Pectoral Implants Surgery Fort Lauderdale
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that in 2006, breast augmentation topped the list of popular cosmetic surgery procedures for women for the first time. With breast enhancement viewed as safe and routine, it’s no wonder men are thinking about it too. Thousands of pectoral implants patients have discovered that these leading-edge devices can improve the contour and projection of the chest in a straightforward, low-risk manner.
Pectoral Implants: Are They For Me?
Most South Florida residents are active people who take good care of their bodies. The fact is, however, that while exercise can certainly help to sculpt certain areas of the body, ultimate results are limited by genetics. No matter how wiling you may be to work out at the gym, you may never be able to achieve the muscle shape and tone you’d like your chest to have.
That’s why more and more men are considering pectoral implant surgery in Ft. Lauderdale. If you are interested in finding out about the procedure, call us at (954) 565-7575 or toll-free at (800) 274-LIPO today to schedule a visit to the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
Peck Implants Surgery: How Is It Performed?
When you choose to have your procedure at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery plastic surgery suites, you can expect natural-looking results. Your pectoral implants surgeon will make a small incision in your armpit and create a pocket under the pectoral (chest) muscle for an implant constructed of an FDA-approved, semi-solid silicone material. This technique will give you a well-proportioned chest, but you will still look natural and normal. During your consultation, we will walk you through the procedure, answer all your questions and ensure you have the information you need to make good decisions.
Pectoral implant surgery, which normally takes an hour or two, is performed on an outpatient basis. This means you’ll be able to go home after your general anesthesia wears off and after an initial recovery period. You’ll need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure and stay with you for the first 24 hours.
You will have dressings on your incision sites and you will be wrapped in a bandage for a few days following your peck implants surgery. This will help keep swelling to a minimum, though some swelling and bruising is routine. Your plastic surgeon will want to see you regularly for a few weeks to ensure healing progresses normally.
You can expect minimal to moderate discomfort following your procedure. You’ll have pain medication to take as needed for a few days, but most people find they tolerate post-surgical discomfort well. You can plan to return to light activities within a few days to a week, and resume exercise and other higher-impact activities in a month to six weeks. For most patients, their incision scars look pink for several few weeks and gradually fade to be very inconspicuous. You should be aware, however, that all scars are permanent and their ultimate form is not completely predictable.
You may experience some numbness in the skin surrounding your incisions. This is normal and almost always subsides within several weeks. Occasionally some degree of reduced sensitivity is permanent.
Pectoral implant surgery is a fairly simple procedure and the vast majority of patients experience no complications. It’s important to learn about the possibilities, though and be prepared in case any questions should arise following your procedure.
There’s a slight risk of implant displacement. This occurs when the silicone implant shifts away from the pocket created by the surgeon. Most often there is only slight movement that’s barely noticeable to you and not noticeable to others. This movement can be corrected with further surgery.
A few patients, no more than about 1%, experience an infection. When this happens, it most often occurs within the first several weeks following surgery. The affected implant usually has to be removed and the patient must have antibiotics. In rare cases where the infection is severe, the patient has to be hospitalized. After a few months, a new implant can be inserted.
Occasionally a patient will experience a hematoma, a collection of blood, or a seroma, an accumulation of fluid, around an implant. If you should experience a large hematoma, you may require additional surgery to locate and correct the problem. A seroma will often resolve itself over time. If not, fluid can be removed with a needle. It’s rare to require another procedure to take care of a seroma.
To help avoid complications, be sure to follow your surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions carefully. If you have any concerns at all following your surgery, call us right away at 954.565.7575.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find a list of common questions about Pectoral Implants. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please write to us. Be sure to include the procedure name and your question.
- How is this procedure done?
- How do I prepare for pectoral implant surgery?
- How long does the surgery take?
- What type of anesthesia is used?
- When can I return home?
- When will I be able to return to normal activity?
How is this procedure done?
We perform the procedure by making a small incision in the armpit, creating a pocket under the chest muscle, and placing a semi-solid, FDA-approved silicone implant inside. The technique we use will ensure an enhanced but very natural looking outcome. There is no risk of implant leakage.
How do I prepare for pectoral implant surgery?
Please schedule a consultation with us to learn more about the pectoral implants procedure, and work with your Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgeon to make the decisions that are right for you. For instance, your physician will show you sample implants and recommend the appropriate size for your needs.
During your consultation, share information with your surgeon about medications you’re taking and any health conditions you may have. Your surgeon will give you specific advice about how to prepare for your procedure. Most often they will advise you to suspend workouts for several days prior to surgery. You’ll also be instructed to stop taking aspirin and diet pills for two weeks before surgery. Other instructions may involve eating and drinking the day before, alcohol consumption, and washing with anti-bacterial soap.
Smoking can interfere with the healing process and cause increased risk of complications. You must stop smoking altogether at least two weeks before surgery and for two weeks following surgery.
How long does the surgery take?
The procedure usually takes one to two hours.
What type of anesthesia is used?
General anesthesia is usually required for pectoral implant surgery. At the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, anesthesia is performed by a Professional M.D. Anesthesiologist.
When can I return home?
Pectoral implant surgery is done on an outpatient basis. You’ll be able to return home the same day your procedure takes place. You’ll need to arrange for someone to pick you up after surgery and stay with you for 24 hours as a precaution.
All Patients must schedule check-up appointments for the following times:
- 1 day
- 1 week
- 1 month
- 3 months
- 6 months
- 1 year
When will I be able to return to normal activity?
Just as with any surgical procedure, you’ll return to your activities gradually. You should be able to take on light activities in a few days to a week, and resume more strenuous activities, such as working out and heavy lifting, in about six weeks.
If you have had an injury to your chest area, or if you just never developed the muscles that would give you greater satisfaction with your looks, consider pectoral implants. Your new athletic, healthy-looking torso could make a real difference in your self-image and self-confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.