For patients who are unhappy with the way their breasts look, breast augmentation in the Chicago area performed by Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar can improve both size and shape. Throughout the breast enlargement process, there are many important decisions that will need to be made, so choosing an experienced plastic surgeon is essential.
To learn more about breast enlargement in suburban Chicago, you can request a free cosmetic consultation online or call Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove or (847) 755-1000 in Hoffman Estates.
Breast Enlargement Considerations
After patients have chosen a plastic surgeon, they can begin to make important decisions about breast augmentation. Dr. Jejurikar guides his breast augmentation patients, who visit him from the Chicago suburbs including Naperville, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Schaumburg, and Barrington, in making these decisions. They will need to choose:
- Type of implant. Patients may choose either silicone gel or saline implants. Silicone implants are made of gel that looks and feels a lot like natural breast tissue. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution which, should the implant leak or rupture, will be harmlessly absorbed by your body. Women considering breast implants should know that Dr. Jejurikar will take the time to review all options in detail during the consultation.
- Size of the implant. Even though this procedure is intended to make breasts larger, they should still look natural and be balanced with the rest of a woman's figure.
- Placement of the implant. Depending on the desired look, the type of implant, and personal anatomy, implants can be placed either above or underneath the pectoral muscle.
- Incision location. Incisions can be made underneath the breast, in the armpit, or around the nipple. Dr. Jejurikar will plan surgery to minimize the appearance of scarring.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Jejurikar develops direct relationships with his patients so, as they prepare for surgery, patients will be meeting one-on-one with him, not just with a nurse or practice manager. He takes the time to ensure that all patient questions are answered well before the day of surgery.
Breast enlargement is most frequently performed under general anesthesia, although IV sedation is also an option. The surgical plan that has been discussed and established with Dr. Jejurikar will determine how he performs the procedure – from the type of implant to the location of the incisions and placement of the implant. Some women choose to combine their breast augmentation with a breast lift to improve both the overall size as well as position and shape of their breasts.
Meet Dr. Jejurikar
Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.
Recovery & Results
After incisions have been closed, patients will be sent home with instructions for a 24 to 48 hour recovery period. It is important to limit activity, especially lifting or upper body exercises, for several days after the initial recovery period as well. After a few weeks, swelling and soreness should fade away and normal activities may be resumed. In addition to increasing breast volume, breast enlargement also can improve the shape and contour of the breasts.
Breast augmentation candidates can learn more during a free cosmetic consultation or by calling Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove or (847) 755-1000 in Hoffman Estates.