Breast Implants in Chicago
Breast augmentation increases the size and fullness of the breasts with the placement of saline or silicone implants. If you have always had breasts that were smaller than you would like, or you noticed a change in your breast size or fullness due to age, pregnancy, nursing or weight loss, breast augmentation might be a great solution to help you achieve a more voluptuous bust.
Dr. Robert Galiano’s goal is not just to create larger breasts – it is to create breasts that look beautiful and proportional to your body. He understands that your physique and anatomy are unlike anyone else’s, and that you need a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Dr. Galiano prides himself on being able to utilize different techniques in order to help you get the breasts you have always dreamed of.
Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you are at least 18 years old, in good health and do not smoke. If you are interested in having breast implants placed, Dr. Galiano welcomes you to schedule a consultation at his practice to discuss your options.
Making Decisions about Your Breast Implants
Implant Type: Breast implants are filled with either a saline or a silicone material. Both types are approved by the FDA and considered very safe. They each have their pros and cons, which Dr. Galiano will discuss with you in person.
Implant Shape: Breast implants come in round and teardrop shapes. Round implants have equal projection on top and bottom, whereas teardrop implants are slightly sloped to mimic a more anatomically correct breast shape.
Implant Size: Implants are measured by cubic centimeters rather than cup size. They range from about 100 cc to 800 cc.
After learning more about your treatment goals and examining your body type/frame, Dr. Galiano can recommend a suitable surgical plan (including breast implant type and sizing).
Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia.
Dr. Galiano can place implants through one of several incision locations: underneath the breast in the crease where the breast meets the torso (i.e., inframammary fold), around the areola or in the armpit. By placing the incisions in the natural creases and transitions of the skin, any scarring is inconspicuous.
After creating the breast augmentation incisions, Dr. Galiano can place implants either in front of or behind the chest muscle. Each approach has its own set of pros and cons. Dr. Galiano will help you decide on the right fit for your needs during your preoperative consultation.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation
Your breasts will be swollen, bruised and somewhat firm immediately after surgery. These side effects should subside within a few weeks. You can take medication prescribed by Dr. Galiano for any discomfort.
Thanks to Dr. Galiano’s advanced surgical techniques, most patients are able to resume work and socializing within a few days of surgery. He will monitor your recovery progress closely and advise when you can resume your workout routine and other activities.
Learn More about Breast Augmentation
For more information about breast augmentation, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Galiano. Call or email our office today to book your visit.