Achieving the coveted 6-pack can prove challenging, despite our best efforts with a healthy diet and strict exercise regimen. Factors such as genetics and BMI may also play a role in hitting a fitness roadblock. That is why Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech created a specific abdominal implant procedure tailored to the male anatomy: the Silicone 6-Pack®.
Male Plastic Surgery’s ab implant program is designed to deliver the defined abs you’ve always dreamed of. Using unique silicone implants that mimic the look and feel of muscle, the Silicone 6-Pack® reveals instant results. This aesthetic procedure offers an alternative to ab etching, which creates a 6-pack through liposuction on the abdominal region. Male Plastic Surgery group, located in Chicago, specializes in ab implants, as well as all surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Steinbrech is listed as Forbes’ go-to surgeon for men.
The Silicone 6-Pack® is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that improves the size and definition of a man’s abs with the placement of a custom-tailored silicone implant. Ab implants are created with solid, soft silicone made specifically for a man’s body. Each implant is made to mirror the look and feel of muscle, and so that each implant cannot be punctured once inside the body. Ab implants are inserted in the midsection to create a more defined 6-pack. Implants are made and chosen based on the patient’s body type and aesthetic goals.
Ab implants are firm and hard, acting essentially like, what Dr. Steinbrech likes to call, “muscle gel.” These muscle gel implants move naturally with your body and most importantly, they look and feel real. The Silicone 6-Pack® provides immediate, permanent results for men seeking abs that cannot attain with diet, exercise or genetic challenges.
Before abdominal implant surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech. During this session, you will thoroughly express your aesthetic goals with our staff. This consultation will aid you in choosing a size and shape that best fits your body type and abdominal region. Ab enhancement with silicone implants is an outpatient procedure that takes one to two hours to complete once started.
On the day of surgery, you will lay face up and given general anesthesia. Next, your surgeon will use micro incisions to place the implants and ensure no scarring occurs. Your surgeon will create a pockets for each implant to comfortably sit within the ab muscles. Once placed, Dr. Steinbrech will confirm that each ab implant is symmetrical and has a natural look. Finally, the incisions are closed with layered sutures in the ab tissue and with sutures to close the skin.
Abdominal implants are a great option for men who have failed to develop the desired definition of their abs despite their best efforts with diet and exercise. Men who have leaner physiques that have trouble building their abdominals may also be interested in the Silicone 6-Pack®. A good candidate for ab implants in Chicago should:
- Be physically active
- Desire defined abdominal muscles
- Have failed to reveal their abs with proper dieting
- Have little excess fat in the midsection
After ab implant surgery, patients should expect to lay on their back or side for a couple of weeks post-procedure. While not always prevalent – bruising, swelling, and temporary aches may occur following surgery. In most cases, any visible side effects will dissipate in about 1 week. Patients may resume light activities two to three days after the procedure. Patients should avoid heavy physical activity (such as weight lifting and crunches) after surgery for 4 to 6 weeks.