Even with long hours of deadlifts and squats, some men still struggle to provide their upper legs with sufficient volume. And unfortunately, not everyone is not born with broad quadriceps. This could leave one looking disproportionate if their top half has been well defined. If you want prominent, more defined thighs and aren’t achieving successful results at the gym, then you might consider muscle implants to enhance your appearance. In recent years, these types of implants have grown more popular in men who have been unable to achieve muscular conditioning in certain areas of their bodies. Male Plastic Surgery Chicago offers quad implants for men as a great alternative to those lacking the leg department.
Quad implants are a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and enhance the appearance of the upper legs. The quadriceps is a collection of four different muscle groups positioned on top of the thigh. They work to flex the hip and also extend the knee. Through the insertion of quad implants, men can achieve fuller and more toned thighs that balance out the proportions of their bodies. Not only do quad implants add volume to the upper legs, but they also assist with projection. Therefore, this type of procedure might be more appealing to men who have a well-developed torso, chest, shoulders, and arms but lack muscle mass in the legs.
It’s important to remember there are one-size-fits-all quad implants. Each one must be specifically tailored to the patient. There may be a need for this type of surgery for those who have a defect in the anterior thigh region due to trauma or muscle wasting. Because of this, it’s important to consult with a plastic surgeon who specializes in these types of procedures for men—whether it be for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons.
Prior to quad implant surgery, patients will have an initial consultation with their surgeon. This will outline the specific aesthetic goals to be achieved during surgery. In addition, the patient will be fitted for their custom implant. This will guarantee the correct size and shape implants are being used to best suit their body type. Further customization will be done during surgery.
On the day of the procedure, the patient will first be put under general anesthesia. Then, the surgeon will make two small incisions in the thigh area. A custom-fitted silicone implant is inserted into the pocket, sitting on top of the muscle. The surgeon will then flex the muscle group in different positions. This ensures a natural look and that the implant fits properly into place. After, the incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures. The patient will be outfitted with a light dressing and compression garment. The surgery takes approximately an hour to complete and patients are able to return home the same day.
Individuals who wish to undergo this procedure should stop the use of nicotine and certain blood thinner medications leading up to surgery. Both of these can negatively impact the healing process.
The best candidates for quad implants are men who are looking to increase the volume in their upper thighs. Prospective patients should be non-smokers who are in good overall health and have struggled to build muscle in their quads with proper diet and exercise. On the other hand, men who have experienced physical trauma may also be good candidates for quad implants.
- Those seeking a fuller, more muscular appearance of the thighs
- Those who have underdeveloped leg muscles
- Those who cannot add mass to their quadriceps
- Those who desire a more proportionate physique
- Patients in need of reconstructive surgery due to trauma
The recovery time after getting quad implants is about one month. The results will be immediately noticeable following surgery but will continue to improve over the next four weeks. Post-operatively, patients will be outfitted with a special compression garment around the legs. This must be worn early on to accelerate the healing process. Patients will also be required to attend follow-up appointments with their surgeon to ensure the recovery process is proceeding properly. After two to four weeks, depending on the assessment, patients will be instructed to begin a light exercise program. This will enable a full range of motion in nearby joints such as the hips and knees.