What are Pectoral implants?

Pectoral implant is a type of male plastic surgery that is usually performed with the aim of improving the shape of men’s chest. It is also done to change the way the pectoral muscles appear. People who go this procedure want to have a 6-pack appearance once grooving is achieved.

Reasons why men choose to undergo this procedure

There are 3 reasons why a man would go for pectoral implants. To start with, he may be unhappy with the shape or size of his shoulders and hence wants to improve them.

Secondly, you will that some pectoral muscles are deformed or lacking the preferreddefinition.Lastly, you will that that there is an imbalance in them that requires to be corrected so that they can attain the desired shape or size as noted earlier above. Surgeons will usually use silicones implants or body tissue of the patient.

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How do you plan for the treatment?

The first thing you need to do with your Pectoral Implant surgery is to consultant experts like Dr Barnouti. Once you meet him, you will be able to discuss with him about your suitability for the procedure based on the facts from medical background.

A good surgeon will explain to you the options that will be taken in order to alleviate the situation. As mentioned above, there is all possibility that the surgeon will go for your fat tissues or alternatively settle for the silicone implants.

Suppose you opt for the silicones implants

If you opt for the silicones, then surgeon will select from the available shapes and sizes and allow you to make decision on which you one you would like to take.

Going for the fatty tissue

If on the other hand you settle for your fatty tissue, the surgeon will explain to you in detail what the procedure will entail.

The status at Sydney Plastic Surgery

Pectoral implants have become increasingly popular at this surgery center as more and more men seek to have the appearance of their chests improved. They are driven by the desire to find contentment in their appearance.

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The pectoral implant procedure

Through sedation and the use of the local anaesthesia, you will be good to go. To start with, if it is the fatty tissue, then the surgeon will make a hole that is not as deep as you would with a silicone implant. Between one hour and one hour and thirty minutes, the procedure will be through, leaving behind a small scar in one side of the chest. This scar is estimated at 5mm.

For the second option, you will have the incision measuring 4 mm and is usually done in the armpit region and in some exceptional cases, where the chest and the pectoral meet-usually along the crease.

Progressively, the indefatigable Dr Barnouti will make a pocket after lifting the tissue in the pectoral as well as the skin. Then, the implants are placed in the right place such that you will not ordinarily be able to detect them through processes such as palpitation. At most, this procedure will take you no more than 2 hours.

Post-pectoral implant surgery

After the surgery, you will have a bandage which has been compressed fitted in the chest area for 7 days to allow healing.


It is advisable that to keep sports to a bare minimum. When 7 days are over, the surgeon will remove the stitches as you wait for the bruising to end in 21 day’s time. As for scarring, this will be hardly be visible as time goes by.

Resuming normal duties.

Once you have taken day or two after surgery, you will be able to get the rest you wanted so much. Do not worry though, if you experience a burning sensation as it will disappear.

Ordinarily, you can resume your normal activities like working in 3 days as long as you are not lifting heavy objects. Normalcy should resume in just a month after the procedure.

What are the risks associated with this procedure?

Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.

Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.