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Pectoral Implants for MenPectoral Implants for Men

Pectoral Implant Surgery is a cosmetic procedure specially designed for men. While beautification and self-enhancement is often thought of as a female domain, an increasing number of men are now looking for cosmetic treatments to fix minor and major problems with their bodies.

A Pectoral Implant Surgery is to man what a Breast Augmentation is to a woman. This is a precise and succinct definition of the cosmetic treatment under question. Having ‘great pecs’ is the most common locker room phrase in most gyms because no matter how much you exercise, having the most shapely and firm chest is often the hardest goal to achieve.

Hence, this cosmetic surgery is the ideal solution for men who have failed to build up their bodies even after following particular diets, doing rigorous exercises and following strenuous weight lifting regimes. Pec implants can easily give such males, whose DNA is just not cut out to support body building, the firm and bulky texture they have always wanted.

The Southwest Plastic Surgery Practice is one of the most qualified medical centers all across Silver City, Ruidoso El Paso and Amarillo. With many patients coming in for Pectoral Implants, the clinic does its best to provide individualized care and attention to each. Dr. Agullo, the Board-Certified surgeon at the center, has years of experience in cosmetics and is always there to provide emotional and mental support.

Combination Surgeries for Men – Pectoral Implants

Pectoral Implant surgery for men is becoming quite common all across the United States. Be it a desire to look and feel good or a need to have a shaped-up physique in the aftermath of an accident or illness, skillfully inserted implants give a very natural and authentic look to a man’s chest.

To make this look even more pronounced, Pectoral Implants are usually inserted along with a combination of many smaller cosmetic procedures. A liposuction is the most popular combination surgery performed at the same time as a pectoral implant is fitted. If you chose such a procedure, medically called Pectoral Etching, Dr. Agullo will define the area for fat removal using a liposuction tool. While the extra fat is removed, some padding is retained to add bulk to the chest wall.

This way, not only are the implants inserted and pocketed well within the chest tissue, the removal of the extra fat brings definition and a distinguished shape to the chest.

On the other hand, if you want to complete two separate procedures at once, you may also choose to go for a Pectoral Implant Surgery and abdominal liposuction to give your abdomen shape and outline. Because every individual has a different need, it is best to discuss these options with Dr. Agullo during the consultation phase.

Other procedures commonly combined with males are nose surgery or rhinoplasty, liposuction of the neck, fat injections to the biceps, buttocks, or calves, and hair transplantation.

Techniques Used to Insert Pectoral Implants

Pectoral Implant Surgery, though similar to Breast Augmentation in women, is quite different from the latter in a number of ways. While the silicone Implants used in Breast Augmentation are soft, those in Pectoral Surgery are hard and solid, giving a man’s chest a stiff feel. Moreover, for a woman, silicone implants are usually filled with liquid that can leak if the implant ruptures. This complication is non existent for men because the implants have no liquid in them, making them indestructible and break-resistant.

Because of these differences, the results achieved post surgery are quite varied in both genders. The techniques used in Pectoral Implants will be discussed in detail by your surgeon during the preliminary consultation. To give you an idea, it suffices to know that during the procedure, Dr. Agullo will make incisions in the armpit region. Using an endoscope, a small hole is then made in the chest within which the implants are positioned.

Pectoral Implant techniques are minimally invasive. Throughout the procedure, the chest muscles, nerves and tissue stay attached to the rib-cage and the breastbone; thus, restoring the ability to feel sensations normally.

Preliminary Considerations Prior to Pec Implant Surgery

Type of Implant for Pectoral Augmentation

Pectoral Augmentation makes use of durable silicone implants. As mentioned previously, these implants are hard yet flexible and smooth. Therefore, they make for a great layer under the pectoral muscle, making a man’s chest look firm and pronounced. During your meetings with the surgeon, you will try on different ‘sizers’ i.e. implants of varying shapes and sizes to visualize which ones would look best after they are inserted.

Type of Anesthesia for Pec Implants

For a Pectoral Implant surgery, every patient has an option to either go completely under with General Anesthesia or be partially sedated. Recovering from General Anesthesia takes a while, however, getting up and about after partial sedation is quite easy.

While this choice is completely up to the patient, a thorough medical and physical exam will be done before Dr. Agullo gives the go ahead for this decision.

Preparation & Recovery Period for Pectoral Implants

Pectoral Augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure and takes about two hours to complete. Even though it is a relatively simple treatment compared to other cosmetic surgeries that are lengthier and more complex, adequate preparation needs to be done for a pectoral implant to give maximum results.

Needless to say, if you opt for combination surgeries, the level of preparation and the duration of the procedure will increase. What to do and what not to do are all questions handled by Dr. Agullo when you arrive for the consultation session.

During this phase, you can ask the surgeon just about anything regarding the surgery and entrust him with your concerns and reservations.

Pre-Surgery Preparation for Pec Implants

Some of the most basic guidelines to keep in mind prior to a Pectoral Implant Surgery are:

Post-Surgery Recovery for Pectoral Implants

What are the Risks and Complications to Consider for Pec Implants?

Having highly qualified and Board Certified Plastic Surgeons on-board during a Pectoral Implant Surgery significantly reduce the chances of complications arising. Dr. Agullo has many years of experience in the field of cosmetics and has performed several such surgeries on men of all ages. Hence, risks and complications resulting from this surgery are quite rare.

Nonetheless, informing patients about these adverse effects from cosmetic treatments is part of the disclosure philosophy followed by Southwest Plastic Surgery Practice. Therefore, during the consultation session, your surgeon will openly talk to you about the complications to look out for.

These include:

Cost of Pectoral Implants

The cost of Pectoral Implants varies from region to region. In El Paso and Texas, this surgery can cost anywhere between $7,300 – $12,000. This cost includes fee charged by the surgeon, the cost of medical facility and equipment used and the cost of implants.

There are a number of other factors that determine this cost. For instance:

Any queries regarding the cost of the surgery can be discussed with Dr. Agullo during the consultation sessions. The surgeon understands that while this sum may be heavy on your pocket, the benefits reaped out of this investment will be long lasting and a definite boost to your self esteem and confidence.

Body Fat Transfer

Body Fat TransferBody Fat Transfer: the Best way to Reshape your Body

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have fat only in places that need to be curvy and voluptuous? What used to be mere wishful thinking has now become possible with a cosmetic procedure called Body Fat Transfer. Thanks to the fast paced development in the field of cosmetic surgery, you can now take out fat from undesirably bulky body parts and inject it in places that need extra tissue.

The Body Fat Transfer Treatment has become quite famous in the last few years. With plenty of success stories to tell, this treatment is now one of the most performed surgeries all across America. These procedures are often referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift for buttock augmentation or breast augmentation without implants.

Body Fat Injection Transfer is a delicate procedure that should only be done by a professional and Board Certified Suregon. Hence, Dr. Agullo is known for his skill in this field. With double degrees in Plastic and General Surgery, he has an award-winning career in cosmetics that has helped thousands of people in New Mexico, Northern Mexico and Southern Texas achieve healthier bodies and consequently, healthier lifestyles.

The Basics About Body Fat Transfer

Before you decide you want to opt for a Body Fat Transfer, it is necessary to understand a few basic concepts regarding this procedure. It is a norm at the Southwest Plastic Surgery Practice for patients coming in for Body Fat Transfers to attend consultation session with Dr. Agullo.

During these sessions, the surgeons will conduct a thorough medical and physical assessment of your body, pointing out areas that need improvements and those that should not be disturbed. Participating in these session is highly beneficial because it gives you a chance to discuss all reservations and ask queries regarding the process for your peace of mind. Dr. Agullo has been trained by the world famous Mayo Clinic and is, therefore, adept at catering to a patient’s emotional and psychological needs.

The following are the three main areas of concern that will be addressed during the consultation sessions.

How Do Fat Injections Work?

Fat Transfer is a process of removing fat from one part of the body via liposuction and injecting it in another that needs more cushion. In most cases, fat removal is done from areas like the stomach, thighs, flanks, and back and it is injected into the buttocks or breasts that need to be enhanced. Fat injections can also be done in other areas such as the pectoral muscles, biceps, ankles, and calves.

Though fat transfer is one of the most innovative cosmetic surgeries of our time, the process isn’t as simple as picking tissue from here and depositing them there! Between the extraction and injection stages, the surgeon ‘grafts’ the fatty tissue i.e. processes them to purify and cleanse before putting them back.

A fat transfer procedure is highly effective. However, contrary to popular opinion, fat that is now shaped and sculpted inside the body holds its weight for the rest of its lifespan instead of being wasted, so the results are permanent.

Thinking of a fat transfer as a combination of techniques like Fat Reduction + Breast Lift wouldn’t be wrong. In essence, this procedure is an amalgamation of many lifting and reduction techniques so that multiple treatments can be completed as one.

Where Do Fat Injections Work?

Body Fat Transfers are delicate procedures that should only be performed by Board Certified doctors. Dr. Agullo is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Experience and special training are needed to determine which parts of the body would have beneficial fat grafts. These parts include the Breasts, the Face (especially eyes, lips and chin) and the Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Essentially, any area of the body that would benefit from volume increase can be injected. at injections can also be done in other areas such as the pectoral muscles, biceps, ankles, chin, jaw, and calves.

To make a fat graft repair grow and sustain itself, Dr. Agullo can combine it with special Protein Rich Plasma Injections. This potion is a mixture of various proteins that help incorporate newly injected fat into the body together with rejuvenating the skin and surrounding muscle.

How Long Do Fat Injections Last?

Fat transfer injections are a permanent way to enhance some body parts and reduce the size of others. It is true that many fat cells die once injected; this percentage is usually very small compared to the percentage of fatty tissues that actually stay in place and hold their position for good. The fat take rate is between 50 and 80 percent. Dr. Agullo will usually over-inject in volume taking into account the amount of fat loss.

Fat transfer is in no way temporary. It does not fade away with time nor does it lead to ‘fat slipping’ from the desired body parts.

Because of the calculated need for extra injections, together with estimating the percentage that will be lost, the importance of having a fully equipped medical facility and a professional Plastic Surgeon can never be emphasized enough.

Preparing & Recovering from Fat Grafting

Preparing for and recovering from the surgery are phases that will be discussed thoroughly during the consultation sessions arranged by Dr. Agullo. Generally speaking, fat transfer injections are outpatient procedures that take only a few hours to complete. The surgeons prefer to keep patients in recovery for a while so that their progress can be watched closely.

Nonetheless, some preparation before the surgery is imperative so that your experience is as pain and hassle free as possible.

Can A Body Fat Transfer Result In Complications?

Risks and side effects are part and parcel of every surgical procedure, although a Body Fat Transfer is generally well tolerated. During the consultation sessions with your surgeon at Southwest Plastic Surgery, you will be given all kinds of information regarding this cosmetic procedure, including the side effects that may result from it.

Because it is every patient’s right to make an educated decision regarding a surgery, Dr. Agullo believes in keeping the patient ‘in’ on every little detail. Hence, the following risks and complications will be disclosed to you before surgery.

While these complications are rare, it is always a good idea to consult the surgeons and discuss your lifestyle needs with them to make sure no discrepancy arises later on.

What is the Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift or Body Fat Transfer Surgery?

Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, the cost of a Body Fat Transfer cannot be given out as a standard figure. Because there are a number of factors to consider. A body fat transfer is usually done after a thorough analysis of the shape, size and structure of a patient’s body.

The cost of a body fat transfer varies depending on where the fat is injected. For instance, if you want fat to be injected into your breasts or buttocks to make them fuller and rounder, this procedure can cost anywhere between $5,500 – $8,000. On the other hand, if the scale of the transfer is comparatively smaller, say to the face, the procedure may cost as little as $1,500.

Moreover, this cost also depends on the kind of anesthesia chosen, the amount of fat to be injected, the combination procedures chosen, the number of sessions needed to complete the process and the decision to include or exclude PRP injections with the fat.

The cost of Body Fat Transfer includes the fee charged by a trained and experienced Plastic Surgeon, expenses related to anesthesia and other medical supplies and the cost of using a fully equipped medical facility. Before making up your mind about a fat transfer surgery, make sure you attend the consultation session with Dr. Agullo to discuss the cost and other aspects of the surgery.

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