Hip-up surgery

Last updated date: 10-Jun-2023

Originally Written in English

Hip-up Surgery 

Hip-up Surgery 

Today, most people focus a lot on the esthetic of their buttocks and hips. This has made some people feel like the size and shape of these areas could improve and look better. As a result, they are trying to find the best effective alternatives to enhancing the overall shape, size, firmness, and contour of the butt area. 

Hip-up surgery is the best option to consider since it can help you with both the buttock and hips appearance. It a surgical operation designed to satisfy the needs and requirements of every patient. It also aims at giving you a nice and natural-looking outcome that suits your body goals. 


What is Hip-up Surgery?

Hip-up surgery is a surgical procedure to lift-up the sagging or drooping buttocks and enhances appearance. It involves removing excess fat and skin from the buttock or hips and repositioning the remaining skin. This helps enhance elasticity and look. 

The hip-up procedure aims to help form a fine attractive hip line. Furthermore, it gives you a curvy body with a small wait, beautiful and good looking hips, and a nice volume breast. 

Sometimes, the surgeon can conduct hip-up surgery alongside liposuction, a type of plastic surgery. It involves removing excess fat in the thighs, abdomen, waist, arms, hips, back, or neck. 

Fat removal is done using special equipment known as the cannula. The doctor usually inserts the cannula through the skin and applies strong high pressure to the vacuum. This pulls out all the excess fat deposits. 


Hip-up-Surgery Candidates 

There are several factors that the hip-up surgeons always considers before confirming that you are eligible for the surgery. The factors usually vary from one patient to another depending on the individual objectives, nature of the body, and health. 

Generally, these are the common signs that show you are a qualified candidate for hip-up surgery; 

  • You have short legs and want to make them look longer 
  • You have sagging and drooping hips 
  • You want to have a fine and well-balanced body line 
  • Exercise doesn’t give you the results you desire 
  • You want to put on a more fitting outfit 
  • Your butt or hip is not well rounded
  • A section of hip fat has been extracted as a result of a particular disease, injury, or accident. 


Types of Hip-up Surgical Procedures 

Hip-up Surgical Procedures

Basically, there are several types of surgical procedures that you can always opt for. Your doctor can also help you choose an appropriate type of surgery depending on your body and your desired goals. Some of the common types of hip-up surgery Korea you can consider include; 

  • Implant hip-up surgery 

The implant hip surgical procedure involves adjusting a small or sagging hip to a good satisfactory volume. The procedure involves the use of implants to satisfy the patient’s needs and desires. 

Implant hip-up surgery also uses an endoscope (a thin tube that surgeons use to view the inner body parts). Therefore, an endoscope enables the physician to identify the spot in which the scar won’t be visible after the surgery and safely inserts the implants. An implant that is well covered with sufficient muscles naturally completes the back view line. 

Doctors usually perform the procedure under general anesthesia when the patient is completely unconscious. The entire process takes one to two hours and a recovery period of 1 to 2 weeks. The, however, can vary depending on the nature of the procedure, the patient’s objectives, and overall health.  


  • Hip-up fat injection

Hip-up fat injection is a procedure to remove the excess fats altering and affecting the body shape. The primary aim of this operation is to increase hip volume. 

There are certain cases where the patient has a smaller fat volume on the hips, unlike the surrounding parts. To address such an issue, the doctor can remove some fat from the waist, thighs, or the side belly. This fat is then implanted on the hip to balance and increase volume. 

Doctors usually perform the procedure under general anesthesia. The entire process takes 1 to 2 hours. The recovery period can take up to seven days, depending on the extent of the surgical procedure. 

Apart from correcting the volume hip and flat hip, hip-up fat injection also helps remove the excess fat stacked in the body. This fully completes the whole body line and gives you an incredible look. 


  • Hip-up band lifting 

Hip-up band lifting is a procedure to address sagging or drooping hip. There are cases where the hip droops than the wrinkle under the hip. This makes the hip to appear flat while the legs look shorter. Therefore, lifting the sagged hip using a special band helps improve the whole body faster and more effectively. 

The entire procedure is relatively short as it only takes 30 minutes. On the other hand, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia and the recovery period takes 5 to 7 days. 


  • Prosthesis hip-up

The prosthesis is a procedure to create a fine s-line in the hip volume. It involves moving the volume point of the drooping hip upwards to minimize sagging. The doctor can then add prosthesis at the center of the hip. This improves volume and increases elasticity, hence creating a great hip line. 

To perform the procedure effectively, the surgeon uses an advanced endoscope to view the nerve and blood vessels with the surgical site. This also helps prevent nerve or vessel damage during the surgery, minimize pain, and allow fast recovery. 

Furthermore, the procedure is usually done under anesthesia, and the entire process can last for 2 to 3 hours. On the other hand, stitch removal can be done a week after the surgery to enable fast recovery. 


  • Anti-aging fat grafting hip-up 

This doesn’t only involve creating a simple hip line but also creating a natural-looking body line in all directions. During the procedure, doctors first perform simple liposuction if your buttocks are drooping. Liposuction is also suitable in the part where there is low-fat volume. Sometimes, doctors can perform this procedure alongside fat extraction and thigh cellulite removal at the same time. 

Anti-aging fat grafting hip-up uses an endoscope to analyze and dissect the surgical area accurately. This minimizes the damage of the nerves and blood vessels. 


How to ensure a successful Hip-up Surgery 

Hip-up Surgery Procedure

Before you undergo the procedures, it's essential to share your overall expectations from the surgery. This helps determine a suitable surgical procedure that can satisfy your expectations. 

The surgeon might also review your family and medical history. This is to determine if you have a health condition that might affect the surgery. 

Inform your doctor if you have conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and if you are using thyroid drugs or any other medication. 

If you are a regular smoker, you should keep off smoking a few days before the surgery. This is because tobacco has some components that result in sneezing, phlegm, and sometimes post-operative bleeding. 

Before entering the surgery room, make sure that you remove the jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish, or anything else that can interfere with the operation. Your doctor can advise you on this to avoid any complications. 

Lastly, do not eat or drink anything before the surgery, as food or fluids can interfere with the surgical procedure. 

After the surgery, ensure that you put on a comfortable outfit that doesn’t irritate the surgical area. You may be required to rest and wait for a few days before resuming work and your normal day to day activities. Also, you should avoid vigorous exercises that affect the surgical area or interfere with the recovery process. 


Risks of Hip-up Surgery 

Just like any other surgical procedure, hip-up surgery is also associated with several risks and side effects. This, however, varies from one patient to another, even if the surgical procedure is similar. 

Overall, these are the common risks and complications that might arise during or after the procedure;

  • Swelling and bleeding, especially on the part of the body where fat has been pulled out or injected. 
  • Fat migration causing dimpling at the area of injection 
  • Easy bruising and pain at the area of injection or incision 
  • Infection on the surgical part of the skin 
  • Scarring 
  • Negative reaction to anesthesia 
  • Contour irregularities where the skin appears bumpy as a result of uneven fat extraction, prolonged healing duration, or poor skin elasticity 
  • Accumulation of fluid beneath the skin 
  • Fat embolism, where a small piece of fat breaks and blocks the flow of blood. 
  • Skin numbness where you can experience permanent or temporary numbness in the surgical or injected area



Hip-up surgery is a type of surgical procedure that aims at lifting sagged buttocks to improve elasticity and general appearance. It’s a good option for patients with flat buttocks that make their legs appear shorter. You can also consider hip-up surgery if you have a small pelvis or a hip line that is not pretty enough. 

CloudHospital, in conjunction with Korean hospitals and professional specialists work to ensure that you receive the best surgery and treatment. They also utilize advanced equipment and technology to satisfy your needs and ensure a successful recovery.