Pectoral Implants for Men 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 silicone implants to produce a natural-looking result.
Pectoral augmentation 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.
Dr. Omar Tillo is one of few surgeons qualified to perform the cosmetic procedure in the UK, 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, contact the CREO Clinic today to book a consultation with Dr. Tillo at CREO Clinic to discuss a bespoke surgical solution.
Quick Overview of the Pectoral Implant Procedure
AnesthesiaSedation or General Anaesthesia
Surgery time2 Hours
Hospital time1 Day
Full recovery6 Weeks
Why Choose CREO Clinic
The CREO Clinic is an award winning, specialist plastic surgery clinic in London focusing on surgical expertise and patient-centred care. Our surgeons have mastered their respective fields, ensuring they are able to create transformative results for our patients.
Dr. Tillo specialises in the niche field of pectoral implants, harnessing his expertise to carry out countless successful surgeries across his illustrious career. He is a leading figure in pectoral implant surgery in the UK, and one of the few surgeons able to perform this intricate procedure. For this reason, Dr. Tillo is best placed to chisel your chest and create the upper body you desire.
Pec Implants Cost in London and What’s Included
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 surgical procedure after consulting with Dr. Tillo.
The quoted price will include:
- Your treatment plan and pre-operative assessment
- Anaesthetic and anaesthetist fees
- Surgeon and nurse fees
- Hospital fees
- Compression garments
- Price of implants
- Follow-up appointments to monitor your progress
For patients looking to spread the cost of their treatment, we offer interest free financing for up to 12 months, and alternative financing plans over longer periods.
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What Are Pec Implants?
Pectoral implants, or pec implants, describe types of solid silicone implants that can be inserted into the chest to add volume and enhance the muscular appearance of the chest. Standard pectoral implants are made of medical-grade silicone gel, giving them a natural-looking appearance. Unlike breast implants for women, they are designed to look and feel like the pectoralis muscles in the chest. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, and may be custom-made, depending on the patient.
Benefits of Male Pectoral Implants
Male pectoral implants can be a transformative solution thanks to their vast range of unique benefits:
- Pectoral implants create a highly desirable and traditionally masculine contoured chest, improving the overall aesthetic of the upper body.
- Pectoral implants add volume and definition to their chest, delivering results that exercise alone is unlikely to achieve.
- Pectoral implants restore lost volume in the chest caused by weight loss or ageing.
- 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.
- Scarring from insertion is within the armpit, making it less noticeable.
Pectoral Implant Before and Afters
Ideal Candidates for Male Pec Implants
The ideal candidate for pectoral implants:
- Will be over the age of 18 with a fully developed chest.
- Is in good physical and psychological health, with a stable and suitable BMI. Use our handy BMI calculator to check your suitability.
- Wants to add volume to their chest to contour the area, or to correct asymmetries.
- Has realistic expectations about the results pectoral implants can achieve.
What to Expect
During your consultation for pectoral implants, Dr. Tillo will complete a full examination of your chest to assess your aesthetic concerns and determine a suitable treatment plan. Dr. Tillo will explain to you the results you can expect to achieve from surgery, and will ask you about your expectations to ensure that they are realistic.
You will be asked about your medical history, including any medications you take and previous procedures you have ungone. This is to ensure that you are medically fit for surgery.
Preparing for Surgery
In the run up to your procedure, you will need to make several preparations:
- Maintain your BMI – Your BMI will need to remain at a suitable and stable level to reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery.
- Cease smoking – You will need to stop all nicotine consumption four weeks before surgery as this can cause complications.
- Reduce alcohol consumption – Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink to ensure your body is able to heal effectively after surgery.
- Prep your home – Ensure your home is comfortable for your return after surgery and make any necessary arrangements for child and pet care.
For patients who choose to have custom-made pectoral implants, the process is longer and consists of several distinct stages:
- Consultation – You will meet with Dr. Tillo to assess your eligibility. If suitable, Dr. Tillo will refer you for a CT scan of the chest on the same day.
- CT Scan – The digital scan is reviewed by Dr. Tillo within a few days, and is then sent to the manufacturer of the implants (AnatomikModelling).
- Implant Design – Our manufacturer uses the digital CT scan to generate a computerised 3D model of the patients chest wall, creating an implant design to fill the chest dent. This takes approximately 2 weeks to complete.
- Design Validation – The manufacturer sends the design to Dr. Tillo which is then discussed with the patient. If any modifications are required, these can be requested and a revised design is created. After the final design is agreed upon, it is approved for manufacturing. This validation process can range from 1-6 weeks, depending on the modifications required.
- Implant Manufacturing – The approved design is sent to the manufacturer to be created, sterilised, packaged and shipped to the clinic. This typically takes 8-12 weeks.
Overall, the entire process requires a minimum of 12 weeks to complete, but may take up to six months to finalise.
The Pectoral Implants Procedure
Pectoral implant surgery usually takes around 2 hours to perform under general anaesthesia or sedation.
Dr. Tillo will first make an incision along the armpit. Afterwards, he will create a pocket between the pectoralis minor and pectoralis major muscles in your chest, in which he carefully places the implants. Finally, the incisions are closed using stitches.
Recovery & Aftercare
After the surgery, you may 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 one to 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.
Possible Risks or Complications
Pectoral implant surgery is considered a safe procedure when performed by a suitably qualified surgeon, like Dr. Tillo. However, there are some risks to be aware of, including bleeding, Infection at the incision sites and implant malposition. Dr. Tillo will discuss additional risks during your consultation.
Pectoral Implant FAQs
What does the pec implant procedure involve?
The pectoral implant procedure involves making a small incision in the armpit to create a pocket between the pectoralis minor and pectoralis major muscle. Once the implant is positioned here, the incisions are closed using sutures.
How long does pectoral implant surgery take?
Pectoral implant surgery typically takes two hours to complete.
Is pec implant surgery painful?
As pectoral implant surgery is completed under sedation or general anaesthetic, you will be asleep during the procedure and won’t feel any pain. Once you regain consciousness, you may experience some discomfort around the chest. However, our clinical staff are experts in pain management and will administer any required pain relief to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.
How long is the recovery period?
Most patients feel able to return to work one to two weeks after surgery, and can resume most daily activities in this time. However, you will need to wait six weeks to give your body ample time to heal before reengaging in more strenuous activity and exercise.
Will I need to wear a compression garment?
You will need to wear a compression garment for the first six weeks after surgery. This will help to reduce any post-surgical swelling and minimise any associated discomfort.
When will I see the final results from pec implant surgery?
The final results of your surgery will be apparent after all swelling has dissipated, which can take up to six months.
Will I have visible scars after getting pec implants?
Scarring from pectoral implant surgery is minimal, as the incision is made in a discreet position in the armpit.
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 do male pec implants compare to a fat transfer to the chest?
Fat transfer is a more natural alternative to pectoral implants as it utilises the body’s own fat cells to restore volume to the chest. The results achieved from fat transfer are usually more subtle and natural-looking compared to implants, which can deliver more dramatic results.
What if I’m unhappy with the results of my pec implants?
The vast majority of patients are happy with their newly contoured chest. However, you can choose to remove the implants or undergo further surgery if you do not like the final result.
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 which are softer to the touch. 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.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to remove stubborn fat cells that can’t be treated with diet and exercise alone. When used around the chest, liposuction can add definition to the pectoral muscles and flatten the chest. When used in addition to pectoral implants, patients can enjoy a desirable toned chest, free from fat deposits.
Gynecomastia, often called ‘man boobs’, is a condition where the breast tissue becomes overdeveloped in men. Gynecomastia surgery permanently removes this breast tissue to create a flatter chest, free from breast tissue. Pectoral implants may be used in tandem with gynecomastia surgery to enhance the chest if the pectoral muscle is not well defined.