Breast Prosthesis for Males
Here it is not mentioned about women breast prosthesis, but pectoral prosthesis for creating a more muscular and stronger breast look for men.
Some men, despite their efforts to develop breast muscles by sporting, may not get desired results or they do not have appropriate time for it. Pectoral prosthesis can easily improve appearance of your breast region. It can be a good option for men who want to enlarge their breasts. You can go back to your work in couple of days and to sports within 1 month.
Pectoral prosthesis are non-leaking materials made of soft silicone used for male breast enlargement. Prosthesis is placed between pectoral muscles and results are immediately seen after surgery.
What is done before the pectoral prosthesis surgery?
Before the pectoral prosthesis surgery, your medical examination will be made by plastic surgery specialist. At the same time, your medical history as well as desired results will be discussed. At the first examination, your breast size will be measured, and preoperative photos will be taken for surgical planning. Your doctor will discuss the surgery plan and inform about type and size of the implant to be used.
How the pectoral prosthesis surgery is operated? Where will be the cuts and scars?
Pectoral prosthesis is operated with general anesthesia and takes about 1 or 2 hours. In order to place the pectoral prosthesis, 2 different cuts maybe used.
Under breast fold cut: A small cur is made under the under-breast fold. This provides an easy access for placing prosthesis under pectoral muscle.
Transaxillary incision: A cut is made under armpit and prosthesis is placed between pectoral muscles through this tunnel.
All cuts are made as small as possible in order to minimize scar size and visibility. However, every individual’s scar recovers in different ways and there will be differences between each patient’s final scar results. Generally, scar is red in the beginning and fades away in time.
Choosing the size of prosthesis
Size of prosthesis is a very personal decision. During the examination, your surgeon will give you information about prosthesis sizes that you may chose according to the desired result as well as your breast sizes. Additionally, size of prosthesis to be used depends on your body sizes and current shape of your breasts.
How is the recovery period? How long resting is needed? When can you continue exercising?
After anesthesia effect goes down, it will be possible for you to go home. For a comfortable post-surgery period and good results, it would be better to rest after the procedure. There can be ache and swelling responding to medicine during first couple of days after the surgery. It is required to wear pressurizing clothes during recovery period. Many patients can go back to work within 3-5 days. During the recovery period, tiring physical activities such as heavy lifting and pulling should be avoided for 2 or 4 weeks after the surgery.
What are the complications of the surgery?
Pectoral prosthesis surgery is usually a safe procedure. Risks are infection (requires or does not require removal of prosthesis), bleeding, pain, liquid accumulation in prosthesis pocket, slipping of the prosthesis and complications related to anesthesia.
When will we see the absolute results of the surgery?
The results of the surgery will be seen right after the procedure. As the swellings are reduced, recovery will continue. Small amount of swelling in unnoticeable amounts may continue for 3-6 months after the surgery. Final contour and scar results continues at least 6 months after the surgery.