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Pectoral Implants

Pectoral Implants at CREO Clinic

Pectoral implants, also referred to as chest implant or subpectoral implant, is a surgery that augments and reshapes the pectoral muscles to provide men with a more defined and chiselled chest. At the CREO Clinic, we offer both standard and custom-made implants to produce a natural-looking result.

Pectoral implant surgery is a niche cosmetic procedure that requires extensive training and expertise. For optimal results, surgeons must customise the treatment according to the anatomical requirements of each patient by using the right implants and surgical techniques. As such, Dr Omar Tillo is one of few surgeons qualified to perform the cosmetic procedure in the UK due to specialising in chest-wall and breast reconstruction among a range of other body contouring procedures.

If you are interested in enhancing and defining your chest, book a consultation with Dr Tillo at CREO Clinic to discuss a bespoke surgical solution.
6 months
Sedation or General Anaesthesia
Surgery time
2 Hours
Hospital time
1 Day
1 Day
2 Days
2 Weeks
6 Weeks
Full recovery
6 Weeks

Benefits of Pectoral Implants

The pectoral muscles are a central aesthetic feature of the upper body in men. As such, it’s an area that many men want to contour to improve their physique. 

Pectoral implant surgery is beneficial for men who want to add volume and definition to their chest, as it delivers results that exercise alone is unlikely to achieve. It is also an ideal cosmetic procedure for men who want to restore lost volume in their chest resulting from losing weight or ageing. Additionally, pectoral implants can correct asymmetrical chest muscles and other anomalies in the chest wall that can arise from injuries or congenital deformities such as Poland’s syndrome and pectus excavatum.

Pectoral implants provide a long-lasting and natural looking-result as the surgeon customises the procedure according to the size and shape of your chest and conceals the implants by placing them under the chest muscles. Additionally, the scars from the surgery are within the armpit, making it less noticeable.

Pec Implants Cost in London

In general, prices for pec implants at the CREO Clinic in London starts from £13,900. The cost of the cosmetic procedure may vary depending on the surgical complexity of your treatment. You will receive the exact cost of your surgery after consulting with our cosmetic surgeon.

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Pectoral Implants Procedure

Pectoral implant surgery usually takes around 2 hours to perform under general anaesthesia or sedation. The surgeon starts by making an incision along the armpit. Afterwards, they make a pocket between the pectoralis minor and pectoralis major muscles in your chest, in which they carefully place the silicone implants. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches.


After the surgery, you will experience swelling and tightness in the chest, which gradually dissipates over the next few days and weeks. In most cases, patients return to office work and light activities after two weeks. By this time, your side-effects will have subsided, and your incisions will have healed. However, you should avoid strenuous exercises and activities for up to 6 weeks following your surgery.

Pec Implant Results

You will notice instant results from your pec implant surgery as your chest will appear more enhanced. However, it takes around six months for the final results of the surgery to emerge. By this time, the residual swelling will have dissipated, and the implants will have settled to fully reveal the contouring effects of the surgery, which should look and feel natural.

Pectoral Implants FAQ

How long do pec implants last?

Pec implants are permanent, and you won’t need to replace them if you don’t experience any issues. However, most patients have their pec implants replaced or removed after 10-20 years. You may want to consult your surgeon about removing or replacing implants if your results have altered as you have aged or if you develop capsular contracture (the hardening of scar tissue around the implants, leading to pain and discomfort). 

What do pec implants feel like?

Immediately after the surgery, your chest will feel tight. However, your skin will stretch to accommodate the implants within a few weeks. After this process, it’s unlikely that you will feel the implants since the surgeon places them under your muscles.

How common are pectoral implants?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 697 pectoral implant procedures in 2020, a 5% increase from the previous year. It is a fairly uncommon procedure in the UK and other countries, although data is scarce as it’s a niche procedure performed by few surgeons.

What are pec implants made of?

Pec implants are made of medical-grade silicone, a safe, flexible, and durable material that most plastic surgeons use. Custom-made pectoral implants are semi-solid and therefore aren’t at risk of rupturing or tearing, unlike silicone gel implants. As the implants mimic the shape and feel of your chest muscles, they provide a natural result. 

Are pectoral implants worth it?

Having an undefined chest can be a source of insecurity for many men. In most cases, exercise alone is insufficient for enhancing the pectoral muscles. Thus, pectoral implants, which provide volume and definition to the area, can be a worthwhile solution that helps patients regain their confidence. Additionally, the results from pectoral implants are long-lasting and look and feel natural as surgeons carefully choose the right size and shape of the implant or have custom implants made to achieve optimal results for each patient.

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