A Few Facts About Bicep Implants
In most cases bicep implants fall in the category of cosmetic surgery, and the implants are designed to given one an appearance greater muscle mass and/or tone. In some instances a bicep implant may be desirable to correct upper arm problems as the result of trauma.
The surgical procedure involved in bicep implants is not terribly complicated and is usually no more risky that is any other silicone transplant. Recovery time is usually in two phases, the first phase focusing on healing, and the second phase focusing on returning the arm to the point where full muscular activity can be resumed. Once the surgical dressings have been removed, usually during the first week following surgery, mild exercise begins for the purpose of achieving the same range of motion the arm had prior to the operation. Once the patient feels comfortable with his arm movements, work can slowly begin on toning and building up the arm muscles and the upper body muscles, which have been inactive for a period of time.
One key thing to bear in mind. There are many surgeons who would be capable of a biceps implant, but there are not all that many who have done the operation extensively, and some risk can be avoided by seeking out a surgeon who does this type of operation frequently. Bicep implants are a type of plastic surgery, and as is the case with all types of plastic surgery, if things go wrong, not only is there a chance of infection, especially if the body attempts to reject the implant, but there is also a chance that the final result may not appear as intended. A bicep that is too large with respect to surrounding muscles, or slightly out of place, will be very noticeable, and not particularly attractive. Just wanting larger biceps doesn't necessarily cover all the bases. Size matters, but so does relative size, placement, and a few other things.
Migrating Implants - Another risk to consider: even though the surgery was successful and the results pleasing, everyday exercise, especially strenuous exercise involving the arms and upper body, can at times cause the implant to shift in position. The bicep is a muscle that is subjected to a great deal of strain much of the time, as well as being subjected to almost constant movement. This means that inserting the implant correctly involves more than simply placing it where it's supposed to look good and then sewing the incision shut. A migrating implant can certainly become a conversation piece, a conversation the recipient could do without.
An Art Form - As is the case with most plastic surgery and implant operations, the surgeon should have a little artist's blood flowing in his veins. A bicep implant, or most any implant for that matter, is not something that just picked off the shelf and has a size like a shoe size. The implant is a silicon prosthetic device which needs to be custom sculpted to best fit the body shape and contour of the patient. A carefully sculpted bicep implant can be a beautiful thing, one with straight edge or an out-of-place lump would be something quite the opposite.
Why Have Implant Surgery? - Why would someone want biceps implants anyway? Isn't that just being a bit narcissistic or a little on the phony side? The truth is, there are many who are into body building or sculpting who achieve their goals except for some reason or other the arms don't always cooperate and develop in proper proportion to the rest of the body, or at least the upper body. One may end up with well developed chest, shoulder, and back muscles, but upper arms that seem lacking in terms of muscular size and definition, and therefore somewhat out of place. Bicep implants are a way of resolving this predicament.