The Face & Body Place By Dr. Kimberly Finder, M.D.

Hip Liposuction



What is Hip Liposuction?

The goal of liposuction, a surgical procedure that suctions out about 4lbs of stubborn fatty deposits per session, is to better balance the body. While many women refer to the outer thighs as their hips, the hips are actually above the outer thighs. This is an area that often blends right into the outer thighs in women who have a voluptuous shape.

Consultations Are Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Kimberly Finder or one of our trusted providers at The Face and Body Place. Simply fill out the form on this page and request a consultation and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation appointment.

Candidates for Hip Liposuction

For women with a curvy lower body style, liposuction of the hips and outer thighs should be done simultaneously for the best reshaping and re-contouring. Other women have a very distinct depression between the hips above and the outer thighs below. If liposuction is done in only one of the two areas, this will often result in a worsening of symmetry.

How Does it Work?

Hip liposuction works by:

  • Administering tumescent anesthesia to the area being treated so that the area is completely numb during the awake surgical procedure
  • If desired, providing the patient with ProNox, a laughing gas (also known as nitrous oxide) solution that only a few practices like ours offer their patients
  • Making small incisions in the treatment area
  • Using a small tube, called a cannula, in a back and forth motion to gently suction out stubborn fatty deposits


While results may vary and are not guaranteed, the goal of this procedure is to reshape, re-contour and provide the best balance and symmetrical harmony to the treatment area. Each woman’s body is unique and consideration of what areas to be suctioned will be discussed during their consultations.


Hip liposuction is an outpatient procedure. While patients may experience bruising, swelling and soreness in their treatment areas for a few weeks after their procedure, they are generally able to return to work or their other normal daily activities within a few days after their procedure.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Kimberly Finder, please fill out the form on this page or call The Face and Body Place in San Antonio, TX, at 210-492-3200.

*Individual Results May Vary

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