Can Implants Be Used To Augment The Hamstring Muscles?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I see that you do thigh implant surgery (do you know how hard that is to find :-p) I was wondering, though, if you would do Hamstring implants, perhaps 1 in each back muscle or 1 big one.Thank you in advance for any of your help, have a great day!

A:In regards to thigh implants they are placed in the quads or the front of the thigh (adductor magnus and vastus lateralis) usually as one single implant with the option for an additional small implant for the vastus medialis.  You mention the ‘hamstring muscles’ which refers to back of the thigh (semimembranous, semitendinous and bicep femoris) for which I have not yet placed such thigh implants nor am I familiar with anyone who ever has. It is theoretically possible to do so but it has not yet been performed to my knowledge.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon