What Is Clavicle Shortening? at Leif Rogers, MD in Beverly Hills, CA

Shoulder width reduction or clavicle shortening surgery is an effective way to decrease the size of your shoulders to give women a more feminine physique. This is very popular among the transgender community looking to alter their bone structure for feminization.

Dr. Leif Rogers is one of the only surgeons globally who performs this extremely technical surgery that affects the form, function, and mobility of the shoulder while also offering a series of life-affirming cosmetic benefits.

If you’d like to learn more about how shoulder or clavicle shortening can benefit you, reach out to Dr. Rogers and his team in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Rogers has extensive experience with gender confirmation procedures and will be excited to learn more about your goals.

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Who Qualifies for Clavicle Shortening?

The ideal candidate for clavicle shortening surgery will be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the surgery and recovery process. The 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.

The decision to undergo clavicle shortening surgery is a personal one and should be made in consultation with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS, who can help evaluate your individual condition and personal goals.

The Benefits of Clavicle Shortening

During your consultation, Dr. Rogers will ensure that you have a clear idea of what your clavicle or shoulder shortening procedure will entail, along with a detailed rundown of the exciting benefits you’ll be able to enjoy once the procedure is complete. Some of the benefits you’ll experience after this procedure include:

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved range of motion
  • More feminine frame
  • Clothing fit
  • Minimal scarring
  • Long-lasting results
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The Clavicle or Shoulder Shortening Procedure

Clavicle shortening surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, so you will be completely unconscious and will not feel any pain during the surgery. The length of your procedure will vary according to your personal surgical plan, with most surgeries taking about one to two hours to complete.

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will surgically remove a small piece of your clavicle bone—also referred to as the collar bone—to reduce the width of the shoulders. He’ll make his incisions with extreme care and will be sure to discuss their placement with you before your surgery so you know exactly what to expect.

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Your Recovery Experience

Recovery from this surgery can take up to four months, after which time 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. Our team will provide you with clear aftercare instructions, along with a detailed timeline that explains your recovery process to you. 

We’ll also schedule follow-up appointments that will enable us to ensure that you’re healing nicely, and our team will be available to you at all times during your recovery period to answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have. If you’re interested in learning more about what clavicle or shoulder shortening can do for you, reach out to Leif Rogers, MD in Beverly Hills and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

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