Pectoral implant surgery is sought by men who are generally happy with their physique but feel their chest is letting them down. For men with a pigeon chest, asymmetry or simply musculature that does not respond well to exercise Dr Norris advises this relatively simple day surgery is often a good option because of the immediate and predictable nature. The procedure is designed to achieve maximum improvement and natural-looking results when the chest is flexed and also at rest.
The Pectoral Implants Procedure
Implants are inserted under the muscle through a small incision under the arm. The implants are made from a firm silicone, unlike the female breast implants. Local anaesthesia combined with a sedative, is generally selected.
Recovery from Pectoral Implant Surgery
Most pectoral implant surgery is done as a day only procedure. You should be up and about on the same day as your surgery, but Dr Norris recommends bed or couch rest for the first three to four days. A gradual return to normal activities will ensure the implants maintain their correct position. It may take up to four to six weeks before you can return to the gym.