When diet and exercise are not enough to achieve the desired shape and outline for certain areas of the body, you can surgically improve the local appearance with body implants. Implants can be used in areas such as calves, arms – biceps, buttocks or pectorals. In some cases, body implants are used to correct deformities caused by muscular growth disorders such as poliomyelitis, spina bifida or Poland syndrome.
Calf implants are used to correct deficiencies in tone and muscle contour to add volume or create anatomical balance. With biceps implants, the top of the arm benefits from defined and “working” muscles. Women who want to improve the appearance, size and outline of gluteal muscles mainly use buttock implants. A pectoral implant is suitable for men who want to form, enlarge or support their chest muscles that have not responded to weight lifting exercises.
Are you a good candidate?
If you are in good health and have tried unsuccessfully to improve your weight and muscle tone through sports, you could be an ideal candidate for this surgery.
Dr. Sinescu and our medical staff are dedicated to helping you get the body you want in a safe and proper way. Therefore, during your first appointment with your staff, before planning your surgery, we shall discuss how you want to look after the intervention; we shall evaluate each target body region and decide the type, size, shape and position of the implant. We’ll review the various options suitable for you. You will be given a detailed explanation of the procedure, steps to be followed before and after surgery, potential risks and complications, costs and payment methods. We will answer all your questions. We’ll ask for your medical history, information on cigarette and alcohol consumption, and a list of all the medicines you use, including the over the counter ones.
Surgery will take place in one of the ultramodern clinics where our doctors work; it will take 1-2 hours and will usually be performed under general anesthesia, although local sedative anesthesia can also be used.
The intervention may be open or endoscopic. Occasionally, instead of silicone implants, fat transfer can be used. The implant can be sewn in position or supported by the muscles above, depending on the method used and the individual anatomy. Incisions are sutured and sometimes drains tubes are used to quickly remove excess blood or fluid.
Recovery after body implants
Shower or bath – the first day after surgery
Return to work – 1-2 weeks after surgery
Driving – a week after surgery
Suture removal- 10-14 days after surgery
Intense physical activity – one month after surgery
Contact sports – 8 weeks after the intervention
Fading of the scars – from a few months to a year
What are the possible side effects or risks?
Like any surgical procedure, placing body implants can pose risks. During the initial consultation, our physicians will evaluate and discuss individual issues and determine if you are a good candidate for the intervention. You can help reduce risks by carefully following the pre- and post-operative instructions provided. Our staff will be with you at every step of the way to ensure a safe and aesthetic result.
The most likely complications include the following:
– sensation deficiencies
– implant mobilization in an unnatural position
– patological scarring
How long do the results last?
Body implants add volume in underdeveloped muscle areas. Results are permanent if silicone implants are used. If fat deposits are used, the procedure may be repeated periodically.
Frequently asked questions
What other procedures can be associated?
Liposuction can be used to remove fat from the area near the implant and refine the result.
Does my health insurance cover the costs of the surgery?
Implantology is considered cosmetic surgery and is therefore not covered by insurance. You are responsible for the full payment of the procedure. During the first consultation, the cost and payment information will be detailed.
Are there alternatives?
Options for improving muscle volume and tone include weight loss and exercise. Liposuction can also greatly enhance the appearance of certain areas of the body. Occasionally, fat transfer surgery is a variant.