A pear-shaped silhouette is a sign of prominent hips. This means they are larger than your shoulders. Combined with excessive fat around the buttocks and thighs, the body takes on the shape of a violin. This is known as ‘violin hips’ or ‘hip dips’. These two phenomena can be annoying and can cause a number of insecurities.
For this reason, there are many solutions to make prominent hips disappear.
Why do women have hips that are too wide?
Too-wide hips are often confused with love handles. While love handles are fatty tissue prone to settle on the hips, the hips themselves are the joints that connect your pelvis to your thighs. This is the part the love handles sit on. Sometimes, to get rid of your love handles, all you need to do is lose weight from your hips. This solution helps you create a shapely silhouette.
Overly prominent hips could be caused by poor diet or a lack of physical activity. As a result, excess fat builds up on the hips, buttocks and thighs, particularly for women. This fatty tissue on your thighs could also have genetic causes. Indeed, women are usually more naturally predisposed to storing fat, particularly as a result of pregnancy or breastfeeding.
However, if your hips are too pronounced, you might find it difficult to find clothes that fit. For example, you might find wearing low-waisted trousers or figure-hugging clothing makes you feel uncomfortable.
Prominent hips: How can you slim them down?
There are many solutions available to help you slim down your hips. Your doctor might point you to one solution over another based on your body shape and your expectations. If you have a lot of fat on your hips but also on your stomach, sides, love handles, etc., we recommend having liposuction to remove a large amount of fat in one go.
If you have more limited excess fat that is localised just on the hips, soft liposuction or Coolsculpting could work for you, creating results that are just as good as more traditional surgery. If you are slim but store fat on your hips, the doctor will suggest the Accent Prime method which combines ultrasound and radio frequency or the ONDA Coolwaves system which emits microwaves.
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