“Pec” Implants, for the filled-out look you’ve worked to achieve
Pectoral implants, commonly called “Pec” Implants, are placed on the male chest to make the Pectoralis (“Pec”) muscles look larger and more defined. Body builders often request them when they feel they are unable to obtain enough pectoralis muscle bulk. Men with thin builds will also request them to help them look healthier and more muscular.
The implants are made of silicone, similar to breast implants but are firmer to the touch. The implants are a soft solid, so they cannot leak. Silicone is approved for implantation but the use of pectoral implants is considered to be off-label use by the FDA.
The procedure takes approximately 1 hour to 1 ½ hours to perform. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. The incision is made in the armpit (easily hidden by the armpit hair) and the implant is placed under the patient’s pectoralis muscle. This helps hide the implant and gives it a more natural feel and appearance.
Patients can usually return to work in a few days as long as they avoid heavy lifting. Patients may usually return to moderate exercise after about 3 to 4 weeks, except for chest and shoulder exercises. A patient should wait approximately 6 to 8 weeks prior to performing chest or shoulder exercises.
What is the cost of Pec Implants in Chattanooga, North Georgia and North Alabama?
On average, pectoral implants begin at $3,495. Your specific quote will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees for the operating room and all other supplies and implants when indicated. The total price quote at Southern Surgical Arts also includes all routine follow-up visits.
Some surgery centers bundle the price of the procedure into one total fee like we do at Southern Surgical Arts. Others may only quote you their surgeon's fee so that their prices seem less. Ask questions to be sure that your different prices are indeed comparable.
Who is a Good Candidate for Pec Implants?
- Age 18 to 65
- Generally in good health
- Desires increased size of the pectoral muscles