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Pectoral Implant Popularity Rises as Men Want Bigger Chests-Without Living in the Gym

Implants in the chest, most commonly used for women desiring bigger breasts, are no longer strictly “women’s domain.” Men are now using the same concept to bulk up their chest, and are using pectoral implants to get the look of spending hours in the gym-without actually spending hours in the gym.

The procedure is being done to enhance the pectoral muscle contour, or in “gymspeak,” more defined pecs. And whether they don’t want to spend hours in the gym, or even go to the gym at all, men are more often choosing pectoral implants instead as a way to achieve that look.

The procedure takes less than an hour, is an outpatient procedure, and in most cases requires only about a week away from work. A small incision is made in the armpit, and a pocket is created in the fascia (the fibrous, connective tissue) of the pectoral muscle. Once the pocket is created, the silicon implant is placed into the pocket, then secured with a few, small self-dissolving sutures, or stitches. The outside incision is then closed, and only a small dressing is required.

Of course, the results can vary, depending on each individual’s anatomy, but in every case the pectoral area is enhanced, and the appearance of the chest is improved. As a matter of fact, the patient can typically see results immediately after the surgery!

-Anne Taylor, MD


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