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The Long History of Rib Removal in Plastic Surgery

Rib removal surgery for aesthetic waistline reduction is a newer body contouring procedure in plastic surgery. While talked about as an obscure surgery for decades and often thought to be a myth, it is an actual procedure with an established anatomic basis for its effect. It is typically perceived by patients and surgeons alike as Read More…

Rib Removal Surgery and The Misconception of Loss of Organ Protection

Rib removal surgery in the properly selected patient can remove the last anatomic barriers to inward reshaping of the sides of the waistline. While the name rib removal is what the surgery is called it actually consists of three specific tissue reduction strategies, fat removal (flank liposuction), muscle modification (lateral latissimus dorsi muscle removal) and Read More…

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