Shoulder Implants (Deltoid Augmentation)

Shoulder Implants (Deltoid Augmentation)

shoulder implants for menWhat Are Shoulder Implants?

Shoulder implant surgery, also known as deltoid augmentation, is a procedure that consists of increasing the muscle mass of the shoulder area. The goal of this procedure is to make the delt muscle bulkier using a silicone implant. Shoulder implant surgery can also be used for men whose deltoid has been damaged by trauma or injury. The size of implant that men can get depends on the results they desire. Dr. Steinbrech and his staff specialize in body implants for men. The Male Plastic Surgery team will assist you in deciding which shape and size shoulder implant is right for you.

How Is Shoulder Implant Surgery Performed?

Each shoulder implant that is inserted into the body is made up of solid silicone. There are two types of silicones: solid and liquid, solid silicones are used more frequently for men. Each solid silicone implant is made of is also very soft providing comfort and ease to the body.

Prior to should implant surgery, Dr. Steinbrech will make sure that the implant is customized based on the patient’s goal. Before inserting the implant, the doctor will first make some incisions into the deltoid muscle area. Then, a pocket needs to be created under this muscle layer so the implants can be placed inside. After the silicone shoulder implants are properly put in, the doctor will close the incisions with sutures and they would require some time to heal completely.

shoulder implants for menWho Is A Good Candidate For A Shoulder Implant?

While some men genetically tend to have greater deltoid muscle mass resulting in them having muscular and defined shoulders, many men do not. However, this safe and hassle-free surgery makes it possible for men to get their desired type of shoulders. Therefore, anyone who wants to develop some muscle and definition, especially in their shoulder area, without having to do intensive workouts in the gym, makes a good candidate for this procedure. In addition, men who want to correct the appearance of their shoulders which could’ve become deformed to accidents, injury, or even as a side effect of other surgeries can also do so by getting a shoulder implant.

Recovery Time

The recovery process of a shoulder implant can be a bit lengthy. Male patients may take up to a month to get used to the newly placed shoulder implant. During this time of healing, patients might experience some difficulty when moving or raising their arms. However, all pain and discomfort should go away within a month. The silicone implant becomes more adjusted to the existing muscles of your deltoids over time. Patients can return to their normal activities and even physically strenuous activities such as working out within a few weeks to a month. So, as long as patients follow the instructions of the doctor after the surgery and take good care of their shoulders and themselves, the recovery process will become simple and fast as well.

Shoulder Implant Consultation

Dr. Steinbrech will adjust implants according to the size you desire. It is very important to consult with a doctor before doing anything else. For more information about shoulder implants book your consultation today. Dr. Steinbrech is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Book your consult with us today in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.