Male breast enhancement a growing trend

October 27, 2010

Male breast enhancement a growing trend
Male breast enhancement a growing trend

Though breast enlargement may be thought of as a cosmetic surgery specific to women, recent trends suggest that a similar treatment is growing in popularity among men. Several doctors have reported an increase in patients seeking pectoral implants to improve both the size and muscular tone of their chest.

The procedure generally results in minimal scarring, and is similar to other popular male treatments such as calf and bicep implants. Recovery general takes a few weeks and the implants themselves are fundamentally different than those used on women, as they are made of solid silicone.

Plastic surgeons report that healthy men who like working out at the gym are looking to enhance the shape of their chest for a more masculine appearance. The implants help them achieve their desired physical look along with regular exercise and a good diet.

Men who are considering pectoral implants should schedule a consultation with a surgeon who is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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