Pectoral implants are an increasingly popular choice for those looking to create definition in the chest area. The underdevelopment of muscles in your chest can be the result of a medical growth defect or injury. Some body types do not develop chest muscle tone as others, leading to dissatisfaction and sometimes embarassment.
Why choose pectoral implant surgery?
Many men find they are not able to build their desired look simply by working out at the gym. If your chest lacks tone, firmness and contours, pectoral implant surgery could be for you. The addition of implants can give excellent definition to your chest, giving you the body shape you desire.Back to Body Surgery
What can pectoral implant surgery achieve?
- Definition in the chest
- A firm and flexible feel
- An increase in confidence with chest appearance
- Creates balance with other more built up areas of the body
Before your pectoral implant procedure
Excellent communication between you and your surgeon is the key to feeling informed and confident about your surgery. Before the surgery you will meet for a personal consultation to go through all your questions and queries, leaving you relaxed and ready for your procedure.
During you consultation you will:
- Have the opportunity to ask Dr Cotrufo for advice and to pose questions about the surgery
- Explain the reasons for seeking surgery
- Complete a full health evaluation and chest examination
- Discuss the surgical and non-surgical options that are open to you, including costs and timescales
You may be asked to make a few lifestyle changes in the run up to your surgery. This is to make sure you are in the best possible heath before your pectoral implant procedure.
This may include:
- Taking a blood test or other medical tests
- Stopping smoking
- Adjusting or taking certain medications
- Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Refraining from drinking alcohol
- Avoiding overexposure to the sun, especially across your chest area
The pectoral implant procedure
- The time required for surgery depends on the type of anaesthesia and technique used
- Pectoral implant surgery normally takes about 2 hours
- The method of inserting and positioning the implant will depend on your preferences, anatomy and your surgeon’s informed advice
- Normally the incisions are placed under the armpits and closed with sutures for maximum discretion
- Implants are placed underneath the muscle and positioned to look as natural as possible for the optimal cosmetic effect
After your pectoral implant surgery
You will need to stay in the clinic overnight and we advise a friend or relative drives you home and are on hand to aid your recovery over the first few days
- You should walk as soon as you feel able
- You may notice some bruising at your chest, which is to be expected, and should subside in about 7-14 days after surgery
- After around 2 weeks you should be able to gauge how your new pectoral implants are going to look
- You are likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you will be up and around in 24 to 48 hours
- A schedule of aftercare appointments with Dr Cotrufo will be put in place for you to attend, the cost of these appointments is included in your surgery fee
While in recovery, you should try to avoid:
- Hot and spicy food
- vigorous exercise
- activity that is strenuous
- heavy lifting
All of these activities should be avoided for at least 1 month
Still have pectoral implant questions that you’d like answered?
As well as being an expert in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery, Dr Cotrufo specialises in aesthetic breast surgery including the pec implant procedure. He will be a part of the surgical process from consultation, to surgery and throughout your aftercare. If you would like to discuss this surgery, and the level of service you can expect to receive, please call 0207 873 2330 to organise a consultation.