Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in some type of shoulder implants. I want to correct my body shape. All of the doctors I have seen suggest liposuction from belly and then inject that fat to shoulder areas but I think this is temporary solution. I dream something like silicone implants which are created custom for me. Please check my before and after photos I made it on an app.
A: What you seek for shoulder implants does exist and they are known as deltoid implants. Shoulder widening surgery can be done using preformed body implants or they can be custom made from a low durometer (very soft) solid silicone material. They are inserted from an incision at the back end of the armpit skin crease. Since there are no performed or standard deltoid implants, preformed calf implants are often used for the deltoid area as they have a long cylindrical shape to cover the central deltoid muscle. Custom shoulder implants can also be made from measurements on the patient baed on their length and width of the central deltoid muscle. Shoulder implant surgery is a procedure that takes about 90 minutes to perform under general anesthesia.
Dr. Barry Eppley