Can Shoulder Reduction Be Done In Men?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, i want to question if only trans woman can do shoulder reduction, a cis man can do too? I would like to know if only trans women can do shoulder reduction surgery or cis men can do it too? I feel very dysphoric about my shoulders.

A: Shoulder reduction surgery is not limited to any specific gender. While it is often called shoulder feminization surgery, there is no reason a cis male can not do the surgery if they have excessive shoulder width concerns. An uncommon request should never be confused with a surgical contraindication.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana