Hip enlargement for body feminization
In order for a male body to have a female silhouette, it is often needed to modify the hip shape. Women naturally have a wider pelvis. Consequently, their hips are wider.
Gender patients often visit our beauty clinic with the wish to have a so-called hourglass figure. To mention an example, we achieve this by using implants or by transferring autologous fat.
In order to achieve a holistic picture of the feminization of transgender persons there are other ways to achieve a feminine appearance in addition to hip enlargement. For a comprehensive overview, click here: Body feminization.
Another way to make the body appear more feminine is the buttock adjustment. To know more about this method you can click here: How to get a female buttock.
The difference between male and female hips
A person's pelvis and hips may either have a typically female or a typically male shape. The female pelvis is much wider because of its design for the birth of a child. All angles and stretches are drawn wider apart by means of wide arcs.
In addition, the woman's body has a high fat percentage accumulating in the hip region and making the pelvis and the hips appear wider.
In contrast, the male pelvis has a narrower shape. As a result, the whole silhouette does not appear as "hourglass-shaped" as that of the woman, but rather straight.
This is the reason why the objective of a hip augmentation is to shape the typical hourglass figure of a women having broad hips and a narrower waist.
Augmentation of the hip for transsexual women as part of a feminization operation
The genetic man naturally has a lower fat percentage than the female body. So that the body contours get feminine, the corresponding areas can be filled with implants or autologous fat.
Hip augmentation methods
Generally speaking, there are two different ways to add hip volume:
- The hip augmentation with implants
Implants are always used when the body does not have enough autologous fat on the abdomen or thighs which may be suctioned off for liposculpture. We have listed this information here in order to offer you the broadest possible overview of the available options.
Please note the following: We do NOT perform hip augmentation with implants in our clinic.
- Hip augmentation with autologous fat
This surgical hip augmentation method is performed much more frequently since it provides minimally invasive and completely natural results. Another great advantage of this method is that fat is sucked off at the same time from problem areas such as the stomach.
The hip augmentation procedure
The hip augmentation procedure always depends on individual factors, on the method you choose and on the surgeon who performs the procedure. The general procedure is still the same.
In an initial consultation meeting, the options at disposal for the feminization of the body concerning the hip enlargement can be clarified. In this context, you may also discuss which hip augmentation method is best suited to achieve the objective pursued by you.
- Preparation and anaesthesia
The patient is fully informed in advance about the risks of the procedure. As a rule, the hip augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
- Insertion of the implants
The silicone implants are inserted through a lateral incision. We insert the implants directly under the muscles where they cannot slip.
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We carry out a suction of the fat and a fat-transfer If the hip augmentation is carried out with autologous fat. In this case, the fat of the donor area (of the stomach or the thigh) will be removed by means of a hollow needle. After that, the fat cells are processed and implanted in the hip area.
- After the procedure
supportive bandages are put on. The patient has to wear them for the next few weeks.
What are the side effects of hip augmentation?
Usually swelling and pain develop immediately after the operation and may persist for a few days after the operation.
You will typically need to wear tight bandages and protective underwear for two to three weeks by avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for a period of 3 weeks.
In addition, you will be less mobile during the days and weeks after the procedure.
What are the risks associated with the hip augmentation?
A hip augmentation is associated with the usual surgical risks you will be informed about during the consultation with a physician. In very rare cases, chronic pain can occur; as a rule, however, the operation is very low risk, if performed by an experienced surgeon.
Is a hip augmentation surgery painful?
To mention an example, there are far fewer nerves in the hips than in the chest area. During the procedure carried out under general anaesthesia, the patients feel nothing. Even in retrospect, they complain of far less pain than in case other feminization interventions have been carried out. Mild pain can be got under control with painkillers.
When will the final result of the hip augmentation be visible?
Immediately after the procedure, the hip will still be swollen. This swelling must first subside so that the end result becomes visible. You will also wear bandages hiding your new silhouette for a period of about 3 weeks. With a fat transfer, approximately 60 percent of the transferred fat will remain in place while the rest will be broken down by the body. After 3 to 4 weeks, you can admire your new, more feminine body in the mirror.
Are there any scars caused by the procedure?
The silicone implants are inserted through tiny incisions carried out on the sides. These incisions only leave tiny scars which are barely visible later. A hip augmentation with autologous fat usually leaves no visible scars.