Ribs specially 12 and 11 ribs which are also known as floating ribs are usually removed in these surgeries like reducing size of waist to look thinner. Removing rib in nephrectomy where we need to remove the kidney. But for removing kidney we want the rib to grow again so we leave the periostium of ribs as it is and rib grows again, below in the video is the same case where we are removing rib so as to perform nephrectomy. Rib removal surgery is also known as rib resection.
If rib removal surgery is performed for giving shape to your figure then it is accompanied by abdominoplasty. Now watch out the video of Rib Removal Sugery below on youtube.com