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Triceps prosthesis

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The Triceps prosthesis treatment of Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, consists of placing implants in the area of the arms, whose material does not cause immunological reaction and integrates to the tissues in a natural way.

The change in the appearance of the arms resulting from this operation is definitive. At Clínica Sanza, with more than 30 years dedicated exclusively to plastic surgery, we advise the patient on what would be best in his or her case, taking into account that the patient has the last word.
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People who wish to increase the triceps contour and do not develop it through sport.

People with malformations or who have suffered accidents that cause deformity of the triceps muscle.


Triceps prostheses require a meticulous technique and a correct previous evaluation of each particular case, in order to adapt the final result to the patient’s wishes, assessing the volume, projection, physical constitution and skin quality, among other factors. From this primary evaluation, the type of prosthesis and the volume that best suits the patient’s wishes will be defined.

Triceps implants are oval, similar to biceps implants, but shorter (they are usually 10 to 15 cm long and 4 to 8 cm wide). They will be placed through incisions in the armpits and will be located below the triceps brachii muscle. Once the implant is placed, the incision is sutured and drains are placed, which will remain in place for 24 hours.

This procedure can be done in conjunction with other types of prostheses such as biceps, shoulder or pectoral prostheses.


  • 1 to 2 hours



  • Evaluation of the area to determine the adequacy of the treatment.
  • Follow specific guidelines determined by the doctor
  • CBC and tests on cardiac and respiratory status


  • Local and sedation, or GA


  • Ambulatory or 24 h admission


  • Drainage and compressive bandage for 24 h.
  • Special girdle to avoid hematomas and liquid collections for 5 to 10 days.
  • Removal of stitches after 7 days if they are not absorbed.
  • Medication if required
  • Mandatory check-ups after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription


  • Removal of the special girdle in 5-10 days
  • Normal activity at 24 h without forced movements or heavy lifting
  • Resumption of physical exercise one month after surgery and in a progressive manner.


  • Improved appearance desired by the patient
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.


  • Medium-complex intervention


  • Medium
  • Risks inherent to the operation: displacement or contracture of the implant requiring repositioning, alterations of the nerve sensitivity, etc.
  • Risks of any operation: bleeding, infection, impaired healing


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Biceps prosthesis operation video

If you want to see how a real biceps prosthesis operation is performed, this is your video. It has been filmed in fast motion because the actual operation takes more than 1 hour. It is a complete film, showing from the time the anesthesia is administered, through the scalpel cuts, placement of the biceps prostheses, until the patient is sutured and bandaged. NOTICE This is a video of a real operation, we warn that it may cause impression and hurt the sensibility of some people.

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Frequently asked questions about arm surgery

How can I improve the appearance of my arms?

Improve 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 arm lift. That is, we can increase the volume or decrease it or remove flaccidity.

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

Shoulder, Brachial Biceps, Brachial Triceps and Pectoralis, the prostheses correct these deficits giving an appearance of greater muscle volume.

What material are the implants made of?

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

When to think about arm liposuction? or lipolaser?

It is recommended to perform liposuction on those arms with excess fatty tissue to improve their appearance. As long as there is excess skin that can be satisfactorily retracted. When cellulite is present it is advisable to perform lipolaser.

When should I think about an arm lift or brachioplasty?

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

What can I expect postoperatively?

After surgery the patient may feel some discomfort with mild pain. These discomforts are controlled by the use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs. The bandage will be left on for the first 24 hours, but swelling may persist for some time, as well as some bruising.

What type of anesthesia is used in arm surgery?

Arm implant surgery, brachioplasty or arm liposuction is performed under local anesthesia and sedation. This means that the patient will remain asleep during the procedure, absolutely calm, and will not perceive any painful stimuli. We will leave a bandage for 24 hours and drains if the case requires it. The arm lift is also local or sedation.

What is the duration of the intervention? Is hospitalization necessary?

The intervention lasts 2 hours. It is on an outpatient basis unless otherwise requested by the patient. Depending on the number of prostheses to be placed and the size of the liposuction or brachioplasty, we will advise outpatient or 24h admission.

Are the scars visible?

In liposuction and lipolaser of the arms we leave 3 to 4 mm invisible spots. All pectoral, shoulder, biceps and triceps prostheses are done through the axillary route. A 5-6cm scar in the axilla concealed in the axillary crease. The arm lift does leave a long scar up to the elbow on the inside of the arm and sometimes also an axillary scar.


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