William Callaghan. MD (biceps-triceps Surgery)
Bicep and Triceps Implants
Biceps and triceps implants are specifically intended for augmentation of an individual’s natural muscles. The implants that are utilized are soft silicone implants, which come in various shapes and sizes and can be customized to fit the anatomy.
Both men and women may be candidates for tricep and bicep implants. Men may opt for this form of male plastic surgery because their workouts are not having the desired effects on their bicep and tricep muscles.
The procedure is usually performed using general anesthesia. An incision is made in the axilla (upper arm or armpit). The goal is to place these incisions so that the resultant scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. A pocket is formed under the muscle fascia and the implant is customized for that individual.
This can occur in the upper part of the abdomen, sides of the body, and the back.
- • Asymmetry
- • Muscle or nerve damage (usually temporary)
- • Numbness
- • Implant shifting
- • Infection
- • Bleeding
- • Anesthesia risks
- • Pulmonary embolism
The recovery is fairly quick though there is period of pain and discomfort which lasts for several days. The pain managed with medications. One can return to normal activities within 4 weeks.