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Pectoral Implants

The modern, metrosexual man wants to look good and attractive. Men slog in the gym for hours to attain that V cut body and muscled look. They follow rigorous diets and are religious about their workout routine. Still, sometimes men cannot achieve a taut, masculine chest. This can be quite frustrating for a man who has been working so hard on his body. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon and Director of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai offers a sophisticated solution for this problem – Pectoral Implants. 


There is a popular misconception that plastic surgeries are meant only for women. Due to this men are unaware of cosmetic procedures that can help them in achieving their dream body. Dr Santosh Bhatia is dispelling all these notions by talking about one of the most popular cosmetic procedure amongst men the Pectoral Implants procedure. 

Read on to learn more on Pectoral Implants.


Pectoral Implant Surgery Information Capsule:

Synopsis of the surgery Pectoral Implant Surgery is a cosmetic procedure which can enhance the size and shape of the male patient’s chest.
Length of process 2 hour to 2.5 hours (may vary)
Anaesthesia General Anaesthesia or Local Anaesthesia with intravenous sedation.
Recovery 2 weeks to recover and rest 8-12 weeks before physically straining activities like heavy exercising can be started.
Alternative name Male Chest Enhancement Surgery

What Is

Pectoral Implants Surgery?

Pectoral Implant surgery or Male Chest Enhancement Surgery is a plastic surgery that is done to create the perfect male chest contour. This surgery is similar to the calf implants surgery which is also popular amongst men. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai has observed that men who undergo Pectoral Implants surgery become more confident in their physique and look like traditionally attractive, well-built men. This also adds to their mental wellness. 

What Are The

Different Methods of Pectoral Implants Surgery?

Pectoral Implant Surgery is performed by either inserting Silicone implants in the chest or Fat grafting. Dr Santosh Bhatia states that silicone implant method is more common than fat grafting. 

Following are the details on the two methods: 

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are a preferred method of pectoral implants all over the world. These implants feel natural, look natural and give the male chest an attractive cut and proper contouring. They are safe to use and can last for a very long time. 

Silicone implants are also used by Plastic Surgeons in case of Breast Augmentation and Buttock Augmentation. Silicone is one of the most naturally accepted materials by the human body and hence it is used in multiple ways for different cosmetic surgeries. 

An important piece of information that Dr Santosh Bhatia would like to share here is that unlike women’s silicone implants which are made of silicone gel, men’s silicone implants are made of solid silicone. Thus, there are zero chances of the silicone leaking out.  

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is another method for improving the male chest. In this method, the cosmetic surgeon extracts excess fat present in one part of the body and then grafts it inside the chest to increase their volume and give them a proper shape. Generally, this method is rarely used in Pectoral Implant Surgery since most of the patients are quite athletic and have a low-fat percentage, making it impossible to extract and transfer the fat. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia notes that this method is preferred because there is no foreign object involved in the surgery. It is the patient’s own fat that is utilised. Hence, the body also accepts it quickly and assimilates it naturally. 

Who Is

An Ideal Candidate For Pectoral Implants Surgery?

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai is very strict about its Ideal Candidate guidelines. Dr Santosh Bhatia, our Board-certified Plastic Surgeon has given the following criteria for a man to be an ideal candidate for Pectoral Implants Surgery:

  • A man who is above 18 years of age
  • A man who is generally healthy with no serious or chronic medical issues.
  • A man who has under-developed pectoral muscles that have not been increased through weight lifting and exercise
  • A man whose chest is asymmetrical or otherwise deformed from birth or by injury/accident.
  • A man who is athletic but is unhappy with the way his chest looks and wants to improve the pectoral muscles.

It is vital for the man to have realistic expectations from the surgery and a healthy outlook towards the procedure.


Consultation With Dr Santosh Bhatia?

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s one on one consultations are in-depth, detailed discussions where he asks the patient about their expectations, desires, goals, understands their medical history and explains the procedure and risks to them. 

You will be asked about why you want to undergo this surgery and what do you expect from it. Dr Santosh Bhatia will also explain the pectoral implants surgery, risks associated with it and how much it will cost you approximately. 

Another important point that will be raised during the consultation is what increased chest size are you are visualising. Dr Bhatia will inform you of the best and most suitable size for you in proportion to the rest of your body. Furthermore, the options of silicone implants and fat grafting will be shared with you. Pictures of your upper torso will be taken from multiple angles as part of your case history.

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic’s consultations also involve noting down your medical history and any allergies that might affect the surgery. We end the consultation only after the patient and Dr Santosh Bhatia are on the same page and there are no doubts in the mind of the patient. 

Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)


The Pectoral Implants Surgery?

In the case of pectoral implants surgery, the pre-surgery prep is not much for the patient. Dr Santosh Bhatia, a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, may ask you to undergo a couple of routine blood and urine tests in order to establish basic parameters for the surgery. He may ask you to discontinue a few medicines which might conflict with your recovery process later. And if you are a smoker, you will be asked to quit smoking in the weeks leading up to the surgery. 

But other than that, no special preparation is required from the patient’s side. Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai advises its patients to maintain a positive and relaxed frame of mind in the days leading up to the surgery. 

How Is The

Pectoral Implants Surgery Performed At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic?

The procedure begins with the administration of anaesthesia. The anaesthesia could either be general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation. The right choice for your unique case will be made by Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic. 

The procedure after this varies between the two methods mentioned above. 

  • Let’s first look at the Silicone-Implant Based procedure:
    When the patient is under the effect of the anaesthetic, Dr Santosh Bhatia begins the procedure by making a small incision (about two inches long) in the axilla (the hair-bearing region of the armpit). Once the incision is made, special surgical instruments are inserted through it. These instruments create a snug pocket/space between the muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor). The selected implant is then inserted carefully by Dr Santosh Bhatia, and aligned into the new space made between the chest muscles. The incision is then sutured and the same procedure is repeated on the other side of the chest.
  • Fat-Grafting Pectoral Implants Procedure:
    Once the anaesthesia is administered and the patient is comfortably numb, the liposuction begins. Dr Santosh Bhatia extracts excess fat from a predetermined site on the patient’s body through a cannula. Then the extracted fat is purified. The purification process involves removing all other biological entities from the extraction and leaving behind only pure fat. The next step is inserting the purified fat cells into the chest of the patients via syringes connected to the cannula. The fat is grafted in layers to ensure a smooth and cohesive deposit. Dr Santosh Bhatia also takes extra care to ensure that the fat is divided between the two sides in such a way that the chest looks symmetrical and equally buffed up on both sides.

What To

Expect During The Recovery From Pectoral Implants Surgery?

Step 1

After the surgery, you will have to remain at the clinic for a couple of hours. During these hours your vitals will be monitored and once, Dr Santosh Bhatia has ensured that your vitals are stable and you are fully alert, you will be discharged from the clinic. 

Step 2

Your chest may have been bandaged and there may be drainage tubes attached to you. These need to be kept in place so as to remove any excess fluid from your body. 

Step 3

You may be prescribed compression garments. The compression garments need to be worn 24/7 till Dr Santosh Bhatia explicitly tells you to stop wearing them. Compression garments play a vital role in your recovery since they help in the settlement of the enhanced chest. The swelling also subsides faster due to the compression garments.

Step 4

Generally, patients feel pain or discomfort for 10-14 days. Dr Santosh Bhatia may prescribe medication to manage the pain and you will be given details of your follow-up visits. As a patient, you must ensure that you follow all the instructions given to you and take your medication on time. 

Step 5

An essential factor in a healthy recovery is not performing any upper body exercises (especially those involving weights) for 12 weeks. No sports or gym workouts for 8 weeks after the surgery. Patients are allowed to take walks after 2 weeks of surgery. 

Step 6

Any other questions or doubts about the recovery can be raised during your consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai. 

what are

Risks Associated With Pectoral Implants Surgery?

Cosmetic Surgeries like any other medical procedure carry certain risks/potential side-effects with them. Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai has an open and honest policy of informing all the patients beforehand of the potential risks of the surgery. 

Following are the risks associated with Pectoral Implants Surgery: 

  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • A slight shift in the position of the implants
  • Damage to the underlying structure
  • Risk of infection and bleeding
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Numbness in your chest or upper arm
  • Muscle spasms
  • Asymmetry

Dr Santosh Bhatia works tirelessly to ensure that none of these risks become a reality for any of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic’s patients. 

If you are wondering whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the Pectoral Implant Surgery we invite you for a consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic in Mumbai where he will provide you with his expert guidance and clear all your doubts! 


Book Appointment for a Consultation

Start here, by booking an appointment with Dr. Santosh Bhatia. Dr Bhatia is available for consultations at two convenient locations in Andheri (West) and South Bombay. Please select your preferred location to see Dr. Bhatia’s availability and book your appointment online. If you prefer to book your appointment on the phone please call Vanity Cosmetic Clinic at +917043477777.

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Your consultation includes:

  • 30 min 1-1 session with Dr. Bhatia.
  • Discuss your concerns and surgical goals in a completely non-pressured environment.
  • Dr. Bhatia will in turn explain the options available to you, likely outcomes, any risks or potential complications, and recommend a course of treatment with the associated cost.
Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Santosh Bhatia

Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. 

Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.

“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"


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