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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Want to look buff without hitting the gym? There’s a new trend out there that claims to give men a more perfect body without working out.
Some men are turning to muscle injections for bigger muscles.
Tim Werne insists that he has not been to the gym in 30 years, but you’d never know it by looking at his biceps.
A cosmetic filler has built up and re-shaped Werne’s muscles.
“I was very excited to learn that I could have some enhancement,” Werne said.
For men who don’t workout, big biceps were impossible—until a cosmetic filler became available.
“Biceps, for many people, are the money shot,” Dr. Joseph Eviatar said, Surgical Director at Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates.
Dr. Eviatar said using filler in the arms and even around the pecs is safe and gives the illusion of muscles with instant and long-lasting effects.
“People want a little more definition, a little more pop. They maybe had it in their 20s and 30s,” Dr. Eviatar said.
Doctors inject filler all around the muscle giving the patient a more substantial, even bulging look.
“It’s about creating shape in someone who’s relatively fit, either on the thin side, or just a little bit sagging,” Dr. Eviatar said.
“After being away from the gym so long, you go in and there’s all the muscle heads and people already in amazing shape, so it gave me the confidence to say, ‘Hey, I can go in with a tank top or short sleeve shirt,’” Wearne explained.
Carter Etherington did it too.
“I was like, ‘Wow, almost a half inch on each arm,’ which for me was very noticeable,” he said.
Etherington said yoga got him in shape, but he still wanted a more defined look in his arms, and he got it, courtesy of a cosmetic filler.
“What I like about it especially, is that it feels very natural,” Etherington said.
Both men say the new enhanced muscles have had a big impact.
“You care enough to spend that kind of money on your arms then I think you’re more inclined to go to the gym,” Etherington said.
“I think this summer, I won’t have any problem walking around with a tank top on and showing off my arms a little bit. That’s something I haven’t done in a long time,” Wearne added.
Boosting biceps with a cosmetic filler can cost several thousand dollars for each arm. The filler lasts several years.
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