Will Rib Removal Reduce My Waistline from 27″ to 23″?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was hoping to get more information about the rib removal/modification surgery.  My waist is currently at 27” and I would absolutely love to get it down to 23”. Is that a possibility? How many of these surgeries did Dr. Eppley perform? Were there any cases that had complications arise? If yes, how many? What is the cost of this procedure?

A: Thank you for your inquiry.  In answer to your rib removal questions:

1) Whether you can get from 27″ to 23″ with rib removal surgery can to be predicted. Most patents report a 1″ to 3″ reduction in their waistline after the procedure and whether they corset for a short time after surgery. 

I have done dozens of these cases an no postoperative complications have yet been seen…nor would I expect given the nature of the surgery. (it is the removal of tissue rather than the rearrangement of it or he placement of implants)

I will have my assistant Camille pass along the cost of the surgery to you later today.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana