The number of men undergoing cosmetic surgery has increased over the years. Pectoral implants, for example, has been exceedingly requested and performed during the last decade.
Indeed, the price of pectoral implants
has even went up by twenty five percent since 2000 in such countries known to worship the cult of beauty as brazil and the united states. Pectoral augmentation surgery aims at tightening and enhancing pectoral muscles to give the latter a more manly and virile appearance.
It corrects birth defects, pectoral hypertrophy and skin slackening in the chest region. The latter may be due to either aging, massive weight loss or genetics.
Pectoral implants : procedure & recovery
Similar to women’s breast implants
, pectoral implants are made of a cohesive silicone gel, but differ in terms of texture and shape. Indeed, pectoral implants are firmer, more resistant and have a rectangular shape.
Pectoral implants are inserted through a small incision extending from five to seven centimetres. The cut is generally performed under the armpit. The later placement is intended to leave minor post-operational scarring.
Once the cut is open, the surgeon proceeds to the insertion of the implant under the pectoral muscle. To conclude the procedure, s/he sutures incisions and places a bandage on the operated area. The intervention is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts for an hour and a half.
Once you are home, you may notice bruises and swellings; which degree of pain depends on skin quality, ability to scar, and implant size. Therefore, the surgeon recommends taking painkillers and wearing a compressive garment for two to four weeks.
After the surgery, you may be unable to raise your arms, for this, all physical activities should be avoided for one to two months. Resumption of work is feasible after one or two weeks depending on the nature of work and required tasks.
Final results of pectoral implants can be appreciated after four to six weeks.
Results of pectoral implants
Results of pectoral implants are permanent and natural looking. Once scarring has healed, the chest will appear more virile and muscular.