More men turning to implants for chests of gold

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    Jan 26, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    From last Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/01/20/LV4HUDVA5.DTL&type=printable

    Anyone know of someone who has had chest implants? The whole notion sounds a little out there (especially at around $9,000), but I guess some guys feel its necessary. I thought it especially telling that the surgeon inteerviewed said 80% of the clientele were gay.
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    Jan 26, 2008 6:18 AM GMT
    i'd be worried that they move, or if i ever had heart issues, they would have a harder time getting an image of it as the article said.
  • nv7_

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    Jan 26, 2008 12:14 PM GMT
    I think I'd rather avoid dating a man who ties so much of himself into his chest that he goes to this extreme of getting implants. I'm not in love with my chest, a bit bigger would be nice, but I don't feel inferior, nor does it affect my self confidence. icon_neutral.gif
  • twostroke

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    Jan 26, 2008 12:18 PM GMT
    once met a guy who had these incredible pecs, almost too much. they felt strange when i touched them, not natural. felt odd and weird.
    it was after "it" that the guy asked me how i liked his pecs. not wanting to disappoint him i said they were fabulous. then he showed me the scars in his armpits and said they were implants. well... not my thing and as far as i am concerned nothing like the real thing (even if they are not worked out). he then added that he was going to venezuela to have some more surgery done... (venezuela is the second highest consumer of cosmetic surgery in the world as far as i know, US is the first). guess it´s called business.
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    Jan 26, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    LatinMuscleSF saidFrom last Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/01/20/LV4HUDVA5.DTL&type=printable

    Anyone know of someone who has had chest implants? The whole notion sounds a little out there (especially at around $9,000), but I guess some guys feel its necessary. I thought it especially telling that the surgeon inteerviewed said 80% of the clientele were gay.


    They are too lazy to hit the gym. Bench presses are cheaper than plastic surgery too.
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    Jan 26, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    cowboyathlete said

    They are too lazy to hit the gym. Bench presses are cheaper than plastic surgery too.


    Amen to that! For $9,000, one could hire several personal trainers, join a private gym, and hire a nutritionist. A little more work, but much better results.
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    Jan 26, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    " Amen to that! For $9,000, one could hire several personal trainers, join a private gym, and hire a nutritionist. A little more work, but much better results."

    On the other side, you don't have to worry about been out of shape if you don't exercise for a while, although if you think about it, it would be weird if you have awsome chest but no arms, legs or abs. so no work ou at all is out of the question
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    Jan 26, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    I knew a guy that had JUST chest implants. Looked really stupid. No shoulders, arms, etc. Just a big chest. What a waste of money.


    I wouldnt mind calve implants. Big enough to set my water bottle on inbetween sets. I work them so hard I have to do the pee pee dance after every set when Im done and still not much there. Drop sets, supersets, strip sets. Threats...nothing.
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    Jan 26, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    for me it undermines the whole point of the aesthetic: hypertonocity = strength, dedication, discipline... skipping the process to achieve the product removes the purpose for the look. everyone has their situations (for example, the calf implant comment), so i'm not judging someone who works and for whatever reason doesn't get the results he wants; however, not putting in the effort and opting for implants out of sheer laziness is rather telling in terms of someone's overall ethic.
  • TonyD

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    Jan 26, 2008 7:09 PM GMT
    What wasn't included in the article:

    There are medical necesities for this, too.
    Occasionally, there are people born WITHOUT a pectoral muscle.
    It happens.
    I know a boy who will receive pec implants after he reaches puberty.


    BTW: I am the Fitness Trainer commenting in the article.icon_eek.gif


    Anthony
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    Jan 26, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    Personally, I think it's best to develop yourself naturally. For your chest, you need bench presses, pushups, flys and a healthy diet, not implants.

    It's also nice to know that you "did it yourself," rather than get great pecs via medical intervention.
  • atxclimber

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    Jan 26, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    scottNV: I dunno anything about calf workouts since decades of biking has kind of solved that problem for me, but I remember reading in Arnold's New Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding about calves, and specifically how the only way he was able to achieve hypertrophy with them was using extremely high weights. He observed that our calves are quite accustomed to supporting well over our whole body weight on them, as pushing off from the ball of the big toe when walking is accelerating the whole mass of the body up into the air. So if you weigh 175 pounds, and you're doing calf raises with both feet at the same time with, say, 500 pounds, that's barely more than they're used to doing when you walk!

    Maybe this is all old news to you and you already do calf raises with a thousand pounds, or whatever, but I thought it was really interesting. Might be worth experimenting with much higher weight and fewer reps & sets and see if that changes anything.

    As for pec implants, I think it'd be hot to sleep with a guy so consumed with sex & body image that he'd get pec implants, but I don't know that I'd expect much of a relationship to come out of that. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 26, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    Years ago, I think on the Discover channel, there was a program about plastic surgery bloopers. Leaky breast implants, botox gone wrong, that sort of thing.

    There was a guy who was in good shape but he has trouble getting his calves bigger. So he decides to get implants. Well, several weeks later he gets a horrible infection that ate most of his legs. He was hospitalized for a long time and lost most of his progress earned at the gym over the years.

    So he was a buff guy who could stand to work out his calves a little more. Then he wasted away to nothing. After recovery he started working out again looks alright, but his legs will never be the same again, two straws sticking out of his toned upper body.

    Now there is a cautionary tale for the body conscious.
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    Jan 26, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    Muscle implants are too easy to spot. I've seen some bizarre things on the beach the last couple years that could only be poorly done, or horribly wrong, muscle enhancements. If you want to see a wasted body with extensive implants, check out the opening scene of "Vanilla Sky."
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    Jan 26, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    Again, shortcuts are for pussies.
  • mtnsky

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    Jan 26, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    atxclimber saidSo if you weigh 175 pounds, and you're doing calf raises with both feet at the same time with, say, 500 pounds, that's barely more than they're used to doing when you walk!


    That would explain why overweight people have huge muscles in their calves!
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    Jan 26, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    I'm not surprised that it is on the increase. That trend (male body insecurity) has been increasing for years since the whole onset of naked males in advertising about ten years ago.

    The process that people go through to achieve any level of fitness and health through learning, nutrition, sport, training, and adaptation is what makes them interesting to me. It proves that they are here to learn and grow and strive. It shows that they are willing to set goals, work towards them, and be disciplined - all great personality traits. To me, the self-discipline IS the result. Fitness is just an external way of measuring it.

    Shortcutting to a result with no work, no discipline, no striving...they are missing the point. It shows that they value appearance over character, discipline, and judgement.

    Like some of you have said, if these operations cost $9,000, it's obviously not about the money. It's about not wanting to put in the hard work and learn the lessons along the way.

    I feel bad for people who would undergo this surgery. They will get more people in their life who buy into this value system and that seems sort of awful. But who am I to judge? Maybe that is a way of attracting people you really want to be around - people who value appearance above all.

    Thanks for posting. It made for some interesting introspection.
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    Jan 26, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
    I can understand breast implants, ladies cant do too much to change them naturally... except eat a lot and risk it all going to their stomach or ass instead. For guys, pecs come from working out and your body type. Sure you might think they're hot (I do) but to get faux ones when with some or a lot of effort you could have them anyway is like... fraud. I love some pecs but if I find out they are fake... forget it.
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    Jan 26, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    i dont know guys i realize women in our society are objectified all the time so they feel that their sense of self woth is highly dependent on their appearance...ive always thought that the gay vcomunity is above these thing coz i believe god made gay people for a reason coz str8 ppl arent doing so good in the world so far...everyone is shallow to a certain extent but i dont think that men should get these unless the have a certain medical cndition that makes them look abnormal (excuse the relative word) muscles are good because they not only look good but the highly reflect a persons physical and mental state...certain states of minf come with excercise like commitment and self motivation if a person is built then you know he has these things so lets not change that ok.
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    Jan 26, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    On the vomit scale? A 10!
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    Jan 27, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    is that a chick or male plastic surgery gone wrong? funny thing is, whomever it is, they think they look hot. thats the funniest thing of all.

    too funny.
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 27, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    Gross.
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    Jan 27, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    McGay saidOn the vomit scale? A 10!
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    It probably calls itself VGL too. LMAO
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    Jan 28, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    i've neva heard oh it, but i knw wot i think oh it?? owt ryt stupid 'n' dumb yo!!!
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    Jan 28, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    cowboyathlete said[quote][cite]McGay said[/cite]On the vomit scale? A 10!
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    It probably calls itself VGL too. LMAO[/quote]

    i rememba read'n that article 'n' N.Z womens day, this chap is obsessed with Ken as in ken 'n' babrie..feel sorri fer the chap