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March 16, 2023 | Rib Repositioning

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A defined waistline has been a symbol of beauty and elegance for centuries, but not everyone is naturally blessed with an hourglass figure. The ribs and the pelvis limit the amount of waistline in each individual. If you’re someone who’s been searching for a way to achieve a more defined waistline, rib repositioning may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Still from a youtube video on rib repositioning.


Rib repositioning is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that narrows the waistline without removing any ribs. It’s performed by making a small incision in the back, which allows the surgeon to fracture the floating ribs and reshape the waistline. The result is a natural-looking hourglass figure that’s both flattering and feminine.

This procedure is often combined with liposuction and/or a tummy tuck with triple plication to enhance the results further. Liposuction removes excess fat from the waistline, while a tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes loose skin. By combining these procedures with rib repositioning, you can achieve a slimmer and more defined waistline that’s sure to turn heads.


Another advantage of rib repositioning is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure, which means there’s less pain and a faster recovery time compared to traditional rib removal. Patients typically experience only minor discomfort during the first few days after the procedure, and they can return to work and normal activities within a few weeks.


Another critical benefit of rib repositioning is that it’s a long-lasting solution to waistline issues. Unlike weight loss or other temporary fixes, rib repositioning reshapes the waistline permanently, so you can enjoy your new hourglass figure for years to come.


Rib repositioning is considered a better option than rib removal for waist definition because it involves reshaping the ribcage to create a narrower waistline rather than removing a portion of the rib bones. This approach is less invasive and has a lower risk of complications than rib removal, which can result in nerve damage, permanent pain, and other adverse outcomes. Additionally, rib repositioning provides a more natural-looking and sustainable result, as the ribcage remains intact and functional. In contrast, removal of a portion of the rib bones can lead to long-term discomfort and altered posture.


Rib repositioning is an excellent solution for those looking for a more defined waistline. Whether seeking a natural hourglass figure or simply enhancing your existing curves, this minimally invasive procedure can help you achieve your desired results. So why wait? If you’re ready to take the next step towards a more defined waistline, schedule a consultation with Dr. Agullo today! If you have questions or want to learn more about how it can help you, please call Southwest Plastic Surgery at (915) 590-7900 or fill out our contact form online.