Pec Implants

  • Newgayj

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    Nov 02, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    Hi Guys. I'm facing a bit of a problem and would like some advice. I go in for gynecomastia surgery at the end of the month. I've lost a lot of weight and there is some mild skin laxity. I go to the gym regularly but I have not been able to build up my chest muscles well enough to correct it. My doctor suggested pec implants as an option. I'm not sure if I should. Here's why.

    I've taken a look at the before and after pics (both the good and the bad so no need to show me.) My consensus is, that for the guys that didn't go to big... they look really good. However, they are not common... I cruised through real jock to get a sense of what my peers what think and for the most part it's negative. I get the sense that it's mostly the idea of it as it reflects laziness or being superificial.

    Well, I'm not lazy! Nor am I that superficial... Definitely, not super tanned, chicklet toothed guy in the speedo. That's a big turn off to me actually... but I have some personal body image issues. I want to look really good for both myself, potential hookups and my eventual boyfriend.

    So my questions are... firstly to people who either have or have been with someone who has them. Can you actually feel the implants when you touch them? They are inserted behind the muscle so you should not be able to? Are they a turn off? Would you date someone who had implants?

    For me personally, when I take a look at most of the photos? I definately think they look really good. Take a look at this one: http://www.visageclinic.com/enhancing_your_chest_with_pectoral_implants__-222.html

    For everyone else.. what are your thoughts? Please let me know...
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    Nov 02, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    I cannot imagine them feeling comfortable at all. Won't it always feel like you have a lump of something on your chest?
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    Nov 02, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    synthol guy ftw

  • Webster666

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    Nov 02, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    I checked out the "Before" and "After" pics. For each one, notice the difference in the color of the background, the difference in lighting, and the difference in skin color (the guy in the after picture has a tan, which always enhances your muscles).

    Take away all of those tricks, and there isn't much difference in the "Before" and "After" pics.

    However, the only important difference is in your head, the way you see yourself. So, if you decide to go through with it, do it to make YOU happier. Don't do it, expecting that you'll turn a lot of heads.
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    Nov 02, 2011 6:59 AM GMT
    If this is the end result below, then I say no. I just think it looks weird when the pecs are full/developed, but the rest of the body isn't.

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    How long have you been working out? Personally, my pecs didn't start to develop until after a couple of years. Lots of trial and error, until I figured out the right exercises/routine that worked for me. I think you should just stick it out. Keep training.

    But if you think the implants will give you a boost in confidence, then go for it. None of us here can really tell you what to do. You must decide what makes you happy, not what makes others happy.
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    Nov 02, 2011 10:01 AM GMT
    So, the implant your surgeon chooses with you will be something that fits your body now and with any luck will look okay in the future. However, at some point unless you really maintain a high level of fitness (in which case maybe the pec implants wouldn't be needed..) the rest of your body will change shape and the pec implants will look really awkward. The same is true of any body part implant. You would likely have to go through surgery to have them removed.

    So, what have you done to try to "build up your chest muscles"? I think that's a better place to start before you consider surgical modification.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 02, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    Oh No .... they look like female breasts

    Men's pecs are not round ....
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    Nov 02, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    GQjock saidOh No .... they look like female breasts

    Men's pecs are not round ....

    True dat. These kinds of things can go wrong easily...fiind out if it's reversible if you don't like the new rack.
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    Nov 02, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    they look so bizarre its not even funny. also, if you find a solution to your muscle-building problem, you will have to deal with the implants and having them removed (because i guarantee, as weird as fake muscles look by themselves, fake muscles ON TOP OF real ones probably looks even weirder. There is NO MEDICAL REASON for a doctor to prescribe pec implants (and the practice is generally frowned upon by the legitimate medical community), so i am inclined to view any recommendations from this guy with suspicion. Cosmetic surgeons don't just prey on women anymore. This is the 21st century and men are the new targets. Its quite possible that this doctor of yours is in cahoots with a plastic surgeon friend of his, sending patients over and then splitting the profits.
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    I had the gynecomastia surgery 10 years ago. I'd do it 100x over; well worth it. I've thought of implants as well, but I must agree they look unnatural. I've also been able to come to terms with my body and realize it's just an obsession of control.

    Of course the pictures online are only success stories. Remember our bodies aren't meant to have implantable foreign devices in them.