Why might I need shoulder reduction?
There are several reasons why somebody might be a suitable candidate for shoulder reduction treatment. In general, patients wish to attain a more feminine shoulder line or to reduce shoulder pain.
Trapezius problems – The trapezius is a band of muscles that covers the shoulders, neck and upper back. Some people may have large trapezius muscles genetically, while others could have a trapezius that is overactive or overdeveloped. Botox injections administered into the trapezius can relax muscle tension, providing a slimming effect on the shoulder line.
Shoulder pain – The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, including four tendons that have the function of holding the muscle to the bone. Any swelling, inflammation, tearing or bony changes around the sensitive tendons in the shoulder causes pain when a person tries to move the arm upwards, backwards, straight out or in front. Botox injections may help to reduce or eliminate this pain.
Shoulder hypertrophy – People who suffer from shoulder hypertrophy and have enlarged, bulky shoulder muscles can also benefit from Botox shoulder reduction.
Poor posture – Shoulder reduction with botox can be an effective treatment for poor posture that is characterised by overuse of the shoulder and neck muscles while leaning forward – sometimes known as ‘text neck’. In forcing the engagement of the abdominal muscles while reducing stress on the shoulders and neck, Botox can help to correct posture.
Transgender patients – who are going through male-to-female gender reassignment may find that shoulder reduction treatment gives their shoulder line and collarbone a more feminine look.