The augmentation of pectoral muscles consists of implanting prostheses under the pectoral muscles with the aim of visually masculinising this region.
The operation consists of making a submuscular insertion, through an armpit or areolar entry, of quadrangular implants of cohesive silicone gel (different in shape to those habitually used in female breast augmentation operations) which projects the region visually, attaining a more muscular, defined appearance. The appearance and feel of such implants are highly natural.
This surgery is relatively short, since it tends to last from an hour and a half to two hours, often requiring a general anaesthetic.
Around a week after the operation, the patient can return to work, as long as they do not undertake physical exercise. But they must wait from a month and a half to two months before playing any sport that affects the pectoral muscles.