Male Chest Augmentation or Pectoral implants are used to define and augment the male chest to enhance the aesthetics of the pectoral muscles. Increasing in its demand, many men undergo this procedure to address underdeveloped, asymmetrical, or otherwise deformed chest muscles due to malformations at birth or to an accident of some sort.
Pectoral implants can improve chest appearance when exercise is unable to achieve the desired chest definition.
The implants are typically made of a solid silicone gel substance that mimics the natural look and feel of the pectoral muscles. Silicone It soft and flexible texture adds to both their contouring effect and their ability for customization to individual fit and chest shape. Sometimes implant surgery is combined with either liposuction or fat transfer as determined by your surgeon.
While preparing, you might need to stop smoking well in advance. Stop taking your blood-thinning medications 2 weeks before your procedure and stop consuming alcohol for at least a week before. It can be helpful if you can arrange a ride to and from your procedure.
The procedure will be done under general anesthesia.
A small incision will be made in the hair-bearing area of your armpit. With special surgical tools used, creating a pocket in between your pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles where the implants will be inserted. The size and measurements would have been made prior to the surgery. Once that is done, the incision will be closed and repeated on the other side.
Expect some pain, redness, and swelling after the procedure. You will need to wear a compression vest for several weeks to reduce the amount of swelling you experience.
Expect to return to non-intensive manual labor jobs after 1 week.
You will likely have drainage tubes and stitches for the first few weeks following surgery. For underarm incisions, refrain from using deodorant for 2 weeks.
The incision would take approximately 2 weeks to heal and 6 weeks for complete recovery.
Continue wearing compression garments for 4 weeks or as directed by your surgeon.
Keep arms below your head for 3-4 weeks. Limit, or altogether refrain from, upper body exercises and frequent exercise (especially weightlifting) for 8-12 weeks.Return to full normal activity once the healing process is complete.
The results of pectoral implant surgery are long-lasting. Pectoral implants last, on average, about 10 years.
It can take several weeks or more for the final results of pectoral implants to become visible as swelling and bruising subside over time.
Although side effects are not incredibly common including:
• Numbness in the chest or upper arms.
• Muscle spasms.
• Possibility of implant movement
• Infection and bleeding
• Changes in sensation