Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

When it comes to breast size and shape, there is no one “right” look. However, many women feel dissatisfied with their breasts and desire a change. It is natural for many women to feel dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts, but breast augmentation surgery can help improve these areas and boost self-confidence. Breast augmentation surgery can help fulfill these wishes by increasing breast size, improving breast symmetry, and enhancing breast shape. 

We specialize in breast augmentation procedures at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Plainfield, IL. We understand that every person’s experience with breast augmentation is unique. That’s why we work with you to create a personalized plan that meets your desired outcome and is right for you. 

What Is Breast Augmentation? 

A breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a “boob job,” is a type of breast surgery that involves inserting breast implants to increase and improve the size and shape of the breasts. This procedure can be performed for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes, providing patients with enhanced body confidence or restoring breast appearance after mastectomy. 

What Are the Benefits of Having Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery, also known as breast implant surgery, can benefit those who choose to undergo the procedure. Many women choose breast augmentation for personal reasons: feeling more confident in their appearance, feeling more feminine, or achieving physical symmetry. However, breast augmentation can also have practical benefits. Women with asymmetrical breasts or cancer may choose breast augmentation for improved breast function and comfort. Breast augmentation can also help improve posture and reduce back pain caused by disproportionately large breasts. Overall, breast augmentation can positively impact an individual’s physical appearance and self-esteem.

What Types of Factors Are There to Consider for Surgery?

Regarding breast augmentation, there are several factors to consider, including the type of implant used, where it is placed, and the incision pattern. 

Implant type

One option for breast implants is a silicone gel implant, which closely mimics the feel and appearance of natural breast tissue. Using a saline implant filled with sterile salt water or a cohesive gel implant filled with a form-stable, highly cohesive silicone gel material is also possible. 

Placement location

Regarding placement location, the implant can either sit under the breast tissue or directly behind the chest muscle.

Incision pattern

There are multiple options for incision patterns, including in the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit.

Ultimately, each patient’s unique anatomy and desired outcome will determine the best choices for their breast augmentation procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Before moving forward with any procedure, it is critical to determine if you are a suitable candidate. Generally speaking, good candidates for breast implants have small or asymmetrical breasts, are in good health, and do not smoke. 

It is also essential to have a clear understanding of the surgery’s benefits and risks and realistic expectations about the outcome. These considerations will be discussed during your one-on-one consultation with us. We will examine your breasts and body type, discuss your goals for surgery, and review your medical history before deciding about your candidacy. Once candidacy has been established, we can decide on the best options for your body and desired outcomes. 

What Happens During Breast Augmentation Surgery?

When you decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery, you will typically meet with us to discuss your goals and go over the details of the procedure. During the actual surgery, we will make an incision on the breast or under the armpit. Then, they will insert breast implants either above or below the chest muscle before closing the incisions with stitches. The entire surgery usually takes about one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. 

What Is the Recovery Like for Breast Augmentation? 

Recovery from breast augmentation can vary from person to person. After breast augmentation surgery, you will typically be taken to a recovery room where they can be monitored before being released into the care of a loved one. It’s essential to have someone accompany you home and help you get settled in a comfortable position, as you may feel tired and sore for the remainder of the day. In fact, it’s recommended that patients rest for a few days following the procedure.

Most breast augmentation patients can resume their daily activities and return to work within one week. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous upper body physical activity for up to one month, especially for implants placed under the muscle. By following these guidelines and listening to your body, you’ll be able to heal properly and enjoy your new look.

How Do You Care for Your Breasts Following Breast Augmentation?

Having breast augmentation surgery is a big decision, and there are important steps to take to ensure the best possible results. During the first week after the procedure, taking any prescribed pain medication and following all postoperative instructions is essential. Swelling is common and expected during this time, but you will likely see an immediate improvement in the size and shape of your breasts. We will carefully monitor your progress to ensure proper healing.

Consult With Us for Breast Augmentation

As specialists in breast augmentation procedures, we understand the importance of individualized care. At Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Plainfield, IL, we work with you to create a personalized plan that addresses your specific goals and desires. Our breast augmentation options are designed to help improve the appearance of your breasts and enhance your overall confidence in your body. 

If you’re ready to take the next step towards feeling more comfortable and satisfied with your breast appearance, schedule a consultation with us online or call us today at (815) 267-0231. Let us help you achieve your desired outcome and strengthen your self-confidence.

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