Our ribs protect our major organs, such as the heart, lungs, liver and stomach. While we are all born with either twelve or thirteen pairs of ribs, not all of them serve a necessary function. In fact, you only require seven sets of ribs in order to maintain proper health for your organs. Some individuals may opt to remove some of their ribs for comfort or aesthetics, as this will dramatically reduce the size of a person’s waist. For those wanting a more feminine body shape, rib removal surgery is the perfect option.
How We Do Rib Removal SurgeryRib removal surgery is a very safe procedure that only takes around one to two hours. The surgery is performed while the patient is under general anaesthesia. First, Dr. Michael K. Obeng will create a small incision on the back to allow access to the eleventh and twelfth sets of ribs. The ribs are then separated from the vertebrate and removed from the patient. The incisions will then be closed with sutures.
What Are The Benefits Of Rib Removal Surgery
- Smaller, more shapely waist
- Higher self esteem and confidence
- Protection from injury as the result of breakages of the floating ribs