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Are Pectoral Implants Right for Me?

July 16, 2018 / by Dr. Brian Dorner

Pectoral implants are an excellent way to achieve improved definition and contours in the chest. This one-hour procedure can augment your muscle definition and give you the look you desire. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chest, pectoral implants are an excellent option.

Pectoral implants are an option for almost anyone – not just body builders. Many men aren’t able to achieve the chest development they desire from exercise alone. Other men would like better muscle definition after changes in weight or age-related volume-loss. Chest muscles can also be asymmetrical due to a birth defect or by outside trauma such as an accident.

Pectoral implants are custom designed specifically to the shape and size you want. There are many different shapes available today to tailor the look you desire. These implants can provide slightly more outer definition all the way to accentuating the entire muscle and providing a very sharp, complete augmentation with well-defined borders across the entire muscle. For a completely customized look, the implants can be created from a CT scan and refined through the use of computer simulation.

Chest implant surgery is fairly straightforward and is done on an outpatient basis. Patients go home the same day and return to work within about a week. Although strenuous activities are restricted during this time, you are encouraged to participate in light activities. Doing so can promote blood circulation and help you re-establish range of motion more quickly. The operation takes roughly an hour through a small incision within the armpit.

The implants themselves are very durable. They are made from medical grade silicone and are a solid, soft silicone. They are a very different implant than a breast implant. Since they are solid, there is no risk for rupture or leakage of silicone into the body. They are also easy to modify if you decide you want to change your look down the road.

You’ll see a significant change in the size, shape, and firmness of the pectoral muscle immediately following your implant surgery. As swelling subsides over the course of 4-6 weeks, a well-defined pectoral muscle will be visible. Best yet, your chiseled look isn’t going anywhere. Pectoral implants provide for permanent improvement in your appearance.

Pectoral implants can provide better definition to your chest and boost self-confidence. Patients who would also like to address loose or saggy skin may also want to consider a chest lift for more dramatic results and a one-time recovery process. During your initial consultation, Dr. Dorner will determine your candidacy for pectoral implants and customize a treatment plan to help you meet your goals.

Consider enlisting the help of Pectoral Implants at Dorner Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio. Schedule a confidential consultation with a Dorner Plastic Surgery provider today by calling us or simply complete the form on this page.