Pectoral implants are placed through an incision under the arm secured between the two chest muscles, the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles an incision is made high in the armpit and a pocket is made beneath the chest muscle and on top of the ribs.
The Pectoral implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You can expect moderate pain for the first two days and the results are instant.
Gynecomastia, The surgeon may perform the procedure using a scalpel, liposuction, or a combination of the two. In the first technique, an incision is made, typically in the underarcolar. The surgeon then extracts surplus tissue and fat from the chest region and stitches the incision. If, however, the gynecomastia is to remove mostly fatty tissue, then the surgeon may opt for liposuction. This technique involves using a slim hollow tube (a cannula) to sweep through the layers of the chest, breaking up the fat and suctioning it away. Once the fat and tissue are removed, the surgeon stitches up the incision and trims away any excess skin. These procedures last one to two hours and are typically performed on an outpatient basis.
About the Procedure and Recovery Time:
A soft, solid silicone implant is cut to specifically fit each patient and inserted into the pocket. A very small dressing is placed under the arms and the patient can typically see the change immediately after surgery.
|Surgery Length||3 – 4 hours|
|Recovery Period||Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity: 4 weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks.|
|Stay in Hospital||1 day|
|Stay in Thailand||7 days (Gynecomastia),10-14 day (Pectoral implant)|