Can Rib Removal Waistline Narrowing Be Done With Other Procedures?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if waist narrowing / rib removal can be done concurrently with other procedures? Specifically a butt and/or thigh lift? Could fat be harvested from these procedures and also be used for a BBL ? 

A: In answer to your questions:

1) Rib removal waistline narrowing surgery can be combined with other procedures and is commonly done so.

2) Buttock and thigh lifts can be one of those procedures that can be combined with rib removal.

3) The fat harvested from rib removal (flank liposuction) would not be enough for any really noticeable buttock augmentation effect.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana