How Soon After Facial Feminization Surgery Can One Have Rib Removal Surgery Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a facial feminization surgery scheduled in the fall. How long would I need to wait after this surgery to be safe to be in the ‘facing down’ position for the rib removal surgery?

A: I would wait a minimum of 3 to 4 months after facial feminization surgery so most of the healing is complete before having one’s face be positioned into a soft cradle for rib removal surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana