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Technical Strategies – Triceps Implants

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

 

Silicone implants are available for male muscle augmentation at a variety of body sites. The most well known male body implants are the pectoral and calf implants. Implants for the arms and shoulders can also be done but they are far less well known and performed. Arm implants can be done for the bicep and tricep muscles and are most commonly done together.

tricep muscleThe triceps muscle, technically known as the triceps brachii muscle (three headed muscle of the arm), is the single large muscle on the back of the arm. Its contraction is what causes the straightening of the arm by extension of the elbow joint. Aesthetically the triceps muscle is not thought of as important as the anterior biceps muscle. But augmentation of the biceps muscle can not really be done without triceps enlargement to keep a well balanced muscular upper arm.

Triceps Implants Incision Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisThe placement of triceps implants is best done under general anesthesia in the prone position. With the arms extended out on arm boards and the elbows bent at 90 to 120 degrees, good access is obtained to the back of the arm. With this positioning, a 3.5 cm skin incision can be made in the posterior axillary skin crease.

Triceps Implants Insertion Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisTriceps Implants Insertion 2 Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisDissection is carried down to the tricepsĀ  fascia through a moderate layer of subcutaneous fat. There are no major nerves or blood vessels that are in the path of this dissection. The fascia is incised and a subfascial plane is easily dissected down the whole back of the armĀ  to within a few centimeters of the elbow. A soft flexible silicone triceps implant (contoured carving block, Implantech) is sized, cut to length, and then thread into the subfascial pocket. It is important that the implant is positioned exactly on the back of the arm and stays passively below the fascial incision.

Triceps Implants Incision Closure Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisAfter the implant is adequately positioned, the triceps fascia is closed as well as the dermis of the overlying skin. The skin is then closed with a subcuticular suture.

The surgical technique for triceps implant placement is highly aided by properly positioning the patient so that unimpeded access is provided to the back of the arm.

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Dr. Barry Eppley is an extensively trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience. He is both a licensed physician and dentist as well as double board-certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This training allows him to perform the most complex surgical procedures from cosmetic changes to the face and body to craniofacial surgery. Dr. Eppley has made extensive contributions to plastic surgery starting with the development of several advanced surgical techniques. He is a revered author, lecturer and educator in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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