Breast Augmentation in Naperville

Breast enlargement, known as augmentation mammoplasty, can enhance your breasts if you are unhappy with your breast size. This procedure may also be used to improve the loss of breast volume following pregnancy and nursing. Additionally, this breast operation may help balance breast asymmetries. Candidates for this procedure include anyone who wants larger breasts, want to improve their breast shape, those who want more cleavage, and anyone with realistic expectations for their surgery. To learn more about your options for breast augmentation in Naperville, reach out to our experienced medical team today.

Procedure Description

Saline filled or the FDA approved silicone gel implants may be surgically implanted by three standard routes with placement either above or below the chest muscle. The standard routes are periareolar (around the areola), inframammary (lower breast folds) and transaxillary (arm pits). Also, saline implants may be placed transumbically (via the navel). We prefer the axillary route.

The implant is composed of an outer flexible, silicone shell and filled with either saline water or silicone gel. The outer surface may be smooth or textured. Implants also have various sizes, profiles and shapes to meet your individual needs.

  • Breast augmentation is usually performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility under general anesthesia or conscious sedation with local anesthesia.
  • Surgical scars are usually hidden as much as possible in skin folds.
  • Saline or silicone implants may be placed either above or below the chest muscle

The surgery is usually performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia, on an out patient basis. It generally takes a Cosmetic Surgeon in Naperville between one and two hours to complete your breast augmentation.

Recuperation and Healing

While breast augmentation will enlarge your breasts, the surgery will not alter underlying basic defects in breast shape and form. Major asymmetries may be improved but will not be completely corrected with breast enlargement alone. A noticeable difference in the size, shape or orientation of your two breasts is considered normal and is actually the rule. If your breast size or nipple position asymmetries are severe, additional procedures to further improve symmetry may be necessary. Remember – “your breasts are sisters and not twins.”

  • Discomfort is controlled with oral medications and long-acting local anesthesia.
  • A soft bra or compression garment is usually worn for several weeks postoperatively.
  • Patients are usually discharged to the care of a responsible adult and recover at home.
  • You are usually seen the next day for follow-up at the office.
  • All sutures are usually removed in 1-2 weeks.
  • Light activity may be resumed in 7 days. Sports activities may be resumed in 3-6 weeks (depending on your surgeon).

Long term experience with breast enhancement surgery has demonstrated that this operation has a high patient satisfaction rate in Naperville. The great majority of our patients feel appreciative of their results and they would definitely undergo this procedure if given the choice. Alternative procedures include a breast lift or areolar reduction.

Call Our Medical Team in Naperville for a Breast Augmentation Consultation

The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with your Cosmetic surgeon. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. To learn more about breast augmentation in Naperville, call us today.

Dr. Richard A. Joseph, MD
Mill Street Professional Building
1250 North Mill St., Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563 Get Directions
(630) 717 8200