Is The Hunched Appearance Seen Right After Shoulder Narrowing Surgery Permanent?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering about follow-up to 

Specifically,I was wondering if you had any photos showing a back view after the patient had time to recover from the surgery? In the “1 day after” photos, the patient appears to have extremely hunched posture which looks to compromise the aesthetics.

A: As stated in that case study, every shoulder narrowing patient in the first few weeks after surgery will have a hunched appearance as that is the most comfortable position to protect the healing clavicles. That is not a long term shoulder appearance.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana