$3800 - $8500
What are pectoral implants?
Pectoral implants are a plastic surgery procedure performed in men to enhance chest muscle definition and volume. The process is similar to breast implants in females. Synthetic implants placed beneath the pectoralis muscle are typically made of solid silicone gel to imitate the look and feel of natural muscle. Implant surgery can be combined with a fat transfer cosmetic surgery to create even more natural results.
What cosmetic concerns does a pectoral implants procedure treat?
- Male Chest Definition: Highly customizable implants allow for specific and precise enhancements to the size, shape, and contours of the chest.
Who is the ideal candidate for a pectoral implants procedure?
The ideal candidate for a pectoral implants procedure are male patients with under-developed pectoral muscle despite consistent exercise, chest asymmetry, or deformity. Pectoral implants are not recommended for those who are not at a stable and/or healthy weight.
What is the average recovery associated with a pectoral implants procedure?
Most patients experience a few weeks of recovery time following a pectoral implants procedure. Drains will be removed after one to two weeks, but a compression garment will be worn for four weeks. Most swelling resolves within one month. Candidates typically resume non manual labor work and normal activities within one week. Exercise, especially weight lifting, will be limited for up to 12 weeks.
What are the potential side effects of a pectoral implants procedure?
Possible side effects following a pectoral implants procedure include asymmetry, changes in sensation, bleeding, swelling, adverse reaction, infection, and muscle spasms.
What can someone expect from the results of a pectoral implants procedure?
The results of pectoral implants are immediately noticeable and permanent, however, they will finalize over three months as swelling subsides. The individual results will be affected by weight gain or steroid use.
What is the average cost of a pectoral implants procedure?
Pectoral implants can cost anywhere from $3,800 to $8,500. The actual cost of pectoral implants is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.
What to Expect
Pectoral implants are designed to enhance the shape and definition of the chest for a more muscular appearance. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a pectoral implant procedure.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications 2 weeks before
- Stop smoking 4 weeks before and after the procedure
- No alcohol 1 week prior
- Chest will be cleansed and anesthetized
- Incision will be made either within the underarm or at the border of the areola
- Pocket will be made underneath the muscle for implant placement
- Implant inserted
- Drains inserted for fluid collection
- Incisions closed with sutures
- Compression garment applied
Immediately After Treatment
- Pain and swelling
- Muscle stiffness and soreness
Pectoral implant surgery is a cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of the chest muscles through solid silicone implants into the pectoral muscles.