Will Rib Removal Give Me More Significant Waistline Narrowing Results Than Rib Fracture?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had rib removal of 11 and 12 but they were not removed from my body. I’m looking for more drastic results.

A: I believe you mean you had the rib fracture (osteotomy) technique done on ribs #11 AND #12 instead of actual rib removal. Where are you scars from that surgery. A plain x-ray of the ribs are needed to see what the anatomy looks like now. But actual removal of the ribs always produces better results than just breaking them.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon