Implants are silicone-based products that are designed to enhance specific area of body. Also called Implant augmentation, this is a surgical procedure that’s performed by plastic surgeons only. This type of surgery may also be used by bodybuilders or for people with injuries or physical disabilities. Both men and women are known to get implants.
Overall, implants have both high rates of efficacy and low rates of side effects. But since all cosmetic surgeries can be risky (and costly), it’s important to learn all the ins and outs of implant procedures before booking your appointment.
Candidates for body implants also include individuals with disorders such as:
- Poliomyelitis, or polio – an infection that causes paralysis
- Spina bifida – a neural tube defect in which the bones of the spine do not form properly around the spinal cord
- Club foot – a congenital defect of the foot that can affect calf appearance
The implants most commonly used are buttocks, penis, chest, calf, bicep and tricep implants. Other body implants include shoulder muscle (deltoid), abdominal muscle, forearm muscle, wrist and thigh implants. Some people may opt for more than one type of implant to achieve their desired results.