Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Pec Implants in Orange County
Pectoral Implant Surgery in Orange County and Bakersfield
Many people have preconceived notions about what they consider to be the “ideal male physique.” For some, it involves sculpted legs and abs, but for others, it involves prominent pectoral muscles. It’s true that people pursue plastic surgery for a wide variety of reasons, and that includes pectoral implants. No matter the reason you’re considering pectoral augmentation, the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute is here to offer quality results.
At the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Hootan Daneshmand offers a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures to help you achieve your ideal shape. It’s important to feel comfortable in your own skin, and that’s exactly what we aim to achieve. Not only do we offer pec implant surgery, we also offer areola reduction surgery, breast augmentation in Orange County, male breast reduction, bicep implants, and countless other body procedures to choose from. To schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, please call 949-359-8397 or fill out our online intake form today.
What Are Pectoral Implants?
Pec implant surgery is a type of chest augmentation for men. They are commonly used to improve the overall appearance and contours of the male chest. During a pectoral implant procedure, your plastic surgeon will use FDA-approved implants which increase both the size and definition of your chest. They are approved for use in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery cases.
This is a great option for men who want their chest to appear fuller with more defined chest muscles. Sometimes, a man’s genetics can hinder his ability to improve the look of his pectoral muscles through diet and exercise. When this happens, they can opt for solid silicone implants, much like women do during breast augmentation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Daneshman will discuss the different types of silicone implants that may be available to you.
Types of Pectoral Implants
Two main types of male pectoral implants exist. These types are liquid and solid medical-grade silicone. The most popular type of implant for male pectoral augmentation is the soft solid silicone option. It provides the right amount of size and definition increase, while reducing the risk of rupture or leakage.
Why Do People Get Pec Implants?
As with other types of cosmetic surgery, there are a multitude of different reasons to get chest implants. For example, those with Polands syndrome, a lack of pectoral muscle, pectus carinatum, pigeons chest, pectus excavatum, or funnel chest are excellent candidates. Below, we list other reasons that people consider pectoral implant surgery in Orange County.
- They want a more defined and fuller chest profile.
- There is an inability to properly build or develop the pectoralis muscle with diet and exercise.
- Their pectoralis muscles are experiencing atrophy or muscle wasting due to a traumatic injury.
- They suffer from congenital issues, such as pectus excavatum, polands syndrome, or pectus carinatum.
Can You Combine Pectoral Implants With Other Surgeries?
Absolutely. Your cosmetic surgery plan is highly customizable, and you can combine a myriad of different procedures to achieve the look you want. We recommend speaking with your cosmetic surgeon or with reconstructive surgeons about how to schedule your procedures. Below, we list some of the commonly combined procedures.
What Are the Risks Involved with Pec Implants?
In general, the potential risks associated with performing pectoral augmentation are similar to those involved in breast augmentation. We list these risks below.
- Excessive bleeding
- The need for revision surgery
- Pectoral implant displacement
- Rupture of the implant
- Poor implant placement
- Visible scarring
- Capsular contracture
- Development of muscle spasms
- Anesthesia complications
How to Prepare for Pectoral Surgery
Before any type of surgical procedure, it’s important to ask your doctor how to prepare. The better prepared you are, the better your outcome will be, and the smoother a recovery you’ll have. First, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a surgeon with experience in performing pectoral implant surgery. Expert surgeons will check to make sure that your health is good enough to undergo the procedure in the first place.
In order to do this, they will review your medical history and perform a physical of the chest area. Then, they will offer you instructions and suggestions to adhere to prior to your implant surgery. Before the surgery, they will likely recommend the following steps.
- Stop smoking
- Stop taking pain medications, blood thinners, and herbal supplements
- Drink plenty of water
- Refrain from applying lotion or shaving cream to the chest area
- Arrange for someone to drive you home from the hospital
- Wear loose, button-up shirts
Pectoral Implant Techniques
Prior to surgery, the surgeon will mark the pectoralis muscle on each side of the chest. They will also mark the site of the incision. Before they make any incisions, they will shave the area and ensure that there is no hair present.
Once they begin the surgery and make the first incision, they proceed with the dissection of the pectoralis major muscle, then to the submuscular plane. Then, they place the implants through the incision, avoiding as much contact with the skin as possible. They have the patient sit up to examine the symmetry before closing the incision.
What to Expect During Recovery From Pectoral Surgery
Post-operative care for pectoral augmentation often begins with a light compression garment and dressing. The patient will use this for at least four weeks, and up to six weeks. Then, they can resume a light level of physical activity.
You will attend a follow-up appointment around two weeks after the procedure. It is at this point that you will know whether or not you’re cleared to resume a normal level of activity. For more strenuous workouts, however, you may have to wait several months. Be sure that you follow your surgeon’s recommendations as closely as possible. This will help reduce the risk of complications.
What Are the Potential Complications Associated with Pec Implants?
Complications after pectoral implants are rare, but still important to be aware of when going into the procedure. Dr. Daneshmand will ensure that you are aware of all possible risks and complications prior to surgery. While there is always a certain degree of risk involved with surgery, he takes all possible precautions to avoid these risks. Below, we list the rare potential complications associated with pectoral implant surgery.
- Hematoma or seroma
- Reactions to general anesthesia
- Infection or bleeding at the incision site
- Sensation changes of the pectoralis muscle
- Allergic reactions
- Scarring around the chest region
- Damage to the pectoralis major muscle
- Additional procedures because of unsatisfactory results
- Numbness around the area of the implant placement or the upper torso
- Blood clots
- Accumulation of fluids
- Poor healing
- Muscle spasms
How Much Are Pec Implants?
There is a wide cost range when it comes to the cost of cosmetic thoracic surgery. Across the nation, pectoral implants cost anywhere from $3800 to $8500. However, this price estimate greatly varies from patient to patient. Some of the factors which affect the cost of this surgery include the following.
- Geographical location
- Board certified status of the surgeon
- Facility fees
- Surgeon fees
- Duration and complexity of the surgery
- Anesthesiologist fees
- Cost of implants and supplies for surgery
- Pain medication costs
To achieve a better understanding of the approximate cost of your pectoral implant surgery, we recommend scheduling a consultation with your surgeon.
How Long Do Pec Implants Last?
As with many other types of silicone implants, pectoral implants are estimated to last approximately 10 years. Once you reach this 10 year period, you will need to schedule a consultation with your surgeon to determine whether or not you should remove or replace those implants.
Contact Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute Today
At the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, we pride ourselves on providing both stellar patient care and stellar results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Daneshmand, you schedule a consultation with a surgeon who genuinely cares about giving you the best results possible. As a board certified plastic surgeon in Orange County, his experience and expertise will shine through in your results. For more information about the surgical and nonsurgical procedures we offer, please call 949-359-8397 or fill out our online intake form today.