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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
No: But liposuction can alter the soft tissue in this area.
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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No: It won't change the underlying bones but the fat overlying the hips can be treated with liposuction.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Making hips smaller: No, we can not change the structure of your bony pelvis or leg bones. All we can do is remove overlying fat (with liposuction), or perhaps tighten up loose skin (with a surgical thigh lift operation).
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not the bones: Only the fat overlying tem in your hips... That is commonly reduced through liposuction.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2019
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