New Jersey Pectoral Implants
Pectoral implants are a solution for men looking for more definition and size in their chest areas. For some men, weak or poorly formed pectoral muscles can be very discouraging. Genetics can simply make some men not able to build or define this area of their body. For others, a deformity or asymmetries can cause self-consciousness or embarrassment. Some bodybuilders would simply like to create a bigger look than what they have already created. There are many reasons why men would want chest implants.
What are pectoral implants?
Male chest implants are soft, but solid silicone implants placed in between the pectoral muscles to add bulk, size, and definition to the chest region. Male chest implants are not the same as female breast implants. They look different, they are placed differently, and made out of different materials. Pectoral implants cannot leak or deflate. Male chest implants make the chest look bigger and more developed, and they can be used to correct any existing muscle asymmetries or to help an underdeveloped chest.
What is the pectoral implant procedure?
This procedure is usually performed in a hospital or surgery center under general or twilight anesthesia. Patients are not required to spend the night and can go home the same day. Two inch incisions are placed in the armpit. Since they are placed in this location, the scars themselves are inconspicuous. From the incision, Dr. Volshteyn can create space between the layers of the pectoral muscles – these are the muscles that make up the chest area. In this space he will place the soft, but solid silicone implant. The muscles hold the implants in place, preventing them from shifting or moving, as well as creating a natural, strong appearance.
The results are immediately visible. While you will experience some swelling (and possibly some bruising) in the first few days, this should peak on the third day, showing you more and more of your new pecs as the days go by.
What can I expect after a pectoral implant procedure?
You will be able to go home the same day as the surgery, but will need to refrain from showering or bathing for a minimum of two days. Any discomfort you feel can be treated with pain medication. Most patients take about a week off from work, but this can vary depending on required work activity and exertion levels. Some are back to work sooner, and others with more physically demanding jobs may need a few extra days. Lower-body workouts can be resumed in about three to four weeks and upper-body workouts can resume in about six weeks. After the surgery you will wear a compression garment for three to four weeks. The compression garment minimizes swelling, promotes healing, and offers support to your new physique.
What are the potential risks and complications of the pectoral implant procedure?
All surgeries come with some level of risks and complications. Having a qualified, experienced surgeon and assisting staff as well as carefully following pre and post-op instructions will help to minimize any chance of experiencing complications. Some risks include infection, bruising, swelling, hematoma, asymmetries, implant rejection and slippage. Complications are rare and most patients are extremely happy with their new appearance and physique. Male chest implants can make a huge difference, regardless if the recipient is just an average Joe looking to create a more proportionate body or a body builder looking for some extra help in the size and bulk department.
If you would like more information on pectoral implants or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Volshteyn, please call our office at 732-641-3350