Breast Augmentation in Chicago, IL
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About Breast Augmentation
As performed by Dr. Ogilvie in Chicago, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure used to enlarge or improve the symmetry of the breasts, typically creating a more balanced feminine shape.
Introduction to Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation is usually requested when a patient is unhappy or unsatisfied with the shape, size, or aesthetic appearance of her breasts.
Modern techniques and innovative implant technologies mean that modern breast augmentation patients enjoy results that look and feel exceptionally natural.
How Do I Get Started on Breast Augmentation?
During your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, he will look to fundamentally understand your goals for the procedure and, based upon your anatomy and proportions, will guide you through several choices including the type of implant, size of implant, location of the implant as well as the best incision to use.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie and begin your transformation, contact our office today to set up an appointment.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Patients undergo breast augmentation for a wide variety of personal reasons. Therefore, the benefits of breast augmentation will vary from patient to patient. Generally speaking, some of the most common benefits of this procedure include:
- Improved symmetry of the breasts.
- Patients often notice a more aesthetically pleasing overall profile.
- Because of changes in your proportions, finding clothes that fit (or fit into your favorite clothes) may be easier.
- Improvements in confidence and self-esteem.
- A more youthful-looking overall appearance.
Your Breast Augmentation Options
Breast augmentation results should feel as though they are individually tailored to your anatomy and desired final look. Achieving that level of customizability means patients have various options when planning their breast augmentation procedure.
Breast Implant Material and Size Options
Implants come in two primary forms, saline or silicone-filled, which have different characteristics.
- Saline Implants are filled with what is, essentially, saltwater. Saline implants tend to be firmer but can usually be inserted through smaller incisions.
- Silicone Implants tend to be more favored by patients and surgeons because they look and feel more natural than their saline counterparts.
To determine the right size for your implant, Dr. Ogilvie will take several detailed measurements, however, pictures or examples of your desired breast goal is extremely helpful.
Incision & Placement Options
Typically, two incision types are used for implant placement:
- Inframammary (underneath the breast)
- Areolar (around the nipple)
There are advantages to either incision and which is best for you will be determined based on your anatomy and personal preferences.
Implants may be placed either above or below the chest muscle. Placement below the muscle has been shown to limit various complications, namely rippling or capsular contracture (significant scarring).
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home the same day that surgery is performed.
Anesthesia – Breast augmentation can be performed with either oral, IV, or general anesthesia to keep you the most comfortable during the procedure.
Incision – Dr. Ogilvie uses an areolar or inframammary incision to place implants.
Closure – Incisions are closed with suture typically.
Results – several post-surgical instructions will be discussed at your initial consultation to improve your results. It may take a few days to return to normal activity after augmentation and most return to work in one week depending on the physical activity of their employment. Hard or strenuous activity is usually postponed for several weeks. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation report a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem after the procedure.
Contact Dr. Ogilvie
Every plastic surgery procedure, breast augmentation included, begins with a consultation. During your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, you will discuss the best ways to achieve your overall final look.
Once the initial consultation is complete, you can begin discussing the next steps with Dr. Ogilvie. Contact us to set up your consultation to get started on your breast augmentation transformation.
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Top tier breast augmentation experience - highly recommend - Dr. Ogilvie is incredible. Not only has he taken great care of my health, but also, he is lovely to speak with at every appointment. Dr. Ogilvie and his staff went above and beyond to ensure that I receive the best care possible. I love his willingness to listen while demonstrating eagerness to address all my concerns. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient. I highly recommend becoming his patient! He is top tier for sure!!