Quad Implants for men in Chicago

What Are Quadricep Implants?

Quadricep implant surgery is a medical procedure that reshapes and broadens the appearance of the upper leg. Via the insertion of silicone implants around the quadriceps femoris muscle, men can achieve broader, balanced, and more toned thighs. This cosmetic procedure is particularly appealing to men who are well-developed in the torso, chest and arms, but fail to build equal muscle mass on their legs. When that is the case, quadricep implants can serve to balance out the proportions of your body. Each implant is carefully tailored to fit each patient, matching their unique goals and desired definition.

How Is Quadricep Implant Surgery Performed?

All cosmetic procedures, including quadricep implants, should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Steinbrech is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and specializes in cosmetic procedures for men.

On the day of operation, patients will be placed under general anesthesia. Two small, secured incisions will be made on the thigh, and the custom-fitted silicone implant will be inserted. Dr. Steinbrech and his team of specialists will ensure that the placement of the implant ensures that it is naturally locked into place, before closing the incisions with dissolvable sutures. The procedure will leave little to no scarring, and each patient will be outfitted with a light dressing and compression garment to ensure the healing process is successful.

male quad implantsPreparation For Quad Implants

Preparing for quadricep implant surgery is similar to preparation for other cosmetic or surgical procedures. During your initial consultation, you will speak with your surgeon and share your specific aesthetic goals. It is also important to cease the use of nicotine products, as well as certain medications, in the lead-up to surgery, as these can cause complications in the healing process. Transportation home must also be arranged beforehand, as patients will be unable to drive due to the effects of anesthesia.

Who Is a Good Candidate For Quadricep Implants?

Men seeking to improve the volume and definition of the upper thigh make good candidates for quadricep augmentation surgery. This is especially relevant for men who may properly diet and exercise intensely yet fail to see the results they desire. The case may be that strong development of the upper body muscles causes an asymmetrical aesthetic appearance; quadricep implants can give patients a more balanced and proportionate body. These factors also make quadricep implants an ideal option for bodybuilders seeking an increase in thigh mass. Patients with defects affecting muscle growth also make good candidates for quad augmentation.

Quad Implants Are a Good Option If You:

  • Desire a fuller, more muscular appearance of the thighs
  • Struggle to add mass to the quadricep region
  • Seek an increased sense of self-confidence
  • Want to restore balance to your overall physical proportions

What Can I Expect From Recovery?

Patients are likely to see results immediately after quadricep implant surgery. To aid in the healing process, patients are instructed to wear compression garments over the thighs for the week following the surgery. Within a few weeks, patients will attend follow-up appointments to ensure the recovery process is proceeding properly, and then begin a gentle exercise program to ensure comfort in the thigh area. Full recovery tends to last around four weeks.

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