This plastic surgery
may be done to correct a congenital defect
. It may be done to correct an injury or to to repair damage done by other surgery. It is most commonly done for purely cosmetic
reasons; to enhance the appearance of chest muscle tone and
definition in males.
The procedure is usually done on an out patient basis. A solid but soft
silicone rubber implant is placed behind the pectoralis muscle. The
implants vary in size and are available with smooth or textured surfaces.
The risks are similar to those of breast implants in women, except that
there is no risk of capsular contracture or deflation, since the implants
are solid rather than filled (to imitate the feel of muscle).