Pectoral Implants for Men
Whether you realize it or not, both women and men are after a great-looking chest. In the case of men, many of them want to achieve strong pectoral muscles. Picture strong, confident bodybuilders standing tall with a defined chest; this is the look for which many men strive. If you find yourself dedicated to building these muscles with no success, consider Dr. Joseph A. Franco for your pectoral implants.
Unfortunately, sometimes the proper diet and exercise routine falls short if your DNA doesn’t lend itself to this muscle tone. Men turn to pectoral implants if they want to have a more defined shape, additional thickness or fullness in their chest area. They may also rely on pectoral implants if they’ve suffered from an illness or injury that leaves their chest looking flat. Whatever the reasoning, pectoral implants are a great way to quickly boost confidence, as results are immediate.
Material of Pectoral Implants
During your consultation, you and Dr. Franco will discuss the best size and shape of pectoral implants for your body. The implant is silicone-based, and they are durable, flexible, soft and smooth. They are hard to the touch and pose no threat of bursting. Expect the implants to feel snug in your chest. If you wish to have other procedures done during your pectoral implant surgery such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, please bring this up during your consultation. These surgeries are commonly combined, and we are happy to provide you with more information if you’re interested.
Surgery itself will take about two hours. Make sure you have a friend or family member lined up to bring you to and from the surgery, as you won’t be able to drive yourself home because of anesthesia. Wear a loose button-up shirt and avoid using any lotions or creams on your chest or arms in the hours before surgery. You should avoid eating or drinking after midnight on the day before your surgery. Dr. Franco will discuss any other specific instructions you should follow.
To reduce swelling, you’ll likely need to wear an elastic vest or bandage. You may experience moderate pain for about a week until soreness subsides. Throughout your healing process, rest and drink plenty of water. Although you won’t be able to exercise for at least six weeks, by the second week of recovery, you’ll likely be able to return to work and other daily activities.
If you think you could benefit from pectoral implants, the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery wants to help you! Request a consultation on our website to get started.