Bicep and triceps implants enhance the muscular appearance and improve fullness in the upper arm. Bicep and triceps implants boost the upper arm by fat injections or implants.
Bicep and triceps implants are useful for patients who have had nerve injury, muscle injury, tendon injury, trauma or genetic abnormality. This procedure is popular among professional body builders who experience difficultly in toning biceps or triceps muscles.
The bicep and triceps implant procedures are performed either under a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetics with a twilight sedation. Bicep and triceps implants generally follow a similar pattern in that an incision is made in an inconspicuous position on the upper arm or armpit. The surgeon is then able to form a ‘pocket’ for the implant to be carefully inserted and positioned. The incision is closed and a very small dressing is placed to protect the wound.
Bicep and triceps implants can be a synthetic implant such as silicone or similar or a fat transfer implant. In the case of fat transplants, it is most common for the fat cells employed to be taken from the buttocks, stomach or thighs of the patient. This is usually performed by liposuction, the fat collected is refined to purify the cells before injected into the bicep and triceps area. Fatty cells are the greatest living filler, it is totally biocompatible to the body and non-allergenic.
The recovery period spans over a month, the patient will be instructed not to lift their arms for two days after surgery. The patient will experience discomfort which can be managed with pain medication. Patients can resume a gentle exercise program within two weeks to allow a full and comfortable range of motion of the arms. General daily activities including work can be resumed within a week or two following the procedure. Complete muscle activity can be recommence a month following the procedure.
The results will be apparent immediately following the procedure, however the full extent of the surgery can be appreciated a month after the surgical procedure.