Body Sculpting for a Defined Male
Muscle tone and definition can dramatically
alter the look of a man's body. Hard hours in the gym, combined
with diet and other exercises, usually work toward transforming
an undefined male figure into the traditional large chest,
small waist, tight buttocks, and muscular thighs and calves
we see in magazines. But at times, heredity and body type
make all the hard work in the world seem unsuccessful, as
some parts of some men's bodies simply don't respond.
Plastic surgery techniques to contour
women's bodies, such as liposuction, lifts, and implant procedures,
are well known. Men have those options, too. And the results
for men and women can be equally successful. Yet, men tend
to be less likely to do the research and take the plunge.
How Pectoral Implant Procedure is
Today, plastic surgeons have used the
lessons learned in making women's breast augmentation surgery
successful, as well as medicine's vast knowledge of working
with implants, and applied them to a procedure called pectoral
augmentation and reconstruction for men. With custom-made
implants, a patient with a small, undefined chest can get
a dramatic, more youthful appearance of the pectorals. The
implants are solid silicone--a plus because they cannot leak
and this type of implant affords plastic surgeons the opportunity
to carve and shave them to achieve the precise thickness,
overall look, and feel the patient desires.
Preoperative planning is an important
phase of pectoral implant surgery. To be successful, the surgery
has to build the pectoral muscles without looking awkward
for the patient's own body shape. The patient and doctor should
talk at length about the specific changes about to take place.
Doctors go as far as to draw the changes and transpose them
to a clear plastic sheet so the patient can visualize what
to expect from the surgery.
Patients require general anesthesia
for the surgery, which can be done on an outpatient basis.
During surgery, doctors place the implants below the pectoral
muscle, making them visually undetectable. To enhance results
for men who have fatty tissue around their pectorals or abdomen,
surgeons can perform liposuction simultaneously with pectoral
implant surgery. This can further increase the contoured results,
giving men more definition--even a smaller waistline.
Ideal candidates for the procedure
are usually in their 20s and 30s, and the results are permanent.
Men who have the surgery can resume normal sports and activities
about three weeks after surgery, and the implants do not hinder
performance when they are correctly placed. Pectoral implant
surgery can be used for cosmetic purposes, but it also can
be an ideal reconstructive technique for those who have suffered
trauma, rupture of the pectoralis major muscle, or for others
who were born without or with only a partial pectoralis major
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