Are you considering body implants such as pectoral or buttocks implants? Atlantic Surgical Associates of West Long Branch, New Jersey offers a variety of implant procedures to help you reach your aesthetic goals. We welcome patients in Monmouth, Ocean, and Essex counties.
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 Risks Associated with 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.
What are Calf Implants?
Calf implants exist solely to augment small or malformed calves. This could be due to a naturally small calf or for someone who has suffered injury or disease that has left their calves atrophied or malformed. Calf implants are made out of a soft, solid silicone and their results are permanent. So, whether you are a body builder looking to gain mass that weight lifting can’t give you, or if you are simply looking to balance out your leg to create a more attractive appearance, a calf implant can do the job.
What is the Calf Implant Procedure?
All procedures begin with a consultation with Dr. Volshteyn. It is during this initial consultation that he can learn about your goals and expectations and answer any questions you have. This is also a good time for your calf size and shape to be evaluated to determine the size and placement of the implants.
The calf is made up of two muscle heads – one on either side of the calf area. Depending on how your muscles are developed, you may need one side augmented instead of the other or you may require augmentation on either side. This is really up to you and your physician to decide.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made at the back of the knee – these will become quite inconspicuous after they heal. An incision is also made in the fascia, which is the fibrous covering of the muscle, creating a space for the implant.
While Calf Implant surgery usually takes about an hour per leg, it may be difficult for you to walk on your own for a couple of days and you will need assistance getting to the bathroom. Think of this extra time as a great way to facilitate your healing and getting the ultimate results you want.
What are the Risks Associated with Calf Implants?
All surgeries come with some risks and complications such as possible bleeding, blood clots, bruising and excessive swelling. However, following post-op instructions closely will help to diminish your chances of these risks. Other complications include implant slippage. Dr. Volshteyn will go over all possible risks during your initial consultation.
What Can I Expect After Calf Implant Surgery?
Recovery from calf implant surgery is slow, so allow yourself time to fully heal. The first 24 hours after your surgery should be spent laying down with your legs elevated – this will reduce swelling and promote healing. You will slowly begin to walk again, beginning with short walks in the first week. Expect to take about 10 days to two weeks off from work. If you have a job that requires physical exertion you may need to take a third week off as well. Initially you may walk in a haltingly way, but as each day goes by and you adhere to post-operative instructions, your movement and motion will become smoother and more fluid.
Activities that require physical exertion, such as any form of working out, can be resumed by the second or third month, depending on the individual. It is important to stress that you need to adhere to this. You want your implants to be as successful as possible: so let yourself rest and let yourself heal. You will benefit from this greatly in the long run. And speaking of long runs, once you receive calf implants, you will feel proud to show off your legs or don a pair of shorts —whether for a fun-run, a body building competition or a weekend relaxing.
What are Buttocks Implants?
Buttock implants are typically made out of a semi-soft silicone, more like the implant material used for augmenting chins than augmenting breasts. This material will never leak or burst because it is not liquid. Since the gluteous muscles are used in so many activities throughout the day – from all movement to sitting in a chair – it is important that the implant be extremely durable, comfortable and placed correctly.
What is the Buttocks Implants Procedure?
Buttocks implants are typically placed so that you would not sit on them. Put your hand in your back pockets – that is where the buttock implants would be placed. The Buttock Implants are placed within the muscle to create a better look while ensuring that the implants do not “slip” or move.
Incisions are placed in the crease of the buttocks. This allows the implants to be properly placed while the incision located inconspicuously. The surgery takes about two hours and is performed under a general anesthesia or an epidural and sedation. Most patients can go home the same day.
What Can I Expect After a Buttocks Implant Procedure?
You will need about two weeks off from work to heal properly from buttocks implants. After the surgery you will be placed in a compression garment that you will wear for at least a week. You can sponge bath for the first five days, but won’t be able to bathe, shower or get your bandages wet until then. No movement is recommended for the first 24-hours and it can be helpful to have somebody with you for that first day. You will need to sleep on your stomach for a week and severely limit any physical activity. In about two weeks time you can begin to incorporate light activity, but will need to refrain from any strenuous activity for at least six weeks. It is important that you give yourself the time to heal to help ensure a full and healthy recovery.
What are the Risks Associated with Buttocks Implants?
All surgeries come with some risks and complications. With buttocks implants these include infection, swelling, bruising and hematomas. Implants can move or slip. Because of the location of the implants, some implants can disturb the sciatic nerve. Taking care of yourself by carefully following your physician’s pre-and post-operative instructions along with giving yourself the proper time to heal can help you avoid these complications.
What is an Alternative to Buttocks Implants?
Another solution to fill out an otherwise flat buttocks is micro-fat grafting, also known as the Brazilian butt lift. Fat taken from other parts of the body can be injected into the buttocks to create a rounder silhouette. Since the buttocks is a body part adept at holding and storing fat, grafts placed here seem to have better results than other parts of the body (such as the lips). There are fewer cases of necrosis (where tissue dies after being separated from blood flow) and fewer cases of fat absorption. Micro-fat grafting also comes with the benefit of removing the fat on the flanks, hips or thighs, which in turn also help to make the buttocks look more rounded. Recovery from micro-fat grafting is much faster than buttocks implants, but the results may not be permanent.
If you are considering body implants in West Long Branch, New Jersey, contact us to schedule your initial consultation to learn more and find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Atlantic Surgical Associates welcomes patients from surrounding areas of East Brunswick, New Brunswick, and Staten Island, NY.