What Procedure(s) Will Get Me Closer To An Hourglass Figure?

Q: Dr. Eppley, i completed the form and have attached some pictures and a video of my body. i find i have a very boxy square mid section with no hips or butt. id like to sculpt the waist and augment the hips/butt. im not sure what procedures dr eppley would recommend. im definitely interested in liposuction + fat transfer. i have a friend who recently went to eppley for the same thing with rib removal and flank muscle reduction. im not as interested in rib removal … it seems extreme but id be willing to discuss it anyways. im also very interested in the flank muscle reduction. basically anything to get me closer to a more hourglass figure. 

A: Thank you for sending your pictures and video. When it comes to the waistline there are three options, 1) liposuction only, 2) liposuction and LD muscle reduction and 3) liposuction, LD muscle removal and rib fracture and 4) liposuction, LD muscle removal and rib removal. These are a progression of procedural options whose result increases as one moves from #1 to #4.

When it comes to the buttock/hip area it comes down how much fat do you have to harvest and where is it best used. With modest fat to harvest you have to use it wisely so the options include: 1) intramuscular buttock implants with fat overlay or 2) buttock implants with hip fat injections.

As you can see you have a lot of body contouring options to consider.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon