Pectoral Implants in Miami
Pectoral implant surgery (or pectoral augmentation) is designed for men who wish to enhance the shape and contour of their chest but cannot achieve their goals through weight training.
- Aesthetic enhancement of the chest
- Improved delineation of the chest
Male patients who wish to aesthetically enhance the appearance and improve delineation of their chest may turn to pectoral implants as an option. During surgery, silicone implants are inserted at the pectoralis major. In Miami, pectoral implants are largely done for cosmetic purposes and with less frequency for conditions that cause anatomic and structural irregularities of the chest wall such as pectus excavatum (sunken or funnel chest), pectoralis muscle tears, and Poland syndrome.
The Surgical Process
Pectoral implants surgery is completed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia and takes between one and two hours to complete. When performed, a five to six centimeter incision is made at the upper part of axilla and continued through loose areolar tissue. The lateral edge of pectoralis is then dissected using a long clamp. When the correct amount of space is created in this area, finger dissection and long dissectors are used to dissect and define the space. The implants are then placed in the area and a long dissector is used to ensure correct placement. The patient will then be brought to an upright position to make any final adjustments. The doctor then inserts a drain to collect any fluid build-up and closes the incision. Finally, the chest is wrapped with an elastic bandage.
Life After Surgery for Pectoral Implants in Miami
After the pectoral implant surgery, the patient should expect to have the pectoral drain for five to seven days. The doctor will also follow-up with the patient 24-48 hours after surgery and on a weekly basis for the next month to ensure proper healing. After six weeks, the patient should be able to resume regular activities. Additionally, the doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics.
Some complications are possible with pectoral implant surgery including asymmetry, seroma formation, hematomas and wound infection.
Do you have questions about pectoral implants in Miami? Learn more about pectoral implants by contacting Miami Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks.