I have CD rods in my back and lead a healthy lifestyle. I swim and go to the gym. I was wondering if any of you good people can put me in touch with anyone who has had a thoracoplasty or a costectomy operation. Both these terms refer to the cosmetic operation to reduce the residual rib prominence after a spinal fusion.
I am about to have this operation done at age of 45. My surgeon says that the ribs will not grow back as they do in younger patients.
Do you know anything about this type of surgery and the post operative effects in older patients? Thank you for replying. All the best. Debra