Pectoral Implants

Achieve a muscular chest

By Brandie Umar, Executive Director of ContentLast modified: December 08, 2011

Pectoral Implants Defined

Pectoral implants are a plastic surgery method to enhance the male chest muscles. Pectoral muscles are not always easy to define with weight lifting and exercise alone and some men suffer from the underdevelopment of chest muscles due to genetics. Plastic surgeons insert pectoral implants under the muscle to create a more defined, muscular chest.


A Good Candidate For Pectoral Implants

Any male who is unhappy with the lack of muscle definition in his chest may be a candidate for pectoral implants. Men who suffer from excess breast tissue often proceed with male breast reduction surgery. Pectoral implants can improve the appearance of the chest following a male breast reduction surgery and restore confidence.

Pectoral Implants Procedure

Unlike breast implants, pectoral implants are made from solid silicone. The implants are inserted through an incision made under the armpit of the male patient and plastic surgeons position the pectoral implants underneath the chest muscle.

All pectoral implants are made from solid silicone to ensure the results of plastic recreate the feeling of a muscular male chest. Pectoral implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and the plastic surgeon works with patients to determine which will produce the best results after surgery.

Pectoral Implants Recovery And Results

Most patients who have pectoral implant plastic surgery are able to resume normal activities immediately following surgery. There is no need to wait for the incision site to heal as the incision is small and under the arm. Most men are happy with the results of their pectoral implant surgery. It is very rare that pectoral implants need to be replaced as this type of cosmetic surgery implant is designed to last a lifetime.  

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