Male Pectoral Implants

Pectoral Implants Overview

Pectoral implants are surgically inserted beneath the pectoral muscles to enhance the size and shape of the male chest. A lot of men work out diligently to improve their pectoral muscles, but many find that no matter how much they try to bench press, their chests never achieve the shape or muscle definition they desire. Pectoral implants can also help men who suffer from congenital disease or have incurred a muscle injury to their chest. Like the hundreds of thousands women who have had breast augmentations to enhance their sense of femininity and self-esteem, men now have similar options for improving their physique with pectoral implants.

Working hard to achieve a goal can be discouraging if you don’t see results. Self blame and self doubt can undermine even the most motivated athletes. Even if you’re not an athlete, and you just want to look fitter and have more self confidence in your appearance pectoral implant surgery could be a good option for you.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Male Pectoral Implants Surgeons in your area, who specialize in pectoral implant procedures, or we can provide a background check on any Plastic Surgeon.

Having Realistic Expectations for Pectoral Implants

Having realistic expectations about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having pectoral implants will change the shape and size of your chest. Having a more masculine physique may boost your self-confidence, but it won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Not all pectoral implants or the surgeons that perform them are the same. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the surgeon explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of pectoral implant procedures:

  • Pectoral implants are made by different manufacturers. Ask your surgeon if they have a preference of manufacturers and why. Be sure to find out the manufacturers warranty information as well.
  • Your surgeon may also be able to offer the option of custom made implants. If you are interested in this option, you will also want to discuss how long it will take for the implants to be made.
  • Pectoral implants are usually inserted endoscopically through an incision in the armpit. If you are interested in a different incision site, be sure to discuss the option with your surgeon. Surgical scars are permanent, although they can be made indistinguishable. Make sure your surgeon listens to your concerns and questions about the incision site, the scar and any risks associated with them.
  • Implants are placed beneath the chest muscle to keep them from roaming. In some cases sutures are needed to secure the implants to the chest wall. Make sure you understand the procedure your surgeon will use and how it will affect your recovery.

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Male Pectoral Implants Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about the surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Pectoral Implant Recovery

You may experience mild to moderate discomfort for the first 48 to 72 hours, and you will be given pain medication to help alleviate any pain. You may experience some swelling, soreness and bruising that will subside in a few weeks.

You will need to avoid reaching or lifting of any kind for at least a week and for as long as two weeks.

Full physical recovery may take up to six weeks. During that time you will gradually regain strength of movement as your body heals. Your scars may take up to seven months to completely heal.

Pectoral Implant Risks

Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications, infection, and adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Unlike breast implants for women, there is no risk of rupture or leakage with pectoral implants because they are made of a solid substance.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • Excessive bleeding, bruising and swelling is a risk with any surgery, be sure to ask your surgeon about these risks in regard to your specific procedure.
  • Ask about the risk of implant slippage, precautions to avoid this risk, and options for correcting implant movement if it should occur.

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with pectoral implant surgery nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results

Pectoral implants will permanently alter the size and shape of your chest. Weight gain can affect your chest size but should not affect the pectoral implant. It is important to understand that pectoral implants will change the way you look, but they will not add to your strength or ability to lift heavy objects.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects of a successful outcome of your surgery is to choose the right surgeon, therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in pectoral implant surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.