Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a breast enlargement process usually performed to enlarge small, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after pregnancy.

Also known as part of Mommy makeover, boob job, breast augmentation by saline or silicone implants.

The true medical term for this procedure is Augmentation Mammaplasty. In Latin,”mamma” means breast, and “pasty” is derived from Greek origin meaning molding, shaping, hence mammaplasty, or “shaping breasts”.

Breast augmentation can also be performed in cases of breast deformity, or where one breast has not developed in proper symmetry with the other. When a breast is lost due to breast cancer, breast enhancement through reconstruction may also be possible.

There are several types of incision techniques that can be considered for breast enlargement or breast augmentation. The incision type used generally depends on the surgeon’s technique. Once the incision is made, the surgeon will lift the breast tissue up to create a pocket. This pocket will either be under the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle. Once the pocket is created, the surgeon will insert a breast implant. Traditionally, this procedure has been accomplished by using a silastic containing a silicone gel. However, there have been concerns raised about the safety of silicone implants. While further research is being done, new patients desiring breast augmentation or breast enhancement are restricted to saline-filled implants.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you make sure my implants are placed in equal level during surgery?
  • My nipples are very sensitive after surgery and sometimes they hurt. Is this normal?
  • Is it normal for breast implants to appear high after surgery?
  • When do bruises go away?
  • What is the likelihood of inadvertently putting more or less saline in one breasts?
  • Do I hear my implants sloshing around?
  • Is it normal when one breast is more tender than the other?
  • Can my partner squeeze my breasts?
  • When can I let my partner touch my breasts?
  • Can my partner tell I have breast implants?
  • Do I have to tell my primary care doctor that I have breast implants?
  • Will I feel my implants inside me?
  • If I am having breast implants should I just go as big as possible?
  • How do I know what size is best for me?
  • What is breast implant rippling?
  • Do I have to change my breast implants every few years?
  • Can implants move after surgery?
  • How common is Chicago breast augmentation surgery?
  • How is breast augmentation done?
  • Who cannot have breast implants?
  • Who can have breast implants?
  • Who can benefit from a Chicago breast augmentation?
  • What is breast augmentation in Chicago for?
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  • What does Chicago breast augmentation cost?