Will Clavicle Lengthening Make My Clavicles Straighter?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have some questions about clavicle lengthening, my clavicles are not so short but they have a “v” shape and this bothers me, can the clavicle lengthening surgery make my clavicles straighter?

A: I believe when you say V-shaped clavicles that you are referring the pronounced  s-shaped curve that they have. Clavicle lengthening can not make an appreciable change in that appearance.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon