Procedure & Reasons For Conducting a Hip Liposuction

Submitted on March 27, 2012

Hips liposuction is generally employed to eliminate excess fat deposits. This kind of liposuction is most often used by women as women’s hips are more susceptible to retaining fat deposits as compared to men’s. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat from different parts of the body like the thighs, hips, abdomen, the neck, backs of the arm and other areas too.


The process of liposuction involves the use of a small tube (cannula), which is connected to a powerful suction pump. The tube is inserted into the fat through tiny incisions in the skin and the fat is removed by suction since the cannula produces tiny tunnels in the skin. In this way, the excess fat deposits between the skin and the muscle are removed. Additional surgeries may also be required after liposuction on hips to attain the desired contour.

Liposuction on Hips

Liposuction on hips and thighs means that the doctor will be dealing with a large area of fat in some places and with less fat in others. This means that different instruments will be used and possibly, different procedures in one surgery. Small incisions will be made on the hips, in areas that are normally covered by a bikini. For thigh liposuction, the inside and the outside may have incisions, depending on what the patient wants. The muscles for both areas are usually not repositioned but the skin might be removed and then the two sides are pulled together to give a tighter appearance.  Walking might not be comfortable for a few days after surgery is performed on both the hips and the thighs. Swelling and pain is to be expected, but if it is excessive, do contact your doctor. As with any cosmetic surgery, liposuction too can give rise to complications. These include blood clotting, infection, a reaction to the anesthesia, heart attacks, fluid loss or fluid accumulation, damage to the vital organs and to the nerves and skin. Scars or bruises, changes in skin pigmentation or a numbing of the skin are less severe complications. The most serious and also common risk is having too much liposuction surgery in one day or having too much fat removed from the desired area in a single session.


Hips liposuction helps to get rid of those love handles and flab, in a minimal amount of time and with little effort. However, this is not the best and healthiest option, which is why it is only recommended when there is a medical necessity for quick weight loss that is otherwise not possible through healthy methods. For permanent and lasting weight loss results however, the only options are diet and exercise.