Can You Remove Ribs #11 and #12 During The Same Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello! I want to have rib removal for a smaller waist & I’ve previously enquired about shoulder narrowing surgery. I am set on having 2.5cm removed on each side. As for rib removal, I have a couple of questions. Would it be possible to remove both the 11th & 12th ribs during the same surgery? If so, would it also be possible to have the rib removal & shoulder reduction both during the same surgery? How much would it cost in total? Thank you so much & have a great day.

A: It is common to perform bilateral 11 and 12 rib removals at one time as well as combine that procedure with clavicle reduction osteotomies. Almost always 2.5cms of clavicle bone is removed per side.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon