Will This Concept For Hip Narrowing Work?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Are there any procedures that would allow trans man’s hips to become more narrow? I read about iliac crest reduction but I was wondering if there other possible procedures that could make a bigger difference. Is there such a thing as cutting through a specific section of the upper ilium and tilting it closer to the belly button (I hope that doesn’t sound ridiculous)? I understand that even if such a thing did exist it would be high risk, but it’s definitely something I would be interested in.

A: The answer is that there are no other hip narrowing procedures. Trying to cut and move/tilt the pelvic bone is an interesting mechanical drawing concept but not a practical one in terms of medical safety and complication risks.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana