Muscle implants are becoming more popular with men. In a single surgical operation and without spending many hours in the gym, it is possible to quickly improve your body contour.

Bicep implant surgery is the most popular. However, implants are being successfully implanted also in the triceps, quadriceps, pectorals, calves and buttocks. They are common in people who train professionally or semi-professionally and want to achieve the best results in body building.

However, muscle augmentation is not a surgery focused only on sports patients. Muscle implants are also used to correct certain congenital defects or to reconstruct the contour after a muscle injury. We can currently manufacture custom implants to correct Pectus Excavatum or Poland syndrome.

Are you a good candidate? If you are ready to take the plunge, please pay attention to the following recommendations.


It should be kept in mind that the zones in which we are working have a lot of movement and strength. For that reason it is crucial to choose the correct muscle implant.

Doctor Benito have attended many cases of re-operations where there had been a mistake in the selection or the implant.

Submuscular silicone implants are very good and resistant. Proof of this is in their use in the buttocks which is an area of great mobility and also it is what we sit on.

It is important to choose the most adequate implant and avoid damaging the nerves that are associated with these muscles. Doctor Benito analyse each case in a personalized way to guarantee a satisfactory result. That is why it is essential to know:

  • The expectations of the patient.
  • What kind of case is: a birth defect, the after-effect of an accident, an aesthetic reason…
  • The physical activity of the patient.
  • The type of implant needed (custom-made or manufactured), the shape and the volume.


In recent years we have seen a change in the profile of patients requesting to undergo plastic surgery with implants.

A few years ago, this type of surgery was limited to breast augmentation. Breast implant is one of the most requested resources to improve their figure. But recently, men demand more and more plastic surgeries to give more volume and projection to certain areas of their body.

These are the main areas in muscle augmentation:

Bicep implants for men that wish to have more bulk and definition in the area of the upper arm. Bicep muscle is characterized by quite a significant change in shape between its positions of extension and flexion.In these cases, Doctor Benito usually uses an oval-shaped implant as it adapts better to this area. The bicep implant is placed below the muscle. Depending on the arm, the implant is 110g or 200g.

Tricep implants. Choice will depend on the characteristics of the patient and the reason as to why they are having the surgery: injury or aesthetic reasons. The tricep implant can be elongated (a calf implant) or oval-shaped (for people with wide, muscular well-trained triceps). The incision is made in the internal part of the arm, near the elbow.

Quadricep implants: the best option is usually to place a large oval-shaped implant of 200 grams inside the rectus femoris muscle to increase the mass of the muscle and its prominence.

Calf implants are a safe and effective way to increase the size and shape of your calves.

Pec implants offer very good results and are further enhanced if a little exercise is done to develop the chest muscles. As the implant is below the pectoral muscles, with the minimum of exercise, spectacular results are achieved.

Buttock implants are very popular in men. Patients can achieve more defined and projected buttocks, similar to what can be achieved through physical exercise. The edges are not visible and the result looks very natural.


It’s possible to achieve the best results in muscle augmentation using silicone implants combined with fat grafting (the patient’s own fat).

The basic technique is done using implants, although the patient’s own fat is very useful for finishing off the definition and smoothness of the contours. In cases of Poland syndrome (congenital absence of the pectoralis major muscle) the contours can be recreated with only fatty tissue.

The fat is obtained by liposuction from other parts of the patient’s own bodyIt usually comes from the abdomen, thighs, hips and double chin. 

Augmentation using the patient’s own fat is a technique which prevents any possible rejection or incompatibilityAs it is the patient’s own fat, the result is less harmful to the body. It is evident that fat grafting is contraindicated in thin patients who have no body fat.


Muscle implant surgeries are performed under general or local anaesthetic and may require one night in the hospital. 

After surgery it is recommended not to train the operated zone for at least 5 weeks, to assist the correct placement and healing of the implant. Once this period has passed there are no restrictions on movement or training.


Muscle implant surgery cost depends on the physical features of the patient and of the technique used in the plastic surgery. Without meeting the patient we don’t offer approximate prices as each patient is a different case.

But we know that the economic factor is important when it comes to making a decision. Therefore, we offer the possibility for the patient to come to our facilities for a first, free, no-obligation visit.

You can consult with the surgeon regarding all your doubts and worries. Based on your characteristics, we will offer the best solution for your muscle augmentation.


With more than 20 years of experience, Doctor Jesús Benito is worldly renowned for his techniques using muscle implants for men.

His extensive experience permits him to perform this kind of cosmetic surgeries with the maximum safety and with the guarantee of spectacular results without sacrificing naturalness.

Doctor Jesús Benito: Publications:

  • Benito-Ruiz J. Buttock implants for male chest enhancement. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Dec;112(7):1951.
  • Benito-Ruiz J. Male body implants. Prime 08/2014; 4(5).
  • Prótesis en Estética de Extremidades (Deltoides, bíceps, Tríceps y Pantorrilla). XLVII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plástica, Reparadora y Estética, (SECPRE). Murcia, 2 y 3 de junio de 2011
  • Prótesis corporales: indicaciones, tipos y cuidados. VIII Curso Teórico-práctico de disección anatómica de la AECEP. Madrid, 25 de febrero de 2012

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    Ronda del General Mitre, 84, 08021 (Barcelona, Spain)

    Nearest Metro Stations: Les Tres Torres / La Bonanova

    Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito
    Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito