A guide to having pectoral implants
Many London cosmetic surgery clinics offer pectoral implants as a procedure, but here at Belvedere Clinic we have a team of experienced staff who can provide you with the best possible service for what can be a life-changing procedure.
Pectoral implants can help build self-confidence in individuals who were once embarrassed by their appearance. Pectoral implants are designed to define, firm and shape the male chest. Some men are unable to achieve desired results through exercise alone and the surgery can give existing muscles a toned, more enhanced look. For patients who have underdeveloped chest muscles as result of a medical defect or injury, the pectoral implant procedure can often reproduce a natural, even and symmetrical chest area.
Here’s some information that will come in handy for anyone considering the procedure.
Pectoral implants are different to female breast implants as they have a flatter profile and are designed to be firm in texture. The procedure is performed by creating an incision hidden in the armpit through which the implant is inserted underneath the existing muscles. A variety of sizes of implants are available which vary in width and projection, which you surgeon will discuss with you in order to meet your expectations and get the result you desire.
Procedure Time: 1.5-2 hours
No of Procedures Needed: 1
Length of Results: 10-12 years
Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks
After your breast augmentation procedure you will not be able to drive for 2 weeks and should rest shoulder and chest area for this time, lying in any comfortable position other than on your front. Strenuous exercise and lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks and a support bra or top (nothing under-wired for the first 2 months) must be worn day and night for this time. Alcohol and aspirin should be avoided for the first 3 weeks following the procedure and you should not use sunbeds or expose your breasts to direct sunlight 2 months following surgery. Any bruising usually lasts only 10-14 days but swelling may last for up to 6 weeks and any handling of the breast must be very gentle. Your surgeon will discuss this in detail with you however if you have any queries feel free to call us on the number below.
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