Male chest/pecs muscle augmentation surgeries enable men to achieve chest contour and definition that they can’t achieve with regular exercise. These plastic surgeries are also beneficial for men who were born with flat chests. The pectoral muscles can be enhanced, sculpted and redefined with fat grafting or silicone implants.

After the surgery, men feel more confident because pectoral augmentation helps them achieve a more masculine shape. 

Procedure info at a glance

Will I be awake or asleep during the surgery? Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia can be used
Do I stay in hospital after surgery? Might be needed to stay for 1 night
What is the recovery time? When can I return to work/exercise? 1-4 weeks, depending on the procedure
How long will the surgery last? 2-3 hours
How long until the final results of surgery are visible? 6 months after the surgery


The fat transfer surgery is pretty straightforward – it includes liposuction and fat grafting for ideal sculpting and creating the muscled and more defined look of the pectorals. This method can enhance the width and fullness of the patient’s chest. Fat transfer is also beneficial because fat cells have stem cells that can improve the quality of the tissue when fat is transferred from one body area to the other. The best thing – the results are completely natural-looking.

This technique is also known as autologous fat transfer and can help men to eliminate the undesirable fat pockets in some areas of their bodies. With the fat grafting surgical technique, men can enlarge their pecs and trim the other body areas like the flanks or lower back. The plastic surgeon removes the stubborn fat tissue from one area and then injects it into the tissue that surrounds the patient’s pectorals. This way the surgeon reshapes and sculpts the patient’s pecs in a way that he desires. As a result, men get a more defined chest area and also get a bonus of brilliant body contouring that liposuction can achieve.


Fat transfer or fat grafting surgery is becoming more and more popular because it is one of the most natural methods to sculpt and add volume to the patient’s pectoral muscles – with the help of undesired body fat. With this procedure, men are able to contour trouble spots like the flanks, abdomen or lower back with liposuction and achieve a defined chest they couldn’t get with exercising.

The results are nothing but natural-looking – the muscles appear enlarged and they keep their normal function. They have more volume and better definition.

As the fat is harvested from the patient’s own body there is no possibility of allergic reactions.

The results are long-lasting and provide the sculpted and enhanced chest appearance that the patient has always desired.

Fat cells contain stem cells that can improve the tissue of the body area they are transferred. So, the patient gets an improved appearance of the skin – the skin is more youthful.

After the patient has recovered from the surgery he can return to the gym and start an exercise regime that will turn the transferred fat into muscles.

Once men achieve the masculine physique they desired they feel more confident and enjoy their strong, defined and enhanced pectoral muscles.


Another effective alternative for pecs enlargement is solid silicone implants. It is a safe plastic surgery that doesn’t affect further muscle building and therefore it is popular among men who exercise a lot but can’t define their pectoral muscles. It is a great solution for men who don’t have excess fat deposits anywhere in their bodies and so can’t benefit from fat transfer surgery.

During the surgery, the implants are placed under the pectoralis major or the muscles that rotate the arms. There are no cuts to the muscular structure and therefore men who get implants can continue with their muscle building. 

Implants used in this surgery are of the highest quality and guarantee firm, leak-free and permanent pectorals that are in tune with the rest of the body. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be customized to meet the needs and expectations of every patient.

Once inserted, the solid implants achieve the strong, masculine definitions of the pectorals, that most men desire. 


Once the patient has fully healed, he will be able to enjoy a wider torso and a chiseled chest that compliments a smaller waist. Pectoral enlargement helps men to feel confident about their body image. 

This surgery is ideal for men who exercise but can’t define their pectorals or who are genetically predisposed to have flatter chests. With this surgery, men achieve a more masculine figure.

When done by an experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeon, this surgery is straightforward and safe and above all brings more than satisfactory results. 


Lucia Clinic offers another method of male chest/pecs enlargement – a non-surgical method of chest/pecs enlargement with injectable Hyaluronic Acid fillers


Asked By Others


    The patients who wish to undergo this procedure should be in good physical health and not suffer from medical conditions that could interfere with their recovery. The procedure is ideal for men who can’t define their pecs with exercise only. They should have realistic expectations from the surgery - it will improve their appearance and achieve the best possible results for them.

    It is a plus if the patients are non-smokers because the recovery will be much faster.

    The patients should have enough fat stored in other parts of the body for transfer to their chest.

    During the initial consultation with Lucia Clinic’s plastic surgeon, it will be determined whether the patient is a suitable candidate for this procedure.


    As mentioned before, the patient is first consulted with the plastic surgeon, who examines the patient and determines if he is a good candidate for this procedure. The examinations include making sure that the patient has enough fat on other body areas that will be transferred to the patient’s tissue that surrounds the pectorals. These areas are usually the flanks, abdomen or lower back.

    The patient is asked about his previous medical history and if he is prone to allergies. Finally, the patient talks about his goals and expectations from the surgery.

    The surgeon creates a custom-made treatment plan that will address the patient’s concerns. The plan includes choosing the area of the body from which the fat will be harvested and also the amount of fat that will be needed to be injected into the tissue around the pectorals for the best results. Since some percent of the injected fat (sometimes up to 50%) will be reabsorbed by the patient’s body, the surgeon needs to inject more fat or the patient will need more sessions to achieve the desired results. Also, the treatment plan will provide the results that will fit the patient’s body type the best and that will accomplish his aesthetic goals.

    The surgeon will explain to the patient what surgery involves and what are pre-surgery and post-surgery protocols. It is important that the patient follows these instructions in order to speed up the recovery period and achieve the best results.

    One of the pre-surgery recommendations includes avoiding Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications for one week prior and post-procedure to avoid the risk of excessive bruising. Herbal and other supplements should be also avoided one week before the surgery.


    Before the surgery can start, the patient is given local or general anesthesia - this is pre-determined during the consultation with the anesthesiologist. Then the surgeon performs liposuction, using a special cannula that harvests the fat from other body areas. He makes a small incision through which he places the cannula and suctions out the fat. The fat may be harvested from the abdomen to reveal the muscles, or from the flanks to achieve the V-cut waistline. Finally, the fat can be removed from the lower back to deepen the back curve.

    This fat is purified and prepared for injecting into the tissue that surrounds the patient’s pecs. The preparation of the harvested fat includes sedimentation, washing, filtering and centrifugation. The fat needs to be purified because it contains debris, adipocytes, blood and other elements that can cause infection in the area where the fat is injected and complicate the whole procedure. This purified fat will improve the appearance of upper chest muscles and lift and fill out the tissue around the pecs.

    The surgeon transfers this fat with a special technique that involves injecting suitable amount of fat into the tissue around the pectoralis major muscles on the patient’s chest. The muscles appear enlarged and still function normally. The incisions that the surgeon makes for fat transfer are tiny and strategically hidden. When the fat transfer is over, the surgeon closes the incisions with stitches and that’s it.

    The surgeon wraps the treated areas in bandages and may also put on a compression garment to reduce the swelling.

    The procedure may last for 2 or more hours - it all depends on how much fat is being transferred.

    The patient can go home that very same day, but it is a good idea to arrange for someone to drive him home and stay with him for the first 24 hours.


    This procedure is generally well-tolerated by most patients. It requires a resting period, so the patient needs to take time off work - preferably for 5 to 7 days. A full recovery is expected after 2 weeks, but it all depends on the size of the surgery. Swelling of the areas where the fat was taken might take longer to disappear.

    Some of the side effects that occur after the surgery include bruising and swelling of the treated area which should stop after a couple of weeks. Also, the patient may experience temporary numbness of the treated areas and develop tiny scars that will fade over time. The scars will be hidden in strategic places so they won’t be visible.
    The treated areas will be sore - the one from where the fat was harvested and the one where it was injected. The surgeon may prescribe some medications to ease the discomfort

    The surgeon will advise the patient to do some light activities around the house, but to avoid straining the upper part of the body by lifting heavy objects for example, for 2 to 3 weeks.


    Every patient is different so the results may vary.

    The results will be fully visible in approximately 6 months because some of the injected fat will be reabsorbed by the body in the first few months post-procedure.

    Although this procedure can’t prevent aging, its results are long-lasting provided that the patient keeps his weight and continues to exercise regularly. In most cases, the patient will retain 50 -70% of fat that was transferred into the tissue that surrounds their pecks. As transferred fat is a natural tissue present in the patient’s body it can be affected by fluctuations in weight just like the fat in other areas of the body.

    It is important that the patient continues with healthy lifestyle habits like exercising regularly and keeping a balanced diet in order to maintain the results for a long time.

    Sometimes, the patient might need to have another fat transfer surgery to achieve the desired results.


    The first step is a consultation with the plastic surgeon. The patient is asked about his previous medical history and current medications.

    Next, the surgeon examines the patient’s pectorals and determines which size and shape of the implants would bring the best results. The surgeon takes a lot of different things into consideration before choosing the right implants - the patient’s body type, proportions, symmetry and of course his personal wishes for the implant's size. The surgeon creates a customized treatment plan that ensures the best possible outcomes.

    In the end, the surgeon explains the surgery in detail and talks about recovery protocol.


    Pecs enlargement surgery requires general anesthesia, so the patient is first properly sedated. The surgeon creates a small incision in the armpits for the insertion of the implants. Once he finds the best position for the implants, the surgeon inserts them under the pectoralis major muscle. This muscle holds the implant in the right position.

    During the incision and insertion of the implants, the muscle is not damaged in any way. This way the recovery period is much shorter.

    Once the implants are positioned properly, the surgeon closes the incisions and the surgery is over.


    The patient can leave the hospital soon after the surgery, unless advised otherwise. It is best if the patient arranges for someone to drive him home and stay with him for at least 24 hours.

    During the first couple of days, the patient may feel mild pain but that can be regulated with the prescribed pain medications. The torso will be swollen and sore. The activities that include chest and shoulder should be minimal in order to speed up the recovery.

    The patient should take a week off work or even more if the work includes heavy lifting. The patient is healing from the inside because there are no real scars on the outside.

    After a week, the patient can continue with regular daily activities. However, strenuous exercise like bodybuilding should be avoided for a month.