Will Deltoid Implants Inhibit Muscle Growth?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in doing shoulder widening and I have some questions regarding that:
1) Regarding deltoid implant: if it is placed over muscles, and if a person works out, wouldn’t implant somehow be in a way of muscle growth? what I mean is if the muscle can grow a lot via weight training, wouldn’t the implant hinder that?
2) If it is placed over muscle, how is the implant fixated?
A: In answer to your shoulder widening by deltoid implant questions:
1) Subfascial deltoid implants sit on top of the muscle so they would be pushed out with the muscle should it develop hypertrophy. It would not induce a hindrance on muscle growth.
2) Like all subfascial muscle implants it is the scar encapsulation which provides all the fixation that it needs.
Dr. Barry Eppley