It is widely known that, for many years, female breast surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgeries worldwide. However, in the last decades, many men have also looked for a way of improving the aspect of their chest and make it look more muscular.

It has been proved that for some men is more difficult to achieve the desired chest muscle definition than for others. The underdevelopment of the muscles can be due to unknow reasons, pathologic growth defects or a previous muscular injury.

In those cases, the man doesn't obtain the desired aspect even when he does a lot of exercises for the chest area. So nowadays, men with these problems can use pectoral implants to achieve the chest aspect that they can't reach with exercise.


A male pectoral implant is an artificial prosthesis designed to be inserted under the pectoral muscle. It has the main objective of improving the aspect and volume of this area and provide a pretty similar look to the obtained with the exercise.

The surgery to place pectoral implants offers the men an alternative to enhance the area through surgery when they have no other alternatives.

Male pectoral implants are usually made of solid silicone. This material brings a flexible and soft touch, so the implant can feel like the muscle does. By using this type of implants, there is no risk of leaks or tears.


SmartBeautyGuide refers that pectoral implants are recommended for men who have underdeveloped chest muscles (even with a proper plan of exercising) or athletic men that just desire to create a better contour of their chest.

Likewise, pectoral implants may be very useful for men with important asymmetries or deformities in the chest, who want to recover a symmetric look in the area. In these cases, the pectoral implants may be created by manufacturers to provide the patient the shape and size needed.

It is important to know that, due to the popularity of male pectoral implants, the experts are developing other techniques to improve the chest contour and volume. For example, using fat grafting in the chest can help to achieve similar results to those from pectoral implants without undergoing a surgery. However, this technique is not possible to perform in all patients, so pectoral implants are still considered the best option.


Among the advantages of using pectoral implants can be included the fact that besides helping to improve the aspect of the chest, it can help to restore the man's self-confidence by achieving the desired aspect, which also helps to improve his relationships and interactions with the environment.

On the other hand, one of the most important disadvantages of using pectoral implants is that if one of them moves after the surgery, the chest may look asymmetric. However, when the surgery for placing them is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon and the patient follows the doctor’s indications, this is very uncommon.


One of the most important stages of the pectoral implants surgery is the consultation before undergoing the procedure. During these consults, the patient and the surgeon will discuss the different shapes and sizes of pectoral implants available, the desired outcomes, the different ways of treatment, among others, to achieve the best results (please follow the link to read more on Cosmetic Surgery Consultation).

The day of the surgery, the patient receives general anesthesia to avoid any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The plastic surgeon makes a small incision in the armpit and inserts the pectoral implant until placing it in the proper location by endoscopy. An endoscopic procedure means that the surgeon inserts a little tube and a tiny camera through the incision to see inside the patient's body.

Only in some cases, the plastic surgeon will recommend non-endoscopic procedures. In both cases, the plastic surgeon places the pectoral implants under the pectoral muscles and closes the incision. The pectoral muscle helps to maintain the pectoral implant in the desired position; however, in some cases (like an atrophic or underdeveloped pectoral muscle), the surgeon can hold the implants with sutures that will be visible through the patients' chest skin for a while.


The cost of pectoral implants will vary according to the patient needs and desires, the patient’s general health condition, the type of implant that will be used, among others. So, only a qualified plastic surgeon can determine the best way of treatment and the final cost of the procedure.

If you are considering to undergo a pectoral implant procedure, but you don't know where to go, or you want to obtain more detailed information about the procedure, please contact us at and we will answer all your questions.




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