Plastic surgery helps provide a shape and contour to the body that diet and exercise often can’t achieve. Body implants can be used in various areas of the body to give you the look you desire. They can also correct any deformities that affect muscle growth. Here, we look deeper into body implants and why patients would go under the knife for them.
What areas of the body can body implants be used?
Many people are already familiar with breast implants used in breast augmentation. Body implants can be used in other areas as well. Pectoral implants help men who want to change the shape of their chest muscles to look larger or firmer. Buttock implants help women primarily enhance the appearance and definition of their gluteal muscles. Calf implants help improve muscle tone and definition or add bulk. Bicep implants give the upper arm area more muscle definition and an increased fullness.
Is the procedure the same no matter where on the body it’s performed?
Depending on the type of implant procedure being performed, the type of anesthesia used and the length of surgery will vary. Your surgeon will discuss this at length with you during your consultation. The body implant procedure will be performed at our state-of-the-art suite or an area hospital where we have surgical privileges. The surgery generally takes 1-2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
Who are candidates for surgery?
If you’ve tried to enhance your muscle mass and definition through weight lifting but with little or no success, and you’re in good overall health, you may make a good candidate for body implant surgery. Qualified patients will have a good understanding of the potential risks of surgery. It’s important to have a good understanding of what surgery can and cannot do, and you’ll be able to discuss all your questions and concerns with your surgeon during your consultation.
Considering a consultation to discuss body implant surgery? If you live in or around the Washington, D.C., area, call our office at 202-785-4187 to schedule an appointment.