Although breast enhancement procedures have been popular among women for decades, there is also a similar procedure for men to add shape and volume to their chest areas. At Tarola Plastic Surgery we understand that men have unique needs when it comes to cosmetic surgery, and we offer a pectoral implant procedure to improve tone in the chest, an area that often difficult to shape with just exercise alone.
Contact us today at our Murfreesboro location to set up a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Tarola, who will discuss the procedure with you step-by-step and help you decide if pectoral implants are right for you and your cosmetic goals.
What is Pectoral Implant Surgery?
While exercising and training the pectoral muscles area adds muscle and definition for a lot of men, there are some body types that do not respond as easily as others. A pectoral implant procedure safely and effectively improves the shape and contour of the pectoral wall with the use of solid, silicone implants.
During the procedure, incisions are typically made in the armpit, with the implant inserted underneath the real muscle. The shape and size of implants depends on the individual. There are a few different ways to perform a pectoral implant surgery, which will be discussed during your consultation.
In some cases, pectoral implant surgery is paired with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction to achieve better results. This option may be discussed with Dr. Tarola during your consultation.
In comparison to the type of implants that women receive during female breast augmentation surgery, pectoral implants are made of a different silicone similar to the material used to make athletic mouthguards. Male implants are strong but soft and cannot leak or break.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Although your candidacy for pectoral implant surgery will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Tarola, typically those who are deemed appropriate for this procedure are those who do not smoke, maintain a stable, healthy body weight, have realistic cosmetic expectations and do not have medical conditions that inhibit surgery or healing.
What is the Recovery Like?
Full recovery from pectoral implant surgery can take up to 6 weeks, although many patients reportedly resume normal activities after one month of recovery. Pectoral implants are designed to last a lifetime and usually do not cause major complications that would require a second surgery.
Bandages and dressings after surgery may depend on the individual as well as the surgeon, but most patients wear a compression garment after surgery in order to reduce swelling. Mild to moderate levels of pain are most commonly reported following this surgery but are easily controlled with pain medication. Residual soreness and bruising are also common but generally fade within a week.
Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey to building a better body.