The appearance of a broad, firm chest is a physical aspect that many men desire. Unfortunately, factors like genetics and even regular exercise still leave men with less than satisfactory results. At our South Florida practice, Dr. Timothy Alexander frequently performs pectoral implant surgery for patients who desire to improve the shape and definition of their chest.
Candidates for pectoral implants are in good physical and emotional health. The chest muscles must be fully grown, and it is recommended that an exercise regimen targeting the chest be attempted before surgery is carried out. As with any form of surgery, patients should have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure.
Pectoral implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis at our state-of-the-art facility. The implants are made out of pure 100% grade silicone and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your specific body type. During your initial consultation, the options available for the procedure will be discussed, and your preferences will be taken into account to achieve your desired goals.
An incision will be made in each armpit along the edge of the pectoral muscles, and tunnels will be made to place the implants. Once the implants are inserted underneath the pectoral muscles, the incisions are closed. In some cases, liposuction may be performed in conjunction with pectoral implant surgery to accomplish more definition in the chest area.
After the surgery is complete, the incisions will be bandaged, and an elastic garment will be placed around the chest area to reduce swelling and bruising. Any pain or discomfort that exists during the first few days of recovery can be alleviated with prescribed pain medication. Although you should be up and moving when possible, any exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for the at least four weeks.
Dr. Alexander also performs pectoral implant surgery for transgender men (FTM). To achieve a more masculine chest, the breasts are removed using a procedure similar to a mastectomy. Once the size of the areolas are reduced and the nipples are repositioned, the implants are inserted.
If you would like a broader and more contoured chest, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Timothy Alexander today. His vast knowledge and experience in plastic surgery have earned him certification from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons. Please call (954) 589-0722 or feel free to fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you attain the look you desire.