Male and Female Bicep and Tricep Silicone Implants in Houston, TX

Surgery Overview
  • AnesthesiaGeneral or local
  • Surgery Length1.5 hours
  • Recovery Time4-6 weeks
  • Purpose
  • Procedure
  • Recovery

Some people have very little natural muscle mass, which means that even if you spend hours on end at the gym, you may never actually be able to develop the kind of defined, muscular arms that you long for.

Luckily, you can still get those great-looking arms with bicep and tricep Implants. Bicep and tricep implants may be used to increase muscular definition that your arms naturally lack.

The muscles in the upper arm endure a tremendous amount of stress during normal, everyday activities, such as lifting, carrying things, pushing and pulling, as well as various types of contraction in different positions.

For this reason, it is imperative that implants placed in the bicep or tricep area must be properly anchored to prevent shifting or movement in the future, as the area is subjected regularly to intensive movement.

Your best bet is to have the surgery performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston, a plastic surgeon with an excellent track record of performing muscle implant procedures on both male and female patients.


What Is the Purpose of Bicep and Tricep Implants?

Muscle implants such as bicep or tricep implants are used to enhance the biceps or triceps when an individual has very little natural muscle mass. The implants are positioned underneath the natural muscle to add volume and firmness, making the arm muscles look more defined and toned.

Solid silicone gel implants were originally designed as functional enhancements for use in reconstructive surgeries performed on patients who had insufficient muscle mass due to an injury, previous surgery, or medical condition. Today, while limb and muscle implants are still used in reconstructive procedures, they have gained widespread popularity in cosmetic applications as well.

Will Bicep/Tricep Implants Make My Arms Look More Muscular?

Yes. Because the implants are shaped like your natural muscle and positioned underneath the muscle so as to exalt and emphasize the natural shape of your muscle, the procedure will make your arm look more muscular and defined.  Once you have fully healed from the procedure, you may expect to see as much as a one-inch increase in circumference of the upper arm after an implant procedure, depending on the size and shape of implant that you and your surgeon opt for.


How Are Bicep and Tricep Implants Placed?

Typically, a small incision is made in the axilla, or armpit, through which the surgeon creates a pocket between the bone and muscle. The implant is then inserted in that pocket and anchored to the muscle lining with absorbable sutures. A few stitches are required to seal the incision.


How Long Is the Recovery Period After the Bicep or Tricep Implant Surgery?

Because the arms are used so frequently and so much pressure is exerted on the biceps and triceps, it may take a while for you to heal completely from this procedure, although most patients are able to return to work after a week or so.

Full recovery can actually take as much as three to four months, because the area will remain somewhat swollen and sore as the muscles adapt to their new shape and the skin stretches to accommodate the added mass.

You should refrain from heavy lifting, contact sports, weight training, or other strenuous exercise involving the arms during this period.

What's Next?

Ready for the next step?

Get the look you want by increasing the appearance of muscle mass in your arms to give your arms a toned and youthful appearance. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston, Dr. Olga Bachilo, one of the area’s most renowned plastic surgeons, regularly performs Bicep and Tricep Augmentation on both male and female patients with silicone gel implants.

Frequently Asked Questions
Will Bicep or Tricep Implants Affect My Ability to Lift Weights?

Only during the initial recovery period, lasting about three to four months. Once your arms are fully healed from the procedure, you will be free to gradually and gently resume your normal weight training routine.

Can I Change My Mind After the Procedure?

Yes. The procedure may be revised if you should change your mind or if one of the implants moves or shifts from its proper position. The revision procedure would typically entail replacing the implant with one of another size or shape, or using a fat transfer procedure to fill in the missing volume once the implant is removed.

Is There Any Visible Scarring?

The tiny scars produced by the muscle implant procedure are typically located very inconspicuously in the armpit, where they are barely visible.

Can Bicep or Tricep Implants Be Combined with Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Yes. Very often our patients at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa choose to undergo multiple procedures at one session. This means you will only require anesthesia once, and you will save time and money by combining recovery for various procedures into one period.

Our Testimonials


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Dr. Bachilo is such a wonderful surgeon. I am so happy with my breast implant results. Several friends who also had surgical procedures with Dr. Bachilo are extremely thrilled with her expertise! Eva does such a fantastic job on facials and skin treatments. The hydro facials are GREAT!!! I am so thankful for Dr. Bachilo’s advice and knowledge of what looks good and what will be realistic. GREAT SURGEON!!!

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Beautiful office the staff are all very knowledgeable and the doctor has a wonderful bedside manner. You can purchase medical grade skin care products, have a facial, recieve botox and fillers, take a health and fitness class, have noninvasive procedures (my new fav emsculpt) and finally get your body back from childbirth with a custom mommy make over. This place will not disappoint! - Facebook

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Dr. Bachilo is an incredible doctor and has a very friendly and kind personality. I had been to many plastic surgeons and none made me feel comfortable and respected the way she did when talking with her. I will continue to see her no matter where I am in the U.S. - Google

Dr. Bachilo is excellent bedside manner.

Dr. Bachilo performed this procedure on me in March 2019. I am a 50-year-old female, 5‘4“, 170 pounds. Dr. Bachilo removed 10 L of fat, which is a very aggressive surgery. I felt comfortable with her, and asked her to push the limits, which she did. I spent the night in the hospital as a precaution as my blood pressure dropped and needed to be stabilized and monitored. Dr. Bachilo is excellent bedside manner. She checked on me several times during the day and night before I left. I am now 8 days post-op and pleased with the results. - RealSelf

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Lindsey Coats

Dr. Bachilo has now completed an arm lift and thigh lift for me. She has been wonderful with me through both procedures and her work is remarkable. I have asked a lot of her throughout both procedures that are difficult enough without me asking her to go above and beyond. She continues to deliver truly incredible results. - Google

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Dr. Bachilo is warm, and very welcoming. She explains the procedure clearly, listens intently, and answers all of my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent, skilled surgery. I recommend her to all of my friends and family. She needs to be cloned! - HealthGrade

I Am so Thankful We Found Olga!
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I am so thankful we found Olga! She has changed my life! I've gotten breast augmentation with Olga, I went to 3 different surgeons for a consultation and the moment I met Olga my mom and I both knew she was the one. She was so personal, warm and made me feel like my concerns were her priority! She was always there for me, before and after the surgery. Answering my late night texts and making sure I was in a good place. My mom has also gotten treatments at their med spa and she couldn't be happier with her results. All the staff are very sweet, kind and welcoming! I would highly recommend this place! - Yelp

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