Male Pectoral Implants In Austin Texas
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular among men for many of the same reasons it has among women – our society places a high value on looking young, fit, and attractive, regardless of one’s gender. A concern of many men of all ages is fat deposits in areas that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. These deposits are typically in the neck, abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), and breasts (gynecomastia). These stubborn fat deposits can be successfully eliminated via liposuction.
Many men find that they are unable to develop their chest muscles even with a regular weight lifting regimen. Some men are also self-conscious if they were born with a prominent pectus excavatum (sunken sternum) congenital defect. The pectoral implant procedure helps improve the look of the chest by placing a special implant below the existing chest muscle. These highly cohesive silicone “gummy bear” implants are not soft and gel-based like the silicone implants used for female breast augmentation, so the result is a much firmer, more muscular feel.
Pectoral implant surgery is performed under light general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center. The operation lasts about 1-2 hours, and the implant is placed through the armpit (trans-axillary) under the muscle to help hide the implant. The scar is almost invisible, hidden in the armpit. This type of implant placement provides the most natural result and creates the look and feel of a built and toned muscle.
Pectoral Implant Recovery
For those with a sedentary job with little lifting and a lot of sitting, the time off work is about 5-7 days, depending upon your individual needs. For those who are required to do physical labor, the time off is about 3-4 weeks. You should elevate your upper chest area with at least 2 large pillows when you are sleeping to help decrease swelling. You will be placed into a comfortable compression garment for the first 6 weeks after surgery.
Normally, patients can return to exercise and other activities after 6 weeks. You should not elevate your pulse rate or blood pressure during the first 6 weeks. Remember, too much, too soon equals disaster. Do not immediately return to your weight lifting routine. Ease back into it beginning 6 weeks after surgery. If you do not take care, it could cause tearing of the muscle, severe bleeding, or shifting of the implant.
If you live in Austin, Buda, Bastrop, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, or the Central Texas area, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez, a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon, specializing in complex body contouring procedures.