Dr. Hootan Daneshmand

Bicep Implants in Orange County & Bakersfield

Bicep Implant Surgery

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The Bicep Implant Procedure’s History

Historically, bicep implants have been used to correct asymmetries in the arm area caused by congenital malformations, trauma-induced atrophy of upper-extremity muscles, and patients who had volume deficiencies due to trauma or post-oncologic surgery. Biceps augmentation is recommended for patients who have hypoplasia in the biceps muscle for simply cosmetic reasons.

As established, surgeons employed bicep augmentation to aid in the restoration of soft tissue abnormalities in the upper arm area caused by major trauma or post-oncologic surgery. It is important to note that while a Silastic implant does not improve the patient’s arm usage, it does produce “satisfying cosmetic benefits” that are long-lasting, giving surgeons another choice for preserving body symmetry. It was first introduced for reconstructive purposes. The use of biceps implants for aesthetic purposes in 2004 began when a 32-year-old recreational bodybuilder complained of an undeveloped biceps area.

Surgeries in the submuscular layer, underneath the biceps brachii muscle, took place in the early 2000s. In 2009, a retrospective study of 94 cases was conducted to assess the technique and its potential risks and repercussions. All the operations involved making an axillary small incision and placing the implant in the submuscular plane. According to the researchers, the implant placed under the muscle posed a higher risk of problems. The enhanced shape was also seen when the device was placed simply below the fascia, albeit without the danger of damaging important neurovascular systems. Implant insertion inside the subfascial plane is preferred to implant placement in the submuscular plane.

Why Should You Get Bicep Implants?

People who seek more muscle size, definition, and thicker upper arms might consider biceps implant surgery. These folks cannot get the expected results despite engaging in strenuous training programs and muscular conditioning. Genetics often contribute, making it hard for them to develop a muscular body.

Even though most patients are male, women still choose this surgical procedure to get toned arms and a more defined appearance or chiseled figure. If you identify as one of these people, bicep implants augmentation may be the best option for you.

Why not have cosmetic surgery rather than wasting all that time at the gym? Furthermore, the effects will not only be immediate but will also look completely natural.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Bicep Implants?

Prepare to share your requirements, ambitions, and realistic expectations for the appearance you wish to obtain at your initial appointment with Dr. Daneshmand at Silhouette Plastic Surgery. Whether you’re having surgery for cosmetic reasons or to address an imbalance, be completely honest about everything you say. Simultaneously, we’ll check to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery.

It is critical that individuals undergoing surgical procedures are in good health. A medical background check and a physical examination will also be part of the session. We’ll ask you several questions to see if you’re in excellent shape, such as:

  • What prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs or supplements are you now taking?
  • Have you ever had an allergic response to a drug?
  • Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what was your impression of the situation?
  • What is the state of your health right now?

You’ll learn how the muscular definition procedure works, what to expect before and following the operation, what things to abstain from, and what complications to expect. During the meeting, Dr. Daneshmand will also discuss the cost, which differs per patient and evaluation. Finally, he will present you with a selection of bicep implant sizes and materials that are suitable for your body’s habitus from which to select for your procedure.

Bicep Muscle Implants: How Much do They Cost?

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The cost of muscle implant procedures is affected by the type of implant used, the placement method employed, and if you bundle the operation with other treatments. Dr. Daneshmand and his staff will address all related charges with you once they have created your implants and identified the optimal treatment method.

The cost of bicep implants varies depending on whether they are personalized or standard. The typical price is between $8,000 and $15,000. The surgeon’s charge, anesthetic expenses, operating room infrastructure costs, and all additional materials and implants required will all be included in your personalized price. All of your follow-up consultations are included in your expenses.

What is the Procedure for Biceps Implants?

Bicep implant surgery is normally done in an outpatient setting and takes around 80 minutes. It is possible to use general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or twilight sedation.

Dr. Daneshmand will begin by making incisions in your armpit or upper arm once the anesthetic has taken effect. This helps to reduce swelling, often preventing the form scar tissue, aiding the healing process. He will then make a pocket large enough to accommodate the implant. The final suturing phase is performed when he sees the implant in a stable location, increasing the appearance of muscle mass in the desired area.

The ideal bicep implants are chosen depending on your unique demands after speaking with our skilled and trained, board-certified plastic surgeon(s). All preoperative diagnostics and labs are completed before the operation day. Once you arrive at our thoroughly authorized ambulatory surgical facility on the day of your treatment, you will connect with qualified anesthesia doctors to share the best anesthetic choice for you. Before the procedure, you will be given antibiotics as a preventative measure. A  small incision is made beneath the arm to accomplish the surgery. This incision is concealed behind the armpit. The FDA-approved implant is inserted below the fascia of the bicep muscle. You will be given pain medicine after your surgery.

It is common for patients to experience some bruising and swelling. In most cases, patients typically return to work within a week. For the next 4-6 weeks, we advise our patients to avoid rigorous activity but eventually incorporate a healthy yet gentle exercise program.

Are There Differences Between Bicep Implants For Men And Women?

The silicone implants used to enhance the bicep are identical to those utilized in a cosmetic procedure for men in other ways. The silicone implants used for male bicep implants are stiffer and less flexible than the implants used for cosmetic procedures on women; this is an attempt to replicate the actual muscles of the arm more precisely.

What Should You Expect Following Bicep Implant Surgery?

Prepare to have your arms wrapped in a bandage following the procedure. Traditionally, this is performed to mitigate or minimize swelling.

You’ll probably feel tight and in discomfort for a day or two, but it will pass. Bruising is also prevalent in people who have had bicep implant surgery.

Dr. Daneshmand will offer you precise instructions and constraints before discharging you to go home to prevent the chance of your implants rupturing.

What are the Post-Operative Care Instructions?

While the patients’ arms will be wrapped in elastic compression sleeves before they leave the office on the day of surgery to reduce swelling and the risk of seroma development. On the first postoperative day, the sleeves are removed, and a compression garment is placed, which must be worn at all times for the next four weeks. Patients can take their sleeves off to bathe and cleanse them as required. 

On the day postoperative, patients can commence washing, making sure to dry the elastic tape over their wounds using a low-heat hair drier. Following surgery, the patient is urged to minimize the use of their upper body and upper arms, avoiding effort or lifting heavy objects. Patients may use their arms as tolerable following surgery, but they must refrain from manual labor or strenuous activities for the first 4-6 weeks following surgery. Further instructions or alternative care instruction will be given or elaborated on during consultation and recovery post-procedure.

What is the Recovery Process for Bicep Implant Surgery?

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Expect a substantial level of discomfort for the first two days following surgical procedures. As a result, it is highly recommended that you do not elevate your arms on those days.

Your dressings will be removed a week following your bicep implant procedure. To enable a range of arm motions, a modest arm training program will be administered. You should be back to your usual schedule in a week or two.

It might take up to a month for you to fully recover. You are then free to resume your workout routine. Bear in mind that the healing process is unique to each person’s health situation.

What are the Possible Bicep Implant Surgery Complications?

Bicep implant operations are no exception to the rule that all surgical procedures come with dangers. Bleeding, muscle or nerve injury, allergic responses, and infection are all possible side effects of the procedure, albeit they are uncommon. If the solid silicone implants become infected, Dr. Daneshmand will have to remove them.

Implant shifting, wherein the implant(s) move(s) to another part of the body, is another potential problem. When this occurs, you’ll need to do another procedure.

Remember, the odds of these issues occurring are quite slim, particularly when dealing with a highly talented, skilled, and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Daneshmand. You will have a safe recovery if you follow his instructions and treatment plan.

Complications can occur when undertaking surgical bicep augmentation treatments. Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute uses its expertise with honesty, integrity, and a dedication to excellence in plastic surgery to provide the latest advances in cosmetic, reconstructive, and plastic surgery. With extra focus on cutting-edge implants, treatments can significantly minimize the chance of issues. Still, you should be informed of the risks so that you can properly care for your implants after surgery as directed by your doctor. To ensure that you are a well-informed patient, make sure you question your doctor about these problems.

The following are some of the possible complications of biceps augmentation surgery:

  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Visibility of the implant
  • Scarring that is hypertrophic
  • Scar hyperpigmentation 
  • Capsular contracture
  • Dehiscence of a Wound
  • Nerve damage or injury (motor or sensory; permanent or temporary)
  • Compartment Syndrome

Can I Get Bicep Implants and Other Procedures Done at the Same Time?

During the implantation of bicep implants, most patients can successfully combine additional cosmetic procedures or aesthetic plastic surgery. Pectoral implants, micro liposuction, SmartLipo, abdominal etching, and neck contouring are by far the most popular combination operations. Other combinations include the following procedures:

Are Bicep Implants Right for You?

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Contact the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute at 949-359-8397 if you think bicep implant surgery is appropriate for you. Medical advice and treatment details must be given on a case-by-case basis. For that reason, we offer a free consultation upon scheduling.

Call now and take action towards our procedure which will help you either medically and functionally or emotionally to be more confident with your ideal figure.

What Makes a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon the Best Option?

Dr. Daneshmand is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in augmentation surgery.  In the Orange County and Bakersfield areas, his ability to give expertise in the field of plastic surgery has gained him respect from both patients and colleagues. Call 949-359-8397 today to book your consultation with an experienced Orange County plastic surgeon.