Can I Get Shoulder Lengthening Of 2 Cms For My Shoulder Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello. I want to get shoulder lengthening, my right shoulder 2 cm smaller than right because of birth defection. However, exercising is very important to me. After surgery, I want to continue doing workout (mostly shoulder press, lateral raises, front raises nothing like other sports)How much months minimum I should wait to do those movements?

A: Currently I am not very enthusiastic about shoulder lengthening surgery. Between not being able to get more than about 15mms per side as well as the need to avoid shoulder exercises for six months after the surgery I don’t think would be a good procedure for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon