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Pectoral Implants

Reasons for Considering a Pectoral Implant

  • Enhance body shape
  • Create a more toned appearance

General Procedure

Pectoral Implants are different from a breast augmentation. During surgery, the tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle.

Implants typically contain a saline solution (similar to saltwater) although in special cases the implants can contain a silicone gel.  Surgery typically lasts two hours and incisions tend to be in the armpit.

Recovery Process

  • Take a week or two off
  • Fading of scars: Several months to a year or more
  • Temporary soreness, swelling, bruising
  • Allow settling time of 3-4 months