Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

From Scrawny to Brawny in a Flash


About Bicep Implant Surgery

People go to the gym for various reasons. Some go to train, others to get stronger, or to simply maintain a healthy lifestyle. Probably the most common would be those who want to give their bodies a more developed and toned appearance.

Many individuals, especially men, make their arms a priority when working out. However, despite the strenuous arm-hitting routines, sometimes nothing seems to change. As unfair as it sounds, some are just unable to achieve the look desired.

Fortunately, there is always bicep implant surgery. This cosmetic procedure improves the muscular definition of your arms through the insertion of silicon-based implants. With an increased volume and fullness in the upper arm area, you can finally attain the arm look you have always wanted.

Why Choose Bicep Implant Surgery

Bicep implant surgery is best for people who have been wanting to achieve muscle-defined and fuller upper arms. Even after doing vigorous workout routines and muscular conditioning, these individuals just cannot get the desired outcome. Genetics may play a key role, which makes it impossible for them to gain a brawny physique.

Although majority of the patients are males, there are also women who opt for this surgical procedure to achieve toned arms that would give them a more ripped appearance. If you see yourself as one of these individuals, bicep implant surgery might just be your solution.

Instead of spending all that time at the gym, why not just go for cosmetic surgery? Besides, results will not only be instantaneous, but they will also appear really natural.

Before and After

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Are You a Bicep Implant Surgery Candidate?

Are you one of those people who incessantly spend hours at the gym doing heavy sets of bicep curls, hoping for a muscular pair of arms, only to end up with subpar results? If so, consider yourself a potential candidate for bicep implant surgery.

Ideal candidates are usually found in individuals who:

  • Have poorly-defined bicep formation
  • Have arm asymmetry
  • Are in good physical, mental, and psychological condition
  • Have no drug allergies
  • Have poor self-esteem due to weak arms 

What to Expect during Your Bicep Implant Surgery Consultation

During your initial consultation with Dr. Javaheri, be ready to discuss your needs, objectives, and the look you wish to achieve. Whether you plan to undergo the surgery for aesthetic purposes or for correcting an imbalance, be honest with every detail that you disclose. At the same time, Dr. Javaheri see if you are a good candidate for the surgical procedure.

It is important that patients for bicep implant surgery are free from health complications. Part of the consultation will also include a medical background check and a physical examination. To see if you are in good condition, Dr. Javaheri will ask certain questions like:

  • What medications or supplements are you presently taking?
  • Do you have any allergic reaction to drugs?
  • Have you undergone past surgeries? If so, how was the experience?
  • What is your current medical condition?


You will be oriented as to how the bicep implant surgery procedure works, what needs to be done before and after operation, what activities to avoid, and what the potential risks are. Dr. Javaheri will also talk about the cost during the consultation, as it usually varies depending on the patients. Lastly, he will show you a display of bicep implants sizes from which you are to choose for the surgery.

Bicep Implant Surgery: Procedure Explanation

Performed in an outpatient setting, bicep implant surgery usually takes about 80 minutes to complete. General anesthesia, local anesthesia, or twilight sedation can be utilized.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Javaheri will begin to make incisions either on your armpit or your upper arm. He will proceed to create a pocket large enough for the implant to be inserted. After he sees the implant in a secured position, the final step of suturing is made.

What to Expect after Your Bicep Implant Surgery

After the operation, expect to have your arms wrapped around in a bandage. This is normally done to reduce swelling.

You most likely will experience some feelings of tightness and pain, which will eventually subside a day or two later. Bruising is also common for bicep implant surgery patients.

Before sending you home, Dr. Javaheri will give specific instructions and restrictions to reduce the risks of rupturing your implants.

Your Bicep Implant Surgery Recovery Process

For the first two days of your post-operation, expect a moderate amount of pain. For this reason, you are strongly advised not to lift your arms during those days.

A week after your bicep implant surgery, your dressings will be removed. A light workout program for the arms will be given to enable a range of arm movements. Within a week or two, you are likely to resume your normal routine.

Full recovery may take a month. By then, you are allowed to go back to doing exercises. Keep in mind that the healing process depends on the health condition of every individual.

Possible Bicep Implant Surgery Complications

As with all surgical procedures, bicep implant surgery is not an exception to be inherent of potential risks. Although rare in occurrence, complications from undergoing the operation include bleeding, muscle or nerve damage, allergic reactions, and infection. On instances where infection happens, Dr. Javaheri will have to remove the implants.

Another possible complication is implant shifting, which involves the implants transferring to another body area. When this happens, another operation is required.

Again, chances of encountering these problems are very low, especially when working with a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Javaheri. By following his recommendations and treatment program, you will have a safe recovery.

Schedule Your Bicep Implant Surgery Consultation Today

Are you ready to trade your gym membership for a life-changing hour in Dr. Javaheri’s operating room? Schedule an appointment with us now at 415-923-2800.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

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  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

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  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

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  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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