Our trained experts at Male Plastic Surgery Chicago use bicep + tricep implants to augment a man’s appearance. These solid, silicone implants are safely placed in the upper anterior area of the arm, resulting in definition and volume that may not be achievable through diet and exercise alone. At Male Plastic Surgery in Chicago, men who struggle to add mass to their arms now have an effective way to add bulk and proportionality with bicep and tricep implants. Implants for the biceps or triceps come in various sizes and can be altered to meet the needs of each individual patient.
The silicone implant used to augment the biceps and triceps is similar to those used in other men’s procedures. However, implants explicitly designed for the male anatomy differ significantly from those created for females. For example, tricep and bicep implants for men are firm and less pliable to imitate the look and feel of muscle in a proportional way to the patient’s body.
Each surgery is safe and simple. Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech and his team at Male Plastic Surgery in Chicago will use general anesthesia or local anesthetic to prep you before the procedure begins. After this, a small micro-incision will be made as an entry point for the implant to avoid scarring. Our trained medical staff will then add the custom-fitted implants into the right pocket of the arm within the body’s soft tissue.
The pocket the implant is placed in guarantees your new bicep or tricep is locked into place; meaning, it will not shift position once the procedure is completed. Once the procedure is completed, the doctor will suture up your incision and bandage the site to reduce swelling – ultimately beginning the healing process. Results from bicep and tricep implants are immediately visible but the final look may become more apparent once the bandages are removed.
As a patient, your first step is to complete a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech in Chicago or virtually. During this session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your desired bicep or tricep augmentation goals. Dr. Steinbrech may ask you to cease the use of tobacco and alcohol the week before the surgery to ensure a proper postoperative result and recovery. In addition, the medical staff may ask you to temporarily stop certain medications that may impact the surgery. Once you’ve scheduled your procedure, you will be asked to arrange transportation prior to that appointment.
Bicep and tricep implants are specifically designed for men who are currently in good health who are seeking more volume in their arms. While there is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, our staff understands that many men have trouble gaining mass in their biceps or triceps, despite proper weightlifting regimens and diet.
On the other hand, arm implants are also a good alternative for men who have suffered an injury that has negatively affected the anatomy of their arms. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Steinbrech, bicep and tricep implants are a safe and effective route to achieving the aesthetic goals you dream of.
Your initial consultation will help establish whether bicep implants are a good option for you.
Implants Are a Good Option If You:
- Struggle to increase mass or tone of your arms
- Cannot gain muscle via diet and exercise
- Are an adult male in good health seeking a desired look
- Have realistic expectations for bicep or tricep implants
During postoperative recovery, you may experience mild pain and swelling in your arms. Dr. Steinbrech will outfit you with a dressing over the incision area, and you may be prescribed medication to assist with the swelling from the surgery. You will be asked not to raise or lift your arms for 48 hours following surgery, so be sure to make the appropriate arrangements. You will begin gentle exercise routines after the first week to ensure you have a full range of motion. Normal physical activity can be fully reinstated within 30 days of surgery. You will be asked not to raise or lift your arms for 48 hours following surgery, so be sure to make the appropriate arrangements. You will begin gentle exercise routines after the first half week to ensure you have a full range of motion. Normal physical activity can be fully reinstated within 30 days of surgery.