Latissimus Dorsi (Lat) implants
Latissimus Dorsi (Lat) implants in Los Angeles, CA
Latissimus Dorsi (Lat) implants are used to create an increase in muscle mass and definition in the upper back. This is an excellent option for those with large chest, shoulders, and arms but have trouble increasing muscle mass to their back. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech specializes in latissimus dorsi (Lat) implants for male patients in Los Angeles, CA. Implants are tailored to each individual to ensure a balanced, seamless look. Sometimes, even with vigorous exercise, people are not able to shape and tone or broaden their back to their satisfaction. Lat implants help men achieve the appearance of larger, more defined muscles in their upper back. Latissimus dorsi implants can improve the proportion and appearance of the entire body. Incision for the implants is hidden on the side of the body to conceal scarring. Patients in Los Angeles will typically see a change immediately after their lat implants surgery is complete.
Latissimus dorsi Implant Benefits
Some of the benefits of latissimus dorsi (Lat) implants include:
- Seek a fuller, more muscular and defined appearance in his back
- Useful to men who, despite exercise, are unable to achieve the look they desire
- Restore balance and proportion to men with underdeveloped back muscles
- Increased sense of self-confidence after surgery, and many patients may feel more comfortable taking off their shirts.
Who Are The Best Candidates?
Latissimus dorsi implants can create muscular definition and increased mass/fullness in the upper back. This procedure is specifically useful for those men and women who, even after extensive muscular conditioning, can’t achieve the upper back mass that they desire. Latissimus dorsi implants are also recommended for those unique instances when an injury has occurred and muscle mass augmentation is needed to achieve normal balance.
To learn more about latissimus dorsi (Lat) implants in Los Angeles, please contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech to request your consultation or call 310-570-2402.
During the Latissimus dorsi implant procedure, an incision is made, and a soft, solid silicone implant is fashioned to specifically fit each patient and inserted into the pocket. A pocket is then created large enough to hold the Latissimus dorsi implant. The implants are then inserted through the incision and precisely positioned within the soft tissue. This area, consisting of muscle and fat, will form healing tissue that will help secure the implant in place. The incision is closed with sutures, and a bandage is applied to reduce swelling and discomfort. The very small dressing is placed and the patient can typically see the change immediately after surgery. Recovery after Latissimus dorsi implant surgery may take up to four weeks. Moving your upper back and shoulders may be difficult for the first week.
Patients will be instructed to gently rotate their arms on post-operative day #2 following surgery. Dressings are then removed followed by a gentle exercise program within 1-2 weeks to enable a full and comfortable range of motion of the arms. Generally within a week or two, physical use of the upper body muscles may be resumed and within one month, full muscular activity may be recommenced.
Surgical risks of lat implants may include: infection, bleeding, asymmetry, scarring, and muscle and/or nerve damage.
To learn more about Latissimus Dorsi implants in Los Angeles, CA, please contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech to request your consultation. You may also call 310-570-2402 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors to learn more about male Lat implants.