Breast Augmentation FAQs

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a breast augmentation specialist serving Chicago, Naperville, IL, and the surrounding Chicagoland area. He understands that you have many questions when considering breast augmentation, and he places a great value on patient education. In order to help you gain a more thorough understanding of breast augmentation, Dr. Jejurikar has provided the following answers to commonly asked questions.

After reading the answers below, meet with Dr. Jejurikar to learn more about your breast enlargement options in suburban Chicago. Request a free cosmetic consultation online or call Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove.

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Are there age restrictions for breast augmentation?

I have performed breast augmentation for women ranging in age from 18 to 60+. Women who are at least 18 years old can choose saline-filled implants. Silicone gel-filled implants are approved for cosmetic use in women 22 years of age or older, and for reconstruction patients 18 and older.

Are breast implants safe?

Saline implants consist of a sterile saltwater solution (saline) in a silicone shell. The saline, the same as that used in IVs by hospitals, is safely absorbed by the body should a rupture ever occur. Furthermore, independent large multicenter studies have shown no correlation between silicone implants and serious health concerns.

Can breast augmentation correct my breasts if they are different sizes?

Breast asymmetry (breasts that have different size or shape) is generally present in all patients. Even after breast augmentation surgery, some asymmetry might remain. Analysis of breast shape and size prior to surgery will help to determine if breast implants of differing sizes or projections will improve symmetry. Occasionally, a breast lift might also be required to improve symmetry.

Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery typically does not interfere with a woman's ability to nurse. Studies have shown that breast implants pose no risk of contaminating breast milk. Certain technique and placement options may be preferable if you plan on having children and nursing. Discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon so that you will understand your options and set realistic expectations.

Which incision is best?

Whether under the armpit, beneath the breast, or along the border of the areola, each incision has its advantages for particular patients. Anatomy, future plans regarding breastfeeding, and individual preferences will help to determine which incision pattern Dr. Jejurikar recommends.

Meet Dr. Jejurikar

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.

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Dr. Jejurikar

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.

Read Dr. Jejurikar's Bio

How do I know which type of implant is right for me?

Similar to which incision technique is best, the answer is based on your anatomy, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals. The best breast implants for you may not be the best implants for another woman. Learn more about breast implant options.

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