Bicep augmentation or bicep implantation is a procedure performed to dramatically increase the size and definition of the upper arm muscles. In men, it is typically sought to emphasize muscle bulk and create a larger, more defined upper arm. Bicep augmentation may also correct a muscle imbalance that has resulted from physical or congenital defects or disproportionate bicep development. Bicep implants are made of silicone and once in place, are designed to look and feel like real muscle. During the initial consultation with Pittsburgh plastic surgeon, Dr. James Fernau, various sizes and shapes will be discussed so that the desired outcome is attained.
Individuals in relatively good physical condition, who wish to gain bulk and definition in the bicep region, are good candidates for a bicep augmentation procedure. Bicep implants address the following:
- Thin or poorly defined bicep muscles.
- A muscle imbalance in the arms.
- Men or women who can’t achieve the upper arm toning they desire.
Bicep Augmentation Reviews
"Dr. Fernau helped me with a bilateral pectoral and bicep augmentation...but beyond that he and his team assisted me with everything. I traveled from out of country and they helped with transportation, follow-up visits, prompt email inquiries. It's not quite the final look I was wanting but it's a part of the process that I'm very excited to continue on working with Dr. Fernau and his team with."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 24, 2017
"46 Year Old Male Wanting Six Pack Back - Pittsburgh, PA - Dr Fernau is the best doc I ever could have found to do my abdominal etching! My results are better then I thought they would be. He really cared and coached me on exercise and eating healthy! His office staff called me after surgery and other times to check on me and give me encouragement. He did some body implants of my friends and I am coming back for implants for bicep, deltoid,pec and calf. He is the best ! - - Dr Fernau actually gave me a six pack! I had abdominal etching 10 months ago using smartlipo and my abs are back ! One great thing about Dr Fernau he really cares. I was weighed every time I came in and he always encouraged exercise and healthy eating. I really followed instructions and it paid off. He and his staff are a great team. No other medical office can compare ! I'm coming for bicep, deltoid , pec and calf implants. He did some of buddies with knock out results ! He is the best !"- 1. / RealSelf / Oct 26, 2016
"Dr Fernau is exceptional in every way. Skill, knowledge, compassion, honesty. A true would class surgeon! I had abdominal etching with smartlipo, bicep and calf implants and I "topped" it off with a neograft hair transplant. I am a patient for life. He has worked on 4 family members with equally remarkable results. A great man !"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 26, 2016
"Doc Fernau is simply put THE best. I had all of the surgery listed within the past year and great results. He cares. Always has the best equipment and staff. I send friends ,family all the time. I'm going back for more !"- T. / Vitals / Oct 26, 2016
During bicep augmentation surgery, a pocket is created within the bicep muscle and the implant is inserted to reside firmly within this pocket. The incision is usually made in the underarm region or in the natural crease of the arm where the upper and lower arm meet. Both of these incision patterns easily hide any scarring that may exist after surgery. The results following this surgery are a more defined and shapelier bicep area.
After bicep augmentation surgery, men should not lift weights or workout with weights for an extended time period, or until the surgical site has properly healed. Most patients are given the green light to begin working out again around 4-6 weeks. Immediately after surgery, there will be some bruising and swelling. This will subside within the first couple of weeks and the results will be evident. Men are able to have gorgeous biceps that time spent in the gym simply cannot achieve.
The average cost for bicep augmentation surgery can range between $4,900-$8,900.
Men who are interested in male fitness surgery are encouraged to schedule a consultation to discuss all of the alternatives. We offer calf augmentation surgery as well as abdominal etching to create outstanding results that mirror hours spent in the gym. Cosmetic surgery of this nature is designed to help men when diet and exercise alone cannot deliver the desired results. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the body of your dreams!
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- Average Cost
- $4,900 - $8,900
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location