Pectoral implants, also known as chest implants or subpectoral implants, is a popular cosmetic surgery that augments and reshapes the pectoral muscles to provide men with a larger, more defined chest.
Despite the numerous benefits associated with the procedure, this article will explore the common query of whether opting for pectoral implants can affect future muscle growth in the chest area.
Our head surgeon at the CREO Clinic, Dr Omar Tillo, specialises in pectoral implant surgery, among a wide range of other cosmetic procedures. With a wealth of experience in the field, he will be able to design a bespoke treatment plan according to your specific needs and desired aesthetic.
Pectoral Implants Explained
Pectoral implants enable men to achieve their desired physique by enhancing the shape and volume of the pectoral muscle. The procedure is an ideal cosmetic treatment for men who want to restore lost volume in their chest following significant weight loss or ageing.
Furthermore, pectoral implants can correct asymmetrical chest muscles and other anomalies in the chest wall such as pectus excavatum and Poland’s syndrome.
Pectoral Implants and Muscle Growth
One of the biggest concerns for patients that opt for pectoral implants is whether or not the implants will impact future muscle growth. In most cases, medical experts say that men can continue to enhance their pectoralis muscle after pectoral augmentation.
This is because the silicone implants are inserted between the pectoralis minor and pectoralis major muscles, meaning the muscle is not divided, damaged or cut. This allows it to continue growing with regular workouts and exercise.
What Exercises Will Help Enhance My Pectoral Implants?
Similar to those without implants, the best kind of physical activity for men looking to enhance their chest muscles following pectoral implant surgery are resistance and weight exercises such as press ups and pull ups.
Recovery From Pectoral Implants
Following the procedure, you will experience some swelling and tightness in the chest. This should gradually dissipate over the next few days and weeks, allowing you to return to office work and light activities within 1-2 weeks.
Your incisions will continue to heal during this time, however it’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for up to 6 weeks following surgery.
Schedule a Consultation at CREO Clinic Today
For further information on pectoral implants, schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with our body contouring surgeon, Dr Tillo. With years of experience performing the procedure, he will be able to design a bespoke treatment plan according to your individual requirements.