Which Is Better for Waist Reduction – Rib Fracture vs Rib Removal?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Rib removal is my primary focus. I am concerned about risks short and long term and advantages disadvantage of fracturing va removal. Also looking at a skinny bbl or full lipo and skin tightening possibly.

A: My comments to your inquiry and pictures are:

1) any form of defatting, particularly BBL surgery, should be performed before structural waist reduction. (aka rib removals)

2) This link to a blog that I have written on the topic of rib fracture vs osteotomy will provide you with my insights about these two rib modification procedures for waist reduction.


Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon