Commonly referred to as pec implants, pectoral implant surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed to give a more muscular and masculine appearance to the chest. A solid, appropriately-sized and -shaped implant is used to increase the size and define the appearance of the chest. Sometimes, exercise can’t create enough muscle mass to produce the desired look. When this is the case, pec implants provide a surgical solution.
Some of the most common reasons men pursue pectoral implant surgery are:
- Poor muscle development despite exercise
- Congenital deformities of the chest
- The desire for a more masculine upper body
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During your consultation with Dr. Shaddix, you can discuss your goals for this procedure and ask any questions you may have about it. Dr. Shaddix will also examine your existing chest contour and decide which technique and the implant will yield the best results for your unique anatomy. Implants come in many sizes and shapes but are generally made of solid silicone, unlike breast implants, so there’s no risk of tearing or leakage. You’ll also receive instructions for your recovery period so you know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Dr. Shaddix may also professionally recommend any procedures that might also benefit you and your intended results.
Performed under general anesthesia, you will most likely be able to go home the same day as your pectoral implant surgery. This procedure is performed through small incisions at the edge of the chest. The implant is then placed in a pocket under the pectoralis muscle. After the implants are in place, the incisions are closed with sutures that dissolve and do not need to be removed. A compression garment is then put in place to begin the healing process.
Recovery following pectoral implant surgery is fairly short. You will most likely be able to return to work after a few days, though some men prefer to take a week off, depending on the degree of physical labor required for their job. You will have some discomfort, but Dr. Shaddix will provide you with prescription medications to keep it controlled. You shouldn’t exercise vigorously for about a month after surgery, in order to ensure you heal properly and the implants stay in place. Dr. Shaddix will provide you with detailed instructions to guide you through the recovery period and he will be available to answer your questions along the way.