Pectoral augmentation is a procedure that can be performed to give the male the definition he’s always desired in the chest region. Long used for reconstruction of the chest after cancer surgery in men, pectoral implants have been safely used to create bulk in the chest region.
An incision is made in the axillary region and blunt dissection is used to create a pocket beneath the pectoralis major muscle. The implant is then placed in the pocket below the pectoralis major muscle. The muscle lining is sutured with absorbable sutures and subcuticular sutures are used to close the skin. Over time, the implant becomes surrounded by a scar tissue pocket, where it stays for the rest of the person’s life.
Pectroal implants are usually done as outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. The average time in the operating room is about 2 hours.