Can I Get A Thigh Implant For My Congenital Lack of Muscle Development?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 28 year old male who was born with a significant lack of muscle in my upper right leg and l was looking to discuss getting thigh implants or something that would help my leg look more proportionate to my left leg. I have tried building my leg muscles at the gym in the past but l am only able to make it look a little bit more normal. I have done much research on what doctors carry out such procedures and l see you as the best choice considering your level of experience and expertise. I see on your website that l can set up a virtual consultation but l would also be willing to travel to your office to have an in-depth assessment and see what my options are. Attached are two photos of my leg and l can provide more pictures if needed. Thank you for your time!

A: I think you are a candidate for a right thigh implant as such implants provide anterolateral augmentation which is exactly where your thigh deficiency is. These are made based on measurements from the patient, which can obviously be obtained in the office, but that is not an absolute requirement. We often have patients take thigh measurements on themselves (length and width as per the attached picture) which is then tramferred to a computerized design. The implant dimensions will probably not be far off from the attached basic thigh implant design.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon