How Much Shoulder Width Reduction Can Be Done On A Man?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, how much shoulder width reduction s possible to reduce on a man? Just 1 inch or is it more? I work as a Speleologist/Spelunker and I would like my shoulders narrower for obvious reasons.

A: Shoulder reduction surgery reduces each side  by 1.0 to 1.2 inches based on the patient’s height. This is the same for men and women.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana