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Pectoral Implants

Pectoral implants are breast implants used to enhance the muscular appearance of the male chest. They come in different sizes to increase the prominence of the male pectoral muscle. The implants are made of a slightly firmer silicone than those used in female breast implants. 

At an initial consultation with Mr Chana, he will discuss with you your reasons for wanting implants and carefully advise and guide you on the type, shape and size that will best suit your condition.


Mens pectoral augmentation implant surgery

Pectoral augmentation is carried out under general anaesthetic. An incision is made in the armpit in order to keep the scar hidden and a pocket carefully made using an endoscopic or 'keyhole' technique directly under the existing pectoral muscle. The pectoral implant is then inserted and appropriately positioned in this pocket. Drains are used which are taken out several hours after surgery. The incision is closed with layers of stitches in order to secure the implant and close the skin.

Recovery following mens pectoral augmentation implant surgery

Pain is usually mild after this operation and is easily relieved by painkillers which Mr Chana will prescribe. Aspirin or aspirin-like medication (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory tablets) must not be taken.

Following surgery, it is important to avoid vigorous activity for a few days to reduce the swelling and to sleep in an elevated position at night using pillows to reduce the swelling. Bruising of the skin around the chest may occur but will disappear within 2 to 3 weeks. Heavy exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks.

The risks associated with mens pectoral augmentation implant surgery

Serious complications following pectoral augmentation surgery are rare. Infection and bleeding are risks as with any surgical procedure, but in most cases can easily be managed.

Alteration in nipple sensation may occur but it usually returns to normal over a period of several months, however a few patients will experience a total loss in sensation to the nipples. Pectoral implants may also develop a capsular contracture (a thick scar tissue around the implant) which can result in further surgery at a later date to replace the implants. Rupture of an implant is rare.

Is pectoral implant surgery right for me ?

Pectoral implants are suitable if you have difficulty in developing and maintaining a muscular chest physique through exercise alone. Implants are also suitable for individuals who have abnormally thin pectoral muscles due to congenital conditions which affect the development of the chest.

Will there be scars ?

The scars from the surgery are well hidden in the armpit.

What results can I expect after pectoral implant surgery ?

The degree of enlargement and shape of the chest will depend on the type and size of implant used. This will be discussed at the time of the initial consultation.

Is the surgery painful ?

The surgery tends to produce minimal pain and discomfort which is easily controlled with mild painkillers. The discomfort subsides within a matter of days.

How long before I see the final results of surgery ?

Usually there is initial swelling which subsides over the first 2 weeks and the final results is seen after approximately 6 weeks.

Surgery time
1 to 5 hours
Hospital stay
Day case
Time off work
7 to 10 days
Full recovery
6 weeks
Best results
3 to 6 months
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