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 area 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
"CHANGED MY LIFE!I whole heartily recommend Dr. Charles Virden for a procedure. I had two consults a couple of years apart for an abdominoplasty. He sat with me and asked, “what has changed”? This led to a wonderful, caring discussion on what had changed in the two years since my first consult. (loss of almost 100lbs) Dr. Virden became as excited or more excited as I was to the prospects of how this procedure would change my life. He was so caring and enthusiastic to do the procedure. As I lay in recovery, he threw back the curtain and said (with the largest smile I have ever seen), “Hello skinny, I’ll see you tomorrow.” I can only say, I wish I had done it sooner…it has Changed My life! Thank you, Thank you. Patty"- P.B. / Google / Oct 02, 2019
"Prior to having Dr Virden correct 2 botched surgeries I had given up on all hope of looking normal. The plastic surgeon that did my previous surgeries had me on a pump for a year then made me pay full price for a revision that was worse. Dr. Virden never had a doubt he could fix it and that gave me hope. I can honestly say I had given up on anyone fixing it, but he did! I am 3 weeks out from surgery and I feel like I did in my 20's! Seriously this isn't an exaggeration. I would refer my friends and family to Dr. Virden and his staff. His positive attitude and professional but kind bedside manner is comforting. I honestly can't say enough about my experience and how happy I am. If you're thinking about changing something please talk to him first. After all I have been through I can honestly say he comes through and has an eye for detail. Thank you Dr. Virden and staff for giving me a new outlook on myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 12, 2019
"I've been going to see Leah S. for a few years now for a variety of things and she's the absolute best! I live in NYC and always make it point to book an appointment whenever I go back to visit family in Tahoe. She's incredibly knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable and all her work is amazing. I would highly recommend Leah and even got a few friends and family members to start seeing her!"- K.O. / Google / Aug 27, 2019
"I saw Aleah Hartung the P.A. In Dr Virdens office for a skin tag removal. I didn’t have to wait months to get in to see her as if I had to see a dermatologist in any other office. I got in, in less than a week. Her technique was amazing, I didn’t feel a thing. I was very impressed. I highly recommend anyone who needs their skin looked at for any suspicious lesions, moles or any skin concerns."- N.T. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
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
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.