Male Pectoral Implants Cosmetic Surgery

Just like how women are conscious about their breasts, men also tend to feel like they need to have a bigger chest. Having bigger pectoral muscles (usually shortened as "pecs") increases confidence as well as attracting more women, but achieving this can take years of hard training.

It can be frustrating sometimes to realize that no matter how hard they try, some men could not have pecs that are as defined as the fitness models they see on mainstream media. This is where cosmetic surgery comes to mind, which offers pectoral implants that are becoming more popular nowadays. If you are considering having a bigger chest through surgical means, here are what you should know.

What pec implants can do?

Pectoralis implants are meant to augment the appearance of the chest by bulking up and projecting the chest muscles. However, these implants do not improve the definition of the muscles, which you can only achieve by strength training.

The cost of surgery

The procedure costs between $6,000 to $8,000 in the United States, depending on the local and the surgeon performing the operation. The cost covers the use of operating room, anesthesia, implants, and staff rates.

Before the surgery

A consultation with a certified cosmetic surgeon would provide you ample information about the operation as well as the risks involved, the benefits that are expected to attain, and possible side effects. You would also undergo different stages of medical screening process from physical examination and discussions with your medical history to determine if you are fit for the procedure. If you are a rightful candidate for the surgery, you should be advised to avoid working out two weeks before the operation.

Surgery procedure

The implant consists of soft and flexible silicone, much like breast implants only flatter in appearance. The procedure starts with an incision in the armpit and the implants are placed underneath the pectoralis muscle. Since this is an out-patient operation, you will be discharged home the same day after the surgery.

Post-operative care

The chest would be sore for several days, with the dressing and sutures removed after a few days. You need to be off from work between one to two weeks, and should not perform any physical activity between two to six weeks.

Pectoral implant risks

The procedure may have complications and side effects, such as infection and displacement of the implants. Cases of infection require the affected implant be removed, resulting in a asymmetrical chest.

The implant can be reinserted six months later, or once the infection has completely healed. Displaced implants, meanwhile, require corrective surgery. Other cases of complications include excessive bleeding, numbness, and accumulation of fluids.