Frequently Asked Questions
Are Hip Dips Bad?
No, humans have hip dips due to their pelvis sitting above their thigh bones. This bone structure is more prominent in some people than others. Women are more likely to have hip dips because their hip bones are wider, but men can also have hip dips. They are perfectly natural and humans have always had them. It is simply something beauty standards have come to devalue.
There is nothing wrong with having hip dips. If they are especially prominent or bother a patient, filling them is safe. For the average person, who does not have strong feelings, there is no reason to address hip dips unless they choose to themselves.
Will All Of The Transferred Fat Take?
It is expected that between 50% and 80% of the transferred fat will successfully create a healthy blood supply. The rest will simply be metabolized by the body. Therefore, to account for this, Dr. Jonov may initially overfill the area. However, this will even out throughout the healing process.
Can Liposuction Alone Fix Hip Dips?
For people with certain body types and bone structures, liposuction alone may correct their hip dips. However, this is not true for every patient and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
How Much Fat Do You Need For Transfer?
It depends on your anatomy. On average, if only filling the hip dips, it takes less fat than a BBL or breast fat transfer. It can be as little as 200cc or 300cc per hip to over 600cc per hip. This is better determined by Dr. Jonov when he can examine your specific bone structure, body type, and amount of fat.
Additionally, not all of the fat removed needs to be transferred. It is easy to add liposuction areas that are not necessary for the fat transfer itself. This is up to you and you can discuss this with Dr. Jonov. However, oftentimes, more fat than necessary is removed during a fat transfer procedure.
Does Fat Grafting Leave Scars?
Any scarring is minimal and hidden. Liposuction and fat transfer require only small incisions often much less than an inch wide. Therefore, while there is a possibility for scarring, most patients experience little to no scarring following a hip dip fat transfer.
If you are prone to scarring, discuss this with Dr. Jonov as he will customize the procedure and aftercare to address this. It does not necessarily disqualify you from undergoing the procedure. Seattle Plastic Surgery also offers a revolutionary scar system known as Scar Protocol that helps reduce and prevent scarring.
The Best Hip Dip Surgery In Seattle With Dr. Craig Jonov
Seattle Plastic Surgery is located in First Hill, the medical hub of Seattle. Having served the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years, Seattle Plastic Surgery offers a variety of plastic surgeries, injectables, professional skincare, and brow services. Seattle Plastic Surgery provides the top hip dip fat transfer Seattle and Tacoma offer.
Dr. Craig Jonov is a renowned plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He performs all types of Brazilian butt lifts including surgical and non-surgical BBLs. Dr. Jonov personalizes the surgery to each patient’s needs and anatomy. Performing among the most Brazilian butt lift and fat transfer surgeries in Washington State, Dr. Jonov is one of the best Seattle plastic surgeons.
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