How Can I Get A Wider And More Feminine Pelvic Bone?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! I am transgender, and like many trans women I struggle with feminizing the lower half of my body. I am ectomorpbic body type and would like to maintain a supermodel structure, but I am struggling with my bodies proportions. This may seem strange but I am wondering if there can be customized implants for the iliac crest of the pelvic bone so that it gives me the appearance of a wider and more feminine pelvic bone? I see a lot of hip and butt implants, but I am wanting something that will feminize my body in a skeletal, anatomical way. Thank you.
A: Thank you for your inquiry on what is known as iliac crest implants which would create a wider pelvic bone. That is as concept that I have been working on for the very need to which you speak. This is really a cap applied to the widest part of the rim of the iliac crest. While one could argue it should ideally be made of metal, I have found no orthopedic manufacturer in the U.S. willing do so I am looking at an ultrafirm solid silicone material for the iliac crest implant.
Dr. Barry Eppley