Pectoral implants are solid, customizable implants that are surgically placed in the chest area to create a more muscular and masculine appearance for men. Pectoral implants are an effective, permanent solution when exercise fails to give men the muscle mass they desire.
Men choose pectoral implants when they experience:
- Poor muscle development despite efforts with working out
- Deformities of the chest causing a flat appearance
- A desire to achieve a more defined and masculine chest
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The most successful candidates for pectoral implants are those who are in generally good shape but want to enhance the appearance of their chest. Others who have a flat chest caused by a deformity are also candidates for the procedure. Candidates should be in good physical health and have a strong understanding of their goals for the procedure.
Pectoral implants are designed to meet the patient’s unique concerns and goals when it comes to the appearance of their chest. The following are ways the pectoral implant surgery can be customized:
The saline used in male breast implants is not the same as what’s used in regular breast implants. The saline is harder in order to mimic the look and feel of the natural muscle. Men will then have different options when it comes to the size and shape of the pectoral implant. Dr. Shaddix will help patients make this decision based on their anatomy and the size they desire.
To optimize the results of pectoral implant surgery, patients might choose to combine liposuction techniques. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat in the breast area to enhance definition in the chest. Liposuction can also be used in the abdominal area to improve balance and achieve a more muscular appearance.
Pectoral implant surgery will be performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Small incisions will be made at the edges of the chest, and the implant will then be placed under the pectoral muscle to create a natural-looking chest. The incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures.
The recovery from pectoral implant surgery is fairly short, with patients typically returning home the day of their procedure. Patients can return to work as soon as two days after their surgery but might choose to take a full week to rest at home. Swelling and discomfort can be expected during this time but is managed with a prescription pain medication from Dr. Shaddix. Patients should wait at least a month before returning to more strenuous exercise, waiting until Dr. Shaddix gives them the okay. Patients will be given more detailed instructions for their recovery at the time of their consultation.
Once the healing process is complete, men can enjoy a more masculine-looking chest that resembles natural pectoral muscles. Pectoral implants can last for many years without a replacement being needed. Patients report improved self-confidence after their procedure and improved overall body balance.
Dr. Shaddix is board certified in plastic surgery and is highly experienced with pectoral implant surgery. He will meet with you to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and begin developing your customized treatment plan to help you achieve the figure you desire. To learn more about pectoral implant surgery or to schedule your consultation in Pensacola, contact Shaddix Plastic Surgery at (850)476-7100.