Anatomy of the hip
Most patients of mine want to have an hourglass shape. Most of them also believe their surgeons’ comments that injecting fat in the hip is not the best option to achieve the best hourglass shape. But with all due respect, I tend to disagree.
I am a licensed surgeon and I have been doing this procedure for many years now. How does an hourglass procedure works? As with any other surgery, this procedure begins with assessing the anatomy of the hip area.
Here, we’re talking about the hip bone and the soft tissues that surround it. This bone is located on the lower side of the abdomen with a downward slope. Attached to the hip bone are some muscles and over it is the superficial fascia and the skin, of course.
Keep in mind, the hip area is what you see with an hourglass shape. It is not the bone. It starts at the most superior aspect of the hip bone and extends and blends to the thigh below. The area of that needs maximum projection can be seen if we draw a line from the groin thigh junction.
The space of the hip area is limited and there are various factors that can determine whether you are going to have wider hips or smaller hips. The tightness of the superficial fascia depends on the tightness of the hip skin. It can also affect the width of your desired hip result.
So if you’re planning to undergo hip augmentation, it is essential for you to understand the anatomy of the hip. If it happens that you have such a tight hip anatomy, your roundness will be much lesser than somebody having looser anatomy.