Many men choose pectoral implants to enhance the lines of their chest, while calf implants sculpt the lower leg. Body implants, whether used for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons, can help you achieve an improved sense of self-confidence.
Contact us online today to learn more about your options to enhance your appearance with calf or pectoral body implants. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas. Count on our team to help you look rejuvenated through a wide range of cosmetic procedures.
Calf implants enhance the look of the lower leg. This restores a better balance between the thigh and calf. Men often choose calf implants for cosmetic reasons, but they can also restore appearance after a severe injury or accident that caused muscle loss. Congenital defects that cause loss of muscle definition can also be minimized through the use of calf implants.
During calf implant surgery, an incision is made in the back of the knee. Next, your surgeon creates a surgical pocket just large enough for the implant to fit snugly. In some cases, two implants may be used, depending on the desired results. The surgeon closes the incisions with internal and external stitches to minimize scarring.
Pectoral implants add more definition to the male chest. Typically, pectoral implants serve a cosmetic function. Like calf implants, though, pectoral implants can fix unevenness due to an accident, injury or health problems. Pectoral implants are also sometimes included as part of a treatment plan for male breast reduction.
Unlike breast implants, pectoral implants are made of solid silicone, although they are still soft and flexible. However, like breast implants, pectoral implants come in different shapes and sizes for a natural look and feel. Pectoral implant surgery begins with an incision made in the underarm, and the implants are placed behind the chest muscle.
Recovery and Results
It’s common to experience some initial discomfort following body implants. The treatment area will likely feel tight and sore at first. You should notice an improvement in body contours immediately, although initial swelling can mask final results in the early days of recovery. Most patients can return to work within a week or two.
Body implants from the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas help you feel better about your appearance. Body implants offer a solution for resolving body symmetry issues for either cosmetic or medical reasons. Although it’s important to maintain realistic expectations, patients report a high satisfaction rating following their body implant surgery.