If you exercise on a regular basis yet still cannot achieve the masculine chest contours you desire, men’s chest implant surgery may be an option. Also known as men’s chest enhancement and pectoral augmentation, the procedure contours and sculpts your chest area.
Reasons To Consider Pec Implants
Men choose to have pec implants for many reasons. Some of the reasons that you may want to consider pectoral implants for men are:
- Create an aesthetic chest gap
- Add volume to your pectoral muscle area
- Correct asymmetry
- Enhance the contours of your chest when exercise fails to achieve the desired results
Who Is A Good Candidate For Pec Implants?
Male pectoral implants are intended to heighten the results you get from exercise. The surgery is not intended for men who are overweight or underweight. You should also be in good overall health and able to maintain your ideal weight for at least 12 months before having the surgery.
If you are interested in surgery to reduce enlarged male breasts, our gynecomastia surgery is the better option. This is a type of male breast reduction that removes excess tissue.
What Should You Consider Before Getting A Pectoral Implant Surgery?
Pecs surgery involves placing silicone implants over your pectoral muscles. The surgery is not intended to produce pectoral muscle definition in men who do not have developed pectoral muscles, such as those who are naturally flat-chested or poorly defined in the chest area. In these cases, the results look unnatural.
As with breast implants for women, men’s pec implants are susceptible to shifting and rupturing, although this is rare. You choose the size and shape of your pec implants, and this allows for a great deal of customization for your pectoral muscle augmentation.
Pec Implant Procedure
General anesthesia is used for male chest implants. The incision is made in your armpit area to ensure that the scar is easily hidden. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned in a tissue pocket under your pectoral muscle. The surgery typically takes 1 to 1 ½ hours.
You will need to stay home for the first three to five days after you get your pec implants. Avoid heavy lifting, as this can cause the implants to shift. You can start exercising after three to four weeks but keep it at a moderate level. Avoid any shoulder and chest exercises. You can return to your normal exercise routine after six to eight weeks.
Pec Implants FAQ
You cannot lift weights for the first six to eight weeks after your pec implant surgery. Once the tissues are fully healed, you can return to your normal exercise routine, including lifting weights.
Men’s pec implants are inserted through incisions in the armpits. The implants are positioned under the pectoral muscles of the chest. Sutures may be used to close the tissue pocket that holds the implants in place.
Male silicone pectoral implants are designed to last up to 10 years. You should consider removing or replacing the implants after nine to 10 years. You can also have your implants removed any time before this, and you can change your implants should you desire a different shape or size.
As with breast implants for women, it is possible for your pec implants to rupture. This is rare, but you should check for signs of ruptured pectoral implants each month. Additionally, if you suffer any type of trauma or impact to your chest, schedule an appointment to have your implants checked.