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Getting breast augmentation can have multiple benefits: Increases the overall size of your breasts to create a fuller appearance, corrects breast asymmetry (uneven breasts), lift your breasts from aging or post pregnancy and increase your confidence.
At Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics, we strive to provide the highest quality care and support for our breast augmentation patients. Our team of cosmetic plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results safely and comfortably. If you're searching for a surgeon for your breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us and learn more about the procedure and how we can help you achieve the confident, beautiful figure you deserve.
What is a breast augmentation?
a breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure in which implants are placed by a plastic surgeon in order to change the size and shape of the breasts. In some cases, a breast augmentation can also be considered a “restorative” procedure in which breasts that have lost volume or shape due to weight changes, pregnancy, or other causes are restored to a more youthful state. A breast augmentation procedure can also be referred to as “breast enhancement,” “breast implants,” and “breast enlargement”.
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Why Do women get breast implants?
*According to patient reviews on RealSelf.com, those who have had breast augmentation, 98% say it was “worth it” and were extremely satisfied with the outcome.
Here are some common reasons for women who are considering a breast augmentation procedure:
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TIP: Planning For Your Breast Augmentation
Planning for breast augmentation surgery typically involves several steps, including consultation, evaluation, preoperative planning, tests, and preparation. The entire process, from the initial consultation to your surgery date should be a minimum of three to four weeks depending on individual circumstances.
Are Breast Implants Common?
Yes. A breast augmentation isn’t just for swimsuit models & celebrities, it’s the #1 cosmetic procedure performed worldwide and in North America. According to National Library of Medicine, about 1% of the female population have breast implants, or one to two million.
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are breast implants safe?
At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, our surgeons use Mentor® Memory Gel® breast implants. This type of breast implant feel more like natural breast tissue.
Prior to gaining approval by the FDA, Mentor MemoryGel implants were subject to rigorous studies on thousands of patients. To date, there has been no concrete evidence that these breast implants pose health risks like cancer, collagen vascular diseases, or chronic pain syndromes.
Breast implants are considered very safe devices. Breast implants have received some bad press due a a very rare form of cancer associated with a very specific textured type of implant. There have also been reports of "breast implant illness" - a non-specific constellation of negative symptoms reported by some women with breast implants. However the vast majority of patients who have breast implants display no negative side-effects or symptoms even after many years. As a matter of fact, very few other implantable devices have been studied as thoroughly and for as long as silicone breast implants. The overwhelming consensus based on years of data in millions of women is that FDA-approved smooth silicone breast implants are very safe and pose no proven significant health risks in most women. Breast implants continue to be followed and data is continually collected and analyzed with studies on-going.
Should I wait to get breast implants after I'm Done Having Kids?
Breast augmentation has been shown to reduce and even prevent breast ptosis (or drooping) after pregnancy and breast feeding. This is due to the fact the implant provides a framework for the breast to hold onto as it goes through changes associated with pregnancy and breast-feeding.
If you wait until after those changes take place then there is a good chance you may end up needing a breast-lift, a much more costly procedure with more scars associated.
Breast Augmentation is “preventative” for post-partum breast deflation and drooping. Since implants also don’t usually affect ability to breast feeding, and pose no risk to pregnacy, there’s really no reason to wait.
Do breast implants feel natural?
Silicone gel implants are made of a cohesive gel that mimics natural breast tissue in the way it feels and behaves. It is not a liquid so even if it ruptures, it will not “flow” out. They are also less likely to show rippling which can be a problem in very thin individuals. There are several different silicone implant sizes and shapes offered at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics depending on your desired outcome and your surgeon's recommendation.
- MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implant
- MENTOR® MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implant
- MENTOR® MemoryGel® BOOST™ Breast Implant
Why Are Mentor® MemoryGel Breast Implants The Best?
Why get a breast augmentation?
Women may choose to get a breast augmentation for different reasons, but the most common reason is to enlarge the current size of their breasts. The decision to undergo breast augmentation and the surgeon you choose are very important, but the decisions don’t stop there. There are many other factors to consider and choices to make regarding this surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon should discuss these options with you and fully educate you on every option so that you and your Chicago Breast & Body surgeon can make the decision that is right for you.
- Women who choose to undergo a breast augmentation often say they feel a boost in their confidence and self-esteem!
- What Results Can You Expect from Your Breast Augmentation?
Will I be able to breastfeed after getting breast implants?
Yes. Because the milk ducts are not blocked or disrupted in any way, nursing is compatible with your breast implants and you should be able to breastfeed your baby.
Will I lose nipple sensation from a breast augmentation?
The chances of losing nipple-sensation after your breast augmentation procedure are very low. Major loss of sensitivity only occurs in only about 5% of patients, and most regain their sensitivity over time.
The risk of nipple sensation loss may be higher in certain cases such as:
- Breast lift with augmentation
- Nipple-areolar incision
- Very large implants
It is normal to experience some nipple sensation loss or increased nipple sensitivity after surgery. Any nipple sensation loss or sensitivity should go away within a few days up to six months after your surgery. Talk to your surgeon during your post-op visits if you have any concerns.
Choosing the Right incision and placement
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants can be positioned either behind the glandular breast tissue (known as subglandular placement) or situated behind the chest wall muscle (referred to as submuscular placement).
The placement and incision of your breast implants largely depends on your existing anatomy and desired outcome. There are several incision options for breast augmentation surgery, including:
- Inframammary (under the breast),
- Periareolar (around the nipple), and
- Transaxillary (under the arm). Your surgeon can help you decide which one is best for you based on your anatomy and desired outcome.
Implants can be placed either above or below the pectoral muscle.
Dr. Truong, Dr. Lin, and Dr. Vagotis have been trained in all the approaches and placements and will discuss all the options with you and provide a recommendation based on your individual anatomy. In most cases, patients do best with a submuscular or dual-plane placement due to the need for extra coverage of the implant in upper pole of the implant.
Breast implant recovery TIMELINE
- Time off Work: 7-10 days
- Surgery: 1-2 hours
- Mobility: next day
- Shower: after 48 hours
- Breast Massage: begin after 1st post-op
- Exercise & Gym: 6-8 weeks
- Surgical Bra: wear for 6-8 weeks or as directed
- Full Recovery: 6 months
*Please note this is just a general guide. Times may vary from patient to patient. Please talk to your surgeon or patient care team if you have any questions during your recovery.
Although this surgery should not be considered trivial, the vast majority of woman have pain only for the first few days and can resume normal activities within 2-4 days. One of Dr. Truong’s patient’s says:
By the next evening I was at the mall! I didn't need my pain meds anymore either! I am very satisfied with my results.
Dr. Truong, Dr. Lin and Dr. Vagotis use a special technique to reduce post-op pain in order to minimize blunt pulling of the tissue, avoid contact with the cartilage and ribs, and precisely control bleeding. This method allows for a smoother recovery.
Are breast implants a waste of money?
An article from Business Insider reports, “good-looking people make about 12% more money than less appealing folks, and that attractive real-estate brokers bring in more money than their less attractive peers.”
Researchers say there are 3 reasons for this:
1) Employers assume (wrongly) that physically attractive employees are more capable.
2) Physically attractive workers tend to be more confident, and with higher confidence they command higher wages.
3) Physically attractive workers have better social skills when interacting with their bosses, which leads to higher wages.
However we feel about this article, the fact remains that an investment in your attractiveness has a big return on invest financially.
Why Choose Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics
Award-Winning Top Cosmetic Surgeons. Voted "Best of Plastic Surgery" In Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Truong holds three board certifications including the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is the founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and is considered one of the Top Breast & Body Surgeons in Illinois.
Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each individual patient. Dr. Lin is skilled in both Plastic and Reconstructive surgery trained under nationally renowned aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, gaining valuable insight and an unparalleled experience with stunning results.
Dr. Vagotis is a leader in cosmetic procedures of the face and body, with over 33 years of experience in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. She trained under Dr. Connel is also known as “the father of the modern facelift”. Because of the training Dr. Vagotis received under Dr. Connell, she possesses special techniques and skills that set her apart from other plastic surgeons in the Midwest.
Before & After Gallery
Chicago Breast & Body’s before & after gallery is second to none, with thousands of surgeries and happy patients, it’s no wonder our plastic surgeons are among the Top Brazilian Butt Lift surgeons in Chicago, Illinois.
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