Are My Rib Removal and Custom Hip Implant Goals Realistic?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My height 5’1 weight 102 Ibs. I’m a short torso  

want to get rid of hip dips and want to know which procedure is the best for me? 


1) How long should I stay in Indianapolis?

2.) If I had consultation for first time after that, how long does it take time to customize implant?

3.) Does hip implant and rib removal are the best way to give my body hourglass figure?

Thank you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures to which I can make the following comments:

1) While it is good to have well defined goals, the ideal images you have provided are not ones that are realistic with your body or can be done in a safe manner. I have attached a realistic imaging prediction based on rib removal and custom hip implants of  what can be achieved in the effort to give you more of an hourglass shape.

2) The lead time for manufacturing of custom hip implants is three weeks. What I do is have a virtual consultation with the patients where measurements are shown how to be done from which I develop the implant dimensions based on that discussion.

3) I would say give yourself 10 days to be here before returning home.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana