Some men cannot acquire the chest definition they want even with frequent exercise and specific weight lifting. Pectoral implant cosmetic surgery procedure can help improve their chest contour. The procedure has become popular for men who are unable to achieve sculpted and masculine chests even after visiting the gym.
However, it is important to know the potential risks, side effects and any other downsides of the procedure before you make a decision. Talk to your surgeon about the risks during the initial consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides pectoral implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Risks and Limitations
Pectoral implant plastic surgery does not result in risks and complications frequently. Your surgeon will discuss your specific risks for pec implant procedure during the initial consultation. There is a degree of risk in all surgical procedures. These are a few potential complications associated with pectoral implant surgery:
- Seroma or hematoma
- Adverse anesthesia reaction
- Bleeding and infection
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structure
- Unsatisfactory results necessitating additional procedures
Other risks associated with pectoral implants:
- Implant movement
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness in upper arm or chest
You can minimize these risks by following the instructions and advice of your plastic surgeon regarding pre- and post-operative care.
General Risks Associated with Pectoral Implants
- Adverse Anesthesia Reaction
Your cosmetic surgeon would place you under general anesthesia before carrying out the tummy tuck procedure. This comes with marginal risk. Poor reaction may take place in rare circumstances. An experienced anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist is usually present for detecting complications and minimizing the risks.
- Blood Clotting
Pectoral implant cosmetic surgery may result in the formation of blood clots. This is rare and can complicate blood flow. You must follow pre- and post-operative care for minimizing the risks. Compression garments and mild exercises are conducive to improve blood flow and reduce the risks associated with blood clots.
- Infection Risks
Risk of infection during pectoral implant surgery is high. It’s critical that the surgical room be sterile for reducing these risks. You should follow proper wound care following the surgery, especially while changing or removing bandages. Make sure you avoid contact with the incision site for a few days.
- Fluid Accumulation
Fluid accumulation and seroma formation between skin flap and muscle layer may occur after a pectoral implant surgery. This may increase the chances of risk. The surgeon may place temporary drain tubes for minimizing the risk. You should adhere to all surgeon provided instructions for measuring and emptying drains.
- Slow or Poor Healing
Bruising and swelling can take anywhere from a few days to weeks to resolve following the procedure. However, if symptoms continue beyond an acceptable stage, it may be a case of poor or slow healing. Irregular healing may result in skin loss. Scarring would also be higher in such cases. You should ensure that you don’t smoke for a few days or weeks prior to and following the pectoral implant surgery. Smoking impacts the body’s natural healing in a negative way.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for pec implants surgery.
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