How Many Inches Are Typically Lost from Rib Removal Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I already got my rib removal surgery quote thank you I have to save more money because I only got 10k. I got one question can you tell me how much inches usually reduce this surgery? I just want to know to to see if is good enough to expend all my savings.

A: As a general outcome statement, most patients report to me that their waistline reduces anywhere from 1 to 3 inches.

Since you have chosen to reveal your economic issues with his type of surgery, I can provide the guidance to you that no patient should ever put themselves in an adverse financial position for elective aesthetic surgery ….unless the face or body deformity they are facing is disfiguring and negatively impacts their life in a major way. I would not qualify the desire for waistline reduction in a young lean female as fulfilling that criteria.

In short you should never expend your savings for cosmetic surgery of any kind. That is not a good financial decision.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapoli, Indiana