Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure and has been for decades. The primary reason, we believe, is that breast enhancement offers both physical and emotional gains. Women who generally feel good about their appearance but desire better proportions nearly always express a high degree of satisfaction after breast augmentation. As beneficial as this procedure has historically been, the fact is it has continued to improve. Here, we discuss how.
Expanded Implant Options
Years ago, a woman interested in enlarging her breasts had the option of doing so with saline or silicone implants. All implants, both saline and silicone, do have an outer shell made of durable silicone material. The saline implants we utilize are called Ideal implants. Inside of the silicone shell, saline (a sterile saltwater solution) is contained within multiple chambers. This decreases the risk of rupture and also enhances the natural look and feel of the augmented breasts, something that is difficult with standard saline. On the silicone side, breast implants are now available with form-stable silicone product that is less likely to affect surrounding tissue should a rupture or leak occur. The various implant options available are thoroughly discussed with patients during their consultation in our Chicago breast center.
Advanced Surgical Techniques
Initially, breast implants were inserted through an incision in the inframammary crease below the breasts. Today, implants can be placed through a much smaller incision around the areola. Alternatively, some patients choose something even more discreet: a trans axillary incision in the armpit area. Another way in which technique has improved is the realization that enlargement does not solve all cosmetic problems. When the breast tissue has lost firmness, augmentation may be combined with breast lift surgery to achieve the best results.
Our surgeons have a great deal of experience performing cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries. This allows us to provide each and every patient with the customized procedure they need to achieve their desired outcome. To learn more about the value of personalized breast surgery, schedule a consultation with our friendly team. Call 312-266-6240 for scheduling assistance.