I am a 30 year old male who recently had a pectoral implant to fix asymmetry in my chest. The surgery was on 8 November 2011. I am about 6 weeks post op and couldn’t be happier! I actually wish I would have made the decision to have this procedure earlier. Before seeing Dr. Pousti, I was about 90% sure that nothing would help me. That 10% drove me to see Dr. Pousti. Ever since I was a young kid I had a complex about the asymmetry I had in my chest. I remember at a young age kids laughing at me. Pretty traumatizing for a little boy. It kind of stuck with me. Even in marriage I have been standoffish. Although I am pretty confident in life, when it comes to my body image I have of myself, I was lacking. I avoided every activity that involved the potential to take my shirt off. Unfortunate for me, I was missing out on a lot of stuff.
After a few consultations with Dr. Pousti, I decided to get a single implant on one side of my chest to even out some asymmetry. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Pousti and all of his staff. After talking with Dr. P about it, I planned to take at least 2 weeks off of work for re coup after the surgery, then go back to work with limited movement.
Over all this is a synopsis of my surgery. I received one hard silicone implant underneath my right pectoral muscle. Dr. Pousti was very thorough to make sure I got the absolute perfect implant size and specifications that would work best to ‘even’ out my chest. The incision was made under my armpit approximately 2 inches long. Although it has only been 6 weeks, the scar that is forming is very unnoticeable. I can tell that after a few months, at this rate, the scar will be nearly impossible to see. For a couple weeks after the surgery I had mild discomfort in my chest, a lot less pain that I expected. Very bearable.
The only thing I found annoying was not being able to use my right arm a whole lot (needed time for incision to seal). But today, after 6 weeks I have full motion of my arm. Even though I am very confident I could start working out, I am being very cautious, this is too good of a result for me to risk jumping the gun and hitting the gym (my opinion). I will update this after I start. With regards to limitations thus far, I can’t think of any. It is as if I am a new man. Looking in the mirror I really can’t tell any asymmetry at all. I feel like I am in a dream. I can’t really explain how happy I am with this procedure and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I feel an enormous burden has been lifted from my shoulders. It is truly a freeing feeling!