Show the World Your Ideal Silhouette with Clavicle or Shoulder Lengthening

Clavicle lengthening, also known as shoulder lengthening surgery, is a procedure that aims to increase the length of the collarbone or clavicle bone. This procedure is usually performed on people who have a shorter-than-average clavicle length, a condition known as congenital clavicular hypoplasia. The bone is then cut, and a lengthening device is attached to either end of the bone. The device slowly and gradually stretches the bone over several weeks or months, allowing new bone tissue to grow in the gap. After the desired length is achieved, the lengthening device is removed, and the bone is allowed to heal. Physical therapy is often needed to help restore strength and range of motion to the shoulder joint. If you’re interested in learning more about clavicle or shoulder lengthening and how they can help enhance your quality of life, our team is here to help. Dr. Leif Rogers is one of the only surgeons who can perform this particular procedure and will be excited to welcome you to his luxurious and inviting Beverly Hills facility.

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Who Qualifies for Clavicle Lengthening?

You’re likely to be an ideal candidate for clavicle lengthening surgery if you’re in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the surgery and recovery process. This procedure is typically reserved for patients with significant functional limitations or cosmetic concerns related to their clavicle length, as it is a complex and delicate procedure that carries some risks and requires a significant commitment to post-operative rehabilitation.

Dr. Rogers makes it a point to work closely with each patient who comes to his practice and will ensure that you have a very clear idea as to what your shoulder or clavicle lengthening surgery will entail. He’ll explain his technique to you, give you an idea of where incisions will be placed, and generally ensure that you have a solid sense of peace of mind as you get ready to undergo your surgery and enjoy the exciting results it’ll create.

During this initial consultation, you’ll also get the chance to ask just about any questions you might have about the surgery and the recovery period you’ll experience after it’s over. Dr. Rogers will also help you explore the various other treatments that are available to you, as his extensive skill frequently enables him to combine multiple modalities and leave patients with excitingly comprehensive results.

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The Benefits of Clavicle Lengthening

Clavicle and shoulder lengthening offers you a number of life-affirming benefits, which primarily include your ability to see a body shape that more directly aligns with your preferred gender identity. This surgery is often an important step in the gender confirmation process and offers patients a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved shoulder function
  • More masculine appearance
  • Improved appearance
  • Avoidance of future joint problems
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results

Your Surgical Experience at Leif Rogers, MD in Beverly Hills


Clavicle lengthening surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, so you will be completely unconscious and will not feel any pain or discomfort as Dr. Rogers performs your clavicle or shoulder lengthening procedure.

Your Surgery

The length of the clavicle lengthening surgery will vary according to the specifics of your procedural plan and your unique physical condition. In most cases, the procedure typically takes several hours to complete.

Dr. Rogers’ Technique

Dr. Rogers will discuss the details of your procedure with you during your preoperative consultation and will ensure that you know exactly what you can expect on the day of your clavicle or shoulder lengthening procedure.

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Your Post-Surgical Recovery Period

Recovery from clavicle or shoulder lengthening surgery can take up to four months, at which point you’ll be able to see your final results. You will likely need to wear a sling for about two weeks post-surgery and will be advised not to exercise for six weeks after the procedure. We’ll be sure to provide you with clear aftercare instructions and a timeline that helps you understand exactly what you can expect from your recovery period.

Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS is a board-certified surgeon who truly cares about his patients and works closely with them to create customized treatment plans. As one of the only surgeons who is adept with clavicle or shoulder lengthening, Dr. Rogers prides himself on his ability to help his patients show the world their preferred gender identity. To learn more, reach out to Dr. Rogers in Beverly Hills and set up your initial consultation today.

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