Pectoral Implants – Chest Implant

What is a pectoral implant?

This is a procedure which improves the size and highlights the shape of a man’s pectorals. Some people cannot achieve the results wanted through workout. In other cases, this area of the body has not developed correctly or an accident has damaged the area and you want to remedy that. Any of these conditions will be cured thanks to an implant, which achieves results impossible to reach with any other treatment.

There are several types and sizes of implants; you will choose the most convenient for you with Dr. Robles’ assistance.

What does the surgery consist of?

After Dr. Robles has confirmed that your health is good enough to undergo the procedure and that you have chosen the type of implants that will be used you will be ready to go into the operating room. Once you are in there, Dr. Robles will mark the areas where he will perform the incisions. He will then take pictures of them to be able to compare the results after the surgery has been done. Once this is done you will be sedated and anesthetized to begin with the surgery.

Dr. Robles will perform the incisions on the armpits. Through those incisions he will insert the silicone implants under the pectoral muscle. Once the implant is in place, the doctor will stitch the incisions.

The results will be seen immediately after the surgery. You will have to wait some time until you see the final results, since the swelling won’t allow you to see the definitive shape of your body.

Am I a good candidate?

A good candidate is a person who is in good health; that is to say, they cannot suffer from any disease that may endanger their health or the healing process. It is preferable that the patient is a non-smoker, since this reduces the possibilities of bleeding speed up the time wounds heal.

The patient should have realistic and clear expectations of the surgery. In this way, he will be willing to follow any instructions given by Dr. Robles during the consults.

How is the recovery?

Once the surgery is finished, the doctor will curate the area and bandages will be put. In order to reduce the swelling, the doctor will advise you to wear compressing bands or clothes. He will also recommend using cold compresses to reduce inflammation. Even though you will fell discomfort, the symptoms will be treated with analgesics that Dr. Robles will prescribe. You mustn’t stop taking the medication until the doctor tells you so.

Approximately four days after the surgery, if it is possible, the stitches will be removed. At that point you will be encouraged to start moving a bit; you will be able to resume your regular life two weeks after the treatment.

You will be fully recovered six weeks after the surgery. Until then, you should avoid doing extreme efforts that may endanger the healing process. You will have to assist to several checkups and follow all the instructions Dr. Robles gives you. These steps will assure you that both the results and your recovery will be the best possible.

What are the risks?

The risks associated to this procedure are bleedings, infections, relocation of the implants or asymmetries. Aside from these, there are always risks when using anesthesia.

How long do the results last?

The results of the procedure are permanent. Even though these are seen immediately after the surgery, the final shape will be seen after a few months. At that point, the swelling will have disappeared and the body will have get used to the new shape.

The incision lines will leave scars that will fade with time, even though they won’t disappear. Anyways, Dr. Robles will perform those incisions where they can easily be hidden by the natural folds of the body. You must always take into account that aging and any abrupt weight change will affect the results.

What do I need to get the surgery done?

After all the details have been confirmed with Dr. Robles, you will be given some documents related to the procedure. There, you will find the informed consent for the surgery, which is a written statement that you’ve been fully informed of the surgery you are about to be practiced, as well as the risks involved. You will also be given a sworn statement of your medical history. Both must be read and filled when they are given to you, however you’ll sign them the day of the surgery on Clínica Robles.

In order to assure your safety and to be certain that the surgery will go without any complications, Dr. Robles will perform some routine pre-surgical tests, including blood tests, ECG, surgical risk tests, and whenever necessary an ultrasound scan.

It is of the utmost importance that you have all of the medication and other elements that Dr Robles had asked you in previous consults. A fast recovery will depend on that. Medication varies according to the type of treatment or your medical history. This is why that information must be the trustworthy.