Quad Augmentation (Thigh)

Quad Augmentation (Thigh) is a surgery that reshapes and broadens the appearance of the quadriceps by inserting silicone implants on top of the muscle. Quadriceps implants are performed on the femoris muscle, particularly for individuals seeking to achieve a broader, more toned-looking leg. This is an ideal cosmetic option for those with a large chest or shoulders, but struggle to improve muscle mass on their legs. Each implant is carefully tailored to fit each patient to match their unique goals and desired definition. Due to the importance of detailed measures, this procedure should be performed by a board-certified surgeon. Dr. Steinbrech specializes in quad augmentation surgery for men at his NYC practice.

Quad Augmentation

How Is Quad Augmentation (Thigh) Performed?

The quad augmentation procedure is performed on the patient using general anesthesia. The surgery begins with a small incision near the inguinal cease muscle, leading to another small incision to the face of the rectus femoris. This is where a small pocket will be made for the soft silicone implant to be positioned. Once positioned, the doctor will flex and extend the leg postures to check the result. Devoid of issues, both incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures. To help the healing, a light dressing will be placed on the incision and kept until washed off naturally. Working with a surgeon with specific experience with these procedures for men is crucial for good results when considering leg implants.

Who is a Good Candidate for Quad Augmentation?

To be a good candidate, the patient should be seeking the desire to achieve a better muscular definition in their upper thigh. In some cases, despite vigorous exercise, some individuals cannot achieve increased muscle mass on the quadriceps–making this an ideal option for bodybuilders seeking improvement in this region. Other patients, such as those with defects in thigh muscle growth that can be a result of past trauma, may also elect for quad augmentation. Also, some candidates may include those struggling to decrease muscle wasting in the thighs. All ideal patients should be able to control and maintain a healthy body/muscle weight.

  • Fuller, more muscular, and defined appearance in the legs
  • Restores balance and proportion to men with underdeveloped leg muscles
  • Increased sense of self-confidence following surgery
Quad Augmentation

Quad Implants Recovery Time

For the first week, patients must wear compression garments around the quad 24 hours a day until the next follow-up. During this time, the patient can shower or launder the garment if needed. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon to examine the recovery process shall proceed for the first three weeks after the procedure. To keep comfort in the hip and knee a gentle exercise program shall be prescribed. Recovery after Quadricep implant surgery may take up to four weeks. Overall, patients should see results almost immediately following the surgery.

Schedule a Quad Implant Consultation

To learn more about quadricep augmentation in New York City, contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech to request your consultation or call 646-949-0130.

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Dr-Douglas-SteinbrechDouglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in male aesthetics. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Learn More seals


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