Can I Have Shoulder Reduction Surgery If I Live In Australia?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was curious about shoulder reduction surgery. I live in Australia, and I am not a US citizen. I was wondering about the logistics with having it done via traveling to America.

A: I have had many patients from Australia over the years including patients for shoulder reduction so this is not novel to my practice. But whether from the U.S. or around the world the key element in shoulder reduction surgery is immediate postoperative management and how soon one could go home….with the goal of getting you home as soon as possible so you can complete your recovery is a more familiar setting and support. This will vary a bit per patient based on where one lives and whether one is coming alone or with someone. We help you think this through and plan accordingly way before the surgery.


Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon