Am I Good Candidate For Hip Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have attached some images for potential hip reduction surgery. I would also like to say that I’ve had liposuction before, it was a quick fix but the issue is the structure of the bones.I will also attach an image of when I’m at my thinnest, the hips are quite prominent.

My hips are wide everywhere to me. They’re wide at the top and wide at the bottom. Widest area is probably at the bottom, at the hip joints, I’m aware that nothing is really possible at this area without potentially damaging the joints.

The upper hip area gives me lots of dysphoria.

When I had my liposuction, the operator said that one of my hips is more prominent/ protruding outward more than the other side.

I’d just like smaller more masculine hips/pelvis in any way, shape or form. Whatever is possible medically.

A: As you have astutely pointed out there is no surgical remedy for the lower hip fullness due to the width of the greater trochanter of the femur as it is a movable joint. However the iliac crest of the upper hip area does allow for some reduction. In your earlier leaner pictures you have a prominent anterior crestal area. Such iliac crest reduction offers benefits close to the attached imaging.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon