Not all plastic surgeries and implant surgeries are catered to women. There are also implants that help men develop a greater sense of self-worth and self-esteem. In men, one of the most common implant surgeries concerns the biceps.
Bicep implant is a cosmetic procedure that involves creating muscular definition in the biceps by creating increased mass or fullness with the help of an implant.
Men and women who undergo extensive muscular condition yet cannot achieve the upper arm toning they want can avail of this procedure.
Implants for the biceps are not only done to help achieve a more contoured biceps but also to achieve better proportion and appearance of the entire body.
Silicone Bicep Implants For Men
- There are different types of implants used to create more defined biceps in men.
- One of the most commonly used is the silicone implant.
- In order to insert the implant in place, a small incision is made.
- A soft, silicone implant is then cut in the shape fit for the patient’s bicep pocket. The shape is specifically cut in order to deliver realistic and proportional results.
- The implant is usually placed under the investing fascia or under the bicep muscle.
- The operation typically lasts a period of 2 hours.
- The patient will be under local anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or general anesthesia.
Tips To Follow Before And After Bicep Implants?
There are several tips that men can observe and follow before and after surgery in order to achieve the best possible result and recovery.
- Consult with a surgeon to determine good candidacy for the surgery.
- A mould must be made of the bicep area to ensure the size and design of the implant will fit well into the bicep pocket.
- Medications, smoking, drinking alcohol, recreational drugs, and supplements must be withheld prior to the surgery.
- If anabolic steroids are taken, this should be stopped for a period of at least 6 weeks prior to the surgery.
- Compression garments must be worn for 2-3 weeks.
- Bed rest is advised for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, patients may ambulate to eat or go to the bathroom but majority of the time, patients must be off their feet with legs elevated.
- For two days after the surgery, the patient must not lift their arms.
- For a period of 6 weeks after surgery, normal activities should not be resumed including going to the gym.