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
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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.