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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, […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2021
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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 […]

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 […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2021
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2021
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Dec 30 2020
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2020
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Build the Perfect Balance with Nonsurgical Chin and Cheek Augmentation

Through the ages, facial beauty has been characterized by balance. Contours along the jawline and across the cheeks balanced out the projection of the nose and chin. Based on contouring, a person may be perceived in a certain way. Much like frown lines can make a person seem angry all the time, a chin that […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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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. […]

  • Posted on: Oct 30 2020
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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