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Fit, Athletic Pecs

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Pectoral Implants

Commonly called “Pec” Implants, this common and safe solution is designed to make the Pectoralis (“Pec”) muscles look larger and more defined. Bodybuilders 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.

Silicone, Procedure, and Recovery Time

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.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Men
  • Age 18 to 65
  • Non-smokers
  • Generally in good health

How Much Does it Cost?

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.

Recent Before and After Photos

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Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.

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 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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