Will Shortening My Clavicles Make My Shoulders Look Droopy?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question. I want to do shoulder width reduction. And that I want my shoulders to be lower and more droopy like these two examples. It is possible ?

A:In clavicle reduction osteotomies it pulls the shoulders inward and down a bit…which I believe is what you mean by ‘droopy’.  How significant that effect is depends on the patient’s individual shoulder shape. I don’t know the specific examples to which you refer but they probably are representative of the general effect of the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon