Jenny did not know that her hip dips were a problem until she saw some Instagram reels on – How to get rid of hip dips?
A funny thing happened with Jenny, compared to other busy bees scrolling through social media. Instead of trying to get rid of them, Jenny simply fell in love with the way her hip dips looked; and she would often go mad on such posts and content that wanted you to “get rid of hip dips.”
The moment she faces any subtle criticism made on her Hip Dips, she’s singing “Hips Don’t Lie” – but in ANGRY mode –
“Oh, baby, when you talk like that
You make a woman go mad
So be wise (sí) and keep on (sí)
Reading the signs of my body….”
Imagine, Just Imagine… well, if you are done imagining, take a little sip of your daily dose of body positivity and drown into some BODY POSITIVE words that I am going to fill you in with. In short, take my humble request and go through this article to learn more about hip dips.
What Are Hip Dips?
The simple description of hip dips would be the space that is in between one’s pelvis and the thigh bones. The scientific name for hip dips is ‘trochanteric depression,’ and it simply happens due to your bone structure. The femur bone of the thigh and the pelvic in your body joint, in such a way as to offer a violin-like figure.
They are the indents or the depression that occur naturally on the outer portion of your body. When the bone structure of someone’s body has such a feature, it makes the skin in that area connect comparatively tighter to the greater trochanter of their femur bone, as a result, causing hip dips.
While society (mainstream media?) almost burdens you to chase an hourglass-like figure, you can choose to play certain tones of seduction with your violin-like hip dips. All you need to do is think positively about them and DO NOT SEE them as IMPERFECTIONS.
Easier said than done, right?
So, why are there so many reels and Youtube content on getting rid of hip dips? Well, there are also many fairness creams in the market as well… I guess you got my point, No?
Embracing Hip Dips: Are Hip Dips Normal?
Let me tell you this loud and clear, hip dips are a completely NORMAL part of your body, and there is nothing you need to change about them. The human body varies from person to person.
Also, the variation in pelvic shapes and how it is connected to your thigh shapes how your overall structure looks (either an hourglass/ hip dip). The amount of fat you have in your body might make the hip dips more visible. It can also result from having a high level of muscle mass in your body.
Now coming to the embracing part – there are things you can change about your body and things you cannot. Your hip dips are among the ones you cannot change, and this inability is completely fine.
You probably only bothered to look at your hip dips once you compared yourself with someone who does not have them. Hip dips manifest from your bone structure. Indeed you can enhance your body muscles, but it is impossible to get rid of them since it is how your body is structured.
Can You Get Rid Of Your Hip Dips?
If you were following this article thoroughly, you should know that there is NO WAY TO GET RID OF your hip dips. It is perfectly normal, and you should love it and embrace it (remember, people with an hourglass body cannot have hip dips.)
However, if you want to have control over how prominent they look, you may be in luck. You can gain muscle mass or lose fat to make the hip dips appear less conspicuous. You can perform different lower body exercises like lunges and squats and strengthen your entire lower portion of the body. But, believe me, this will not get rid of your hip dips completely.
Hip Dips vs Love Handles
Another “problem” people (both men and women) face with their bodies is love handles. Different fat pockets in our body start to build up fat if we are less physically active. It also depends on your genes, diet, and body type. Some people have more weight around specific body parts, and they have higher chances of developing love handles.
It is also common for women to develop love handles after pregnancy. They also develop love handles due to hormonal changes in their body as they start to age. It can also be caused by specific medication.
Now the difference between hip dips and love handles is that the love handles develop around the abdominal part of someone’s body while the hip dips develop between one’s thighs and pelvic area. While one is the buildup of excess fat, the other is related to your body’s bone structure.
Getting rid of love handles is possible, but it will require regular exercise and following a proper diet. No, you should also not be ashamed of your love handles. Getting rid of excess fat from your body has certain benefits, but having love handles should not give you a poor body image of yourself. You can follow different methods to reduce your love handles, but having them should not bring any sense of shame up on yourself.
Both hip dips and love handles have been subjected to body shaming for a long time. No good comes from obsessing over any part of your body. It only causes damage to your health and mental state. Whether you have handles of hip dips, learn to love them and love yourself. Unless it occurs as a health hazard, changing them is unnecessary.
However, if you have any queries, you can comment below. We will be sure to check them and answer them accordingly.
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