Can Rib Removal and Iliac Crest Implants Be Done During The Same Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in Iliac crest implants and rib removal. Is it possible to do both of these procedures in the US?

A: Both rib removal waistline narrowing and iliac crest implant surgery can be done at the same time. Here in the U.S., unlike Korea where the original titanium iliac crest implants were developed and remain unapproved by the FDA for U.S. use, ultrahard solid silicone iliac crest implants have to be used.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana