About Male Implants
At Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada there are few operations that make as dramatic an improvement to the male body as calf and pectoral augmentation. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden performs male augmentation surgery to enhance a man's body, but also to correct deformities to the legs and chest caused by a congenital condition or accident. Calf and pectoral implants enhance and increase the appearance of a man's chest or legs with special, silicone implants.
Pectoral augmentation involves placing solid silicone implants beneath the pectoralis major muscle much like breast augmentation for women. This procedure is performed by placing the implants through small incisions along the chest wall for a much firmer and more powerful appearing chest. Pectoral implants can also correct deformities and asymmetry for an improved chest contour. Calf augmentation for men in the Reno or Tahoe/Truckee areas places solid silicone implants on top of the gastrocnemius muscles. For those with naturally small calves, even with vigorous weight lifting, there is very little chance to improve the size of one’s calves naturally. Calf augmentation can also correct an abnormal appearance in the lower legs caused by polio, clubfoot, spina bifida, and other conditions.
The best candidates for male augmentation surgery:
- Have tried diet and exercise
- Want to enhance or define their muscles
- Want to fix a physical defect or body asymmetry
- Have overall good health
- Have realistic expectations
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"Dr Virden is a superb surgeon who deserves 10 stars!"- C.B. / Yelp / Nov 23, 2017
"Couldn’t Have Been a Better Experience! - From start to finish I have been so happy with my process. Dr. Virden was attentive, listened and really makes you feel like you’re his only patient. I chose breast augmentation and he included me in every part of the process, making himself available for questions and helping me to understand what to expect. The virtual picture they sent me was amazing to see and really helped me choose w..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 12, 2017
"I feel like a better me!! Wonderful staff Thank you so much <3"- D.R. / Facebook / Sep 29, 2017
"I had an amazing experience with this Dr. and his staff. I was lucky enough to meet with Mrs. Virden, she did some injections around my eyes and her work is flawless. The medical staff is amazing and the office staff is caring and wonderful. Thank you to all the staff at Dr. Virden'soffice."- S.A. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2017
What to Expect
Patients may have one augmentation surgery or a combination, depending on their specific needs and goals. Most implant surgeries are done with the patient under local or general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery, but some patients may need to spend the night for observation.
- Calf Implants: An incision is made in the back of the knee and then the implant is placed in a pocket either below the fascia or within the calf muscle.
- Pectoral Implants: An incision is made in the armpit and the implant is placed under the pectoral muscles and above the ribs.
The recovery period after implant surgery will vary depending on the location of the implant, but the surgeon will go over aftercare instructions, including medications, compression garments, and activity restrictions. Final results will be visible 1 – 3 months after the surgery when the swelling subsides and the implants settle into their final position. Implants can be long lasting, but patients should follow the surgeon’s care instruction and have their implants checked regularly for infections or leaks.
Plan Your Procedure
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Enhance and Define
If all your time at the gym isn’t giving you the shape and size you desire, schedule a consultation to learn more about male implants for the calves and pectorals. Augmentation surgery can help to enhance existing muscles and balance your body proportions.