Think plastic surgery is just for women? Think again. “Men are delving more and more into the cosmetic treatment realm today,” says Steven J. Pearlman, M.D., of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery in New York. While he points out that the most common procedures for men, especially athletic men with lower body fat percentages, are facial fillers, there exists some more elaborate treatments that men are undergoing.
Muscle Implants being just one of the set of procedures men are undergoing.
For some, a relatively toned physique just won’t cut it. Enter muscle implants. Solid silicone implants are placed under or in between muscles to help boost areas that are underdeveloped. Calf and pectoral implants are apparently most common for men, and gluteal, bicep, tricep, abdominal, deltoid, and quadricep implants are gaining traction, too. So, who’s getting these muscle enhancements? “People that do these things are actually in very great shape normally,” says J. Howell Tiller M.D., P.A. “They’re athletes, they work out, they have almost perfect bodies, but they are perfectionists. They want the best. It’s not the person who’s a couch potato without any muscle at all—it’s the opposite.”
Men are getting more and more familiar with cosmetic surgery techniques every year. Dr. Tiller has taken many of the common procedures usually performed on women and tweaked them to fit the needs and goals of the male patient. Procedures such as tummy tucks, body lifts, facial surgeries, and liposculpting designed for men.