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Rib Repositioning for Waistline Reduction in El Paso, TX

A slim or narrow waist has long been a standard of beauty for women, with some undergoing rib removal to make this goal easier to achieve.

While many women are less inclined to go to such lengths as rib removal for a smaller waist, many still long for an hourglass figure, and this aesthetic continues to grow in popularity.

A Better Alternative to Rib Removal?

Rather than removing one or more ribs, repositioning (cosmetic rib osteotomy) provides a natural-looking and flattering feminine figure.

Rib repositioning is less invasive than rib removal, which is associated with a lengthy recovery period and complications that may include nerve damage and chronic pain.

Why Choose Dr. Agullo for Rib Repositioning in El Paso?

Dr. Frank Agullo applies proven and innovative principles, which along with the right combination of art and science, allows him to provide highly-customized surgical results consistently.

Extensive training and experience in reconstructive plastic surgery have made Dr. Agullo adaptable to diverse circumstances and complex surgical needs. Regularly finding the best and safest solutions to these challenges makes him the surgeon of choice for your El Paso rib repositioning procedure.

His pursuit of excellence drives him to deliver his patients’ desired results and help them achieve their cosmetic goals.

Interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about this minimally invasive alternative rib removal in El Paso? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 today!

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What Are the Benefits of Rib Repositioning?

Rib repositioning, often referred to as waist narrowing without rib removal, offers several benefits, including:

  • Provides appealing permanent definition to the waistline
  • Involves a shorter and less intense recovery period than rib removal
  • Less invasive with lower complication risks than rib removal
  • Offers natural-looking results
  • Offers dramatic results fast when combined with a tummy tuck or liposuction
  • Maintains an intact and functional ribcage for optimum posture

In contrast, rib removal is more invasive and can cause persistent discomfort or poor posture.

Am I a Candidate for Waist Slimming With Rib Repositioning?

If you want a slimmer waist, abdominoplasty and liposuction are two options. However, the anatomy of some women makes achieving ideal results challenging due to the close proximity of their pelvis and lower ribcage.

If this sounds familiar, and you live near (or are willing to travel to) El Paso, Texas, rib repositioning with Dr. Agullo may be your best solution.

This procedure requires patients to meet the following criteria:

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You are determined to accomplish your aesthetic goals
  • You are willing to comply with all pre and post-operative instructions
  • You are at or close to your ideal body weight with a BMI of 28 or less
  • You are not currently experiencing significant psychological or emotional stress
  • You are physically healthy and free from cardiac, respiratory, kidney, or gastric disease
  • You do not smoke or use other nicotine products and are committed to a healthy lifestyle

If you choose to combine rib repositioning with liposuction or a tummy tuck, there may be some flexibility regarding your BMI.

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What Is Discussed During My Rib Repositioning Consultation?

For your convenience, Dr. Agullo offers in-person and virtual consultation options, during which you can express your cosmetic concerns and goals, along with any anxiety about the rib repositioning procedure.

He will review your medical history, current medications, relative imaging, or additional information.

After talking to you about your desired outcome and evaluating your needs, Dr. Agullo will explain your options and how they work, make his recommendations, and answer any questions. You will also receive your rib repositioning cost quote.

You can prepare for your consultation by making a list of the following:

  • Questions you have about the procedure and other treatments you are considering
  • Medications you are currently taking or may be starting
  • Medical conditions you are being treated for
  • Previous plastic surgeries and non-surgical treatments
  • Any related information that may affect the procedure or your results

If you decide to move forward with rib repositioning surgery, you will be given an opportunity to schedule the procedure. Preoperative instructions and orders for testing, such as lab work, X-rays, and a chest ECG, will also be provided.

How Is Rib Repositioning Performed?

Rib repositioning is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and lasts about 45 minutes.

Dr. Agullo makes two small incisions in your back, which allows him to make a small cut in the two lower floating ribs and reposition them. He then secures them in a narrower position while preserving mobility.

The incision is closed with layered sutures and then bandaged. A special corset is immediately placed over the area.

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How Can I Personalize My Waist Slimming Procedure?

Combine this procedure with either a tummy tuck or liposuction to maximize your results:

  • Liposuction is used to remove stubborn excess belly fat.
  • A tummy tuck can also remove excess fat but also allows Dr. Agullo to tighten core abdominal muscles and remove loose skin.

This combination of procedures will deliver a significantly thinner and defined waistline. You can also ask Dr. Agullo if you are eligible to include rib repositioning as part of a Mommy Makeover.

At Agullo Plastic Surgery, tailored care begins with a full consultation to discuss the goals and options available.

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What Is Recovery Like After Rib Repositioning?

Because rib repositioning is a minimally invasive procedure, you can expect less discomfort than after traditional rib removal and a shorter recovery period. Patients often return to their regular routine within two weeks. However, if you add a tummy tuck, your downtime will likely be longer.

Wearing the corset for at least two months after surgery is crucial to the success of this procedure, and you should avoid vigorous physical activity like exercise for six to 10 weeks.

When Will I See My Rib Repositioning Results?

You can see and feel changes soon after surgery; however, when you receive approval from Dr. Agullo to remove the corset (about two months following your procedure), you will be amazed at your results!

How Much Does Rib Repositioning Cost in El Paso?

Like all plastic surgeries, the cost of rib repositioning varies widely depending on the scope of the surgery and the inclusion of complementary procedures like abdominoplasty and liposuction. The best way to receive an accurate cost quote is by scheduling a consultation.

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More On Rib Repositioning for a Slimmer Waist in El Paso, TX

Dr. Agullo is happy to offer waist narrowing with rib repositioning for patients in or near El Paso and those traveling from out of town for a more comfortable and natural alternative to rib removal.

Call (915) 590-7900 to reach Dr. Agullo and schedule a consultation in El Paso, Texas, to discuss narrowing your waist with rib repositioning.

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