Tricep Implants

Tricep implant surgery uses a special silicone implant to create a more muscular and sculpted appearance. The implants are made out of semi-solid silicone and have the firmness of natural muscle. The surgeon makes an incision in the patient's armpit and the tricep muscles are localized through the incision after which a cut is made in the fascia (outer covering of the muscle). Then, a pocket is created below the fascia of the long head of the triceps muscle. The implant is placed in this pocket. The muscle lining is sutured and sutures are used to close the skin. Over time, the implant becomes surrounded by a scar tissue pocket.

Ideal candidates for tricep implant surgery are individuals that have a hard time achieving the upper arm muscle mass and toning they desire or they have had an injury or an accident where muscle mass augmentation is needed to achieve normal balance. Patients that smoke, have a history of extreme allergies or have an infection or medical condition that can impair the healing process are not good candidates.

The cost of tricep implant surgery ranges from $5000-$10,000. However, this range only includes the surgeon's fees and the cost of the implants. The final cost depends on the hospital or surgeon fees, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure creates a muscular and sculpted appearance. After the procedure, the arms are wrapped in elastic compression bandages to reduce the amount of body fluids that may seep into the treated areas. Patients shouldn't lift the treated arms the first few days after the procedure. The dressings are removed within 1-2 weeks followed by physical therapy to enable a comfortable range of motion of the arm. The results gotten can be seen immediately and are long lasting.

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submitted on   Tue Apr, 12, 2016 by David Amron, MD     
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