Pectoral implant surgery is a cosmetic procedure that places a solid silicone implant under the chest muscle to give a man a more muscular appearing chest. For many men, especially those who are heavily involved in fitness and weight lifting, attaining a well-defined, muscular chest can be difficult, regardless of how much attention and focus is put on this muscle group. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Beck, offers pec implants for men who are already in good shape and adhere to a healthy lifestyle, but need a little assistance to get the results they want. Pec implants are also used to help fill out an underdeveloped chest, which in many cases is a hereditary condition. Pec implants are made to look and feel natural and is quickly becoming a popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men.
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Pectoral Implants Surgical Technique
During the initial consultation, we will discuss the various types of implants to consider for this procedure. The implant size and shape will be determined based on the patient’s aesthetic desires. The goal during surgery is to use an implant that forms naturally to the shape and curves of the existing muscle tissue so that a natural result can be attained. The surgery is performed using general anesthesia and typically takes about 1-2 hours to complete. In most cases, it is performed endoscopically. Endoscopic surgery uses a thin tube that has a tiny camera attached to the end. This guides the surgeon through the patient's body to perform the surgery with exact precision. A small incision is made in the armpit and then the implant is inserted into a pocket that is created within the natural muscle so that the implant can be fitted and secured into its new position. Once the implant is in place, the incisions are closed and the patient will wear a special support/compression garment.
What to Expect with Pectoral Implants
After surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising, as well as some moderate pain. Patients will wear a surgical garment to help reduce swelling. Within 1-2 weeks, the swelling, bruising and soreness are usually gone. It takes about 6-8 weeks for most patients to make a full recovery and for the final results to be shown. It is advised that any exercise, such as weight lifting, be avoided for at least 2 full months to allow the chest to completely heal.
Pectoral Implants Expected Cost
The cost will vary depending on the surgical case. Schedule an appointment for a customized consultation with Dr. Beck to determine the cost of your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
Pec Implant FAQs
Is Liposuction Used?
Yes, in many cases liposuction is a part of this surgery. The surgeon will reduce excess fat, and possibly use some of the existing fat to help sculpt the chest. In some cases, implants may not even be needed and pectoral etching may be considered. This is a surgery that does not use implants to fill out the chest, but instead uses the patient’s own fat through a special liposuction technique to reshape and contour the pectoral area.
Combine with other Procedures?
Pectoral implant surgery, in many cases, is considered a procedure that falls within the male fitness category. To compliment this surgery, there are other options for men who wish to attain a more muscular appearance. Surgeries such as calf and bicep implants are similar procedures that assist men in helping to develop the look of a muscular, more defined physique that hours in the gym cannot attain.
Can I Work Out?
Patients can return to routine workouts about 6-8 weeks after surgery. The chest needs time to recover and the implants need time to settle into their new position. The surgeon will give clearance to resume exercise around this timeframe.