer to reduce the appearance of your hip dips without using any scalpels or needles, then non-surgical body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting are ideal.
CoolSculpting for Hip Dips
CoolSculpting removes excess fat across the body with its FDA-approved technology. Using a unique fat freezing method called cryolipolysis, it crystalises and breaks down fat stores using advanced cooling energy. This non-surgical procedure helps patients to get back their hourglass figure by targeting stubborn pockets of fat that cause the hip dips to stand out. With just one short 30–60-minute treatment, patients can decrease visible fat in targeted areas by up to 27%. Our expert practitioners will closely assess your hips and upper thighs to determine the best areas to apply CoolSculpting. We can then minimise the bulbous fat stores while maximising your visible gains.
Why choose The Private Clinic for Hip Dip Treatments?
The Private Clinic is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic and non-surgical treatment clinics in the UK. We see over 15,000 new patients each year and have one of the industry’s highest rates of patient satisfaction, with a 5-Star Trustpilot rating. When choosing us for your hip dip treatments, you will benefit from world-class facilities and exceptional standards of patient care:
- The Private Clinic has received numerous industry awards, including the Aesthetic Award for Best UK Clinic Group 2017 and MyFaceMyBody Best Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice 2018.
- Highly experienced surgeons and doctors who have years of experience in Vaser Liposuction and CoolSculpting procedures.
- Outstanding hospital facilities in easy-to-reach nationwide locations.
- Competitively priced treatments for our expertise and experience.
- With over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence, you are in safe hands.
- Our outstanding reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and quality care means your journey with us will be an exciting and rewarding one.
To find out more about any of our hip dip treatments, please call us on 0333 920 2471 or use our online contact form to request a callback.