Certain anatomical parts of the body can be enhanced if it is disproportionately smaller or ill defined as compared to rest of the body features.
The materials used for body enhancement depends on individual needs.
Male Pectoral Implants
There are many reasons for getting pectoral implants, both genetic and cosmetic. Primarily, they are used in a self-esteem enhancing cosmetic manner, whereby, even after exercise, sometimes people still aren’t able to achieve the chest development they desire.
It will enhance the appearance, size and muscular definition of pectoral muscles in men and is also frequently used to correct pre-existing congenital and physical defects.
Surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and the incision is hidden under the arms. A solid silicone implant is inserted under the muscle or the fascia overlying the muscle. Endoscopic technique helps in precise location of the implants.
Calf Implants (Calf Augmentation)
It is a very popular procedure, which will create cosmetic fullness in the lower leg and can help those men and women who, even after extensive muscular development, can’t achieve the calf muscle toning they desire. Calf implants are best suited for lower leg sculpting, and also can correct muscle imbalance as a result of both physical and congenital defects.
Calf implants enhance the shape and size of the calf muscles by placing soft, solid silicone implants in pockets overlying the existing gastrocnemius muscles. The calf muscle is a two-headed muscle (one head on the upper inside of the leg and the other on the upper outside of the leg) on the back of the leg that attaches on each side of the femoral bone just above the knee and extends down the leg ending as the Achilles tendon at the heel.
These implants which may be one to each leg or two depending on the desired effect are placed through small incisions in the creases behind the knee. A person may desire to have only the inner head of the muscle enlarged, the outer head, or both. The result is that the existing musculature is made to appear larger and more defined.
Procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and requires 4-6 weeks for complete recovery.
Alternative technique is Fat Transfer
Fat cells are harvested from areas of reserve that has excess fat eg. Outer thighs, abdomen and or flanks. The fat cells are processed and injected into the area to be treated.
One may require 2-3 sessions to achieve a desired result. The procedure is performed under local anesthetics.
Buttock/ Gluteal Enhancement
Gluteal Implants, commonly referred to by consumers as buttock or butt implants, are primarily used for augmentation surgery (enlargement of the buttock region) and occasionally for reconstruction or treatment of asymmetry.
Buttock implants are usually placed beneath the fascia-or what is termed subfascially-beneath the fibrous lining that encases the buttock muscles. The implants may also be placed in the intra-muscular plane (within the muscle such as the gluteus maximus). The intra-muscular plane of insertion is commonly used when the patient is thin and has little body fat. Both implantation sites are well tolerated by the body.
Since this is an area of the body that is required for walking, sitting, and so many other movements, patients might experience greater pain during the recovery period than other common cosmetic surgery procedures and the recovery time is usually longer. Pain medications typically are prescribed to help with the discomfort, but after approximately 5-7 days the patient is able to be up and about; moving, walking, and sitting more comfortably.
There is generally very little swelling and bruising after buttock augmentation so the results may be seen very soon after surgery. Full physical activities are usually permitted within a month after surgery.
Buttock enhancement can be achieved by Liposculpturing.
In this technique fat around the buttock region such as flanks, lower back and outer thighs are removed and transferred into more desirable areas of buttock.
Patient may require 2-3 sessions to achieve a desirable result.