Can My Wide Hips Be Reduced?

Q: Dr Eppley, I have a question, I’m male and have very wide hips and I’m very insecure about it. On some anatomy pictures I saw that the widest width of your hips is caused by the outwards sticking bone part on the top of the leg bone where the leg bones connect to the pelvis. Can this bone perhaps be shaved down a bit on both sides making the hips just a little less wide? I’ll take any cm I can get it reduced. I couldn’t seem to find any purpose for this part of bone so i guess I can miss part of it. 

I’d like to hear what you think.  

A: If you are referring to the greater trochanter protrusion of the femur, then no as this extension of the femur can not reduced due to the large number of muscle and ligaments attachments which are important for leg movement. The part of the hip width that can be reduced is the most outer aspect of the iliac crest.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon