Does Getting Rib Removal Surgery Affect Pregnancy?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to inquire about rib removal surgery (shortening of ribs: #12, #11, #10) with latissimus dorsi muscle reduction. I am wondering if it’s possible to undergo this surgery if I plan to have children in the future.

A: Good question. Such surgery has no adverse effects on getting pregnant or carrying the baby to term.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon