There are several areas of the body that are amenable to augmentation with implants. Please visit our Surgeries of the Breast section for a complete review of breast implant surgery.
Pectoral implants are available to augment the male chest contour. These implants are placed through an incision in the anterior axilla (armpit) and they sit under the “pec” muscle which is the defining feature of the male chest. The implants are made from a solid silicone so they cannot rupture or leak. In case of a pre-existing size difference from one side to the other, different sized implants can be used.
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Gluteal (“butt”) Implants:
Many men and women wish to augment their buttocks. This can be done with solid silicone implants which increase the projection and roundness of the buttocks. The incision is made between the two buttocks, and the resulting scar is mostly hidden in the midline crease.
The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and takes about two hours. After the procedure, you will wear a compressive garment that will help control the swelling. Most swelling will be gone within 2 weeks, but it may take 6 to 8 weeks to fully appreciate the final results. You will also have 2 drains placed which will remove excess fluid from the surgical site. These drains are easily managed and they typically come out in 2 – 3 weeks.
During the first few weeks, you will need to refrain from any vigorous activity, and you will need to limit extreme leg motions for about 6 weeks. It takes a while to get used to the feeling of gluteal implants with most patients telling us they don’t notice them by about 3 months time.
Both men and women request calf augmentation, and this is easily performed by the placement of solid silicone implants which come in several different sizes. The implants are placed through a horizontal incision just behind the knee, and are positioned under either the inner or outer calf muscle fascia (sheath). Some patients request augmentation of both inner and outer calf muscles, and this would be done in two separate operations.
The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and takes about an hour. After the procedure, you will wear a compressive garment that will help control the swelling. Most swelling will be gone within 2 weeks, but it may take 6 to 8 weeks for all the swelling to go down. During the first two weeks you will need to refrain from any vigorous activity, and you will need to limit extreme leg motions such as jogging or sports for about 6 weeks.
Placement of body implants is real surgery. Before you decide, it’s important to learn about any possible complications, even though they are rare. These will be fully explained to you during your private consultation with Dr. Bowman. At that time, you will have an opportunity for a careful and complete discussion of your options and what is involved. You will benefit from asking all your questions and browsing through our photographs.