Quad (Thigh) Augmentation

What is Quad (Thigh) Augmentation?

Skipping leg day isn’t always the culprit behind one’s inability to build broad, defined quadriceps muscles. In fact, many men struggle to increase volume on their anterior thigh. Quad augmentation is performed to change or enhance the size of a man’s anterior thigh for cosmetic (or reconstructive) purposes. This primary method, which features a silicone quadriceps implant, can also be performed with BodyBanking (fat transfer) for even greater mass. Silicone implants are custom shaped to fit each patient, ultimately meeting their desired results.

Over his career, board-certified Dr. Steinbrech has performed countless augmentation and implant surgeries for men all of the continental United States. He has even been named as Forbes’ go-to surgeon for men. Male Plastic Surgery uses top quality implants from Alpha Aesthetics.

How is Quad Augmentation Performed?

First, the patient will receive general anesthesia prior to surgery of the quads. Dr. Steinbrech will make two small, secured incisions on the rectus femoris (1 of 4 parts of the quadriceps muscle group). The silicone implant will rest on top of the muscle via a small pocket, ensuring a natural and fitting look. Once in position, Dr. Steinbrech and his expert staff will flex the muscle in different postures to ensure both incisions can be closed with confidence. Dissolvable sutures are used to close up the site, leaving little to no scarring. Each patient is outfitted with a light dressing and compression garment to aid in the healing process.

Who is a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for quad augmentation are those looking to increase the volume of their upper thigh. This especially applies to individuals who, despite diet and exercise, cannot build muscle mass in the quadriceps.

Conversely, some patients who have experienced physical traumas may select quad augmentation for reconstructive purposes. Ideally, prospective candidates should maintain a healthy body mass and be a non-smoker.

  • Those seeking greater volume in their quadriceps
  • Men with underdeveloped leg muscles
  • Individuals seeking improved self-confidence and body image
  • Patients in need of reconstructive surgery

To learn more about quadricep augmentation, contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech to request your consultation today!

Recovery Time

The healing process for quad augmentation may take up to 1 month. Patients will be outfitted with a compression garment to be placed around the leg until their first follow-up with Dr. Steinbrech. This garment must be worn early during the healing process for the entirety of each day – with the exception of cleaning. Within the first few weeks following surgery, each patient will attend follow up appointments with us to ensure the recovery process is on track. With 2 to 4 weeks, the patient will begin a light program involving exercise to ensure nearby joints are comfortable. Patients see results immediately following the surgery, but will continue to heal for about 4 weeks.

Treatment & Consultation

Listed as Forbes’ “go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech specializes in the quad augmentation for men from coast to coast. Please contact Dr. Steinbrech’s clinic to set up your consultation or speak to a patient advisor by calling (646) 480-7750.