Pectoral Etching in Houston, TX

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What Is Pectoral Etching?

For many men, having well-defined pectoral muscles is a goal that sometimes cannot be acheived even after spending hours in the gym. Their desire to have additional shape and definition often leads them into the hands of a plastic surgeon. As one of the area's highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr.  Rolando Morales helps men in Houston and outlying areas like Houston, TX gain confidence through pectoral etching surgery. Similar to abdominal etching, it uses liposuction to remove excess tissue from the breasts, but leaves a modest pad of fat to contrast the existing muscle. The result is a more defined look that accentuates the pectoral muscle.

Am I A Candidate For Pectoral Etching?

Candidates for a pectoral etching procedure are usually men who have tried to build, shape, and define their chest with diet, exercise, and weight lifting without seeing the results they want. The best candidates for pectoral etching also include older men who have a sagging chest or deflated chest from the effects of aging. Candidates should be in good overall health and committed to a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Two months ago I had a tummy tuck, lip and a breast augmentation with Dr. Morales. He is a phenomenal surgeon and his staff is amazing! I highly recommend him and there is no one else I would let do any future surgeries on me other than Dr. Morales!

K.D. Google

I recently had a breast augmentation with Dr. Morales. I'm currently one month post op and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr Morales is an amazing skilled surgeon! I personally appreciate that not only is his knowledge in the industry top notch to include his staff are most helpful the entire practice but that they really puts their patients first and go out of their way to make you comfortable. Dr. Morales takes his time with his patients, he is kind and soft spoken, and allows you the patient to be the ones to ask the questions you need answers too. I did a lot of research in the Houston, TX area for a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. I am very pleased to have him as a doctor. I would really recommend him to anyone seeking to have a procedure. Dr. Morales and his staff also conduct a you tube video blog on some of the procedures he does. Check them out. You'd be surprised at what you learn prior to having a procedure done. Thanks for the ultimate 43thd birthday gift! Dr. Morales and Staff! You all are amazing!

B.C. Google

I recently had a tummy tuck with Dr. Morales and he is an outstanding surgeon, you can tell he loves what he does. He really puts every ounce into each procedure to ensure that all of your wants in the outcome are what you are looking for. He was extremely informative as well as understanding, and reassuring from my consultation all the way up to my 8 week post op visit. Not to mention that his bedside manner is impeccable. Linda is also extremely informative, patient, and is amazing about getting answers to your questions in a very timely manner. All of his assistants are super sweet, and listen to your concerns. I could not have chosen a better surgeon and team!!

M.M. Google

Dr. Morales has so much skill, knowledge, and attention to detail provided excellent results! I felt comfortable from our first visit when you took the time to answer all my questions and review all my options. Thank you for everything you have done this far and for making this big decision easier on myself. Dr. Morales is very trustworthy and doesn’t only want your money, but the best for you. I second this because 10 years ago I came to him for a procedure I wanted and he turned me away and assured me I could gain my results naturally and to wait till I really needed anything or weighed at least 130lbs. 😂🤣 . I am so happy with my results and if you are thinking about doing a procedure, don’t hesitate. Dr. Morales is the one!

L.M. Google

Bad experience, saddened by the results (gave me hip dips, didn’t target area I paid so much for)

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During/After Surgery

Pectoral etching is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at a hospital or surgery center. The surgeon uses a small, tube-like device, called a cannula, to remove excess fat, and create a more visible definition of the pectoral muscles. The procedure can last between 1 and 2 hours. Following the surgery, patients are required to wear a compression garment for 2 week to reduce bruising and swelling. Most patients return to work within 1 week of surgery. Routine exercise should be avoided for several weeks until the bruising and swelling has subsided.

Expected Cost

Patients can expect to pay between $5,100 and $7,000 for pectoral etching surgery. The cost can increase depending on the additional costs for other cosmetic procedures, operating room, anesthesia and garments.

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Yes, some men choose the option to have pectoral implants. If patients do not have enough excess fat to sculpt, they have the option to receive pectoral implants. Patients can talk to the surgeon during the consultation to decide whether liposuction or implants are the best option.

Combine With Other Procedures?

Pectoral etching can be combined with other cosmetic procedures. Most men decide to combine pectoral and abdominal etching surgery to define their chest and abs. However, combining pectoral etching with other procedures will increase the cost of the surgery.

Can I Work Out?

Patients can return to routine exercise 2-3 weeks after surgery. Incisions in the chest need time to heal so bruising and swelling can subside. Wearing a compression garment can help speed up the recovery process.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.