Pectoral (Pec) Implants Plastic Surgeon NYC


Board Certified Manhattan, NYC based Plastic Surgeon Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS has extensive experience in the latest techniques in pectoral enhancement (pectoral implants). The Manhattan Plastic Surgeon has been performing pectoral augmentation using solid silicone implants for many years at his Manhattan, New York outpatient surgical facility. Dr. Douglas Senderoff has helped educate other plastic surgeons in the techniques he uses for pectoral augmentation through his instructional video on pectoral implants which he created in order to help other surgeons learn the procedure.

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Enhancement of the male chest can be achieved through the insertion of solid silicone implants (pectoral implants). The pectoral implant is different from a breast implant which is composed of a silicone gel. The pectoral implant is a solid block of silicone that cannot leak. It has the feel of a muscle at rest. Ideal candidates for pectoral implants are men who have an underdeveloped chest that is resistant to growth despite regular exercise. Other candidates include men or women with pectus excavatum (sunken chest) or Poland’s syndrome (absent pectoral muscle). By inserting a pectoral implant an increase in the size and projection of the pectoral region can be achieved.

At the time of your pectoral implants plastic surgery consultation, the board certified NYC plastic surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, will examine your chest and determine if you will benefit from pectoral implants. The plastic surgeon has a wide selection of pectoral implant sizers in varying sizes and shapes which he uses to select the right implant for you. Before and after photos may be reviewed at the time of consultation. By choosing the appropriate implant the pectoral region can be dramatically enhanced. An increase in central projection or upper pole fullness can be obtained as well as an enhancement of existing muscular definition. Pectoral implants of different sizes can be used to correct pre-existing asymmetry resulting from uneven growth, prior trauma, or over-aggressive gynecomastia surgery.

Dr. Senderoff performs the pectoral implant surgery in his fully accredited outpatient surgical facility on Park Avenue South in Manhattan, New York. He recommends the use of an antiseptic body wash prior to surgery to reduce the bacterial content of the skin. After the patient is asleep in the operating room an incision in the axilla (armpit) will be made. An endoscope or tiny camera is inserted through the axillary incision to enable the Manhattan Plastic Surgeon to visualize the creation of the implant pocket and to inspect for any bleeding. The implant pocket is created below the pectoralis major muscle to provide adequate coverage of the implant and provide a natural look and feel. After the implant pocket is created the pectoral implant is inserted through the axillary incision and placed in the desired position. The skin is then closed with stitches and the patient is placed in a compression vest to reduce postoperative swelling. Drains are used when needed to reduce the chance for fluid to collect around the implants.

After pec implants plastic surgery, patients are instructed to refrain from strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks while they are healing. It may take several weeks to several months for the final results to be evident while the implant settles and the new implant pocket takes shape. Over time the axillary scar fades and becomes inconspicuous in most patients. Some of the potential complications include asymmetry, fluid accumulation around the implants which can be removed through needle aspiration in most cases, and rarely infection.

Endoscopic transaxillary pectoral augmentation using solid silicone implants is a rewarding procedure that can help patients achieve their ideal look. As with any surgery patients need to be realistic about their goals and be willing to commit to the healing process. It is important to follow up for scheduled post-op appointments to ensure a smooth recovery.

Patients who are interested in learning more about pectoral augmentation with pec implants plastic surgery are invited to call the NYC Plastic Surgeon for a complimentary consultation. During the consultation patients may ask questions, review before and after pectoral implant photos and inspect the various implants that are available.

Dr. Douglas Senderoff
461 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-3939