Many men desire a more muscular, well-developed appearance of the chest area. When exercise alone cannot adequately improve the size or shape of the chest, pectoral implants can be used to enhance the proportions and create a more athletic appearance. These implants can also be used to correct deformities caused by injury or disease. Anyone in decent shape and health can receive one of these augmentations.
Pectoral implants are different than the breast implants used in women. Whereas breast implants contain cohesive silicone gel or saline, pectoral implants are made of solid silicone. These solid implants are firmer and maintain their shape better, characteristics well-suited to the male chest. Solid silicone is non-reactive in the body and very safe, having been used in numerous medical applications for decades.
Dr. Bray will take time to review your goals and expectations. He will take detailed measurements of your chest area and work with you to select an implant of the appropriate size and shape. During surgery the implants are inserted under the layers of muscle to create a natural feel and appearance. The incisions are placed near the underarm area where they can be easily concealed. Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat and further sculpt the chest shape.
After pec implant surgery it is normal to experience mild soreness and swelling of the chest area. These things are temporary and minimal care of the area is required. Patients can engage in light activities right away but it is important to avoid heavy expercise or activity for about 2 weeks. At this time most patients return to their daily routines except for heavy activity involving the chest muscles. Strenuous activity such as push-ups, bench press, or climbing should be held offuntil about the eighth week after surgery. Dr. Bray will monitor your progress and guide your recovery until healing is complete.
*Individual Results May Vary
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