Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery > Bicep or Tricep Implants

Bicep or Tricep Implants Cost


How Much Do Bicep or Tricep Implants Cost?

 
 average costAverage:$5,000-$12,000 
post E-mail post Post  
  Typical costs:
  • Bicep or tricep implants typically cost about $5,000 to $12,000. For example, Chugay Cosmetic Surgery[1] in Beverly Hills, CA, charges $8,000 for bicep implants, and the same for tricep implants.
  • Bicep or tricep implants are considered cosmetic, so they would not be covered by health insurance.
Related articles: Calf Implants, Liposuction

What should be included:
  • At the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the patient goals, make sure the patient is a candidate and choose an implant size and shape to achieve desired results.
  • For surgery, the patient typically is placed under general anesthesia or sedation with local anesthesia. Then, the surgeon makes an incision, usually in the armpit region, places the implant in a pocket underneath the bicep or tricep muscle, and closes the incision. The surgery takes about an hour and a half. A full recovery takes about a month.
Additional costs:
  • The doctor typically will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication for recovery. Antibiotics typically cost less than $15 to $50 or more, depending on the antibiotic prescribed, and pain medication typically costs less than $50.
  • An arm compression garment[2] can cost about $45 to $100.
Discounts:
  • Many plastic surgeons offer discounts for cash-paying patients or for multiple procedures. For example, Nikolas Chugay, M.D. [3] offers a special in which patients can get bicep or tricep implants and one other listed procedure (examples: calf implants, pectoral implants, four areas of liposuction and others) for $12,500.
  • Some patients choose to have bicep and tricep implants done at the same time.
Shopping for bicep or tricep implants:
  • A board-certified plastic surgeon should perform the bicep or tricep implant procedure. Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[4] and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[5] offer referral services.
  • It is a good idea to ask the surgeon how many bicep or tricep implant surgeries he or she has performed, and to ask to see before-and-after photos of previous clients.
  • A suitable candidate for bicep or tricep implants is a non-smoker in good health, at a healthy weight, who desires more definition and shape in the biceps or triceps.
  • Risks of bicep or tricep implants include reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, blood clots, infection, nerve damage, dissatisfaction with results, asymmetry and death.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013


And the Best Bacon Is...
This little piggy went to market.After that, Consumer Reports bought samples and tasted to determine which little piggy offered the best bacon.Top honors go to Costco, it turns out. || Posted October 5 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Bicep or Tricep Implants
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Medical Center:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.bodyimplants.com/dr-chugay.html
  2.  www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product/arm_procedure/garment/index.vm?procid=36&catid=479
  3.  www.bodyimplants.com/chugay-specials.html
  4.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
  5.  www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does Teeth Cleaning Cost? How Much Does an Ambulance Cost? How Much Does an Albuterol Inhaler Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Nail + tips dip
Paid: 70.00
I wanted short nails, pretty, but stronger than mine. I had no clue what I was getting into... [more]
-MsFrustrated
Manicures and Pedicures Cost
Quote for dental cleaning and possible extractions
Paid: 0.00
The quote did not include the bloodwork and office visit prior to scheduled cleaning... (370.00) I am getting a second opinion...this price is outrageous! The cat is bright eyed and bushy tailed....eating and drinking..... [more]
-ZEEQUE
Cat Teeth Cleaning Cost
Well Child Visit - 6 Month
Paid: 647.00
Well child visit and 6 shots. I am trying to see what insurance did cover and am not happy how high this bill is just because of the shots. $155 just for the visit alone... [more]
-Mimi7
Well Baby Doctor Visit Cost
Parked in wrong parking spot
Paid: 390.00
... [more]
-Jose03737292
Recovering a Towed Vehicle Cost
Need a single wide mobile home moved and leveled on New location about 30 miles
Paid: 0.00
Looking for bids. Need moved asap... [more]
-Jeff Woodie
Moving a Mobile Home Cost
Public School After School Program
Paid: 507.00
Our public school's after school program is $507 a month (or $5,070 a year). I thought it was a little pricey because it's for about 3 hours a day and sometimes I pick up my child early... [more]
-ba_parent
Before and After School Programs Cost