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Bicep and Tricep Implants

By: Sarah Knowles BA, MA - Updated: 29 Sep 2021 | comments*Discuss
Bicep Tricep Muscles Implant Arm Body

The upper arm is one area that both men and women alike strive to perfect. Men like to have strong, muscular arms, women like taut, toned arms with no trace of batwings. But try as we might, sometimes it seems we just can't achieve the arms we desire, even with the proper diet and exercise and even professional advice and training.

That's where a bicep or tricep implant might come in handy.

What are Implants?

Bicep and tricep implants are soft silicone “pillows” that are surgically inserted into the arm area under the bicep or tricep muscles to give the definition and muscularity that previously was lacking, or was perceived to be lacking.

Your surgeon will choose an implant especially for you, occasionally even moulding one out of wax for a perfect shape. Then he or she will create a small pocket in the arm area while the patient is under general, local or regional anaesthesia. The implant will be inserted into the pocket then stitched back up – much like a boob job.

Be advised that while most men ask to have the largest implant available, often they do not look realistic. You will need to choose one that is the right size for your body to avoid looking disproportionate. Let your surgeon lead you in the right choice.

Patients who undergo bicep and tricep implants are advised not to lift anything at all for two days following the surgery, and to take it easy for a while afterwards. The good news is that you can see the results of the surgery immediately.

Who has Bicep or Tricep Implants?

Anyone who wishes to increase the muscular definition in their body can have one. However, the majority of people who choose to have this type of surgery usually are bodybuilders who cannot get the body definition they want. Gluteal and subpectoral implants are also popular amongst this set – seen as a safer alternative to anabolic steroid use, which can have dangerous consequences for the body.

What are the Risks Involved?

Like any surgical procedure where a foreign object is inserted into the body, these implants can be tricky. Risks can include temporary or permanent nerve damage, asymmetry, scarring, bleeding and infection. You may also experience implant shifting and numbness.

Before you have this plastic surgery you will need to stop smoking, as well as refrain from using any recreational drugs or anabolic steroids for at least six weeks prior to the operation. Only use a surgeon who is certified by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or its equivalent, and make sure they have done this exact surgery many times before, with a stunning track record. You may be advised to talk to former patients first.

If you want your peers to think that you have been working out every day in the gym for hours perfecting your bicep muscles, this may be the surgery for you. Then again, working out in the gym every day for hours perfecting your bicep muscles might be a cheaper – and safer – option to achieve the look you want.

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I had a bicep implant go wrong in my left arm so I’m looking to get it redone. The implant I want is to go on top of the bicep muscle please kind regards
None - 4-Sep-21 @ 6:06 AM
I’m looking and bulking my arms out due to cerebral palsy I can’t seem to put much size on my arms but will this surgery do much scaring due to having 2 full arm 360 tattoo sleeve
Jt - 14-Jan-21 @ 5:14 PM
torn my bicep nearly 10 years ago and I'm looking into having a implant to match it up with my other arm.. Hope you can help Many thanks Graham
Graham - 11-Aug-20 @ 11:36 AM
I lost my right bicep from a mother bike crash 7 years ago and would like to know where I can get an implete in the UK and how do I need to speak to
Ashley - 6-Aug-20 @ 9:14 PM
Hi. Would an implant help correct a torn bicep aesthetically?
Andy b - 16-Apr-20 @ 9:59 AM
Hi I tore about an inch of my bicep off the tendon would implant help get it looking normal again thanks Brian
Bru - 17-Aug-19 @ 5:52 PM
I had a head injury in 1987, was laid up for a long time and when back on my feet started weight training. Unfortunately my upper arms didn’t develop and so they are somewhat ‘skinny’ as people describe them. I was wondering what the cost would be for bicep and tricep implants? Kind regards, Ian Phillips
Slick - 30-Jul-19 @ 12:18 AM
Hello I would like to know if I can get bicep implant done in the UK if yes who follows out this procedure Kind regards Peter
Minder - 15-Jul-19 @ 3:19 PM
Hi I tore my bicep from my elbow 4 years ago and I no longer like the look.Would a bicep implant work ?hut
Jupiter1 - 17-Mar-19 @ 7:26 PM
Hi I’m after a deltoid implant for one side as I lost this during an operation. Where in the UK can I get this done? Thank you
Dude - 4-Jul-18 @ 11:11 PM
I snapped my tendon in my left arm years ago and haven't a bicep in that arm can implants make my arms look even.
Beaver - 22-May-18 @ 10:24 AM
Can you please recommend anywhere in the U.K. That does bicep implants Thanks
Phil - 4-Sep-17 @ 10:46 AM
Hi, could you please advise of any practitioners in london who perform bicep and tricep implants as I don't seem to be able to find any when I search on google Kind Regards M
Mj987 - 4-Feb-17 @ 2:44 PM
Could you please tell me price of bicep implants in both arms . I have ruptured biceps in both arms .
Squat - 26-Aug-16 @ 7:44 PM
I have nerve and muscle damage in my right arm because of this i have no tricep muscle. I want a implant in my arm to replace the missing muscle.
stephen luke - 25-Jul-16 @ 12:45 PM
Hi I broke my left are badly in rugby 10 years ago the surgeon that repaired my arm had to cut a significance amount of my tricep. Could I get an implant to Mock this muscle loss? Peter
Pete - 4-Jul-16 @ 9:25 PM
Daniel621 - Your Question:
Hi I would like to know how much it would cost for bicep and tricep implants are, also for pecks and shoulders thanks

Our Response:
You would have to apply directly to the cosmetic surgeons as prices will differ.
ExploreCosmeticSurgery - 2-Mar-16 @ 12:54 PM
Hi I would like to know how much it would cost for bicep and tricep implants are, also for pecks and shoulders thanks
Daniel621 - 1-Mar-16 @ 9:35 PM
I'm after a price on bicep implants?Where's the nearest place to South Wales (Cardiff)to have this done?
Riley - 25-Jan-16 @ 8:03 PM
Ross - Your Question:
Hi what would price be for bicep and tricep and how long is the healing proses. Thanks

Our Response:
You would have to contact your preferred cosmetic surgeon to obtain this information.
ExploreCosmeticSurgery - 14-Jan-16 @ 12:33 PM
Hi what would price be for bicep and tricep and how long is the healing proses. Thanks
Ross - 13-Jan-16 @ 6:18 PM
How much double bicep and contact for nearest place in Manchester
Rob - 6-Dec-15 @ 10:02 PM
Hello, Can you tell me where there is a surgery nearest Leeds, West Yorkshire please. Regards, Jamie.
JP0508 - 13-Aug-15 @ 10:06 PM
Looking for clinic that does bicep augmentation/implants
Dhe - 16-Jul-15 @ 4:42 PM
How much are bicep and tricep implants cost?
Oz - 28-Dec-14 @ 11:37 AM
Hi Approx price for bicep and tri cep implants please, and nearest clinic to Wolverhampton Thank you Steve
Steve - 8-Oct-14 @ 1:41 PM
Good morning, I'm enquiring about the cost of surgery for both bicep and tricep implants, any information would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards Tom
Tom - 3-Aug-14 @ 11:33 PM
Good morning, I'm enquiring about the cost of surgery for both bicep and tricep implants, any information would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards Martin
blackcloud - 27-Jul-14 @ 8:01 AM
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