Can The Hourglass Shape Of My Torso Be Reduced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello just wondering do you have any surgeries to remove or reduce the hourglass shape because I’m a trans man and I have always wanted a rectangle torso shape but even with being on testosterone for 8 years whenever I try to lose weight it just makes my waist smaller without reducing the hip shape I want a permanent fix because with a very noticeable hourglass shape I have I have never been shirtless even though I’ve had top surgery 7 years ago.

A: I assume you are referring to reducing a widened hip shape, otherwise known as iliac crest reduction. I would need to see a front view picture of your torso to see if this would be an effective procedure for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon