Pectoral Implants

Male Chest Implants  

Pectoral chest implants are designed for men who want enhancement of their chest shape and contour. When this goal cannot be achieved through exercise or weight training, the plastic surgeons at UC Irvine can help. Using special silicone pectoral implants, they can enhance pectoral delineation and increase projection of the chest muscles.

Reasons to Choose Pectoral Implants

A pectoral augmentation procedure is appropriate for men who desire aesthetic enhancement of the chest. Many procedures of this type are performed only for cosmetic purposes, while others are appropriate for reconstructive surgery – where anatomic irregularities have affected the patient’s chest wall.

Plastic surgeons recommend male chest implants for indications such as:

  • Funnel or sunken chest
  • Torn pectoralis muscle
  • Poland syndrome
  • Enhancement of chest contour (elective surgery)

If you’re a man in Orange County and you’re considering pectoral implants in Orange County, the plastic surgeons at UC Irvine can help you determine whether this procedure will achieve your goals.

FAQ About Pectoral Implants in Orange County

Here we’ve listed some of the typical questions asked by patients considering male chest implant surgery in Orange County. For more detailed information, please contact us to schedule a consultation at UC Irvine plastic surgery.

How does pectoral implant surgery work?

During pectoral augmentation, the surgeon inserts silicone implants beneath the pectoralis major muscle. The operation takes about 1 to 2 hours with the aid of general anesthetic or local anesthesia with sedation. A 5-6 cm incision is placed between the patient’s underarm and areola. To create space for the implant, the doctor dissects the edge of pectoral muscle. The implants are then carefully placed and adjustments are made before surgical incisions are closed, along with drains to collect fluid. The patient’s chest is then wrapped with a gauze and an elastic bandage.

What happens after pectoral implant surgery?

After your pectoral implant surgery, you should expect to have the drains in place for about one week. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics and pain medications. Follow the doctor’s specific aftercare instructions and attend all follow-up appointments as scheduled. You should be ready to resume your normal routine after about 6 weeks.

What are the risks involved with pectoral implant surgery?

Possible complications with pectoral implants include, but are not limited to, asymmetry, seroma formation, hematoma and infection. You will have the opportunity to learn more about risks during your consultation at UC Irvine department of plastic surgery.

Why should I choose UC Irvine for my pectoral implant procedure?

The plastic surgeons at UC Irvine have a wide range of experience performing procedures like pectoral augmentation. Our Orange County cosmetic surgery practice provides an excellent patient experience. Read more about our credentials.

If you’re seeking pectoral implant surgery in Orange County, we encourage you to contact UC Irvine department of plastic surgery today. Our Orange, CA cosmetic surgery practice is conveniently located for residents of Garden Grove, Anaheim, Irvine, and other communities of southern California. Call (949)-999-2411 or send us an email to inquire about an appointment.