Pectoral implants help shape, firm and enlarge the chest muscles. This would enable an individual to attain the look he or she wants while still allowing natural appearance of the pectoral muscles to show when relaxed or flexed. Also, pectoral implants, like calf implants, are sometimes performed to correct congenital defects like pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum and spina bifida.
The procedure is somewhat similar to buttock implants where the surgeon will create incisions on the armpit can create a pocket in the fascia of the upper portion of the pectoral muscle. A soft and solid silicone implant is then inserted in the pocket and is sculpted to the exact size and most esthetic look. Once placed and sculpted properly, the pockets are then secured through the use of small self-dissolving sutures.
While recovering from pectoral implants, you are instructed not lift your arms after the surgery. Also, once the dressings are removed, you may also be told to perform some gentle exercises over the next few weeks to permit comfortable and full range of motion for you arms. Also through exercise, the implants are allowed to settle into the pockets that are surrounding the muscle. You can resume physical use of your body within a month.
The Risks Of The Procedures
All forms of cosmetic surgery have their own degree of risks and complications. Some of the most common risks involved are bleeding, infection and adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Scars are normal and they will be reduced or eliminated over time.
However, with every cosmetic procedure, it is important to ask your doctor about the possible risks and complications to help you better ready yourself for the procedure. Always remember to ask the necessary questions about the procedures and pick the right doctor that you feel comfortable in doing the operation.