Pectoral augmentation is the enhancement of the male chest by placing a prosthesis under the pectoral muscle. Pectoral implants are made of a solid silicone gel. The prosthesis is inserted through an incision in the axilla (arm pit).
Approximately 1-1.5 hours
Bleeding, bruising, infection, swelling, seroma
Asymmetry, contour abnormalities, malposition of the implant, unsatisfactory scarring, altered sensation (numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity)
Light duties one week.
More strenuous activity: 4 weeks
No heavy lifting or intensive work-outs for a full 6 weeks.