Today men are also obsessed with their look and appearance just like women in good old times. A male breast looks very attractive, too, if it is strong and nice looking. Considering all the positive results that pleasant appearance may bring, today men see plastic surgery as one of the tools to improve their lives.
A pectoral implant, like the buttock and calf implants, is made of solid yet very soft silicone material like a very soft gummy-bear candy. It does not contain gel; therefore there is no possibility of rupture or leakage. Your own muscle will not be detached during the procedure so its strength will not be affected. You will still be able to – and should - exercise after the recovery period.
The procedure takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of surgical time. It would be longer if liposuction and/or etching were required.
The implants are inserted via a 5cm incision within the hair-bearing part of the underarm dome. Therefore, the scar is easily camouflaged once healed, in the shadow of the crease and amid the hair.
The implant is placed under the pectoralis major muscle itself. It is a thick muscle in males and putting the implants under it will help to blunt all edges of the implant so it looks smooth and natural.
Pain will be present anywhere from 3-10 days. Stretching exercises should be initiated on the DAY OF SURGERY: gentle stretching of both arms OUT and UP, several times every few hours when you are awake. This will speed up the recovery.
Short distance ambulation helps to prevent clots in the deep venous system of the legs.
No sports/gym for 8 weeks. No upper chest exercises for 12 weeks. Most people can go back to non-physical work (i.e. desk work) in about 2 weeks post-operatively.
Drains are always used and would typically be removed 7 days post-operatively. Few external stitches might be needed and would be removed 7 days post-op. Tight compression over your chest would also be applied with tensors for 21 days.