Liposuction of the hips is a common body contouring procedure. What we refer to as the hips include the flanks, lateral hips, and lateral thighs. The goal is to create a generous contour that extends from the narrowed waistline to the lower legs through the hip region. Routinely, the mid butt which extends into the lateral hips gets built up with fat transfer first. Next, based on the degree of mid but enlargement, the flanks and the lateral thighs are brought down as part of liposuction of the hips. As part of their Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), planning patients were asked to choose their favorite buttock shape. Using the Brazilian Buttock Assessment Tool patients are asked to chose not only their ideal size but also shape. Most choose maximum lateral buttock size at the mid butt level; the second favorite maximum lateral buttock size is located at the mid and lower buttock level.
Based on the desired size and location of the maximum lateral buttock region, the lateral thighs will be sculpted. The lateral thighs may be grafted, left alone, or liposuctioned as needed to create a smooth contour between the maximum lateral buttock mound and the lower lateral legs. The upper aspect of the hips, that is the flanks, are traditionally liposuctioned to once again establish a smooth contour between the convex mid-buttock and the concave waistline. Liposuction of the hips is a critical component of creating high definition body contouring results. When appropriately contoured liposuction of the hips will create exaggerated curves that are characteristic of the Tilde Curve “~”. The Tilde curve describes the beautiful female silhouette that possesses smooth contour lines. If you are interested in undergoing liposuction of the hips we urge you to take the Brazilian Buttock Assessment Tool today. You can save your favorite choices and email them to our high definition liposuction providers in preparation for your consultation.