Cosmetic surgery, specifically the use of bodybuilding implants, is an option which
bodybuilders are using to add size and shape to their physique when the traditional
methods of weightlifting and exercise do not or cannot produce the desired results.
While the use of anabolic steroids will temporarily increase muscle mass, there are
frequent, severe complications from its use. Bodybuilders are turning to the use of
specially designed implants to achieve bulk and definition when genetics or other
conditions prevent them from attaining the physical appearance they desire. The
information provided here will supply you with the knowledge and resources available
in the areas of Subpectoral Implants,
Bicep Implants, and
Gluteal Implants -
information you should know before making your decision regarding these procedures,
alternatives to using implants, help in locating a physician, and other resources you may need.
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Surgical Procedures for Bodybuilders
The most common areas of the body in which implants are useful to the bodybuilder are in the
chest (Subpectoral augmentation or pec implants),
the calf (calf augmentation with calf implants),
upper arms (bicep implants)
and buttocks (buttock or gluteal implants). Custom implants are available in many other areas of the body for those who have unique problems or requirements. Use of implants can provide bodybuilders with additional bulk resulting in the sculptured appearance highly valued by the bodybuilding community.
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Benefits and Risks of Cosmetic Surgery and Bodybuilding Implants
Benefits: Cosmetic Surgery and bodybuilding implants can be quite rewarding to the bodybuilder who has peaked from his exercise routine and is unable to achieve further development in certain areas. For those whose genetics prevent the desired development, implants are frequently the only way to add bulk. Surgery under these circumstances may produce not only a physical enhancement but an emotional improvement with the achievement of one's goals. Increased confidence in one's appearance and physique frequently leads to further improvements in other areas of life.
Risks: As with all surgical procedures, risks or complications of surgery exist. Modern surgical techniques reduce these risks to a minimum but patients are urged to discuss with their physician the risks and complications of all surgical procedures contemplated. Included in the consultation should be an open, honest discussion of all previous surgeries, steroid use, other medications, and illnesses which the bodybuilder may have had, particularly chronic health conditions such as diabetes and HIV.
In order to reduce the incidence of complications, it is important that you select an
experienced Plastic Surgeon that has a proven track record of success with minimal problems.
The surgeons we have chosen to be a part of BodyBuildingImplants.com are committed to using the latest technology to ensure your safety.
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Silicone implants have been available for more than 60 years. Modern silicone implants used for bodybuilding enhancement are soft, flexible and durable - safe and reliable. Silicone has come under fire since the early 1990's because of the silicone gel used in breast implants which was alleged to have caused autoimmune disease in some women. Highly controlled studies since that period have proven that silicone does not cause disease of any kind. Bodybuilding implants are made of solid silicone - soft but still solid without the controversial characteristics of silicone gel. Solid silicone has never been alleged to cause any disease in the human body.
Bodybuilding implants are made of the same silicone that surrounds many cardiac pacemakers. Most joint replacement parts are made with either solid silicone or coated with silicone to reduce the body reaction to the replacement part. No problems have ever been attributed to the silicone of these implants which is identical to the silicone of bodybuilder implants.
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Information, Resources and Answers
A wealth of information exists online to help you in making your choices and decisions
regarding cosmetic surgery and bodybuilding implants. As with all cosmetic surgery,
after you have done your research, you should have a consultation with a board certified
Plastic Surgeon (experienced in performing implants on bodybuilders) before making any
further decisions about surgery. (Locate a Physician)
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Why implants for bodybuilders?
Over the past 100 or so years interest in development of the male physique through exercise and activities specifically designed to enhance the muscularity of a man's body has expanded to include a significant portion of the population. While the vast majority of men are not looking to enter the competitive world of bodybuilding as a sport, current cultural interests look favorably on the well formed physique. Not since ancient times has the muscular male form been so keenly observed and desired. While most men can develop a leaner and therefore more muscular appearance through correct diet, exercise and activities designed to increase muscle mass, not all can develop to the level of muscle mass desired because of genetics or activity restrictions. Rather than resort to anabolic steroids, growth hormone, testosterone or other less well known drugs, bodybuilders have available implants that can augment certain areas of the body to produce balance in the physique that would be otherwise impossible.
Solid silicone implants are made of stable materials that will not break down for many years. Once healed in place, the likelihood of implant shifts or implant degradation is minimal. Complications of surgery are largely related to the initial healing period and are usually minimal. Once healed, people with implants may engage in all normal activities. Indeed, exercise including weight lifting and strength development is encouraged. Placement of implants is designed to minimize scars and to not interfere with muscle development or function.
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Explore your options and consider all alternatives. If you haven't tried going the route of an
effective workout routine, read "Build Big Muscles Fast. Gain Muscle Mass Guide" by Chris Chew.
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There is a lot of information online to help you in making your choices and decisions about these procedures. As with all cosmetic surgery, after you have done the proper research, you should have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon before making any decisions about surgery.
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