2. The Hourglass Figure
While it sounds like the sort of Frankenstein procedure that would’ve been done during the Victorian era, women have been known to have their lower ribs removed in order to achieve an ideal hourglass figure. This is an extreme and irreversible form of cosmetic surgery. After the lower ribs are removed — usually ribs 10, 11 or 12 — the patient will also have to undergo an abdominoplasty.