Am I A Good Candidate For Rib Removal Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m very interested in the rib removal process, can I get more information, 62 M2F 5ft 8 in 170lb in good condition.

A:In rib removal surgery the question is not whether one can have it done but how much of a difference would it make if it was done. To try and make that important presurgical determination I like to do imaging on the patient’s pictures to show what I think can realistically happen as a result of the surgery. I would better pictures to do so. (front and back view pictures standing up with the waist exposed and the arms at 45 degrees away from your side) Admittedly at 5’8″ tall at 170lbs I have concerns about how much difference it would really make.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon