Do Implants Exist for The Neck Or Trapezius Muscles?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had radiation to my neck at 10 years old I’m 37 years old now my neck or trapezius muscle won’t grow. Is there any implants for neck and trapezius? 

A: Trapezius implants do exist and are placed through a small posterior neck incision. (see attached)

Neck implants can be placed along the sternocleidomastoid muscle. They are a bit trickier because of the crossing of the greater auricular nerve in the midportion of the muscle so I might consider injection fat grafting instead…which may be preferable anyway because of your history of neck radiation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon