Commonly called “Pec” Implants, this common and safe solution is designed 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.
At Southern Surgical Arts, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons use a laser-assisted liposuction technology called SmartLipo™, to remove fat from beneath the skin’s surface and reshape the underlying tissue. In some cases, incisions are required to provide the desired outcome. The result is a slimmer and better-looking physique that allows the patient to feel at ease and enjoy an active lifestyle.
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.
Although most men who suffer from this and similar conditions are aware that they may need the procedure, sometimes an in-person visit with a surgeon is the best way to know if this procedure is right for them. During the consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease you will be able to discuss your goals and treatment options and likely outcomes. Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship trained, hold multiple board certifications, and have performed more than 14,500 cosmetic and facial plastic procedures combined over the past 11 years. Take a look at our before and after gallery to see how they can help you achieve similar results.
On average, pectoral implants begin at $3,499. 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.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. In Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. In Calhoun, GA, is SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.
We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with either Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.