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Breast Implant Options

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Among the many breast augmentation decisions patients must make, paramount is your choice of plastic surgeon. Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast enlargement specialist. Serving Chicago, Naperville, and the surrounding Chicagoland area, he offers the knowledge and care to help you navigate your breast implant options.

To learn more about your options for breast augmentation in suburban Chicago, you can request a free cosmetic consultation online or call Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove.

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Type of Implant

When considering breast augmentation, it's important to know that Dr. Jejurikar will carefully consider all factors, such as breast anatomy, tissue quality, and personal goals, to help determine the right solution for you.

The most basic decision is the type of breast implant you prefer:

  • Silicone implants. The latest generation of silicone implants is made of a silicone shell filled with either cohesive or highly cohesive silicone gel. They are FDA-approved for cosmetic use in women who are at least age 22.
  • Saline implants. Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. The FDA has approved saline implants for women age 18 and older.

Implant Size

Implants are measured in volume, specifically cubic centimeters (cc). Bring images (from magazines or the internet) of women who have the look you like, and explain your desired appearance (for example, fuller, more projection).

Implant Shapes and Shells

Implant shapes and implant shells each include 2 variations:

  • Round implant. This traditional, circular implant is still widely used and produces beautiful, natural-looking results.
  • Shaped implant. This new generation of implants has a teardrop ("gummy-bear") shape that mimics the natural slope of the breast.
  • Smooth shell. Smooth shells are available only for round implants. They allow for natural movement and feel.
  • Textured shell. Textured shells are available for round and shaped implants. They help keep implants in place and may be associated with reduced incidence of capsular contracture.

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.

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Implant Profile

The profile is the forward projection of the implant. Each manufacturer offers varying profiles:

  • Low to moderate profile – With a wider base and lesser forward projection, these profiles increase breast size while maintaining the natural upper breast curve.
  • Moderate plus – This profile provides an option between moderate and high.
  • High to extra-high – These profiles tend to have a narrower base and produce more forward projection for fuller, rounder breasts.

Incision & Placement

Dr. Jejurikar offers 3 types of incisions and 2 placement options for breast augmentation:

Incision

  • Inframammary incision. This incision is made along the inframammary fold, the crease where the breast meets the chest.
  • Transaxillary incision. This incision is hidden in the natural folds under the arm.
  • Periareolar incision. This incision follows the margin where the lighter breast skin meets the darker areola. Scars heal and blend in exceptionally well in most patients.

Placement

  • Submuscular placement. The implants are placed behind the pectoralis major muscle.
  • Subglandular placement. The implants sit above the pectoralis major muscle and behind the glandular breast tissue.

For more information about breast augmentation, visit Dr. Jejurikar's Breast Augmentation FAQs page.

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