Can Iliac Crest Implants (Pelvic Plasty) Be Done In The US.?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a transwoman and contouring my body would greatly help my dysphoria. I am seeking a surgeon who does Iliac crest implant or the Pelvic Plasty surgery in the U.S. I read about it also on your website. Have you performed this surgery? Thank You so Much. 

A: Iliac crest implants are not an FDA-approved device in the U.S.. As a result, they can only be made on a custom basis for each patient. No U.S. orthopedic company will manufacture any metal iliac crest implants as that does not fall under the FDA reconstructive implant regulations. As a result I have designed ultrahard solid silicone iliac crest implants from a major cosmetic implant manufacturer. But the first patient has not yet been implanted.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana