Since Rib Fracture Did Not Work Will Rib Removal For A More Narrow Waist?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been looking for information about this operation for a very long time, but there is so little of it on the Internet. As a result, I made a correction of the ribs, my ribs were broken and I wore a corset for 3 months, 24/7. The first 2 weeks it was very tight, and later I wore it in these conditions so that they would take the desired position. Do you know about this operation? But this is not the result that I would like, there was a strong rollback. As soon as I took off the corset, I really liked it, but the result did not last, and I had such a painful rehabilitation, I took strong painkillers for a month and hardly walked because of back pain and tension with a corset. tell me, after the removal of the ribs, what kind of rehabilitation? How long will I need to stay in the clinic and in the city? Will I be able to fly in 2-3 weeks on a regular flight or will I need to buy business class tickets? Please tell me more about this operation, narrow waist is my dream.

A: You are referring to the ‘rib fracture’ technique which often does not work well in the long term. While I am familiar with that technique it is not what I use. My technique is  a RIB REMOVAL method in which the outer halfs of ribs 11 and 12 as well as part of 10 PLUS latissimus dorsi muscle removal is done for a more effective and sustained result.

Pain rehabilitation is NOT part of the rib removal recovery in my experience. The recovery you have described for the rib fracture method is not what my patients report with the rib removal method. You should be able to return home in 3 to 5 days after the surgery.

To learn extensive details about rib removal surgery go to and place the words RIB REMOVAL in the search box on the homepage. Every article I have written on this subject will be listed there.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon