Can I Have Shoulder Narrowing Surgery If I Am From The UK?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 23 year old female from the UK wanting to enquire about shoulder feminiation surgery. I have significantly broader shoulders in proportion to the rest of my frame that bother me a considerable amount as no clothing sits right on me and it they make me look larger than I actually am. I was wondering if you could give me some more details regarding the surgery and whether it would be possible for a UK citizen to travel to have the surgery. I have attached a photo for reference and please let me know what other details are necessary.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. The most definitive source of information on shoulder narrowing can be found on one of my websites,, where you can place in the search box the procedure term and everything I have written on the topic will appear. My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of the surgery to you.

There are no restrictions from anyone coming from the UK to have surgery. That has not been a problem from an entry and having surgery standpoint over the past year. The only issue I am aware is that patients traveling from abroad must consider is what their country’s requirements are when they return home.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana