The Right Candidate for Muscle Implants
Bicep implant surgery is the most popular. However, implants are being successfully implanted also in the triceps, quadriceps, pectorals, calves, and buttocks.
They are very common in people who train professionally or semi-professionally and want to achieve the best results in bodybuilding. However, muscle augmentation is not a surgery focused only on fitness patients.
Muscle implants are also used to correct certain congenital defects like Poland syndrome (congenital absence of the pectoralis major muscle) or reconstruct the body contour after a muscle injury.
Indeed, muscle implants are designed for both body aesthetics and patients with medical necessities. It has been determined that nearly 35 percent of male patients request muscle augmentation surgery for reconstructive reasons, including botched surgeries.
However, not everyone is suited to get muscle implants!
The idea of deltoid, triceps, and biceps implants is to enhance muscle definition and get an increase in size. So, it is ideal for those men who are already used to working out.
This surgery is not a replacement for exercise and bodybuilding. You should continue to work out to improve even more the muscle shape as much as possible.
Finally, before considering a muscle augmentation surgery, you must be in good overall health. Your plastic surgeon will perform a detailed surgery consultation. It will include your medical history, body type, fitness habits, goals, and expectations to make sure you’re a good candidate.
Bicep implants are for men who wish to have more bulk and definition in the upper arms area. Depending on the size of your arm, the implant could weigh between 110g or 200g.
In these cases, Doctor Benito usually uses an oval-shaped bicep implant as it adapts better to this area.
He makes a small incision in the armpit region (or the medial aspect of the arm) and the fascia overlying the biceps muscle.
Next, a cut is made in this fascia to gain access to the biceps muscle. This allows the surgeon to maneuver and create a pocket just below the muscle to place the implant.
Bicep implants could also be placed beneath the muscle lining, called muscular fascia, though. This approach helps the implant get a feel of “firmness” that’s similar to a natural muscle.
Also, the subfascial approach has been known to reduce the damage to vital neurovascular structures. However, your plastic surgeon will decide what is best for you.
Whichever approach is used, over time, the bicep implant is surrounded by scar tissue that secures it in place.
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