Muscle tissue deteriorates over time, often even with exercise. The skin around the muscles begins to loosen, collagen production slows, and tissue softens. Muscle augmentation uses fat transfers to contour the muscles of the body, giving patients a more youthful appearance.
Candidates for Muscle Augmentation
Candidates for muscle augmentation are those experiencing asymmetrical muscle proportions or those who are unhappy with the shape or size of their pectoral muscles, calf muscles, buttocks, arms, or legs. Muscle augmentation is a great way to improve the look and feel of these muscles. Candidates should be in relatively good health, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about surgery.
In recent years, plastic surgeons have begun using larger volumes of fat in replace of implants for augmentation and sculpting. Using natural material is often safer than implants and can sculpt and contour more areas like the pectoral muscles, calf muscles, arms, legs, and buttocks. During a muscle augmentation, fat is removed from another part of the body and injected and sculpted into the treatment area. It can take several days for the fat cells to ‘take’ to the body and during this time, some may die. Typically, a treatment area is overfilled to account for this but several muscle augmentation procedures may be necessary to achieve desired results.
Because muscle augmentation uses a patient’s own fat cells, the risk of allergic reaction or rejection is rare. Most patients return to work several days after the procedure, but should refrain from vigorous activity or exercise for several weeks. You may experience swelling or redness. Though results will be visible immediately, final results may take several months.
- Consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh
- Create a customized surgical plan
- Take pre-op photos
- Meet with our Practice Manager
- Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
- Have surgery
- Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post-op visit
To learn more about what you can expect from your Muscle Augmentation process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.