Woman’s Hips Tripled In Size After Giving Birth To Eight Kids

Woman on Awake Surgery had her hips triple in size after giving birth to eight kids
Credit: TLC

A woman’s hips tripled in size after giving birth to eight kids.

Pregnancy can impact a woman’s life in many different ways.

It can change you physically – while also possibly affecting you mentally.

However, one person saw her body drastically change that significantly affected her life.

Check out the woman’s hips below…

Rubi appeared on the TLC TV show Awake Surgery, where she revealed that she struggled to fit into her jeans as her hips had tripled in size.

The mum-of-eight – who’s had five girls and three boys – said her figure was fine throughout her first three pregnancies.

She recalls: “After my fourth pregnancy I wouldn’t lose weight from my thigh area no matter how much exercising I would do, my hips stayed the same.

“I’m skinny up top but then where my hips are it’s wide.

“My hips feel like Jell-O, they feel very wiggly when I squeeze them, they move all over the place.”

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She has been with her boyfriend for 10 years but has put off any wedding plans due to her embarrassment about her thighs.

Rubi then decided to take matters into her own hands and seek help – with Dr Meegan Gruber taking a look at her hips.

The doctor admitted to being ‘shocked’, noting that she had ‘really never seen a condition like this before’.

She then diagnosed it as Adipose Hypertrophy, a rare genetic condition which can result in an overgrowth of fat cells that will restrict toxins from circulating in the blood.

Rubi appeared on Awake Surgery when her hips tripled in size after having eight children. Credit: TLC

The doctor then showed Rubi how she could look after having liposuction on her hips and a procedure to remove her excess skin.

Rubi chose to have the procedure without being sedated – with the fat being sucked out from her hips and thighs.

After the surgery, she was shown her new hips and was absolutely delighted with the results, admitting that she was close to crying.

Dr Gruber was also happy, adding: “When I see these results, I’m just over the moon about it.”

“I can literally wear anything and not worry about covering up, not worrying about hiding.”

After having liposuction, the excess skin from her hips was removed. Credit: TLC

Her daughter, Juliana, also pointed out a dramatic change in her mum’s confidence – in particular with what she was wearing.

“She has been a completely different person. She’s wearing fitted jeans and tighter shirts. She looks amazing and I can tell that she’s glowing more,” Juliana said.

“Before I could never think about even seeing myself in a dress and now, after 10 years with my boyfriend, I am finally getting married,” she said.

Talking about the change the surgery made to her life, Rubi added: “It feels like I was trapped in something that I couldn’t get out of and now I’m free.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.