Triceps prosthesis surgery

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The triceps prosthesis surgery at Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, Spain, consists of placing implants on the arm zone, whith material that does not cause immunological reaction and integrates in the tissues naturally.

The change in the appearance of the arms resulting from this operation is definitive.

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People that wish to increase the triceps contour which does not develop by doing sport.

People with malformations or that have suffered accidents, that caused a deformity in the triceps muscle.


Triceps prosthesis requires a meticulous technique and a correct previous evaluation of each particular case, to achieve the final results that the patient wishes, evaluating the volume, projection, physical constitution, skin quality and other factors. From this primary evaluation, the volume of the prothesis will be defined acording to the patient’s wishes.

Tricep implants have an oval shape, like biceps but shorter (they usually measure 10 t0 15 cm long and 4 to 8 cm wide). They are placed through incisions in the axilla and placed under the brachial triceps muscle. Once the implants are placed the incision is sutured and drainages are placed during 24 hours.

This procedure can be done with other prosthesic implants like biceps, shoulders or pectorals.


  • From 1 to 2 hours.



  • Evaluation of the area to determine the adequacy of the treatment.
  • Follow specific patterns determined by the doctor.
  • Cardiac and respiratory analysis and other tests if required.


  • Local and sedation, general if the patient wishes.


  • Ambulatory or 24 h hospitalization.


  • Drainage and compressive bandage during 24 h.
  • Special compressive band to avoid bruising and liquid collections during 5 to 10 days.
  • Suture removal within 7 days if they are not reabsorbed.
  • Medication if required.
  • Mandatory examinations after several days, several weeks and several months, according to prescription.


  • Special belt removal at 5-10 days after surgery.
  • Normal activity within 24 h without making forced moves and don’t weight-lift.
  • Physical exercise after a month from surgery and in a progressive way.


  • Improved arm aesthetics.
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.


  • Medium-complex intervention.


  • Medium.
  • Intervention risks: implant displacement or contracture that will require a retouch to replace it, nervous sensibility alterations.
  • General intervention risks: hemorrhage, infection and scarring alteration.


Before After

Video of biceps prosthesis surgery

If you want to see how a real biceps prosthesis surgery is performed, this is the video for you. It has been filmed in fast motion because the real operation lasts more than 1 hour. It is a complete filming, it shows from when the anaesthesia is administered, through the cuts with the scalpel, placement of the biceps prostheses, until the patient is sutured and bandaged.

WARNING: This is a video of a real operation, we warn that it may cause an impression and hurt the sensitivity of some people.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Arm Treatment -FAQS

How can I improve the appearance of my arms?

Improving the appearance of the arms is a surgery that is increasingly requested by patients, depending on the case we can do several procedures. The use of prosthesis, biceps or triceps, liposuction or lipolaser, brachioplasty or lifting of arms. That is to say, we can increase the volume or diminish it or remove flaccidity.

What are the regions of the arms where I can place prostheses?

SHOULDER, BRACHIAL BICEPS, BRACHIAL TRICEPS AND PECTORAL, prostheses correct these deficits giving an appearance of greater muscular volume.

What material are the implants made of?

Arm implants are made of a silicone compound just like breast prostheses, but more cohesive. Their consistency is very similar to that of the exercised muscle.

When to do a liposuction of the arms? or lipolaser?

Those arms whose fat tissue thickness is in excess are recommended to perform liposuction to improve their appearance. As long as there is excess skin that can be satisfactorily retracted. When cellulite exists it is advisable to perform lipolaser.

When should I do an arm lift or brachioplasty?

When there is an excess of skin, motivated by an important flaccidity and that cannot be retracted by means of another procedure such as lipolaser. Patients who have lost a lot of weight or advanced age or fragile skin due to the sun and/or smoking.

What can I expect in the postoperative period?

After surgery the patient may feel somewhat uncomfortable with mild pain. This discomfort is controlled through the use of analgesics and anti-inflammatories. The bandage will be left on for the first 24 hours, but the swelling may persist for some time, as well as some bruising.

What type of anesthesia is used in arm surgery?

Surgery to place implants in the arms, brachioplasty or liposuction of the arms is performed under local anesthesia and sedation. This means that the patient will remain asleep during the intervention, absolutely calm, will not perceive any painful stimulus. We will leave a bandage for 24 hours and drainage if the case requires it. The lifting of arms also local or sedation.

How long does the operation last? Is hospitalization necessary?

The operation lasts 2 hours. It is ambulatory unless the patient requires otherwise. Depending on the number of prostheses to be placed, the size of the liposuction or brachioplasty, we will advise ambulatory or 24h admission.

Can you see the scars?

In liposuction and lipolaser of arms we leave stitches of 3 to 4 mm invisible. All the prosthesis of pectorals, shoulders, biceps and triceps are made by axillary route. A scar of 5-6cm in the armpit disguised in the axillary fold. The lifting of the arms leaves a long scar up to the elbow on the inside of the arm and sometimes also an axillary scar.


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