The request for male arm sculpting has been increasing recently in cosmetic surgery. With increasing body awareness amongst men, male patients seek to improve their entire body; this includes the abdomen and chest, the back, buttock, and even arms. Considerations that need to be taken in male arm sculpting are twofold:
- Strategic liposuction of “negative” zones, i.e., grooves between the muscles to create shadows
- Fat grafting of the muscle bellies to create bulk
Appropriate Liposuction For Male Arm Sculpting
Proper liposuction of the arms includes etching of the grooves in between muscle groups that include the deltoids, biceps, and triceps. Liposuction of the grooves allows for delineation of the shadows of arms that result in muscle highlights. For this artistic and exacting procedure, VASER liposuction is the state-of-the-art tool.
The most muscular highlight grooves in the arms include the anterior and posterior deltoid lines and surround the deltoid muscle bellies on the front and back of the arms. These two deltoid lines coalesce on the side of the upper arm, where a small upper arm muscle brachialis originates.
The next muscle grooves involve the borders of the biceps and triceps muscles located over both the anterior and posterior arm. The most prominent highlight of the triceps muscle is appreciated over the distal arm of the triceps, where a modified C-shaped highlight groove can be visualized, creating the well-recognized Nike sign.