Textured silicone implants are considered as priority
The male chest is relatively robust. Despite the lack of female mammary tissues, the male breast has adequately thick skin and fats to cover the whole breast implant. The male chest seldom produces breast implant edges or creases after breast augmentation due to the excessively thin skin, so males have diverse options for breast implant materials and can consider textured silicone implants first, which may be less acceptable to skinny females. Textured breast implants do not require active or long-term breast massage, with the breasts being able to rapidly fixate; this is suitable for males who are not good at the self-care of breasts. In addition, textured silicone implants are less likely to incur severe capsular contracture, which despite not being as natural or soft to touch, do not cause breast hardening or deformities or other complications due to improper postoperative massage. In addition, WiSH Clinic provides the latest tear-drop textured breast implants (anatomical implants), which customize the breast shape better than the aforementioned round breast implants and are very suitable for males with flat chests to sculpt the natural breast shapes.
Larger size of a breast implant should be used
Because the male chest is commonly broader than the female breast and bilateral nipples are relatively distant, if the breast implant is small in size and diameter, it is very difficult to make both breasts concentrate to the midline; even an aggressive postoperative massage will be unable to effectively sustain the space separated by the surgery. In view of this, Dr. Chuang frequently recommends male patients to choose a relatively larger size of breast implants. This not only matches the robust shoulder and chest circumference of males to make the figure proportion more coordinated but also brings bilateral breast implants closer to the midline, making it easier to sustain the agreeable cleavage. Moreover, as the male chest is completely flat, the congenital chest skin, particularly, the skin near the central sternum, is generally very tight, so apart from the relatively wider diameter or larger size of breast implants, patients can choose a relatively higher profile breast implant to make a good projection of the breast from the lateral profile. This effectively props up the original tight skin and enhances the tear-drop shape of the breast and also avoids the compression of the tight skin to the breast implant, which may be unable to present the esthetic breast curvature, making it difficult to represent the deep V cleavage found in females.
The currently popular autologous fat breast augmentation is not an appropriate option for breast augmentation in males because male fats are mostly superficially located and the quality and quantity of adipocytes are poorer than those in females. Combined with the relatively thick and tight skin of males, soft fat globules are unable to support the shape and size of the breasts, and the future self-absorption rate will be higher, thus unable to steadily and effectively provide satisfactory results.