Rib Removal, Breast Augmentation and Infraorbital Rim Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I  am planning rib removal surgery but i want to combine this with a breast augmentation with another doctor on the same trip. My question was I plan to have rib removal surgery first and then a week or 10 days later have the breast augmentation. Would that be workable? Regarding the infraorbital rim implants I am gonna have double jaw surgery. Would you recommend doing the implants before or after the jaw surgery? And how long would you recommend between these surgeries?

A: In answer to your rib removal, breast augmentation and infraorbital implant surgery questions:

1) Breast augmentation can be performed during or anytime after rib removal surgery. It is a common combination body reshaping surgery so it can be done as a staged approach also.

2) Infraorbital rim implants should be done six months after orhognathic surgery. You want to get the lower facial bones moved forward first as this may affect the shape and size of the infraorbital rim implants.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana