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Hip Widening Surgery now avaliable via a new technique called Minimal Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis

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PollyQMcLovely:
From a  post by u/sopcol:


Korean Biomedical Review: ‘Pelvic beauty’ becomes achievable, Harvard professor says

Biomedical Review/by Constance Williams  10/2018

Gender Analysis: A new plastic surgery technique for hip widening

Keypoints:

Implants are used to extend the hips.
Launches for clinical use in March.
Currently a large waiting list to be the first patiant.
Surgery takes less than an hour, can be discharged in after 2 hours and can walk and run immediatly after, but no swimming or baths for a week
The cost for the implant is $4,500, and hospital fee is $10,000, including anesthesia and other supplies.
From the Korean Biomedical Review article:

To widen the pelvic bone, Wu started the process with a 3D printer to create the “pelvic osteoplasty” – the first skeletal aesthetic technique used to create a customized hourglass figure. Small incisions will be made on the lower back (posterior superior iliac spine) to hide the scars with clothes, undermining the muscles to create a tunnel for the implant. The implants will be drilled with 3.5-mm cancellous screw fixations onto the surface of the iliac crest- the curved ridge at the top of the pelvic bone.

“We call this the Minimal Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) to extend the pelvic width,” Wu said. “The only incision we must be careful is to avoid the superior cluneal nerves.”

Asked if the procedure is available to the public at the moment, Wu confirmed that it is still experimental. “Our commercialized implant is almost ready for the clinical use, and the review of the regulations is done. We will officially launch the procedure next March, and we have a waiting list for a lot of patients willing to be the first subject,” he said.

Wu noted that one of the good indications for this technique is the male-to-female transgender who have the desire to have a female figure, but his ideal target market is for anyone who wants an ideal hip/waist ratio.

The procedure takes less than an hour under general anesthesia, and patients can be discharged after a few hours. Side effects of this surgery would be minor common surgical complications, including pain, infection, loosing of the implant and minimal decrease of the sensation of surgical site which usually recovers. The cost for the implant is $4,500, and hospital fee is $10,000, including anesthesia and other supplies.

“After surgery, you can immediately walk, or even run,” Wu said. “But we advise staying away from the water by avoiding swimming or taking baths for a week. Patients don’t even need to worry about pregnancy affected by the procedure.”

Julia1996:
For real?? Who on earth would want to do that? Hrt does a good job adding to your hips. I think some procedures are necessary for some transwomen but I think they are taking it a little too far.

Paige:

--- Quote from: Julia1996 on February 01, 2018, 08:39:04 am ---For real?? Who on earth would want to do that? Hrt does a good job adding to your hips. I think some procedures are necessary for some transwomen but I think they are taking it a little too far.

--- End quote ---

Hi Julia,

I think what you're saying about HRT doing a good job on your hips is more likely with woman who start HRT young like you.  I don't believe the bones after the age of 25 respond to HRT.  I'm guessing your bone structure has been altered by HRT.   Granted fat distribution alone will help many transgender women but many seem unsatisfied by their hips.

I can see why someone would try this.  It sounds way safer than putting silicone in your butt.

Take care,
Paige :)
 

PurplePelican:
Oh wow, I'm gonna put this on my list of crazy-<not allowed> surgeries, along with shoulder reductions. I understand body dysphoria, but mounting hunks of metal of the outer edges of your hips seems a little insane.

AnonyMs:
Tempting, but looks like this is going to make airports even more of a hassle.

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