Are you unable to develop your pectoral muscles, no matter how rigorous your weight training routine is? Is your pectoral region abnormally shaped? Whether you’re looking to enhance your appearance or strengthen the muscles in your chest, we have the solution for you! We are proud to offer pectoral implants in Chicago. This procedure is safe and effective. Its silicone implant technology has been successfully used in medical treatments for decades. Read on to learn more about what a pectoral implant is, how they work, and whether this procedure is right for you.
Pectoral implants are a type of cosmetic surgery performed on the male chest area. This procedure is also referred to as pectoral augmentation, male chest enhancement, or pec implants. The purpose of pectoral implant surgery is to improve definition in the chest region. Common recipients of the treatment range from those with an asymmetrical chest to those with underdeveloped pectoral muscles. However, any man who seeks a more developed, athletic-appearing chest area may consider undergoing this procedure. Pectoral implants have become increasingly popular in recent years. The results of surgery are effective and long-lasting. The implants themselves are typically made of solid silicone gel. Silicone is a naturally occurring material that has been safely used for implantations for decades. It is firm yet flexible, so it will not break or leak over time.
The exact specifications of pectoral implants are developed on a case-by-case basis. Each patient will consult with their doctor to determine what implant size and shape is right for them and their goals for their body. Regardless of implant specifications, however, the implants will imitate the appearance and feel of real muscle. This means that they will authentically improve chest contour and muscle bulk in the chest.
First, you will consult with your doctor to determine the implant size and shape that is right for you. Then, on the day of your surgery, you will receive general anesthesia or be heavily sedated. Your surgeon will make a two-inch incision in the hair-producing region of your armpit. Then, they will insert different surgical instruments into the incision to create a small space, or “pocket,” in between your pectoralis major chest muscle and your pectoralis minor chest muscle. Next, the surgeon will place your pectoral implants between these muscles and position them. They will then close the incision with sutures. Immediately after the procedure is completed, the surgeon will typically place a compression garment on the chest region to minimize swelling and the possibility of implant shift. The entire procedure typically takes between one and two hours.
The results from surgery will typically last for approximately ten years. This is because the silicone implants will conform to the natural shape and contour of your chest muscles. Although pectoral implants may leave slight scarring, the placement of incisions under the armpit means that scars will be largely unnoticeable. They will also fade over time.
Any adult male in good physical health and who does not smoke is a good candidate for pectoral implants. The most common reason for considering this procedure is underdeveloped pectoral muscles that cannot be thickened through natural means like weight-lifting and other physical activity. Other typical reasons for receiving pectoral implants include a desire to enhance chest contour, particularly among athletes, and an asymmetrical or otherwise abnormal-appearing chest region. However, each prospective patient must consult with their doctor or another medical professional to determine whether pectoral implant surgery is right for them and decide the exact specifications of their implants.
Immediately after surgery, your chest will likely feel tight and you may experience some soreness and stiffness in it. You may also experience redness, swelling, inflammation, and bruising in the pectoral region. Your doctor will likely leave drainage tubes at the incision site. These can be removed a few days to a week after surgery. Incisions will heal in about two weeks and implants will fully heal in about six weeks. You will wear a compression vest or other sleeve for up to six weeks. Recovering patients must avoid raising their arms, lifting things, and working out. You can resume normal activity after two weeks and most exercise after several months.