What Is a Pec Implant?
Pectoral augmentation is a procedure that can be performed to give males the definition they desire in the chest region. Dr. Steinbrech specializes in Hi-Def pectoral augmentation for men. Today, pectoral implants are a favored solution for thousands of men who want to look their best. It can also be used for chest reconstruction after cancer surgery in men.
How Is Pec Implant Surgery Performed?
The most crucial part of any contour surgery is that it is performed by a board-certified surgeon. Dr. Steinbrech and his team specialize in male anatomy and are the trusted experts for pec implant surgery. Pec implant surgery takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. Surgery requires general anesthesia and implants having to be inserted through a small incision in the armpit. The pectoralis muscle helps keep the implant intact. The muscle function itself is not hindered, allowing patients the ability to continue exercise after healing. Unlike the implants for females, male implants are not filled and feel firm to the touch. Over time, the implant becomes surrounded by a scar tissue pocket, where it stays for the rest of the patient’s life.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Pec Implants?
Men who have had cancer surgery on the breasts or men who desire more definition in the chest region are good candidates. If definition cannot be achieved through regular exercise, then a pec implant may be right for you.
What Can I Expect During My Pec Implant Recovery?
Post pectoral augmentation surgery, male patients can expect soreness for a few days. Full activity (such as strenuous exercise) is restricted for up to six weeks, however normal activity can be resumed after as little as 1 week. During your recovery, you should avoid heavy lifting or running. In the days following surgery, your swelling will subside and your improved chest definition will be fully realized.
Be aware that any foreign material that is not a part of your body will always have a risk for infection, implant migration, and local tissue reaction (view full Pectoral Implant Gallery).
Benefits of Pectoral Implants
Pectoral implants are the perfect procedure for men who lack muscle definition. Another reason why men get this procedure done is to correct an asymmetrical chest undeveloped because of birth or physical trauma. Many male patients report an increased sense of self-confidence after getting a pec implant procedure.
Treatment Cost & Consultation
Discuss what you’re trying to achieve in your consultation so there is a clear, concise idea of what your goal is in the procedure. Prior to surgery avoid Smoking, blood-thinning medication, and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided for two weeks before and after your surgery. For more information about hi-def pectoral augmentation for men and pec implants, please fill out the contact form to set up your consultation today. Book your consult with us today in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.