Can I Undergo Rib Removal and Downsize My Breast Implants At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wondering if I am a good candidate for rib removal. I am also looking to downsize my breast  implants and was wondering how that would relate time wise to get rib removal.

A:Thank you for sending your pictures. Lean patients get the best waistline results from rib removal surgery of which you fall into that category. That would need to be combined with abdominal liposuction in your case. Breast implant size change can be done before, at the same time as rib removal surgery or after. If done before or after I would allow 2 months on either side of the waistline narrowing surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon