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Breast Augmentation
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Beauty and Sensuality

Chicago’s Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation with Dr. Shifrin

Breasts are a very important component of our concept of beauty and sensuality. The appearance of the breasts is closely tied to self-image and body confidence. Breast augmentation by Chicago Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Shifrin can provide a dramatic improvement in the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. In addition, the silhouette and proportion of the upper body are often improved, allowing clothes to fit better and giving the whole body a more balanced look. Dr. Shifrin strives to deliver the best breast augmentations Chicago has to offer. Whether breast augmentation is performed alone or in combination with other available breast enhancement procedures such as breast lift (mastopexy) or correction of the nipple or areola, our goal is to help you feel better about the appearance of your breasts and improve the confidence you have in your body.

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What is breast augmentation?

Enhancement of the breast includes the insertion of a silicone bag (prosthesis) under the breast (submammary) or under the breast and chest muscle (subpectoral), followed by filling the bag with saline (seawater).

This prosthesis broadens the breast location to give a fuller bust (enhanced cup size), offering a much better contour and more cleavage. The shape of augmented breasts depends on the implant. Implants can be round or teardrop-shaped (anatomical). The choice depends on the look the female wants to achieve. Anatomical implants produce a gentle slope, resulting in a fuller upper area, whereas round implants create a round curve in the upper part of the breast.

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Another factor to consider prior to surgery is breast width, which determines the amount of “cleavage” between breasts and the outer curves. Realistic expectations are important. Some women often think of breast size in terms of bra cup size. If a size “A” wanted to be a size “C,” there still has to be adequate existing breast tissue coverage: otherwise, there could be visible or palpable implant edges and other possible risks.

Confidence Enhancements

Breast Augmentation Facts

  • Smooth implants are less likely to ripple (waviness of skin) than textured (roughened) implants.
  • Smooth implants have a greater occurrence of contracture (hardening of the implant) than textured implants.
  • Implants positioned under the muscle lead to more pain postoperatively but have a lower occurrence of pill contracture and rippling.
  • Infection and bleeding are uncommon however should be treated promptly.
  • A particular number of clients might require another surgical treatment to remedy an issue.
  • The aesthetic outcomes of breast implants are very well appreciated by the client who feels the requirement for bigger busts.
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Set Realistic Expectations

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Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Candidates for breast augmentation should ideally be nonsmokers in good overall health. They should stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine because they might help them recover faster. It is also critical to maintaining a healthy weight.

Chicago breast augmentation patients should be able to thoroughly comprehend what the operation entails, including the fees and advantages that can be obtained. This might include a slimmer body and increased self-esteem regarding their looks. They should also be able to create and keep reasonable expectations for their operation's cosmetic and other consequences. While breast augmentation can make you seem younger by changing your breasts' size, firmness, and symmetry, it should not be used exclusively to improve the quality of your personal relationships or other life events.

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Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

How is the cut made?

The incision (cut) might be put at various places such as: under the bust at the breast fold; periareolar, which is at the edge of the areola (brown location including nipple and areola); within the areola; in the underarm (axillary); or in the umbilical area. The thinnest scar is normally in the areola. The umbilical laceration strategy is used with an endoscope (tube with a light for visualization and positioning of the breast implant).

Breast Augmentation Recovery

After the operation, you will be on prescription pain medication for about two days, and NSAIDs (Motrin, Advil) are indicated for any discomfort that persists. Our Chicago breast augmentation patients should plan on missing two-three days of work and other commitments following their operation. Dr. Shifrin will send you home with instructions on changing bandages, cleaning incision areas, and washing and doing other post-op tasks. The day after your procedure, you will be allowed to shower. You will wear a compression garment for six weeks after your breast augmentation. Your breast implants should "drop" and settle into place three months after surgery. It is normal for your implants to be "riding high" on your chest immediately after your procedure.

Breast Augmentation Results

Breast augmentation treatments are proven to create long-lasting outcomes that will be visible for ten years or longer. All breast implants, including silicone, saline, and fat transfer implants, are safe and lasting, meaning they are intended to last as long as possible in the body. You may anticipate the benefits of your breast augmentation to endure at least a decade, with some lasting up to 20 years.

Schedule your Chicago breast augmentation consultation with Shifrin Plastic Surgery today

When you choose breast augmentation, you will have many important decisions to make. Dr. Shifrin and staff will help guide you in deciding what the best option is for your goals.

We currently serve the Chicago, Munster, and Milwaukee areas, striving to help you achieve beautiful results that match your body and your lifestyle. If you’re in Chicago, Breast Augmentation may be something to consider. If you would like to learn more about the Breast Augmentation procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively, you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.

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Breast Augmentation
Frequently Asked Questions

The smooth surface area implant requires a big pocket and is related to a 10% incidence of capsule contracture (tightening up of the scar around the implant, causing firmness or solidity). The smooth implant has just a periodic occurrence of splashing or wrinkling, which provides the overlying skin a wavy appearance. A textured (roughened surface) implant is related to a 3% occurrence of capsule contracture however has a 7-9% incident of rippling.

What are the choices of implant positions? The simplest surgical placement of the implant is under the breast tissue (submammary).

A slightly more difficult surgical placement is under the chest muscle (submuscular or subpectoral), but this position is connected with a lower occurrence of pill contracture and somewhat less event of splashing. There is more pain postoperatively than with a submammary positioning during your breast augmentation procedure.

To avoid noticeable scars, incisions for breast augmentations are made in inconspicuous regions. Most patients have a one-two inch scar in the crease on the bottom of their breast; however, scarring can be disguised by the natural shift in pigmentation surrounding the areola.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shifrin

From the Midwest to across the globe, the compassionate and caring reputation of Shifrin Plastic Surgery being able to produce the best results is renowned. Get to know Dr. Shifrin yourself by scheduling an in-person or virtual consultation today.

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