About Rib Removal
At Dorner Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brian Dorner is one of a small number of plastic surgeons in the country performing rib removal procedures. This innovative surgery improves the contours and definition of the waist by narrowing it just above the hips. By removing the lower ribs, the waistline contracts and is further defined. The lower five sets of the ribs are called false ribs, which means that they are not attached to the breastbone or sternum. The latter two sets of the false ribs are identified as floating ribs because they are not connected to any tissue in front, which allows them to be extracted for aesthetic purposes in order to reduce the size of the waist. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dorner has extensive training and skill to perform this specialty procedure for his patients in the Dublin and Columbus, OH areas. To learn more, contact our practice to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Dorner.
"I will ONLY GO TO HIM!!! He did an amazing job! I researched for years and finally picked Dr. Dorner!!! I’m the first they asked years ago to do a video testimony on my experience of Breast Augmentation, and last I seen, I am still on his website 7 years later!! “Kim from Clyde”! He is seriously amazing and I always recommend him! So far I have had 2 people also drive about 3 hours to go to him and they thank me to this day for my recommendation and are so happy with their results!!!"- K.S. / Healthgrades / Jun 14, 2020
"I wish I could give more than five stars; AMAZING experience! I've struggled to build muscle/bulk in certain areas of my body my whole life and decided it was time to take action. For about 6 months, I researched options and plastic surgeons, mostly based in LA and NY. I luckily stumbled across Dr. Dorner in my search and I'm so glad I found him. The whole staff is very friendly, supportive, smart and very accommodating. Dr. Dorner made recommendations based on the results I was trying to achieve and I have to say, he knocked it out of the park. I highly recommend Dorner Plastic Surgery."- R.C. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"My surgery was great. No issues and had a good recovery time. The staff was great, especially the 2 girls at the counter. I’ll be back in the future!"- J.B. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
"When All else Fails - If you've read my first procedure review, you know what's happening. If not, I'll give a brief synopsis for you.Back in 2016; I worked my a** off, literally. After losing 90 pounds I was left with stubborn belly fat and saggy skin around my abdomen. It was really affecting me and my view of my body. I worked extremely hard and felt I had nothing to show for it. Enter in, Dr. Dorner.I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction done in September of 2016. 12 weeks into recovery..........Pregnant.I was extremely worried. I had just had this major abdominal surgery and now it was going to be undone; would it be okay for the baby, is it going to be too tight, would there be any complications? I had an amazing OB/GYN and it turned out her brother is a plastic surgeon. She said that she has had several patients that have had a tummy tuck and then had babies, with little complications, although they hadn't been as soon after.Long story short, everything turned out fine. I was fine, baby was fine (although she was breech and we couldn't get her to turn - no matter how hard we tried) and she was born in August of 2017.During my pregnancy I gained about 29 pounds. After my pregnancy, I gained additional weight. You know....new baby, whatever sleep I could get, nursing..these things took priority. I have managed to lose 23 pounds. So that's great, but it hasn't been lost from where I want. I've been trying hard, not as hard as before but still hard and the fats just not budging.I saw Dr. Dorner today for a consultation; after looking at the areas around my hips, he agreed and said he could perform liposuction with no issues. He did ask if I had had any drastic weight loss prior to my tummy tuck because I have more skin than he'd expect for someone who gained a small amount during pregnancy. I can't fault him for asking, I doubt he remembers my previous history, so I said yes. He briefly mentioned a posterior body tuck which I guess is like a tummy tuck for the backside. No thanks. Just the lipo please. I can live with my cellulite and not have to finance a down payment on a house.The quote was less than I imagined so I'm fairly certain this is going to happen. Just have to plan when; it looks like it will be shortly before mother's day, he's good at what he does and books out pretty far, plus it'll be my gift to myself."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 10, 2020
"I had an amazing experience undergoing Ultherapy with Christine at Dorner Plastic Surgery. I was a bit worried about the pain going into the treatment, however, Christine was able to keep my discomfort to an absolute minimum. I would highly recommend this non-invasive, essentially painless treatment!"- A.S. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
Rib Removal Ideal Candidates
Patients in good health who are not able to reduce their waist despite a healthy diet and regular exercise may benefit from this procedure. Rib removal helps to create a tighter waistline with enhanced curves for a more desirable figure. Often, patients also receive liposuction at the same time to enhance the figure even more. A rib removal procedure improves the feminine appearance and is popular not only with women, but also among transgender patients who want more of an hourglass figure.
Rib Removal Procedure Technique
A rib removal procedure will be performed in our on-site surgical center under general anesthesia. The entire surgery takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete, and most patients will be able to leave to go home the same day as their procedure. Dr. Dorner will make two small incisions to reach the ribs on both sides of the lower back. The ribs are then removed through the incision. Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat from the waist area. All of the details of your procedure will be discussed during your thorough consultation with Dr. Dorner prior to your surgery so that you know exactly what to expect.
What to Expect with Rib Removal
Following a rib removal procedure, you may experience moderate discomfort and soreness may linger for up to six weeks after the surgery. A member of our post-operative care team will provide you with the appropriate aftercare instructions to ensure you heal properly. You may also need to attend follow-up appointments so that Dr. Dorner can evaluate your results and make sure that you are experiencing an efficient recovery. Typically, most patients are able to return to their normal daily routine within two weeks of rib removal.
Rib Removal Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a rib removal procedure cost?
The price of a rib removal procedure may vary from patient to patient, depending on their procedure plan customized by Dr. Dorner. During your consultation, Dr. Dorner will listen to understand your aesthetic goals before formulating your surgical strategy. A member of our financial team will then be able to discuss your anticipated costs and tell you more about your financial planning and payment options.
Is rib removal safe?
Like with all surgical procedures, there are some risks associated with rib removal. Prior to undergoing this procedure, it is important that you do your research and find a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Brian Dorner. Throughout your consultation, he will be able to answer any questions that you may have and provide you with information on what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
Will there be scarring?
Dr. Dorner utilizes minimally invasive techniques during rib removal surgery to allow for limited scarring. However, scarring will still occur because small incisions are necessary for the procedure. Our team will be able to provide you with the appropriate aftercare instructions to help you heal properly for minimal scarring.
Will the removed ribs grow back?
The results of a rib removal procedure are permanent. After a rib is removed, it will not grow back.
Rib Removal Learn More
At Dorner Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Dorner is skilled and experienced in providing innovative rib removal procedures. If you are wanting a smaller waist and a more contoured figure, contact our Dublin facility to learn more. Dr. Dorner and his team can help you achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.