Am I A Good Candidate For Clavicle Lengthening Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I am interested in clavicle lengthening. I believe I have a massive chest, but the shoulders are disproportionately narrow. I am interested in discussing this surgery.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. I can certainly appreciate your concern about your shoulder-chest width ratio. The question is not whether you would get some benefit from this surgery but whether the achievable result and the recovery justifies the effort. In all men so far I have not seen the amount of clavicle expansion exceed about 15mms per side. The weight and resistance of the shoulder girdle soft tissues have proven to be far harder to push outward than it is to collapse them inward. (clavicle reductions for shoulder narrowing) As a result at this time I am very cautious about undertaking this type of aesthetic shoulder widening surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon