Male chest enhancement (pectoral augmentation)
Pectoral augmentation is a plastic surgery intended to solve a visual problem of male chest muscles volume. This procedure is aimed at correction of a defect resulting from a chest muscle trauma. This method allows shaping of athletic-looking chest by placing silicone implants into special pockets between the chest muscles.
Procedure of male chest muscles enhancement:
In the course of pectoral augmentation small incisions are made in the armpits. Using an endoscope a doctor creates a special pocket by spreading pectoralis major and minor muscles. A silicone implant is placed into this pocket. As these muscles are located one over another, a pectoral implant will make them look larger. A size of such endoprosthesis is 1 to 5 cm. The future chest shape and used material are discussed with a patient beforehand.
While operating an endoscope a surgeon does not detach muscles from the breastbone and ribs so the tissues are exposed to less damage compared to the damage caused to a woman in the process of mammoplasty surgery. It greatly reduces the recovery period after the plastic surgery. In order to prevent implant displacement in its pocket it is secured with special stitches. The augmentation is finished with suturing and wrapping a patient’s chest with a tight bandage.
Preparation to pectoral augmentation surgery:
A patient should cease intense physical activity several weeks prior to pectoral augmentation procedure. He should also refrain from smoking, consuming alcohol and taking medicines affecting the blood clotting ability.
Furthermore, clinical examination is necessary. A patient should undergo blood and urine tests, ECG and X-ray examination. Biochemical blood analysis is intended to identify hidden blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections. Chest ultrasound is performed. Additional consultation with a general practitioner and anesthesiologist is required. All mentioned above allows identifying possible contraindications to implant and allergic reactions to anesthesia.
Taking of any medicines should be stopped 2 weeks before the procedure. A low-calorie diet is prescribed a week before surgery to facilitate body detoxification. A patient must stop eating and drinking several hours before surgery starts. The intestines are purged using purgatives and the urinary bladder is emptied.
Surgery/procedure duration: 1-3 hours
Anesthesia: general anesthesia
After plastic surgery a patient stays at the clinic until he regains consciousness. In a few hours after it he will be discharged from the clinic and will be able to return home. He is prescribed bed rest for the next 3 days. During this period severe pains can be experienced at the locations of incisions. In such case a doctor prescribes painkillers. Antibiotic treatment is introduced to prevent infection.
Although a patient can resume his normal work schedule in a few weeks he still should avoid intense training in the gym, lifting weights, running. Visiting sauna and solarium is not recommended as well. You should avoid getting your stitches wet for at least a week after implant surgery. After that period only taking a shower will be allowed.
A patient can see and evaluate the final result in 3 to 4 months after the procedure. By that time, the cuts will heal completely, the scars will become almost invisible and the chest will gain the desired shape.