Does One Need To Be On Hormone Therapy For Iliac Crest Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As a trans woman considering iliac crest implants does one need to be on hormones prior to the surgery?

A: While many transgender women are on hormone therapy, and I would consider this to be the normal, it does not have a beneficial or adverse role in successful implantation onto the iliac crest. Good healing ix expected whether one is or is not on hormone therapy.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana