It’s frustrating when you work out and you eat well but you still can’t have the body you want! Many men can’t develop adequate pec fullness to have a great chest. With Pectoral Implants, you can have the chest you want with a natural appearance. It would be great to feel confident about how you look in any situation.
Aspire to be… Confident!
HOW IT WORKS:
Consultation and Planning:
At your personalized consultation, Dr. Grawe will examine your chest and determine if you are a candidate for pectoral augmentation with implants. You will hear how the surgery works and also recommendations on what type of implant would work best with your physical features. If you have photos of what you are looking for, you can bring those in to share with Dr. Grawe. Together, you will decide if pectoral implants can help you reach your goals.
Pectoral Augmentation is an outpatient surgery so you can go home the same day. The surgery takes about 2 hours and you will be asleep so you won’t feel or remember anything. You will have a small scar in your underarm area so there is no sign of surgery on your chest. The implant is placed below your chest muscle to create a natural look. The stitches are dissolvable and underneath your skin. After your Pectoral Implants are placed, you will be wrapped in compression for comfort.
You will notice a difference right away but you will be very swollen so your results will improve with time. At first, you look great in clothes but the implant will ride high on your chest and outward as it is being pushed by the pectoralis muscle. As the muscle relaxes, the implant will settle into the pocket and you will look great without a shirt.
You should not lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for 2 weeks after surgery. You will be able to begin your work-outs again 2 weeks after surgery but should not do pectoralis muscle work-outs until 3 months after surgery so that you allow the implant to heal into the right location.
You may remove your outer dressing and shower 48 hours after surgery. You should eat a healthy diet and as much protein as possible to promote good healing. You may drive and return to work when you are no longer taking prescription pain medicine. Most people are able to return to a light duty job about 1 week after surgery.
Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.
With every surgery there are risks involved including bleeding, infection, blood clots, pain, scarring, delayed healing and need for further surgery. Here are some complications specific to Pectoral Implant Surgery:
1. Infection: Infections in the presence of an implant are harder to treat than infections in normal body tissues. If an infection does not respond to antibiotics, the implant may have to be removed for a period of time.
2. Capsular Contracture: Scar tissue, which naturally forms internally around the implant, is normal soft and you cannot see it or feel it. If bad scar tissue forms, it can tighten around the implant looking un-natural, firm, and possibly painful. Excessive firmness around the implant can occur soon after surgery or years later and is not predictable. This problem may require surgery to correct.