Can Shoulder Narrowing And A Vertical Lengthening Genioplasty Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi Dr, will I be able to move and rotate my shoulders and hands freely after clavicle shortening? And will I be able to play some simple hand sports? 

And, is there a plastic surgery that can increase the vertical length of my chin? My chin is so small and short and my face looks like a baby because of it!

A: In answer to your questions:

1) When fully healed from clavicle shortening surgery, normal arm range of motion will be present as well as the ability to play sports.

2) You are referring to vertical chin lengthening through an opening wedge genioplasty. Up to 10 to 12 mm of vertical chin lengthening cvan be achieved.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana