Breast Augmentation Specialists Chicago
Breast Implant Information
Starting in 1962, implants filled with silicone gel were the trusted tool
in breast augmentations. Over the years, though, silicone has caused uncertainty
and doubt in the medical community. As research progresses on the safety of
silicone, inflatable saline
implants have and continue to be used by the cosmetic plastic surgery community.
Developments and advancements in the safe uses of silicone have arisen, and
should be raised with your doctor.
The best implant size for each patient is determined at the consultation.
This involves an evaluation of body structure and anatomy. Chest measurements
will be taken and considered, as the most natural result depend on respect
to your body's limitations. Incisions can be made in a number of places along
the breast, either in the natural crease under it, from the underarm, or along
the lower border of the areola. You and your doctor can discuss and decide
upon the best technique for you. Placement of the implant can also vary between
going under or over the muscle. Discuss the benefits of one method over the
other with your doctor. Breast augmentation surgery usually takes about an
hour and a half, and patients shoudl allow for a several hour recovery period
before heading home.
Breast augmentation surgery involves some possible risks. There is chance
that capsular contracture will occur, but that is actually less of a risk when
using saline implants than it was with silcone ones. Nipple sensation might
be affected a bit, but it is rare, and usually temporary. Also, because the
implant is filled with a solution of saline and water, there will always be
a degree of wrinkling, but this can be better camaflouged with placement under
A breast augmentation can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other
cosmetic procedures for more striking results.It is commonly combined with
a breast lift, as well as with liposuction. These are nice compliments to one
another, as they all work towards improving one's overall profile.