Can A Hamstring Implant Be Placed Intramuscularly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in Hamstring implants, perhaps 1 in each back muscle or 1 big one.I was thinking of it as an implant like you would do with a butt implant: intramuscular.

A: A hamstring implant would not be submuscular due to the sciatic nerve proximity and it would not be intramuscular as it is a thin longitudinal muscle in which it would be permanently injured and end up atrophic. The gluteus maximus muscle of the buttocks is a very thick muscle that has the space for an intramuscular implant in which even it ends up with some muscle atrophy.

Thus any hamstring implant would be subfascial, like most longitudinal extremity muscle augmentations and the biceps femoris would be the best candidate since it is the largest of the hamstring muscles.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon