The pectoral implant procedure is a procedure designed to increase the chest
size and shape by inserting implants made of solid silicone under the real muscle.
Like many other cosmetic enhancements, this procedure gives men a chance to aesthetically
enhance an area of the body through surgery when no other alternatives are available
pectoral implants are designed to define and shape the chest
area. In men who cannot achieve desired results through exercise,
the surgery can give the existing muscles a toned, enhanced appearance.
For those with congenital defects or loss of muscle in an accident
or injury, the pectoral implant procedure can often reproduce
a natural, even and symmetrical chest area. Pectoral implants
can help build self-confidence in individuals who were once embarrassed
by their appearance. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, the result
is the athletic, natural appearance of a more proportioned torso.
are male pectoral implants performed?
surgeon will begin pectoral implant surgery by making a small
incision in the armpit and then inserting the implant endoscopically.
Endoscopic surgery involves using a thin tube with a very small
camera on the end in order to guide the doctor through the patient's
body with a great amount of precision. This method reduces incision
size as well as bleeding.
the path of the incision, the surgeon places the implants under
the pectoral muscle. The incisions are then sutured and the surgery
is complete. The implants are held in place by the overlying
chest muscle or by sutures that are temporarily visible through
long does male pectoral implants take?
implant surgery usually takes between one and two hours to complete.
type of anesthesia is used?
pectoral implants are performed under general anesthesia.
is the procedure performed?
implant surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis,
in the surgeon's office-based surgical suite, an outpatient surgery
center or hospital.
can I return home and resume normal activities?
may be able to return home the same day. Full recovery from pectoral
implant surgery can take as long as six weeks. However, most
patients are able to resume all activities within a month.
do I prepare for male pectoral implants?
your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss the changes
that you would like to make to your appearance. Since the appearance
of your chest is a matter of personal perception and preference,
you will need to discuss your concerns in detail so your surgeon
can determine the appropriate alternatives. You also should make
arrangements ahead of time for someone to drive you to and from
your procedure and to assist you with your daily activities during
your recovery period.
to your surgical procedure, the surgeon will perform a complete
health history and physical. Your doctor may also discuss the
different shapes and sizes of pectoral implants that are available.
Your surgeon will help you pick out the one that is best for
the shape and size of your muscles. The goal is an implant that
will appear as natural and realistic as possible. Knowledge of
your allergies, medications and previous surgeries should be
brought to your surgeon's attention at this time. Specific instructions
to assist you in preparing for this procedure will be given to
you after the health history and physical is complete. Depending
on your individual health status, the instructions may include
guidelines regarding your diet, alcohol intake, smoking and which
medications to take or avoid. Your experience will be much smoother
if you remain compliant with your surgeon's instructions.
precautions are necessary during recovery?
should be avoided as it may promote bleeding and bruising. Smoking
decreases the blood flow to the skin resulting in prolonged healing
time. Therefore, smoking cessation during recovery is highly
advised. Please ask your surgeon for after care instructions
specific to your case, as these will assist you during your recovery
are the possible complications after male pectoral implants?
female breast implant surgery, pectoral implants do not carry
the risk of breaking and/or leaking. The silicone implant used
for men is soft but solid (not filled with liquid).
some cases, extensive bleeding and infection may occur. Such
side effects are fairly uncommon. However, if you experience
any of these symptoms, contact your surgeon immediately.
is also a slight risk of implant displacement. If the implant
moves or is not held in place correctly by the pectoral muscle,
further surgery might be required. In extreme cases, the implant
may need to be removed permanently.
Remember that, while pectoral implants affect the way that your chest muscles
look, they do not affect the function. Movement and activity should not be
restricted or hindered after full recovery. On the other hand, the silicone
implants in no way add strength or power to the existing muscles.
procedure is without risks; however, the majority of complications
known to be associated with a pectoral implants are minor when
the procedure is performed by an experienced board certified
plastic surgeon. It is always important to be informed about
the possible complications before any surgery. Be sure to discuss
any concerns you may have with your surgeon.
results can I expect after male pectoral implants?
amount of discomfort experienced varies from person to person,
and depends on the method used. Soreness and bruising are common
and should fade within a week. Surgeons will prescribe oral medication
to alleviate the discomfort. In general, endoscopic pectoral
implant procedures reduce bleeding and incision size resulting
in less discomfort.
results of pectoral implants are different for every individual.
In some cases, pectoral implants can be combined with liposuction
in order to create optimal results. The fat around the chest
area may be removed before the implants are inserted. The combination
of these two procedures can give the implants a greater amount
of definition. Most people are highly satisfied with the desired
appearance achieved by their pectoral implants.