Pectoral Implant Surgery

*Disclaimer – Results may vary from Person to Person

Pectoral implant surgery is the most successful procedure to achieve the desired result of a toned and enhanced chest. The pectoral implant procedure is designed to increase the chest size and shape by inserting silicone implants under the real muscle. The pectoral implant procedure gives men a chance to aesthetically enhance an area of the body through surgery when no other alternatives are available or desirable.

When is Pectoral Implant necessary?

In instances where the chest is underdeveloped due to a defect in growth or due to injury, pectoral implants can help create a natural chest area. Pectoral implants can help build self-confidence in individuals who were once embarrassed by their appearance.

What does the actual procedure involve?

The Pectoral Implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The surgery will begin with a small incision in the armpit. Dr Sanghvi will then insert the silicone implant under the pectoral muscle. The incision is then stitched and the implant is held in place by the overlying muscle and the sutures that are temporarily visible.

How long does the entire procedure take?

The pectoral implants process takes generally two hours. Normally patients go home the same day.

What can I expect after a Pectoral implants procedure?

Patients who undergo pectoral implant surgery usually experience mild to moderate amount of pain in the days after surgery. Bruising and soreness are common and may subside in the next 7 days. Your surgeon may advise you to wear an elastic bandage or vest to reduce swelling.

Frequently asked questions :

When can I return to normal activities?

Full recovery from pectoral implant surgery may take maximum 6-8 weeks. Most patients are however able to resume all activities within a month.

Is there anything else that I need to know about the Pectoral implants procedure?

Most men are pleased with the result of a pectoral implant surgery. The implants are designed to last a lifetime, however the results may vary for different individuals. For long-lasting optimal results, it may be advised that the pectoral implant surgery be combined with a liposuction procedure. The fat around the chest area may be removed before the implants are inserted. The combination of these two procedures can give the chest a better definition.

Any complications or risks?

Bleeding from the cut tissues may lead to bruising and possible accumulation of blood under the skin. There is a slight risk of implant displacement. If the implant moves or is not held in place correctly by the pectoral muscle, further surgery may be required or the implant may need to be removed permanently. While pectoral implants affect the way that your chest muscles look, they do not affect the function. Movement and activity should not be restricted or hindered after full recovery. On the other hand, silicone implants in no way add strength or power to existing muscles.

Is Pectoral implants covered by medical insurance?

Most insurance companies do not consider pectoral implants to be medically necessary, and generally do not cover the cost of this procedure. To keep costs down all procedures are performed in the operation theaters at KLCC.

What age does one have to be to have pectoral implants done?

Although there is no set age for pectoral implants, it is advisable to wait till the chest has finished developing. The right age can be anywhere between 18 to 60 years only if you have good general health.