Does Shoulder Narrowing Surgery Result In Looking Hunched Over?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! I love your work and I am very interested in your shoulder narrowing surgery! Have you done any cis-gendered women? Also, do they end up looking hunched over? Thank you !!!

A: About 25% of shoulder narrowing patients are cis-females so they do request the procedure just not as much as the transgender patients.

Patients do not develop a hunched shoulder appearance afterwards. That is only a posture you see in the early postoperative period because it is the most comfortable position for the shoulders. It also results from keeping the elbows close to one sides in the first few weeks after surgery to protect the healing clavicle osteotomy sites.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana