Body Augmentation


 
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For patients who desire specific enhancement of their muscular contours, Body Augmentation Surgery with silicone implants or fat grafting can be used to achieve their goals. Muscles can be smaller or missing due to congenital conditions, previous trauma, or other reasons. Muscles which can be enhanced include the pectoralis major (chest), biceps (arm), triceps (arm), gluteal (buttock), and calf (leg) muscles. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Li will analyze your body in detail and discuss whether Body Augmentation Surgery is a good option for you.

 

The procedure varies according to the site of body augmentation, but generally involves placement of a shaped silicone implant or fat grafts above or inside the muscle, to create the effect of a larger muscle without altering its function. Access incisions are usually kept in hidden areas (e.g. knee creases, elbow creases) to camouflage them. Of note, silicone implants can be custom-made with 3D imaging if desired, for best match to your body.

 

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KEY POINTS

 

SURGERY UNDER GENERAL ANESTHETIC

 

GO HOME THE SAME DAY (DAY SURGERY)

 

RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN 4 WEEKS

 

IMPLANTS/FAT GRAFTS ACCENTUATE EXISTING MUSCLE

 

 

 

RESTORE SYMMETRY AND/OR IMPROVE BODY PROPORTIONS

 

HIDE SCARS IN INCONSPICUOUS AREAS

 

FAT GRAFTS GLOBALLY AUGMENT MUSCLE

 

IMPLANTS PROVIDE MORE FOCAL MUSCLE AUGMENTATION

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE SURGERY

  • You will be evaluated by Dr. Li at the time of your initial consultation to determine if Body Augmentation Surgery is the best option for you

  • You will be required to quit smoking and oral contraceptives 4 weeks before surgery

  • You will need to complete testing before surgery, which may include a physical with your PCP/primary physician, blood work, and an ECG

  • Prescriptions for your surgery will be sent to your local pharmacy, please obtain these medications ahead of time and bring them to your surgery

  • A deposit is required to secure your surgery date

  • Full payment is required 2 weeks before surgery; payment options include cash, cashier's check, or credit through Alphaeon or CareCredit

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY

  • General anesthesia can sometimes cause generalized body soreness and fatigue for a couple of days

  • Maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery and gradually improve

  • You will not be allowed to engage in any significant exercise (e.g. running, lifting weights) for 4 weeks

  • You will be provided a compression garment to wear; it is recommended that you wear this for 6 weeks to help shape your body and minimize swelling

  • You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, or a burning sensation involving your surgical area; bruising and swelling takes several weeks to improve; numbness takes a couple months to normalize

  • Scars may be red and firm for approximately 6 months before they soften and fade

 
Location
CA Aesthetics
555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-900-2250
Fax: 888-812-6771
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