Hip widening surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to create a more feminine-looking hip-to-waist ratio in transgender women. There are two main types of hip widening surgery:

  • Silicone implants: These implants are inserted into the hip area through incisions in the crease of the buttocks or groin. They can be made of silicone gel or saline, and they come in a variety of sizes and shapes to match the patient’s desired results.
  • Autologous fat transfer: This procedure involves using fat that is removed from another part of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into the hips. This can create a more natural-looking result than implants, but it is also less predictable.

Both types of hip widening surgery require general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. Recovery time is typically about two weeks, during which time the patient will need to wear compression garments and avoid strenuous activity.

The cost of hip widening surgery varies depending on the surgeon, the type of procedure, and the patient’s individual needs. In general, it is a more expensive procedure than other types of body contouring surgery.

Here are some of the risks and complications associated with hip widening surgery:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Implant displacement or rupture
  • Fat necrosis (death of fat cells)
  • Uneven results

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of hip widening surgery with a qualified surgeon before making a decision.

In addition to surgery, there are a few non-surgical methods that can help to widen the hips. These include:

  • Weight gain: Gaining weight in the hips and buttocks can help to create a more feminine figure. However, it is important to gain weight in a healthy way, and to avoid gaining too much weight in other areas of the body.
  • Hip pads: Hip pads are a temporary way to add volume to the hips. They can be worn under clothing, and they can be removed when not needed.
  • Exercise: Certain exercises, such as squats and lunges, can help to build muscle in the hips and buttocks. This can help to create a more rounded and feminine figure.

If you are considering hip widening surgery, it is important to do your research and talk to a qualified surgeon to determine if this is the right procedure for you.

Hip widening is a desired physical change for some transgender women as part of their gender transition. However, it’s important to note that hip widening through non-surgical means is limited in its effectiveness. The hip bones, known as the pelvic bones, are set during puberty and do not significantly change in size or shape after that.

There are a few options that some transgender women explore to achieve the appearance of wider hips:

  1. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Estrogen therapy, a common component of hormone replacement therapy for transgender women, can cause changes in body fat distribution. It can lead to fat accumulation around the hips, buttocks, and thighs, which can create the illusion of wider hips.
  2. Clothing and Fashion Choices: Wearing clothing styles that accentuate the hips can create the appearance of wider hips. This can include wearing high-waisted bottoms, A-line skirts, dresses with belts or cinched waists, and clothing with patterns or details that draw attention to the hip area.
  3. Padding or Shapewear: Some transgender women may use padding or shapewear, such as hip pads or padded undergarments, to add volume and create the appearance of wider hips. These can be worn under clothing to enhance the shape and silhouette.

It’s important to approach these options with realistic expectations. While these methods can help create the illusion of wider hips, they do not change the underlying skeletal structure. If achieving wider hips is a significant goal, some transgender women may consider discussing surgical options, such as hip augmentation procedures. However, it’s important to consult with qualified healthcare professionals and plastic surgeons who specialize in transgender healthcare to discuss the available options, potential risks, and desired outcomes.

Ultimately, each individual’s journey and preferences are unique, and it’s important to focus on overall well-being, self-acceptance, and finding ways to feel comfortable and confident in one’s own body.