Rib removal

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About Treatment

Length of Stay 10 Days
Stay in hospital

2days and 2nights

Surgery Duration 2-3 hours
Anesthesia General
Recovery 10 days
Stitches Required – Dissolvable 
Drains Required


Rib removal

 Rib removal in Turkey

Rib removal is a rarely performed surgery. The procedure involves removing one or two ribs from each side. The human body has 13 pairs of ribs, some of us have 12. The first 7 ribs are named true ribs because they are connected to our breastbone and sternum. The remaining 5/6 are named false ribs, three sets out of these attached to a cartilaginous tissue. The remaining two sets of these false ribs are known as “floating ribs” as they are not attached to any tissue at front but only to the vertebrae at the back. The role of the ribcage is to protect the lungs, heart and other internal organs of the thorax. Despite this, ribremoval surgery may be performed for various reasons.

Reasons for rib removal

  • Aesthetic
  • Cancer
  • Rib fracture
  • Open heart surgery

Aesthetically speaking, we perform rib removal for those who would like to achieve a super tiny waist and an exaggerated hourglass figure as this is not possible with only liposuction and fat transfer.Two small incisions are made on each side of the lower back to access the ribcage. There is some discomfort related to this procedure, with some patients experiencing  soreness for up to eight weeks. However, most people are back to normal activities within two weeks.

Rib removal cost in Turkey:

The price can vary depending on your personal circumstances. Please contact our team who will gladly assist you with a quote.


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