Can Shoulder Lengthening Be Done In Women?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Are you doing  that for women as well? Mmy shoulders are too narrow and I want to change that.

I included the pictures here for you see what I would like to make , could you confirm if it’s possible? And maybe you could send me more pictures similar surgery?  I hope you understood me correctly, I want to increase my shoulders so that the body proportions are looking more right, but naturally not a fake, hope you know what I mean.

Thank you so much!

A:I have never done shoulder lengthening on a female so I can not say whether such a change is possible. But if I borrow from my experience in men I would say such a change is not possible. What I learned from men is that the amount of shoulder lengthening is more limited than desired because of the strong shoulder soft tissue attachment to the scapula and surrounding tissues. Whether in females this is less of an issue due to less strong soft tissue attachments can only be speculated.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon