Can I Get Hip Implants For My Hip Dips?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hey I’m a transgender female patient who is interested in getting hip implants cause I have hip dips and they make me feel like I look boyish.

A: Of all body contouring procedures, hip implants have the highest rate of postoperative problems. I have learned to choose patients carefully for this procedure to lower these complications risks. My preoperative assessment includes pictures of the patient’s hip areas with imaging predictions of what I consider realistic outcomes. The patient’s soft tissue thickness is also a key consideration. Thin tissue patients with little subcutaneous fat have a high risk of implant show/edging.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana