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Do’s and Don’ts After Your Breast Lift

More than 100,000 women choose to have breast lift surgery each year. The number of breast lifts performed annually has increased over 110% since 2000. Being a leading breast surgery center in Chicago, we see a fair amount of women who want to correct sagging, deflated breasts with a surgical lift. From what we see, […]

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Breast Reconstruction: What is a Tissue Expander, and Why Do Doctors Use Them?

Every mastectomy case is unique. Some women have breast implants inserted as a concluding aspect of the mastectomy. For immediate reconstruction to be possible, the patient must have enough tissue remaining to cover implants placed over or under the chest muscle. When a large amount of skin and tissue is removed during a mastectomy, reconstruction […]

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Truth Talk about Breast Reconstruction

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 264,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2021. Breast reconstruction is an aspect of breast cancer treatment that is associated with an improved quality of life. In addition to reconstruction after necessary mastectomy, surgeons are now finding that some women elect to have a […]

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Mistakes Not to Make When You Schedule Breast Augmentation

People who have had breast augmentation sometimes say that, while they love their new shape, they wish they had chosen to go bigger. At the Chicago Breast Center, we have consulted with thousands of patients about breast augmentation. In our years of practice, we have noticed a few common reasons that cause patients to hold […]

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Why People Choose Abdominoplasty

We make several decisions within the first few hours after waking up each day. The thing is we just don’t think about most of them. Deciding to put cream in our coffee requires very little thought. It’s virtually automatic. Deciding to have plastic surgery, on the other hand, leads us down a road of many […]

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Let Your Most Authentic Self Shine Through This Year

Around this time of year, we typically hear about millions of people making their New Year’s resolutions. Actually, by this time in January, we’re hearing about the difficulties people are already having with their resolutions. The thing about making goals for a new year is that, often, they revolve around conformity. We resolve to finally […]

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What to Expect After Your Breast Lift

We all appreciate a little suspense in life, like when we know we’ll be getting a birthday surprise or promotion at work. In scenarios like these, a little nail-biting is no big deal. When preparing for surgery like a breast lift, not so much. In the case of plastic surgery, expectations are everything. We say […]

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Breast Surgery is Always in Style. Here’s Why!

Fads have always been around. They come; they go. Some we love, some we don’t. Even in plastic surgery. There is no denying that what is “in” at a given moment in time can drive people’s decisions. However, while we may see the details change, we often see a common thread of consistency when it […]

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Trends in Body Type Not a Factor in Plastic Surgery

The word trend is defined as “a general direction in which something is developing or changing.” It is also defined as “in fashion.” As we look back through history, we can see many ways in which trends have driven consumerism. We can even see how trends have affected how people feel about their appearance. Interestingly […]

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Common Questions about Breast Augmentation

As a premier breast center in Chicago, we field a lot of questions. Because our practice has largely revolved around breast procedures for so long, we’re used to patients wanting to know some of the basics that are involved in breast augmentation, one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery offices around the world. […]

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Chest Masculinization Surgery and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Female-to-male (FTM) and female-to-nonbinary (FTN) chest reconstruction surgery represent an important step toward living more comfortably in one’s authentic gender identity. This reconstructive procedure removes a significant amount of breast tissue from the chest, but not all of it. A small amount does remain in the chest wall after surgery. Here, we discuss how that […]

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Breast Implant Removal: What You Should Know

The choice to have breast augmentation is momentous. When a woman chooses to enhance her shape with breast implants, she often believes “this is it.” She intends to live by this decision for many years. Seeing that breast implant removal is a relatively common plastic surgery performed today, we know this to be an inaccurate […]

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How Breast Augmentation Affects Future Mammograms

Breast augmentation is a common procedure that can help a woman feel more like herself. We aren’t all born with the bodies that suit our personality. Small breasts are not any less beautiful than larger breasts, but this is a physical feature that often means a lot to a woman. If you’ve been considering getting […]

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Can a Breast Lift Make You Look Younger?

When women think about looking younger, they may look more to their faces than their bodies. However, age affects all matters of appearance, including the breasts. A breast lift may be an excellent solution for women who are happy with the size of their breasts but are noticing that volume sits very low on the […]

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Let’s Talk about Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction represents finality for women who have walked a difficult path. As the rebuilding phase of breast cancer treatment, reconstruction surgery can be healing, transformative, and empowering. However, some women may miss out on these emotional benefits due to a lack of accurate information about what breast reconstruction is and what it can do. […]

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How to Have a Successful Breast Lift

Most people who consider having plastic surgery understand that the success of their procedure relies on several factors. What gets missed is the fact that most of them are directly related to the surgeon who provides care. A surgeon’s skill level in the procedure, their ability to help set expectations, to clearly explain the surgical […]

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Melasma

Melasma is one of the most common and most challenging skin conditions to treat.  It appears as irregular brown patches on the face leaving an uneven skin tone appearance.  Sun exposure, heat, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and birth control are the most common triggers for melasma. It’s important to see a skin care specialist that is […]

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When Should a Woman Have a Breast Augmentation with Lift?

Breast augmentation surgery has been so popular for so many years that it is the procedure that comes to mind for many women who want to enhance their breasts. The purpose of breast augmentation, though, is to increase volume by inserting breast implants. This is advantageous but may not meet the needs of every woman. […]

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