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Pectoral muscle implants surgery

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What is the pectoral muscle implants surgery?

An athletic and robust body is symbol of masculinity. A well-proportioned and projected torso describes the force and vigor in men. Some men work out extensively and are still unable to develop their pectoral muscles. They may feel frustrated to see that despite the training routines, the pectorals do not develop as they desire. For all of them, and for men who suffer from underdeveloped pectorals (hollowed chest, congenital absence of pectorals), the pectoral implants may create an aesthetically pleasing chest.

The surgeon will recommend the adequate type of pectoral implant according to your height, weight and chest. In the same manner, as in the breast implants for women, men tend to perceive themselves with oversized implants. Your physician may help you to choose the appropriate pectoral implant to improve your appearance. Oversized implants may cause unwanted postoperative complications.

Preoperative evaluation

In the consultation with the physician you should clearly express what you want to change or improve. During examination you must speak candidly about your expectations from surgery.
You should be able to express why you want undergoing pectoral implant surgery and what you would like to accomplish with the procedure. Your medical history will be considered and the physician will evaluate your weight, height and thorax anatomy. Your doctor will listen to you carefully and discuss with you your expectations. Your surgeon will help you to determine the appropriate pectoral implants for you.

The pectoral implants
What are the pectoral implants made of?

Pectoral implants are made of Silastic, a silicone. The pectoral implants are soft touch and its composition make them feel much more like the natural tissue of pectorals. There are implants of different shape and size according to the patient´s chest. Because of its nature, Silastic is a material used in numerous medical devices. Silastic implants have been used for many purposes over the past twenty years.

The candidate for pectoral implants

The ideal candidate for pectoral implants is a healthy adult who is well informed about the risks and has realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. It is important for the patient to understand that surgery should be selected as the ultimate option and the patient should have tried to achieve his goals through exercise.

Most patients refer a high degree of satisfaction with the results of the pectoral implant treatment. Patients of pectoral implants will find they have more self-confidence, thanks to an improved appearance.

Pectoral Implants Surgery Preparation

It is considered you are in surgery from the moment you arrive to the surgical area until the moment you have sufficiently recovered from anesthesia. Before surgery, your surgeon, anesthesiologist and the nursing staff will meet you in the pre-operative area to discuss your medical condition and answer any question.

The anesthesia - What kind of anesthesia is used during the pectoral implants surgery?

Pectoral implants surgery is performed under general anesthesia with intravenous induction and inhalation anesthesia. You will sleep through the entire operation, feeling no pain and remaining absolutely relaxed.

The section about Anesthesia provides complete information on this medical practice along with recommendations and instructions.

Patient preparation before surgery

* Patient preparation includes treating the surgical site before surgery, using appropriate antiseptic agents for skin preparation.

* In the operating room the intravenous therapy or IV will be initiated. The IV is the giving of liquid substances directly into a vein. Through a needle you will receive saline solution, anesthesia, and other medications you may need during surgery.

* Once you have moved over the operating table, you will be placed in a supine position with arms in abduction. This means that you will be lying down with the face up and open arms. The elbows are cushioned with pillows to prevent any postoperative discomfort.

How long does pectoral implants surgery take?

Pectoral implants surgery usually takes 1-2 hours to complete, but your surgeon may recommend a hospital stay depending on your exact condition or healing of the wounds.

Procedure Pectoral Implants Surgery - How is the pectoral implants procedure?

The procedure to correct both congenital and physical defects in chest is performed through the placement of elastic implants of Silastic. The surgeon uses an axillary incision and, after penetrating the subcutaneous tissue, a tunnel is made under the pectoralis major to create a pocket where the implant is placed.

The surgeon is very careful to maintain adequate symmetry and balance of the implants. This method of pectoral augmentation does not leave any noticeable scar, since the incision is placed in the crease of the armpit and can be hidden in the axillary region. A compressive dressing garment to avoid implant migration is applied. This should be used for two weeks.


Faqs - Pectoral Implants Surgery



What is the pectoral muscle implants surgery?

An athletic and robust body is symbol of masculinity. A well-proportioned and projected torso describes the force and vigor in men. Some men work out extensively and are still unable to develop their pectoral muscles. They may feel frustrated to see that despite the training routines, the pectorals do not develop as they desire. For all of them, and for men who suffer from underdeveloped pectorals (hollowed chest, congenital absence of pectorals), the pectoral implants may create an aesthetically pleasing chest.



What are the pectoral implants made of?

Pectoral implants are made of Silastic, a silicone. The pectoral implants are soft touch and its composition make them feel much more like the natural tissue of pectorals. There are implants of different shape and size according to the patient´s chest. Because of its nature, Silastic is a material used in numerous medical devices. Silastic implants have been used for many purposes over the past twenty years.


What kind of anesthesia is used during the pectoral implants surgery?


Pectoral implants surgery is performed under general anesthesia with intravenous induction and inhalation anesthesia. You will sleep through the entire operation, feeling no pain and remaining absolutely relaxed. The section about Anesthesia provides complete information on this medical practice along with recommendations and instructions.


How long does pectoral implants surgery take?


Pectoral implants surgery usually takes 1-2 hours to complete, but your surgeon may recommend a hospital stay depending on your exact condition or healing of the wounds.



How is the pectoral implants procedure?



The procedure to correct both congenital and physical defects in chest is performed through the placement of elastic implants of Silastic. The surgeon uses an axillary incision and, after penetrating the subcutaneous tissue, a tunnel is made under the pectoralis major to create a pocket where the implant is placed.

The surgeon is very careful to maintain adequate symmetry and balance of the implants. This method of pectoral augmentation does not leave any noticeable scar, since the incision is placed in the crease of the armpit and can be hidden in the axillary region. A compressive dressing garment to avoid implant migration is applied. This should be used for two weeks.



What can I expect after surgery?



The patient may experience some discomfort. Men are not used to feel pressure on the chest as women, who wear bra. This temporary discomfort can be alleviated with pain and anti-inflammatory medication. The compressive dressing should be used for the time that the surgeon recommends. You will be informed about the exact moment to remove the sutures. Swelling is a natural part of the healing process. This condition will fade within days after surgery. The patient will require absolute rest for the following 48 hours.




What care should I take following pectoral implants surgery?



Part of the success of surgery depends on the postoperative care. It is very important to follow the surgeon´s recommendations to reach the desired outcome. Dr. Nieto closely observes her patient´s convalescence and healing. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you have questions or concerns. You will be given written instructions for your postoperative care to you and your family.


Postoperative care



What can I expect after surgery?

The patient may experience some discomfort. Men are not used to feel pressure on the chest as women, who wear bra. This temporary discomfort can be alleviated with pain and anti-inflammatory medication. The compressive dressing should be used for the time that the surgeon recommends. You will be informed about the exact moment to remove the sutures. Swelling is a natural part of the healing process. This condition will fade within days after surgery. The patient will require absolute rest for the following 48 hours.

What care should I take following pectoral implants surgery?


Part of the success of surgery depends on the postoperative care. It is very important to follow the surgeon´s recommendations to reach the desired outcome. Dr. Nieto closely observes her patient´s convalescence and healing. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you have questions or concerns. You will be given written instructions for your postoperative care to you and your family.

Postoperative recommendations – Pectoral implants surgery


  • The compressive dressing garment must be worn for the following 2 weeks both day and night. Please do not remove it.
  • Drainage tubes will be removed usually within the following 24-48 hours.
  • You must rest at home for the first 48 hours following surgery.
  • Your surgeon will indicate the moment when the sutures will be removed.
  • Antibiotics are prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. Also, you will receive pain medication to minimize any discomfort.
  • Inform immediately to your physician if you develop an unexpected reaction to the prescribed medication.
  • Prior to surgery, you must make arrangements for a responsible adult friend or family member to take you home and take care of you during your convalescence.
  • You have to sleep on your back and keep your head elevated. You may elevate your body on two pillows.
  • Avoid taking any medication that has not been prescribed by your doctor, especially aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) or aspirin-like products (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin or Aleve). These medicines have anticoagulant adverse effects and may increase the risk of bleeding or scarring complications.
  • You should expect some bruising and swelling as a natural part of reconstruction surgery. This condition will fade within days after surgery.
  • Avoid any strenuous activity for 2 weeks after surgery.
  • Do not remove your bandages.
  • Do not raise your arms above your head for two weeks.
  • You will not be able to drive a vehicle for the following weeks.
  • Lifting heavy things, animals or children may affect the area of surgery. You must avoid any activity that increases risk of hitting.
  • Do not allow sutures or dressing to get wet until they have been removed.
  • Do not lie face down for the first 4 weeks or the time indicated by your physician.
  • You must avoid shaving the axillary area for 2 weeks after surgery.
  • Protect yourself from sun exposure for the following 2 months.
  • Ask your doctor when you may return to normal activities.
  • Exercise can be resumed 3 months after surgery.
  • Patient must return to the office for general check up as indicated by the physician.
  • It is important to understand that complete healing and final results after surgery may take from several months to one year.
  • Physical exercise may be resumed within six weeks. There is no medical restriction for exercise routines after the pectoral implants surgery.
  • Please inform Dr. Nieto if you present heavy bleeding from the wound, severe pain or chest pressure, high fever (more than 38 degrees), significant redness or severe discomfort.



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