Men who work out and are still unable to develop the pectoral muscles may consider pectoral implants to enlarge the appearance of their chest muscles. Pectoral implants are also used to correct deformities which may include torn or ruptured pectoral muscles.
Implants will enhance the bulk and projection of the pectoral muscles, but they will not improve the definition of the muscles. Since there are many sizes and shapes of pectoral implants, Dr. Marouk takes great care and time in helping select the implant that is right for each patient.
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia or heavy sedation. A small incision is hidden in the arm pit and an endoscope is used to create a cavity under the pectoral muscle. The muscle is not separated from its attachments to the rib cage or breast bone. A solid silicone implant is chosen based on the measurements of each patient’s chest made prior to surgery. The implant is soft, flexible, and durable and is places directly beneath the pectoral muscle.
Pectoral Implant Recovery
Patients typically go home on the same day of surgery. The dressing and sutures will be removed a few days after. Lifting and aerobic exercise should be avoided for 4 weeks. After a month, the scar usually fades and becomes very difficult to see.