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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men are increasingly seeking out the help of plastic surgeons. During the year 2017 alone, 1.3 million men had plastic surgery, which is a 29 percent increase compared to the year 2000. Some believe this increase is due to “selfie” culture; others say it is because it is now more socially acceptable for men to be vain in a traditional sense. Regardless of the reason, men are more likely than ever to consider plastic surgery.
Many men who contemplate plastic surgery want to look masculine, fit, and as though they spend hours a day at the gym chiseling their statuesque physiques. Unfortunately, some men’s genetics and body frames do not allow them to develop the muscular definition they crave.
This is where implants come into play.
What Are Implants for Men?
When most individuals hear the word “implant” in a plastic surgery setting, their minds undoubtedly go to female breast implants. But men may be surprised to hear that implants can do much more than just enhance female breasts. Body implants can create the appearance of muscular and masculine definition in many parts of the body and face.
With the use of body and face implants, men can enhance the shape of their pectoral muscles, biceps, calves, cheeks, and chin. These enhancements go far beyond that is possible with diet and exercise alone.
What Are Body and Face Implants Made Out Of?
Body and face implants, like those used in pectoral, bicep, chin, or cheek augmentation, are made from solid, form-stable silicone. While this is technically similar to silicone breast implants, the material used in male implants is much firmer and more solid, mimicking the appearance of firm muscle tone or bone (in the case of chin or cheek implants) as opposed to softer breast tissue.
What Are the Benefits of Implants for Men?
Many men choose body implants to mimic the definition of athletes or bodybuilders’ chests, arms, or calves. These implants create the appearance of muscle that would not be possible otherwise.
Facial implants, such as cheek or chin implants, add more prominent angles while increasing the appearance of a strong facial structure. A prominent, protruding chin has long been the envy of many men, and implants allow the appearance of the bone structure to be altered.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Body Implant?
If you are in generally good health and want to increase the muscular appearance of your body, then you are likely a good candidate for plastic surgery with implants. The effectiveness of a body implant and the safety of plastic surgery are always determined on a case by case basis, so it is wise to book a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.