The other unique male procedures that I do, over the last 10 years, include pec implants, calf implants. And even more recently, we're doing implants in the tricep and bicep area. The calf implants have been around for probably 12, 15 years, as have the pec implants. The bicep implant thing is something more recent, within, probably the last three, four years.

All the implants are made of similar material. It's a very soft, pliable semi-solid silicone rubber. When it's placed into the body under the muscle, it has the firmness of muscle. It just pushes out the muscle you have there, so it still looks natural. Especially for the pec area, you still have the striations and the definition to the pec muscle in the borders of it. I am just placing something behind it to push it out further, and give it more squareness and more mass.

For the bicep implants and tricep implants, those implants are usually put on top of the muscle. But in such a fashion that it looks very natural, whether you're extending the arm or flexing the arm.

The incision for all those implants, the pec implants and the bicep and tricep implants, is placed in the armpit area. So you'll never see the incision or the scar afterwards. For the calf implants, we put the incision behind the back of the knee. And because the calf has two muscles, an inner and an outer muscle, otherwise known as the gastrocnemius muscles, you may require both a little incision about an inch long on the inner part of the back of the knee, and the outer part of the back of the knee. To place two separate implants, to mimic two separate muscles.

Again, this implant is placed on top of the muscle, because there is no potential space that's safe to place the implant under the muscle. Nonetheless, the implants are usually positioned and sized to look very natural and tasteful.

So, why do men come to me for these things? Believe it or not, most of these men aren't lazy. They're in the gym every day, working out very hard, for years, even. It's just, all of us have a body part or two that just doesn't respond well to exercise. We have large body parts in our body that usually end up being our favorite body parts, and smaller ones that are just genetically limited. The calf muscle is the most common one for that. That's a muscle that, no matter how hard you work it, and how hard you try, different exercises, different athletic sports, they're just not gonna grow unless it's in your genes.

What Are Bicep, Tricep, Pectoral, and Calf Implants?

Dr. Ryan Stanton discusses male implants for the arms, legs, and chest.