Can I Do Rib Removal, Shoulder Narrowing and Hip Implants All In One Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested into getting a few things done in your Clinic. I would like to get Hip Implants, Rib Removal and my Shoulders narrowed. Is it possible to get it done in one surgery? And how long would you recommend to stay in your clinic?

About me: I’m trans (mtf) and have no medical problems. 

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. The question about whether all three body contouring procedures you have mentioned could be done at once is a recovery issue not a technical one. Since you would most likely be coming by yourself it would be very tough on you to do all three at once. I would choose which two of them have the highest aesthetic priority for you. Those two alone would make recovery hard enough. From an aesthetic standpoint it would also be important to look at some imaging changes to determine what can realistically be achieved from these procedures on you. That may also help with establishing procedural priorities.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana