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Is Hip Dips Surgery Permanent?

    Thanks in part to social media and celebrity influencers, we are more aware of our bodies than ever before. One of the many perceived flaws that is a hot topic these days is hip dips. For many patients, particularly women, hip dips can be a source of constant frustration and even embarrassment. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to improve hip dips on your own. At The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Edgewater, NJ, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan is proud to help patients feel more confident in their own skin using the most current and effective procedures available today, including hip dips surgery. Read on for more information about how hip dips surgery works and how long your sexy new shape may last. 

    What are hip dips?

    Until fairly recently, most people had never even heard of hip dips. These indentations between the hip and upper thigh are most common in women and are technically caused by the genetically determined distribution of fat cells in those areas, as well as the patient’s natural skeletal anatomy. Many women feel that hip dips look abnormal, particularly when wearing swimsuits or tight clothing. Oftentimes, hip dips are visible from both the front and back, making them particularly different to hide. 

    How can you get rid of hip dips?

    For many people, no amount of diet or exercise can completely smooth out hip dips. Without a doubt, the most effective and longest-lasting fix for hip dips is cosmetic surgery. 

    What is hip dips surgery?

    Hip dips surgery is a cosmetic body contouring procedure that is specifically designed to smooth out the inward curve between the hip and thigh, giving patients a fuller and more natural-looking shape. Depending on the patient’s specific anatomy, concerns, and goals, Dr. Kaplan may recommend a hip dips surgery approach that includes both liposuction and fat transferfor the most pleasing outcome.

    During hip dips surgery in Edgewater, NJ, Dr. Kaplan will begin by removing any necessary fat from the upper hip and/or thigh to smooth out the overall hip contour. In most cases, this fat can be purified and injected into the hip dip itself to fill it out and create a stunning new shape. If needed, Dr. Kaplan may harvest fat from another area of the patient’s body for transfer to the hip dip. Using meticulous layering and strategic massage between fat transfer injections, Dr. Kaplan can create a smooth and natural physique. 

    How long does hip dips surgery last?

    The most influential factor in how long the results of hip dips surgery will last is the patient’s weight stability. While fat cells removed during hip dips lipo will not grow back – and the transferred fat cells can remain indefinitely – gaining or losing weight after hip dips surgery can dramatically impact the size of the fat cells, which can ultimately reverse the cosmetic outcome of the procedure.

    With a healthy, stable weight and a regular diet and exercise routine, most patients can enjoy the results of hip dips surgery for decades. 

    Fill out your curves with hip dips surgery in Edgewater, NJ

    If your hip dips are making you feel less than secure about your body, you are not alone. With hip dips surgery at The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you can finally show off your curves with confidence. To learn more about the exciting benefits of hip dips surgery and if you may qualify for the procedure, call our convenient Edgewater, NJ office to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan today.