Hip Dip Surgery

If you are unhappy about the shape of your hip area, cosmetic surgery can help. Hip dips or violin hips refer to the indentations on the side of the body below the hips and above the thighs. While violin hips are not a medical condition, many people want to correct them and achieve a toned look. Hip dip surgery at bodySCULPT® in Manhattan, NYC is designed to provide you with well-contoured hips.

Like the Brazilian butt lift procedure, hip dip surgery involves liposuction and fat transfer. Liposuction is first performed to remove fat from one area of your body (such as the lower abdomen) and the extracted fat is transferred to your hips. Our plastic surgeons are experts in using less invasive techniques to perform the procedure and provide a fuller appearance to the hips.

Get Rounded Hips with bodySCULPT’s Hip Dips Surgery

The appearance of hip dips can be improved significantly with fat transfer to hips at bodySCULPT®. The fat grafts are placed in a way as to fill out the indentations to result in a smoother, more streamlined shape.

While conventional hip augmentation is performed using general anesthesia, our surgeons perform hip dip surgery using minimally-invasive techniques that require only local anesthesia. Of course, the type of anesthesia used would depend on patient considerations.

Benefits of Hip Dip Surgery

Hip dip plastic surgery at bodySCULPT® comes with many benefits:

  • Enhanced feminine hips
  • A trimmer midsection
  • An attractive “hourglass” figure
  • Natural, long-lasting results
  • Little downtime

Hip Dip Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions

What are hip dips?

Caused by bone structure rather than fat or muscle, hip dips are the inward curves that appear just below the hip bone. The indented curvature of the hips may be very subtle or very pronounced.

Can exercise get rid of hip dips?

Despite exercising regularly and following a healthy lifestyle, most women find that the indentations in the hip area don’t go away. Violin hips cannot be “fixed” by simply working the glutes and trying to beef up the thighs or buttocks. Hip dips are either a hereditary thing – that simply can’t be changed – or they may be caused due to excess fat. While strenuous diet and light cardio exercise can help reduce fat and the appearance of hip dips, the general shape that you have will usually remain. This means you’ll still have hip dips even after you lose a few pounds.

Hip dips surgery is the most effective way to fix your hip dips.

What does Hip Dip Surgery involve?

While Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) involves fat transfer to buttocks, hip dip surgery involves transferring a fat graft from one part of the body into the area trochanter area (the outer point of the hip).

This surgery involves two procedures:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat grafting or fat injections

The first stage is fat removal from a patient’s body via liposuction. Small incisions will be made to remove fat from sites such as buttocks, lower abdomen, or inner thighs. The extracted fat is then processed and reinjected into the hip area where the indentations are present. Generally, about 60-80% of the fat that is transferred will remain and rest will be reabsorbed by the body.

Who is a Good Candidate for Hip Dips Surgery?

Healthy people who are within 30 percent of their ideal body weight, are nonsmokers, have good skin elasticity and no prior history of bleeding may be good candidates for hip dip surgery.

What is recovery like?

Similar to any other surgical procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising in the liposuction and fat transfer sites, which will subside in few weeks (depending on the sensitivity of your skin). To heal quickly, follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions such as refraining from exercising and entering pools, saunas, and hot tubs for some time. Also, make sure to keep the treatment site clean and dry.

Our AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, NYC is equipped with 3D imaging software that will allow you visualize the outcome of your procedure. Our plastic surgeons will also educate you on the benefits and risks of the treatment and help you take an informed decision. Our surgeons and support staff are devoted to ensuring patient comfort and safety and will provide necessary support, right from the initial consultation through treatment and recovery.


To learn more about hip dip cosmetic surgery or to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, call 1-800-282-7285 or send an email to info@bodysculpt.com.