Men often hit the gym to achieve their #bodygoals. They work on their abs, biceps, triceps, and chest. Unfortunately, some men don’t get their pectoral muscles to respond like how they would like them to be. Certain body types don’t easily get a chest muscle tone and definition when compared to other men.
For these unfortunate men, the best option would be pectoral augmentation. Other reasons why people go through this procedure is an underdeveloped pectoral muscle due to a congenital disability or trauma.
Pectoral Augmentation or pectoral implant is a procedure that’ll help shape and enhance your chest. It’ll help you achieve a more defined, muscular appearance of your chest.
This procedure won’t affect the function of your muscles so you can still do vigorous exercises.
A pectoral augmentation may differ depending on your body structure. It can vary in shape and size. Before the operation, you and your doctor will determine what shape and size would best fit your body structure. The operation may go on for an hour or two.
The pectoral implant usually uses a solid silicone which is relatively soft. These pec implants imitate the look and feel of a well-defined chest.
Here’s how a pectoral augmentation is usually performed:
Unfortunately, most health insurance providers don’t cover pectoral augmentation surgery. You have to shoulder the expenses. It’s hard to determine a fixed price for pectoral augmentation surgery since every patient is different.
The average cost of pectoral augmentation surgery is between $5,000 and $7,000. This average price doesn’t include the anesthesia and other possible expenses.
Some factors that may influence the cost of a pectoral augmentation surgery:
You may want to consider a pectoral augmentation surgery if:
Make sure you still have skin elasticity if you wish to undergo this procedure. You also need to have a positive outlook on life and have realistic expectations. Your surgeon will check if your overall health is fit for the surgery.
A pectoral augmentation surgery must be done by a certified and expert cosmetic surgeon to accomplish the best results. An unqualified practitioner may lead to surgical complications and unsatisfying results. Keep these factors in mind when choosing a surgeon for your pectoral augmentation.
Before the surgery, arrange an appointment with your surgeon for your initial consultation. In this meeting, you’ll both discuss everything you need to know about the operation. This consultation is your chance to ask your surgeon anything you want.
He’ll also provide you with pre-operative instructions that you must carefully follow. Here are some of these instructions:
The pectoral augmentation procedure is usually outpatient basis. Prepare some comfortable clothes you can wear after the surgery. You may also need to arrange someone to drive you home after the surgery.
After the surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the level of work you can only do for the next couple of weeks and any post-surgical care. Make sure to follow them for a faster and efficient healing process. The recovery period from the surgery may take six weeks. Recovery time frame for pectoral augmentation may vary from every individual who undergoes pectoral augmentation surgery.
Right after the surgery, you may feel a tightening of your pectoral muscles. There may be some redness and swelling, which is normal. That’s why you have to wear the compression garment to assist you with the soreness. You may also feel soreness and stiffness in the operated area. The incisions may heal after 14 days or more after the day of the surgery.
Under normal circumstances, the result of pectoral augmentation will last for a long time. Many people who undergo this operation are pleased with the results. They have an enhanced and well-defined chest muscle. Their confidence has boosted, and they can confidently flaunt their well-toned chest.
The results of a pectoral implant may differ from every individual as all people have a unique body shape and size.
Make sure to visit your surgeon now and then. Inform your plastic surgeon of any changes that you’ll be experiencing after the surgery. If you experience pain several days or weeks after the surgery, see your doctor as soon as possible.