Can Rib #9 Be Removed in Rib Removal Surgery?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have questions on rib narrowing. I saw you on the Doctor’s Show and you said u can take out #11 and #12 and 10# and 9#. If you take me on as a patient is it possible for you to remove #12 #11 #10 #9 ribs?
A: In rib removal surgery for waistline narrowing I always take ribs #11 and #12 and sometimes rib #10 if the pleura of the lung is not attached to it. But you can’t take rib #9, its is too far from the incision and almost assuredly has pleural attachments. That I have never done for waistline narrowing.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon
North Meridian Medical Building
12188-A North Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
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