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

Indianapolis, Indiana