Can Shoulder Reduction And Rib Removal Surgery Be Done Together?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Good Morning! I have a general question. Is it possible to have a shoulder width reduction surgery and rib removal waist line reduction at the same time? Or do they have to be performed separately?

A:It is not uncommon, in the properly qualified patient, to do shoulder and waistline reduction during the same surgery. The properly qualified patient is typically one that brings someone with them to assist in their early recovery phase after they return to the hotel the morning after surgery. This combination body contouring surgery is very difficult to take on alone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon