Bicep Implants for men in Chicago
What Are Bicep Implants?
Bicep augmentation can be achieved through the use of implants, which are placed in the upper anterior area of the arm. These solid, silicone implants can give men the bulk and definition of the arm that is otherwise unattainable. Many men struggle with adding mass to the upper arm, regardless of how often or intensely they exercise, and bicep implants are a safe and effective way for them to achieve proportionality and definition of the upper arm. Implants are individually designed and manufactured to meet each patient’s needs.
How Is Bicep Implant Surgery Performed On Men?
The silicone implants used to augment the bicep are similar to those used in a variety of other cosmetic surgeries for men. Compared to the implants used for cosmetic surgeries on women, the silicone implants used for male bicep implants are firmer and less malleable, in order to more accurately mimic the true muscles of the arm.
The procedure itself is relatively straightforward. After patients are placed under either local or general anesthesia and a small incision is made in the arm, the custom-fitted implants are placed in a pocket of the arm within the soft tissue. This placement area will ensure that the implant can not shift or slide, as it is naturally locked into place. Once the implant is inserted, the incision is sutured and bandages are applied to reduce swelling and aid the healing process. Patients can typically see results immediately after surgery.
Preparation For Bicep Implants
An initial consultation with Dr. Steinbrech will address any questions or concerns you may have. You will also discuss your specific aesthetic goals, to ensure your expectations are realistic and can be met by the procedure. Patients will need to cease the use of tobacco and any other nicotine products in the weeks leading up to surgery, as they may negatively impact the postoperative healing process. The use of certain other medications (especially anti-inflammatories) will need to be paused as well, as instructed by Dr. Steinbrech. Due to the lingering effects of anesthesia, transportation from the practice must be arranged beforehand.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Bicep Implants?
Bicep implants are specifically intended for healthy men who desire more mass and definition for their biceps. Even with an intense exercise regimen and proper dietary habits, muscle gain in the upper arm and bicep can be extremely difficult. Alternatively, bicep implants are an option for men who have suffered an injury or accident which has affected their upper arm area. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Steinbrech, Bicep implants are a safe and effective way to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Your initial consultation will help establish whether bicep implants are a good option for you.
Bicep Implants Are a Good Option If You:
- Are dissatisfied with the mass or tone of your biceps
- Struggle to gain muscle via diet and exercise
- Are an adult male in good health
- Have set realistic expectations for the results of bicep implant surgery
What Should I Expect From Bicep Implant Recovery?
During the postoperative period, patients will likely experience mild pain and swelling in the upper arms. Dressings will be placed over the incision area, and medication will be prescribed in order to alleviate the side effects. Patients are generally instructed not to lift their arms for up to 48 hours after surgery (this means it is important to notify your place of employment beforehand). A few days after surgery, dressings are removed and a gentle exercise program will be undertaken. This is to ensure a full range of motion of the arms. Usually, normal physical activity, including exercise, can be fully resumed within one month.
Schedule a Bicep Implant Consultation
To learn more about tricep implants for men, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, and schedule your consultation today. Dr. Steinbrech and his staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals.