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Pectoral Augmentation

Pectoral augmentation is a procedure that enhances the size, shape, and muscularity of the chest using shaped implants.

Should You Consider Pectoral Augmentation?

If you can’t get the results you want from working out, pectoral augmentation can help you obtain a more muscular chest.

Are You A Candidate?

Our Cosmetic Self Evaluation can help you decide if Pectoral Augmentation is right for you.



Men desire a broad and muscular chest. Some men are able to achieve this by working out. Others aren’t so fortunate. If your workout regimen can’t give you the look you want, pectoral augmentation can help you obtain a more muscular chest.


Pectoral augmentation can help you feel more confident and sexy.

Pectoral augmentation can be a good option if you:

  • Desire a more muscular chest
  • Can’t get the results you want from working out
  • Feel self conscious about the appearance of your chest
  • Want to look and feel more confident and masculine

It’s important to be in good overall health, to be a non-smoker, and to have realistic expectations.

Procedure Steps

How Pectoral Augmentation is Performed

Pectoral augmentation can enhance the appearance of your chest.

Pectoral augmentation surgery is typically an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.

Through an incision in your underarm, shaped semi-solid silicone implants are inserted into the chest beneath a pocket created underneath the pectoral muscle.

Once healed, the scars remain inconspicuously hidden in the underarms.

In select cases, liposuction or 4D High Definition Liposuction of the chest and/or abdomen may be performed to further enhance your results.


What to Expect After Pectoral Augmentation*

You will be able to go home shortly after surgery to continue your recovery. Your chest will be bandaged or placed in a compression garment.

Most patients experience some soreness, swelling, and bruising pectoral augmentation surgery. Dr Fan will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable, and many patients find they can switch to over the counter pain relievers after the first few days. Bruising typically resolves over 1-3 weeks, while mild residual swelling may last longer.

While you’ll be able to get up and walk around the house the same day of surgery, you should expect to take it easy for the first few days. Also, expect to sleep on your back at an incline for the first several weeks after surgery.

Many patients return to work within the first week after pectoral augmentation surgery, depending on the nature of their jobs, and resume most daily activities after a week or so. You will need to limit exercise other than walking for the first 4-6 weeks after pectoral augmentation; Dr.Fan will provide you with detailed instructions about when it is safe to resume any activity.

Residual soreness, swelling, and altered sensations should gradually subside over the first 3-6 months. Scars will initially be pink and slightly raised, but they will fade and flatten out in the months that follow surgery, up to two years.

Choosing A Surgeon

A highly experienced surgeon is important for obtaining natural, noticeable results. It is important to choose your surgeon based on their education, training, and experience with your specific procedure as well as your comfort level with them.

Dr. Fan’s Expertise

Dr. Fan has performed hundreds of male chest enhancement procedures. He is very experienced and skilled with all techniques for pectoral augmentation including implant augmentation, fat transfer, and high definition liposuction.

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How Much Does Pectoral Augmentation Cost?

The cost of pectoral augmentation depends on a number of factors including the type of augmentation needed and implants selected to achieve your desired result. We will help you create a customized plan, in person, that is tailored to your specific needs. The cost for pectoral augmentation ranges from $10,000-$40,000.

We offer a range of patient financing plans including low monthly payment plans and plans for those with suboptimal credit histories.

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See Your Results

A More Muscular Chest

Pectoral augmentation can help you achieve a more muscular chest and help you feel more confident with and without your shirt.


Pectoral Augmentation FAQ

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

Pectoral augmentation usually takes 2 to 4 hours to perform.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

General anesthesia and occasionally, twilight sleep.

Is This An Inpatient Or Outpatient Procedure?

Pectoral augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure.

What Are The Possible Side Effects?

Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, and tingling. Small scars concealed in the underarms are to be expected.

What Are The Risks?

Pectoral augmentation is a popular and generally very satisfying procedure. Pectoral augmentation is typically considered safe, however, all surgical procedures carry inherent risks. The risks of pectoral augmentation include bleeding, infection, scarring, adverse reaction to anesthesia, delayed healing, tissue loss, implant rupture, implant malposition, implant rippling, scar tissue, asymmetry, contour deformity, seroma, hematoma, and permanent loss of feeling in the nipples or chest.

How Long Is Recovery?

Back to work: About 1 week. Strenuous activities: 4-6 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year.


Related Procedures

4D High Definition Liposuction

4D High Definition Liposuction is a procedure that precisely removes unwanted fat through tiny openings in the skin to achieve a defined and ripped look. 4D High Definition Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with pectoral augmentation.

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Liposuction is a procedure that removes unwanted fat through tiny openings in the skin. Liposuction does not remove or tighten sagging skin.

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