Pectoral Implants Beverly Hills and Los Angeles
Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, can improve the tone and shape of your chest region with pectoral implants in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Dr. Hughes has been a natural bodybuilder for over 30 years, and he sees many patients who want to improve a lagging body part. Pectoral and calf augmentation are the two of the most popular augmentation procedures performed in patients.
WHAT ARE PECTORAL IMPLANTS?
Pectoral implants, also known as pec implants, come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and volumes and can be altered to create almost any effect. The volumes can range widely but most males choose 200 cc to 300 cc or so of added volume. The implants are composed of a cohesive silicone gel. The gel can be shaped on the operating room table to create the contours the patient has requested. In addition, the implants can be tailored to fit exactly the pectoralis major muscle and chest wall dimensions.
If you want to give your chest a more sculpted look, you may be a good candidate for pectoral implants. Pec implants may be recommended if you want to improve the masculine contours of your chest without spending years at the gym.
Since it is an invasive procedure, it is of utmost importance that you are in good overall health. Ideally, you should be a non-smoker and should not have any underlying conditions that may hinder your healing.
Your initial consultation at Hughes Plastic Surgery involves a physical examination of your pectoral region. You will also be asked about your medical history, especially current medications and any health conditions.
You and Dr. Hughes will discuss your goals and desired results. After that, an individualized treatment plan will be developed. The size and shape of your pectoral implants will be determined for the best outcome.
Pectoral Implant Surgery Day
Dr. Kenneth Hughes can place these implants through several incision choices, but the axillary placement in the male allows for the inferior insertions of the pectoralis major muscle to remain intact. The incision is also well hidden in the hair bearing area of the armpit.
The procedure usually takes 1 to 2 hours depending upon complexity and the patient should typically avoid strenuous activity for about 6 weeks.
Dr. Hughes can also perform pectoral etching to improve the chest contours as well.
RECOVERY AFTER PECTORAL IMPLANT SURGERY
After your pectoral augmentation procedure, you will need a recovery period of up to several weeks. You will be wearing a compression garment for about three to four weeks. You will experience a degree of bruising, swelling, pain, and/or redness in the first week.
Your incisions can take about two weeks to heal. Limit the movements and activities of your upper extremities until your incisions are healed.
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
Pectoral implants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and volumes and can be altered to create almost any effect.
What is the Cost of Pectoral Implants?
- $14,000 to $18,000
Please note that pricing for Pectoral Implants may vary based on the individual needs of the patient.
Learn more about how you can restructure or improve your chest with pectoral implants in Los Angeles. Contact Hughes Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.