Pec Implants for Men in Toronto, North York, Oakville and Scarborough
It is not highly advertised or expressed that men are just as concerned of their physical appearance as women. Even with proper dieting and exercising, it may not always yield desired results. It could be either genetics, other biological or personal factors that could be holding individuals back from achieving their dream look. This could raise frustration and lower self esteem in individual to the point in which could negatively impact important areas of their life.
Nevertheless, It is normal and a growing trend for more men to seek out plastic surgery to improve their psychological and physiological state.
Pec implants aim to give men a fuller and more muscle-like definition by bringing the pec major muscle forward, thus attaining a more ideal bodybuilding look. Dr. Colin Hong, a noted Toronto plastic surgeon, will adhere to the needs of the patient by using his expertise to create the most ideal pec size and shape suitable for the patient’s body.
Most women receive saline-filled implants which consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt. This type of implant is generally less expensive.
Cohesive silicone gel-filled implants
Recently, new cohesive silicone gel implants have become available to Canadian plastic surgery patients. Silicone gel implants tend to feel more like real breast tissue than saline implants and do not ripple or fold as much as saline implants. The current cohesive gel is less likely to seep, run or shift unlike the older type of liquid silicone implants. The silicone implants have two popular subtypes which are the “Round implants” & the “Tear Drop anatomical implants”.
Silicone Gel implants
With advancement in technology daily, new implants are been still invented under the silicone gel implants. Dr. Hong’s expertise in breast augmentation surgeries is remarkable from performing hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries with great artistic skills. His professional & passionate skills can help you achieve your prospective breast augmentation goals. You need a highly skilled and efficient plastic surgeon to give you your desired rejuvenated figure and Dr. Colin Hong is one of the top plastic surgeons in Toronto.
What happens during the surgery?
During the 1-2 hour surgery, the silicon based implant is inserted in the incision made at the armpit extending slightly on the lateral portion of the chest wall. This will help minimize the chances of a noticeable scar. A pocket is then created under the pectorialis major muscle.
The implant is to be placed under the pectoralis major muscle then the incision is sutured after successful placement.
An elastic compression vest is then placed on the patient’s chest area to decrease the amount of movement of the implants and swelling. The patient is under general anesthesia and an additionally local anesthetic is also applied to reduce further discomfort around the area of the implant.
What happens after surgery?
This is an outpatient procedure meaning that the patient is not required to stay overnight at the hospital and may leave a few hours after the surgery. The patient is asked not to raise or use their arms and strict bed rest at home for at least 24 hours is required. In order to achieve recovery with little to no complications afterward, the patients must restrict themselves from engaging in any movement. The patient is expected to experience pain, stiffness and soreness, which will decline after a week. As time goes by, the patient is able to increase their activity levels and able to proceed to normal activity, including physical fitness after full recovery of implants at two months.
Dr. Hong is a gifted plastic surgeon who enjoys a reputation as a leading edge arm lift, buttock lift, thigh lift and liposuction Toronto specialist. His reputation includes being a highly knowledgeable tummy tuck Toronto doctor. Please review the following pages to discover more about these surgeries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing your desired implant for surgery depends on quite a number of multiple factors which include your native breast dimension (height and width) , projection, rib cage width, body anatomy, volume, the thickness of tissue, how you want the breast to look like after surgery. The most effective way of choosing implant size is to try out sizers from your surgeon while wearing a tight body fit.
In cases of implant weights, the bigger the implants the more they will likely weigh. The size of 100 cc silicone implant generally weighs 0.23 lbs while that of the saline implant with size 100 cc weighs 0.21 lbs. Going bigger in size, a 300 cc silicone implant weighs 0.69 pounds and a pair weighs 1.38 pounds. 300 cc saline implants weigh 0.63 lb and a pair weighs 1.26 lbs. In this case, implants weigh almost the same as the exact amount that an actual breast tissue would weigh.
In most cases, the weight varies slightly depending on the manufacturers. There might be a slight weight variation from different manufacturers.
Whether or not a person performs a breast augmentation, the genetic makeup of the individual has a major role to play in the contribution of breast sag. Factors such as weight (increasing or decreasing), gravity, age, skin elasticity & ethnicity have a lot to do when it comes to breast augmentation sagging. In this case, use a very good supportive bra that will help you to reduce the effect of sagging.
The lifespan of breast implant is not actually guaranteed as it is not predictable when the implant lifecycle will eventually end. In which case, no matter how your counseling process has been with your surgeon before the operation, always bear in mind that you cannot have a breast implant that will last a lifetime.
There is no set expiry date attached to breast implants because there has not been a reason to get them replaced unless there is a possible rupture or have other problems. Most times implants exceed more than 12 years and even last up to 30 years in some cases.
There are quite a number of new implants that have been introduced for breast augmentation and are known as “jelly bean”, “gummy bear”, or “highly cohesive gel” implants that are also available for breast augmentation and they have a firmer feeling, but there are no effective long term results to indicate that they are much better or tend to last longer than the saline or silicone implants.
Breast augmentation is normally performed in our Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. It also has certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeon OHP program.
Since the surgery is under general anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure.
The greatest period of discomfort for the patient is usually the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after breast augmentation surgery. Afterward, pains will reduce and there will be no need for too much pain relievers as usual. We do a 24-hour recovery routine that most patients have a very little discomfort after 24 hours. In the case where breast implants are placed in the submuscular position, there will initially cause more discomfort than when it is placed in the subglandular pocket ( in front of the muscle).
In the case of breast augmentation, general anesthesia is commonly used. This will guarantee a painless procedure and also the surgeon can concentrate to deliver his best surgical result.
You can see pre and post-operative result in our office.