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Hi All,

Couldn't work out where else to post this so hopefully this will be fine.

Just wondering if anyone has considered having or has had a 11th and 12th rib removal?

1. What were your experiences?

2. Did you have it done in Australia.

I am really seriously considering this surgery but would love to hear others thoughts.

Cheers,

Elle

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Holy moly doesn't marily Manson have a few less ribs after having this procedure? A little birdy told me that you can self felatio if you do this hehe. I'm not sure how painful it would be as they are our floating ribs attached by cartilage and some people don't actually have them. In saying that I wouldn't have it done unless for medical reason but keep us posted it's an interesting topic

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I have only heard rumors about various celebs having it done but don't actually know anyone who has had the surgery.

Can't say I have heard of that one bec, sully, umm interesting and strange!

Let us know if you do get it or not, it isn't something you really hear anything about.

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weird! i whats the purpose of this surgery? if its for a smaller waist why not try victorian corsets? if its medical fair enough, I personally think its extreme if purely for cosmetics, (each to ther own its like natural boobie look to porn star look its in the eye of the beholder) I would say ther could be major complications from this type of surgery.

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Wow, this is such an interesting thread! Would love to hear from anyone who has had this done..

Hope you don't mind me prying, DigitalElise, but I'd love to know the reasons you're considering this surgery?

Good luck with your journey xx

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This was the very first form of cosmetic surgery! Ladies this is where it all started.. Back they used to wear corsets everyday and the smaller you waist the better! however I heard this is quite dangerous as it leaves some vital organs with out protection. Have you spoken to a surgeon about this? I didnt think it was done any more!

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Is this for medical or cosmetic reason?? Every part of our body has it's use from a small tiny eye lash to as big as our skin....

Have you talked to a surgeon yet???

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This was the very first form of cosmetic surgery! Ladies this is where it all started.. Back they used to wear corsets everyday and the smaller you waist the better! however I heard this is quite dangerous as it leaves some vital organs with out protection. Have you spoken to a surgeon about this? I didnt think it was done any more!

This is my main concern with this type of surgery. The rib cage is designed to protect internal organs. Are you considering it for medical or cosmetic reasons? If cosmetic, it is easy to get waist training corsets. You don't have to go the extreme and get a ridiculously tiny waist, you can use then to bring the ribs in just a bit and not way too much. I have several proper steel boned corsets, no waist training ones though. My rib cage does stick out a lot and before my BA, when lying down it stuck out more than my boobs!

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Wow, I was not expecting that sort of response.

Just to clarify a bit my 12th ribs have been giving me pain for quite some time and I have seen a lot of specialists over the past few years to resolve it. I broke my ribs a few years back and that when all of it started, my ribs ended up poking into my internals instead of protecting them.

I have talked to one surgeon in the US but I am still unsure if I am comfortable with him and to be honest I would rather get it done in Australia.

I have always wanted to have a thinner waist as well and I figured if I was going to have such a big surgery then I might as well go through the pain of having the 11th rib done as well.

In terms of the rib cage being designed to protect internal organs you are absolutely correct. But the procedure doesn't completely remove the ribs only at the front and around the back it is left to still protect the important stuff. The lower two ribs don't offer any protection at the front of the body so not to much worry there.

Keep your thoughts coming

-Elle

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Hi DigitalElise, wow, I see your in South Australia, Have you had any consults in SA for this surgery, sounds very very interesting and scary !

Hi Julie, no I haven't but mostly because I have had anyone recommended to me. I had a consult in Melbourne but I am not sure still as it isn't a common surgery in Australia. I have spoken to a few surgeons in the US as well and they made me feel much more confident.

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Elle,

I think you should look into waist training with a proper 'boned' corset before you try something invasive.

Dr. Aaron Stone in the U.S. performs this procedure. I think he likes to combine it with a tummy tuck.

I know there would be demand for it here but I don't think our local surgeons are confident enough to try out this 'controversial' surgery.

It is a shame Aussies have to fly overseas to get alternative things done.

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It does sound like an extreme surgery! I don't like my bottom ribs as they stick out and look horrible due to my having a scoliosis. But I hope with boobs it won't be as noticeable.

As you have pain and complications, I think you would be potentially entitled to it on Medicare, so maybe get your GP to refer you? But I wouldn't see a plastic surgeon, I think it would need to be an orthopaedic surgeon as they are the bone people!

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Waist Training works by wearing a proper corset (which has a boned structure) for several hours a day for an extended period.

Corset makers make the proper corsets. They are totally different to lingerie type corsets.

Eventually the waist keeps shrinking without surgery.

Rib surgery is extreme and it leaves scars.

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I think thats the idea whinging pom. Think of it like those necklace things some people in african (I think) countries wear to make their necks longer. ..the body is a weird and mysterious thing!

Keep us posted on your journey Elle :)

Ps - im pretty sure ive heard of some hard core ballerinas doing this?! Not sure

Kara-lea x

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