Can Deltoid Implants Make My Shoulders Wider?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have narrow shoulders i wander if there is any plastic surgery that can put a small implant to make my shoulders somewhat wider because whatever i wear my body looks like child’s body because of my small shoulders. I drew an imaginary picture about the size of the implant if it is possible to be done.
A: The shoulder implant to which you refer is known as deltoid implants. Making the shoulders bigger/broader requires deltoid muscle augmentation. Implants are available to augment this muscle and the key to their placement is the location of the incision, the position of the implant over the muscle and the size of the implant. The deltoid implant is unique amongst all body implants because it is placed over/near a moveable joint. (shoulder) While deltoid implants can be placed by a direct incision over the shoulder, the prominence of that scar merits it being done from an incision behind the shoulder at the junction of the shoulder and the back.
Dr. Barry Eppley