Pec (Pectoralis) implants are becoming more popular to augment the appearance of the chest by bulking up and projecting pectoral muscles. They do not however improve the definition of the muscles.
Pre-operative consultation for Pec implants
A consultation with a cosmetic surgeon will include;
- Medical examination to ascertain your current medical status
- Your medical history
- Discussions on the surgical procedure, patient expectations, probable results and side effects that may result from the surgery.
- You should be advised to avoid working out two weeks prior to surgery
Pec implant material & procedure
The implant itself is a relatively soft but flexible silicone. An incision is made in the axilla (armpit) and the implants are placed directly underneath the pectoralis muscle. Surgery is performed on an out-patient basis so you will be discharged home the same day.