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H-Curve™ Rib Remodeling in Beverly Hills, CA

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H-Curve™ Rib Remodeling for an Hourglass Figure

The hourglass figure has been revered as a body ideal for ages untold. One of the key features of someone athletic or in shape is a narrow, defined waistline. Additionally, achieving a slim waistline that helps shape a curvy figure has long been considered a standard of beauty for women. Some people can acquire a thin waist through a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a proper diet, but only some are built to have a narrow waist. High-definition liposuction can help define and whittle down your waist; however, there are limitations to what can be achieved through liposuction alone.

H-Curve™ rib remodeling is an advanced body sculpting surgery to further slim your waist. In this procedure, the lower ribs are reshaped and repositioned to provide a natural-looking, more feminine figure.

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What Is Rib Remodeling Surgery?

Historically, surgery to reduce the waistline involved removing the lower ribs. This approach required a large incision and a visible scar. It was also associated with a higher rate of complications because it removed ribs that protected vital organs in the body.

With H-Curve™ rib remodeling surgery, the ribs are not removed, maintaining their protective function. Instead, the lower ribs are reshaped and repositioned naturally, cinching in and increasing the definition of your waistline.

During your consultation in Beverly Hills, Dr. Hadeed will help you choose the options that will give you the best results.

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How Is Rib Remodeling Surgery Performed?

Dr. Hadeed begins his H-Curve™ rib remodeling procedure by using an ultrasound to confirm the location of your lower ribs. He makes a small incision on each side of the mid-portion of your back and carefully dissects the underlying soft tissues until the lower ribs are reached. The tissues covering the rib are slowly and meticulously removed from the top of the rib, and a small instrument is inserted through the incision and down to the rib. Using slow, measured movements to cut through the outer portion of the bone, Dr. Hadeed will then apply steady, direct pressure to the rib to produce a controlled, medical-grade fracture of the rib. He will then gently reposition the rib to narrow the waistline. Dr. Hadeed will repeat this process for the other ribs. Finally, confirmation of all the fractures is obtained with an ultrasound.

What Can I Expect During Recovery From Rib Remodeling Surgery?

After rib remodeling surgery, you will be placed into a compression garment and a corset, which will help to reduce bruising, swelling, and pain. The garment and corset also help to create a smooth shape, promote healing, and protect your ribs. You will slowly tighten the corset each day during the first ten days. After one month, you will be placed into a different corset, which you must wear for another two months.

During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will review the details of your rib remodeling recovery. After your rib remodeling surgery, you must rest, maintain good health, and recover at home for at least a week, avoiding strenuous activities. You will likely be able to return to work around one week after your procedure and back to gentle exercise after six weeks. After three months, you will not have any restrictions on physical activity.

When Will I See My Rib Remodeling Results?

After your rib remodeling surgery, your results will be noticeable immediately, and you will see a slimmer, narrower waistline. There will be some mild swelling, which is normal and should resolve within a few months. Rib remodeling may be performed alongside other body sculpting procedures, such as Dr. Hadeed’s signature TriDef® Liposculpting procedure, which may delay your final results. You will typically be able to see your complete rib remodeling results about three to six months after surgery. If you also choose to undergo TriDef® Liposculpting to sculpt your figure further, your final results may not be visible for six to nine months.

H-Curve™ Rib Remodeling FAQ

  • Am I a candidate for rib remodeling surgery?

    Ideal candidates for rib remodeling surgery are non-smokers in overall good health. They also:

    • Have a positive emotional outlook and realistic goals for their surgical results and improvement of their appearance
    • Are willing to comply with all pre-and post-operative instructions
    • Are committed to maintaining a stable, healthy weight and living a healthy lifestyle
    • Are younger than 45 years of age
    • Have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30 for women and 32 for men

    The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for rib remodeling plastic surgery is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon trained and experienced in this particular type of surgery. Your surgeon’s skill and knowledge are essential to achieving the results you want from your rib remodeling surgery. Dr. Hadeed is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in body procedures and stays on the cutting edge of new technology and developments in cosmetic surgery.

  • How long will my rib remodeling results last?

    As with any body contouring procedure, the results of your rib remodeling surgery are considered permanent, significantly since the shape of the ribs will be altered. However, gaining weight will affect the size and shape of your waist. Maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising go a long way toward keeping your improved body contour intact for years.

  • How much does rib remodeling cost in Beverly Hills, CA?

    The cost of rib remodeling surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, varies depending on general anesthesia fees, hospital and surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescriptions, and the surgeon’s fee. Rib remodeling is frequently performed with other body sculpting procedures, such as TriDef® Liposculpting, which will also affect the cost. During your consultation, the Patient Care Coordinator will provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of your rib remodeling procedure. Dr. Hadeed’s patients also have financing options to assist with the cost of rib remodeling near Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Are there any side effects after rib remodeling surgery?

    As with any surgical procedure, most patients will experience some side effects. The side effects of rib remodeling are minimal and resolve quickly.

    Some side effects of rib remodeling surgery may include:

    • Discomfort or mild pain at the surgical site
    • Minor bruising or bleeding
    • Swelling

    Swelling may persist intermittently for a few months but is normal and will subside independently. Any pain or discomfort during recovery can be easily managed with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication.

  • Are there any risks associated with rib remodeling surgery?

    While H-Curve™ rib remodeling surgery is a safer and more effective way to narrow the waistline compared to previous methods, as with any surgical process, there are always potential risks.

    Some complications associated with rib remodeling may include:

    • Fluid accumulation under the skin (seroma)
    • Infection
    • Partial collapse of the lung (pneumothorax)
    • Chronic pain
    • Failure of the bone to heal properly
    • Asymmetry

    While the risk of complications is low, two important factors will help ensure a safe and complication-free surgery and recovery. First, this surgery should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon specifically trained in this nuanced procedure. Second, Dr. Hadeed will provide you with postoperative recovery instructions, and you must follow them to the letter to better ensure that you end up with the beautiful results you desire.

  • Does rib remodeling surgery leave scars?

    H-Curve™ rib remodeling surgery is commonly performed using one small incision on each side of the back, resulting in minimal visible scarring. Any scarring from rib remodeling surgery will fade over time.

  • Will rib remodeling surgery affect my ability to exercise or participate in sports?

    Your ability to exercise or participate in other strenuous activities is limited during your initial recovery period. Most patients can return to their regular exercise regimen about three months after their surgery, and future exercise and athletic activities should not be affected. The best way to get helpful and correct information is by talking with Dr. Hadeed about your concerns. He will let you know if your rib remodeling surgery will result in any long-term limitations.

  • Are there any non-surgical alternatives to rib remodeling surgery?

    While several non-surgical options for body contouring are available, none can produce the precise, dramatic results that rib remodeling surgery can.

  • Are there other procedures that will complement my rib remodeling surgery?

    Several procedures can complement your H-Curve™ rib remodeling surgery and help you achieve a more slender hourglass shape. Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and tightens your abdominal muscles in the front and along your waist, giving you more definition. Liposuction and Dr. Hadeed’s TriDef® Liposculpting are designed to emphasize your contours and create a slender silhouette. Dr. Hadeed will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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