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Implant augmentation of the chest muscles


Improves the size and appearance of the chest area by inserting a silicone implant producing a cosmetic enhancement.


Approximately one and a half hours.


General anesthesia


This is an outpatient procedure.

Possible Side Effects:

Mild to moderate temporary discomfort and swelling, mild bruising.


The implant may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems including: implant rupture, formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contraction), which may cause the chest to feel tight or hard, bleeding, infection and implant misplacement.


The patient must wear a compression bandage for 2 weeks after the surgery and do no exercise for several weeks. Bruising and swelling should be gone after several weeks.


The outcomes vary from patient to patient; however, the overall effect is the enhancement of the chest size for an improved appearance.