Am I A Good Candidate For Forearm Implants?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in forearm implants. I have worn long sleeve shirts most of my life and finally wanted to look into escaping this dilemma of embarrassment. Here are photos of the left and right arms. Thank you.
A: Thank you for sending your forearm pictures. By these pictures your area of arm augmentation is the anterior forearm or the wrist region. In this anterior area of the forearm there are no larger muscle bellies in which to place an implant under its fascia. (unlike the upper forearm with the brachioradialis muscle) That does not mean that wrist implant augmentation can not be done, just that it would have to be done on top of the muscle fascia under the skin. I am envisioning the implant location as shown in the attached picture. With an ultrasoft solid silicone implant design with feathered edges I believe such an anterior forearm/wrist implant can be successful.
Dr. Barry Eppley