Can Rib Removal Surgery Reduce The Size of My Thorax?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Interested in rib removal. I have a very big thorax for my body size. Is it possible to reduce the scope of the thorax?

A: No it is not. You can’t reduce rib protrusions that high up on the chest wall. This is a common question but is beyond what rib removal surgery can do.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana