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Clinical Outcomes in Rib Removal Surgery for Waistline Reduction

  Rib removal surgery represents the elimination of the last anatomic barrier for horizontal waistline reduction. When conventional non-surgical and surgical waistline reduction efforts have not achieved the desired result, one can consider rib removal. This makes anatomic sense since it can be palpated on one’s own waistline that when pushing in the tail ends Read More…

OR Snapshots – Subtotal Rib Removal for Waistline Narrowing

  Narrowing the waistline through surgery is most commonly done by two procedures. Liposuction works best when there is excessive fat such as having muffin tops or love handles. A tummy tuck can have a horizontal waistline effect but it is an operation whose tissue is greatest in the vertical not the horizontal direction. But Read More…

Case Study – Transgender Waistline Reduction with Rib Removal Surgery

  Background: Tapering the waistline for a more inward or shapely definition can be accomplished in many patients with conventional surgical techniques. Liposuction and tummy tucks work by provide a soft tissue deflation and inward pull that works for most patients. But for those patients that seek a more dramatic change or are unresponsive to Read More…

OR Snapshots – Rib Removal Surgery Explained

  Rib removal surgery is done for a variety of waistline slimming patients. One such patient is the already thin female who can not get a slimmer waistline by diet, exercise or even liposuction surgery. The lower ribs represent the last anatomic barrier for any further waistline reduction.The second type patient is the transgender male Read More…

The Incision in Rib Removal Surgery for Waistline Reduction

  Rib removal provides the last surgical effort to narrowing one’s waistline.  The desired location of the narrowest part of the horizontal waistline is at the level of the umbilicus. At this level the downward inclination of the free floating ribs crosses this line and provides an outward push or support. It is this anatomic Read More…

Waistline Reduction with Rib Removal and Latissimus Wedge Myectomies

  The last surgical method to help with horizontal waistline reduction is rib removal. The lower free floating ribs in particular have a near vertical inclination which can serve as an obstacle for those seeking to bring their natural waistline in further. Through small oblique lateral back incisions the outer half of these ribs can Read More…

Case Study – Waistline Reduction Results with Rib Removal Surgery

  Background: The conventional forms of waistline reshaping are a tummy tuck and liposuction. These procedures will work well for the aesthetic needs of the vast majority of women. Numerous variations exist within these procedure to trying magnify their effects such as horizontal fascial plication in tummy tucks and aggressive liposuction techniques for maximal fat Read More…

The Appearance of Rib Removal Scars

  Rib removal surgery removes the last anatomic barrier to maximizing horizontal waistline  reduction. Removal of the free floating ribs allows the overlying soft tissue to collapse inward. When combined with flank liposuction and some muscle removal, whatever waistline reduction is possible will be achieved. Whether this meet the patient’s expectations can not be completely Read More…

Six Rib Removal Waistline Reduction Through Back Incisions

  Narrowing one’s waistline can be effectively done for most people by a variety of non-surgical and surgical methods. Dieting, exercise, liposuction and tummy tucks will fulfill the aesthetic goals of the vast majority of people who choose to do so. But for a select few patients such methods are not effective enough for their Read More…

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