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Pectoral Implants

Add muscular definition and improve upper body physique

Men are more conscious than ever of their physical appearance and the impact this can have on their personal and professional lives. With an ideal physique that is broad, athletic and fit looking, many have become unhappy and self-conscious of their chest area and wish to have more definition and shape. While definition and firm chest muscles are typically achieved through targeted exercise and diet, these results are not always possible. As men age, areas of fat tend to accumulate on the body making a sculpted chest very hard to achieve. Pectoral implants are not just for men wanting to increase the appearance of muscles. For those with congenital occurrences that result in hollow chestedness, or people born with missing muscles (Poland Syndrome) they can find that this treatment helps them to achieve a more normal physique, greatly improving confidence and self esteem.

I'm a male swimsuit model but I could never seem to achieve the physique I desired. Always needing to look my best on the runway I decided to go for a pectoral implants procedure. So I consulted with Dr. Ahmed Salman in Auralia and he put my mind at ease. I now have a larger, more expansive chest that complements the swimwear I frequently model. Thanks to you I now have more confidence but most importantly, I'm getting more bookings!

RK, Meath
(Results may differ from person to person)

Follow up care is fantastic and the results speak for themselves. I would highly recommend auralia.

20 December 2015
(Results may differ from person to person)

A special thank you to Dr Ahmed Salman and your wonderful team for the fantastic job you did

MG (5th Oct 2015), Kilkenny
(Results may differ from person to person)

About this treatment

Background to the procedure

An incision made inside of the armpit will allow any signs of scarring to be easily hidden. After thorough examination and discussion, the surgeon will place the already chosen size and shaped implants under the pectoralis muscle. What will result is the appearance of a more defined chest, especially for underdeveloped chests. Since men will not want the same feeling as breast implants used on women, the pectoral implants have a firmer feeling, giving the illusion of being a built up muscle.  

What would I expect at the consultation?

All consultations are private one-on-one sessions with Dr. Salman that normally last 30-40 minutes. During that time a full medical history is taken to confirm suitability for surgery. A thorough examination of the chest area is carried out and the doctor will discuss the procedure and the choices available to help you get the look you want. A wide variety of implants are available during the consultation and you will have the opportunity to choose your preferred size and shape.

During the consultation, the patient is in driving seat and any questions and concerns can be addressed to ensure the patient can be confident in making an informed choice. At this time, you can also view our state of the art facilities, and meet our friendly, qualified, and experienced staff.

What is involved with pectoral implant surgery

Male chest implants are soft, but solid silicone implants placed in between the pectoral muscles to add bulk, size, and definition to the chest region. Male chest implants are not the same as female breast implants – they cannot leak or deflate.

The incision is made on the inside of the armpit which will allow any signs of scarring to be easily hidden. After thorough examination and discussion, the surgeon will place the already chosen size and shaped implants under the pectoralis muscle. The muscles hold the implants in place, preventing them from shifting or moving as well as creating a natural looking, strong appearance.

What is the recovery after pectoral implant surgery?

The pectoral implants will take about a week to heal before normal activity can be resumed. Full activity will be restricted depending on individual factors and healing progression, though most patients can get back to more rigorous activity by six weeks. Pectoral implants differ greatly from women’s breast implants because they are not filled. The risks of side effects following pectoral implants are far lesser when compared to breast implants as a result.

What are the risks of complication?

All surgery, including cosmetic surgery, carries risks. Any potential complications will be discussed during consultation and you will be given a copy in writing.


Patient care has always been at the forefront of everything we do, this is why we are a leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland. We believe that ‘aftercare’ is just as important a part of the entire cosmetic treatment procedure as the treatment itself. With Auralia, you can be rest assured that all your aftercare needs will be completely fulfilled, providing you the support you need for a fast and stress-free recovery.

Cosmetic surgery aftercare is a very crucial part of recovering correctly and the success of your surgery will depend on how well you look after yourself afterwards as advised by your surgeon. At Auralia our aftercare plan is individually tailored to each patient’s procedure and requirements in order that the quickest possible recovery is achieved.

We are proud to offer fully comprehensive and inclusive aftercare, so you can be reassured you will always be in the very best, experienced medical hands. At Auralia you are a patient for life. Once we meet you we will guide you throughout your surgical journey to a new you.

All your appointments with Auralia, from your initial consultation to treatment to your aftercare consultations, are carried out at our clinic in Park West, Dublin. We have state of the art operating facilities and a six-bedded recovery area, including two elevated needs beds, with a central nurse’s station, conducive to all your recuperation and recovery needs.

Our Irish based surgeon is contactable day and night – 24 hours a day – if you need him.

Our registered, professional and highly trained medical team are accessible at all times to advise you on your individual surgical needs, to explain exactly what the procedure entails and to assist you with any concerns you may have following your treatment. All patients receive three post operative consultations, however, if a patient feels they need more support and time to address any concerns, we can facilitate this without cost or question.


How soon can I get back to work?

It depends greatly on the specific procedure, but on average most patients are back to work within 3 to 7 days.

Will there be scars?

Yes, but they probably won’t be noticeable. Your surgeon will make every effort to keep incisions as minimal as possible and try to hide them in the natural lines and creases of your skin. The scars will fade over time and become barely noticeable.

What are pectoral implants made of?

Pectoral implants are made of solid silicone, a flexible and inert substance that has been used in medicine for decades. Because the implants are solid, they cannot leak or rupture.

I have an uneven chest. Can I get just one pectoral implant?

Pectoral implants can be used to correct a deformity of the chest. Some men may need only one implant to correct an asymmetrical chest, while others might benefit from having two implants of different shapes or sizes.

How do I prepare for the surgery?

2 weeks pre-operatively
Stop taking any aspirin or aspirin containing products as these may increase the risk of bleeding. Also any non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Brufen or Volterol such should be stopped, as should any Vitamin E tablets or multi vitamins containing vitamin E.

1 week pre-operatively
It is advisable to take 1 gm vitamin C twice a day to improve wound healing.

Night before surgery
Avoid using any lotions or shaving cream on your chest, arms, etc. since it interferes with the procedure and recovery.

The day of surgery
Wear a loose button-up shirt instead of a t-shirt or anything that needs to slip on over your head

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