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

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Tone Your Arms without Going to the Gym

About Tricep Implant Surgery

Despite frequent exercise and weightlifting, there are men and women who are unable to get the arm definition that they wish to have. No matter how many triceps dips or how heavy their dumbbells or barbells are, muscle development is still slow. Genetics may likely play a role, making it really difficult to achieve such toned and muscular physiques.

With tricep implant surgery, you can finally have those well-defined cuts on your arms you have always dreamt of. Designed for men and women with underdeveloped and poorly structured upper arms, this surgical procedure enhances the appearance of one’s upper arms by creating muscular definition and increasing mass.

Silicone implants are used to give the arms a much toner look. Since the implants have no gel inside, there is no need for patients to worry about possible leakage. With a seasoned and skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Javaheri, you will be in good hands.

Why Choose Tricep Implant Surgery

Do you find yourself unhappy with how saggy and shapeless your upper arms look? Have you been spending hours at the gym working on your arms, only to see zero result? If so, consider these problems gone with tricep implant surgery.

The cosmetic procedure is usually performed on men and women who are unhappy with the form and shape of their upper arms. In many cases, these are people who have become frustrated without seeing results from their hard work at the gym.

For other purposes, tricep implant surgery is used to correct arm asymmetry.

Are You a Tricep Implant Surgery Candidate?

Normally, candidates for tricep implant surgery are those who struggle to achieve muscle mass in their upper arms. Despite their efforts to do so, they are only left disappointed to see the same undefined arms.

Other possible candidates include individuals with disproportionate arms resulting from accidents or injuries. In order to regain balance, they need to undergo the surgical procedure.

If you see yourself in any of the scenarios above, you might just be a tricep implant surgery candidate. As long as you are in good health, we will be more than happy to help you achieve your dream body.

What to Expect during Your Tricep Implant Surgery Consultation

During your initial meeting with Dr. Javaheri, you will have the opportunity to talk about your cosmetic goals, after which he will evaluate you as a candidate for tricep implant surgery. He will also give you a guide-through of the whole procedure, as well as explain the possible risks that are associated with it.

Be ready to discuss your objectives, why you want to get tricep implant surgery, what you expect from the surgery, and what your desired outcome is. Try to be as realistic as possible with your objectives so that Dr. Javaheri will have a clear picture of what you really want to happen.

You will also need to provide information about your medical history, including past and present health complications, possible drug allergies, previous surgeries, and your current medication. If you happen to smoke, you will be asked to stop days before undergoing tricep implant surgery.

A physical examination follows. Once you are all cleared, Dr. Javaheri shows you a set of implants which you will select from. You will then be provided with pre-operative instructions.

Tricep Implant Surgery: Procedure Explanation

Tricep implant surgery usually takes one to two hours at most. Before the actual procedure takes place, you will be given either general or local anesthesia. In some instances, sedation is necessary.

Dr. Javaheri starts the operation by making an incision either on your upper arm or armpit. Pockets are made for the implants to be inserted, which are usually placed beneath the muscles. Once the implants are secured and tight, Dr. Javaheri proceeds to suture your skin back together.

What to Expect after Tricep Implant Surgery

To avoid swelling, your upper arm will be wrapped in a dressing or bandages. Feelings of pain and discomfort are normal after-effects of the tricep implant surgery. There is also a possibility for bruising, which will not last long.

Before you can go home, Dr. Javaheri will provide certain instructions for your recovery period. In order to quicken your healing process and lessen the chances of complications, you must follow his treatment program.

Your Tricep Implant Surgery Recovery Process

During the first two days after your tricep implant surgery, you will most likely experience moderate pain. Pain medications or over-the-counter painkillers will be prescribed to you. Also, you are advised not to lift your arms during these days.

You also need to keep your upper arms covered for about two weeks, so as to avoid possible damages. Once the dressings are no longer needed, you will be asked to practice arm movements at a slow pace.

In most cases, normal activities can be resumed within four weeks from the operation. Keep in mind that outcomes depend on several factors, including the medical condition of the patients.

Possible Tricep Implant Surgery Complications

As with any cosmetic surgery, there are possible risks during and after your tricep implant surgery, although only minimal.

Common complications in all forms of surgical procedure can include:

  • Infection and bleeding
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Damage to underlying structures


Tricep implant surgery has specific risks that may occur on rare occasions. These would be asymmetry and implant shifting, which involves the implant moving away from its position. However, by working with a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Javaheri, possibilities of these complications are highly unlikely. 

Schedule Your Tricep Implant Surgery Today

Are you ready to give your arms a whole new look? Say goodbye to your dumbbells and gym membership when you go through Dr. Javaheri’s tricep implant surgery. Schedule an appointment now at 415-923-3800.

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

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • “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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