What are Hip Dips?

Hip dips, also known as violin hips or trochanteric depressions, refer to the inward curves just below the hip bone, creating a dip between the hip bone and the top of the thigh. They are a natural anatomical feature.  Some patients may prefer more fullness in this area to achieve a more curvaceous shape or the 'hour glass' figure.

What are the causes of hip dips?

The appearance of hip dips is influenced by the distribution of muscle, fat, and the shape of the pelvis. Some people have more prominent hip dips due to genetic factors and body composition. There may be some conditions that result in loss of fat or volume which may be localised to this area.

What are the treatment options for hip dips?

Although hip dips may be considered as a normal variation of anatomy some patients may prefer more fullness in the area.  There are a number of different options to help enhance the hip dips and buttock areas from non-surgical to surgical options.

  • Exercise - certain exercises can help tone and build the muscles around the hips, thighs, and buttocks, potentially reducing the prominence of the dips. Exercises such as side leg raises, squats, and lunges can contribute to overall hip and thigh muscle development.
  • Lanluma - this is a collagen stimulating injectable product that can be used.  Lanluma can help enhance the hip dips and buttocks.
  • Buttock Filler - there are specific hyaluronic acid bum fillers that can be used to enhance the volume in the hip dips and buttock area.
  • Fat Transfer - a surgical option that uses fat harvested from another part of the body which is then processed and injected into the areas where more volume is required.  This is sometimes referred to as the BBL or Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.

If you are concerned by the appearance of your hip dips please contact us today to book an appointment with one of the team to discuss your options at CLNQ.

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Reza Nassab FRCS Plast

Reza Nassab FRCS Plast

This page has been medically reviewed by Mr Nassab, consultant plastic surgeon.  

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