No woman should ever feel self-conscious or unsatisfied with their own body, yet countless women feel this way about their breasts. Here at the Chicago Aesthetics Surgery Institute in Ridgemont, IL, we understand breast augmentation can be a big decision. We will create a customized plan to meet your particular breast augmentation needs and ensure your expectations are always exceeded. With breast augmentation surgery, you can finally feel more empowered and prouder about your physical appearance, giving you the confidence you need to truly shine from the inside out.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure used to increase your breasts’ size, shape, and contour. It’s often done with silicone or saline implants, or even fat, that are either directly under your breast tissue or your chest muscle. This allows you to achieve fuller, rounder breasts with a more youthful appearance. The implant can also be placed behind existing natural tissue if desired.
It can correct disproportionate breast sizes, restore symmetry after mastectomy or other trauma, or increase cup size. The goal of the procedure is to give patients breasts that are proportionate to their body frame and aesthetically pleasing.
What Are the Benefits of Having Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years as women seek to improve their breasts’ look, size, and shape. However, having the procedure done offers a myriad of benefits beyond physical aesthetic enhancement. For instance, many women find that having breast augmentation can increase self-confidence and body image by allowing them to have the look they dreamed of. Additionally, increased size may mean improved proportions to other body parts, such as hips and arms, creating a more balanced look overall. Women may also experience improved symmetry if they have undergone preparatory procedures such as mastopexy or reduction before surgery.
What Are the Different Options for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure, and there are now more options than ever. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone gel implants are filled with a synthetic substance. For those looking for an even more natural route, fat transfer breast augmentation (also known as autologous breast augmentation) is an option that uses the patient’s fat removed from their abdomen or thighs to add volume and shape to the breast.
What Should I Expect During a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
At your initial visit, we will spend as much time as needed to ensure breast implant surgery is right for you. We can customize the implant size and shape to fit your body type, lifestyle, and goals best. We will review your medical history during the consultation while discussing your desired breast augmentation outcome. This provides information on how to personalize this procedure to your specifications. To get an optimal result, breast augmentation with implants may need to be combined with additional techniques, including breast lift, fat grafting, internal mesh, or internal tissue releases. T
We use anesthesia providers who specialize in outpatient procedures and make sure they use consistent practices to ensure each patient’s comfort. During the operation, we make small incisions before meticulously inserting the implants. In addition, numbing medicine is injected into the surgical area for added comfort. Longer-lasting numbing medications can also be added if desired, so make sure to ask your provider about it!
After breast augmentation surgery, the incision will be closed with multilayered stitches and a small adhesive known as a steristrip to bind the stitches securely. Gauze dressings are placed on either side of the incision and held by tape to secure this even more. After that process, we will help you get dressed into comfortable clothing, with button-up shirts being the best option. Once you’re ready to go home, we can assure you that friends or family members will safely take you home.
With wise breast implant choices combined with meticulous technique, the recovery period for breast augmentation surgery is often surprisingly easier than patients expect. Patients are typically sent home within an hour of the procedure and can resume most activities within 48 hours! We have seen that many breast augmentation patients have gone back to work in less than a week with little difficulty.
While there may be some pressure and mild soreness after surgery, this can usually be addressed with pain medication or muscle relaxants as prescribed. We are dedicated to making recovery easier by offering Exparel injections during surgery, non-narcotic pain regimens, and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) protocols.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, you may wonder if you’re a good candidate.Your situation will be considered when determining your candidacy for breast augmentation and the type of breast implant that will best suit your needs and goals.
Before undergoing any breast augmentation procedure, it’s essential to fully understand the details of each technique: the different types available, expected results, before and aftercare, etc. Ultimately it’s up to you to decide which breast augmentation method is suitable for you based on personal considerations.
During your consultation, we’ll evaluate physical findings such as breast size, shape, and tissue quality to determine whether breast augmentation surgery is an appropriate course of action. Ultimately, a thorough understanding of the procedure and its potential outcomes may help decide if breast augmentation is the right fit for you.
Get the Confidence You Deserve with Breast Augmentation
The Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Rosemont, IL is proud to offer breast augmentation procedures. This service can help those looking to rejuvenate their figure and feel more comfortable in their skin. We combine decades of experience and top-of-the-line specialty care to ensure we provide you with the best results for your breast augmentation. Reach out to us today for more information on breast augmentation procedures and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!