Is Iliac Crest Reduction Experimental?

Q: Dr. Eppley,Would an iliac crest reduction be possible any time soon? And what would the process of approving such an experimental surgery take?

A:There is nothing experimental about iliac crest reduction surgery. The tern experimental implies that it has never been done before and its effects are unknown. Neither applies to iliac crest reduction surgery. Just because it has been very rarely done to date should not be confused as experimental. That being said the more pertinent question with iliac crest reduction is how effective it would be for the problem that one is trying to improve. I would need to see some pictures to make that assessment.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon