Pectoral implant surgery is a procedure used to correct abnormalities of the chest muscle caused by serious injuries, to provide better body harmony, aesthetics or for patients who have already undergone a gynecomastia procedure and want to have a more defined appearance in the chest, obtaining a natural-looking chest for a masculine image.
Male pectoral implants are designed to adapt to the muscle that goes from the armpit to the sternum, integrating into the lower part of the nipple. They are filled with a silicone gel that is solid and soft to the touch to provide volume and firmness in order to simulate an exercised muscle. The size of the implant to be placed should be selected in conjunction with a certified plastic surgeon to meet the patient’s goals and needs.
The most common approach for the placement of pectoral implants is the transaxillary technique. The plastic surgeon makes a small incision of approximately four centimeters in the natural crease of the armpit for the implant to be inserted and placed between the muscle layers giving the appearance of natural exercised muscle.
It is performed under general anesthesia.
It is a quick outpatient surgery, it takes approximately two hours.
The recovery time is 30 days, the patient must use a compression garment in order to control the inflammatory process, improve blood flow and reduce fluid production. Rest is not absolute, during the first two weeks the patient can do light activities avoiding heavy loads. After week three the patient will be able to resume more complex activities, and after the fourth week he/she will be able to resume sports activities.
This surgical method produces little discomfort. The pain is moderate, it is controlled with analgesics and medications to reduce inflammation and avoid infections.
It is very important to have a medical evaluation.
Hospitalization: Not required
Surgery Time: 2 Hours
Resting Time: 15 days