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Sculpt Your Body With Pectoral Implants in Miami

Pectoral implants have traditionally been used to reconstruct the chest after surgery for cancer in men, but are now also used to give bulk and definition in the chest area as an elective surgery. We offer silicone pectoral implants to allow our male patients to sculpt their bodies in proportions they prefer.

The Advances of Silicone

While in the past, silicone has been a problem substance, advances have made it safer than ever to use in breast or pectoral implants. Silicone is biologically inert, and is used generically to describe the family of polymers derived from the silicon element. Traditionally, silicone was used in implants in liquid form placed in a hard shell. Problems were created when the implant would rupture and the substance would leak into the body.

Solid silicone is now used for implants, and will not leak out of its encapsulated shell. Liquid and solid silicone do not increase the risks of cancer, and most implants used throughout the body are made of hard silicone. Solid silicone is a gel-type material that is placed in the body in the form of implants, and is as safe as any other material used to create implants.

While silicone is now safer than ever to use for implants, introducing any foreign substance to the body brings its own set of risks. It’s important that patients not only have realistic expectations from plastic surgery, but also that they understand the inherent risks involved in any surgery. There is always a risk for local tissue reaction, infection or implant migration. These risks can be controlled and decreased by following your doctor’s orders after surgery.

How Pectoral Implants Are Placed

A small incision is made in the axillary region and a pocket is created beneath the pectoralis major muscle with blunt dissection. The implant is placed in the pocket below the muscles, and sutures are used to reconnect the muscle lining and close the skin. Typically, sutures will dissolve in the body after a period of time. After a period of time, the implant is surrounded by scar tissue, which holds the implant in place for the rest of your life.

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More About Blunt Dissection

Here at The Maercks Institute, we are determined to offer our patients the absolute best in methods and procedures for plastic surgery, including blunt dissection for pectoral implants. We use blunt instruments as often as possible in order to provide patients with the following benefits:

  • Less shock to bodily tissues
  • Faster healing
  • Less risk of injury to nerves, blood vessels, tendons and other tissues
  • Less bleeding
  • Less risk of seroma or hematoma

Blunt dissection does make the operative time a little longer, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.

Less Noticeable Scarring

Our goal with any cosmetic procedure is to make the results look as natural as possible, and scarring is a big part of that. We will use subcuticular sutures in every possible situation in order to minimize your scarring. These sutures are hidden beneath the skin and will dissolve on their own. This minimizes scars that develop after operations, and makes the incision spot almost totally unnoticeable.

Bringing Artistry to Medicine

Plastic surgeons are artists and creators in their own right, and we look at each patient as a blank canvas. We want to aid you in creating the body you’ve always wanted. Artistry is used during execution and conceptualization of muscle augmentation. In order to achieve the results you want, your plastic surgeon must consider several factors:

  • Body type
  • Proportions
  • Desired results
  • Effective outcomes with less invasive procedures
  • Symmetry

Every patient is unique, and each procedure must be approached differently in order to achieve maximum results. As implant designs are created and placement is determined, every individual should be approached in a unique way. Implants are custom made just for each patient and are skillfully created and inserted into your body in order to give you the exact look you want.

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Anesthesia Options

We use a combination of local and general anesthesia in order to minimize discomfort and pain during and after surgery. Patients are always comfortable and asleep during surgery, and we minimize risks by only using general anesthesia that is proven safe during these procedures.

IV sedation is often less risky and offers quicker recovery with less vomiting and nausea, but we will help you choose the right option for your procedure during your consultation.

If we choose to use a general anesthetic during your procedure, we ensure that your body is monitored, and your safety is always our top priority. While risks are inherent with any surgery, we do our best to minimize them and keep you safe with the results you want.

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When you want to change the way your body looks and ensure that you are happy with the results, come to us first. We combine a state of the art facility, a staff that is invested in the outcome of your procedure, and a doctor with the experience and training necessary to guarantee you look the way you want after your surgery.

Plastic surgery is easier than ever, and we are here to discuss your question and concerns during your initial consultation with us. We’ll go over your medical history, your expectations and what you can expect during our first meeting with you. We want you to feel confident before you schedule anything with us. Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how pectoral implants are easy to place, and can change the way you see your body, and the way you feel about yourself.

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