There are some men who are unable to develop pectoral muscles even with diligent exercise. Pectoral implants could be an effective way to shape and enhance the shape of their chests for a more muscular appearance. Pec implants are designed to look and feel natural and can help you achieve more self-confidence.
Who are the Best Candidates for Pectoral Implants?
The best candidates are men who are unable to achieve a defined chest through weight lifting and exercise. Pec implants can enlarge, firm, and shape the muscles of the chest to help men get the look that they desire. Men who want to have the surgery should have realistic goals about the procedure and understand that implants are made for an aesthetic improvement. It is important to discuss your goals with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate for the surgery.
What are the Advantages of the Procedure?
There are some men who choose to have the procedure administered because their chest muscles lack definition, and there are other men who choose to have the procedure administered because they have underdeveloped chest muscles due to physical trauma or a birth defect.
The implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. They are typically made of solid silicone that is soft and flexible so that they look and feel like natural muscle. They are not made of silicone gel or fluid, so you won’t have to worry about leaking or tearing with pec implants. When men have severe chest asymmetry, there are manufacturers that make custom implants.
What is the Procedure Like?
The surgery is usually administered as an outpatient procedure and takes about one to two hours to complete. In most circumstances, it is performed with general anesthesia, but there are times when local anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be used to carry out the surgery.
Your doctor will make a small incision in the crease of the breast at the armpit. A pocket will be created under the pectoral muscle to place the implants. When the implants have been placed, your doctor will check for symmetry and make adjustments if needed. Typically, the incisions will be closed with sutures or skin staples, and you will have a compression garment placed on your chest following the procedure. In addition, there are some men who choose to have liposuction or other procedures administered with pec implants for optimal results. Because the scars will be in the armpit region, hair will cover the scars so that they are not easily visible.
For a speedy recovery, it is necessary to follow all of the post-operative instructions given to you by your doctor after pectoral implants. Although the recovery time will vary from man to man, it is a safe procedure that yields a fast recovery time, and the results from the procedure are permanent.
Would you like to find out if you are a good candidate for pectoral implants? If so, contact our office here at Flores Plastic Surgery located in Miami, Fl. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.