Is Clavicle Lengthening Possible Out To 25mms Per Side?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, about the lengthening limits for clavicle masculinization, the maximum achievable amount is around 25mm, would more lengthening be possible with a second clavicle lengthening surgery later in time ? (for example a year or more)And what would the second lengthening amount be if such a scenario is possible.

Thank you

A:The limits of clavicle lengthening is 15 to 18mms. It is only a clavicle reduction that can be done 25mms or more. Seeing how these lengthening osteotomies heal I do not see doing a second stage osteotomy without a significant risk of non-union.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon