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.

What Are the 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.

The decision to undergo cosmetic breast surgery is personal. If you are contemplating this surgery, it is essential you do it for yourself. You should be healthy with breasts that are formed, and be the right age to get implants. If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your chest because they look deflated, you may benefit from breast augmentation surgery. In addition, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this treatment can bring them back to life with increased shape and fullness. It is also a welcomed solution if you work out with weights or have an overall lack of native breast tissue.

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.

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!!

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How much does breast augmentation cost?
The cost of breast augmentation varies based on your implant choices and whether you are having any other procedures at the same time. Once your treatment plan is developed, our administrative team at Ogilvie Plastic Surgery can go over estimated costs as well as financing. To make sure your results match your goals and last a long time, it's important to focus on quality over low costs.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your treatment plan might include implants, a breast lift, or both. A breast lift removes loose skin and raises the position of the breasts while implants address size and shape. In your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, we will listen to your needs before explaining your best treatment options. A combination of breast augmentation and lift is often beneficial for revitalizing the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, talk to our Chicago, IL staff during your initial assessment. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants with the right placement and technique. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your results, however, which is why it is better to wait until your family is complete to have this popular cosmetic procedure.
Can I have my implants removed?

You might decide at some point that you want to replace or remove your implants. Should this happen, Dr. Ogilvie offers breast revision surgery. During the revision surgery, your old implants will be either replaced with new implants or simply removed. If you want to have your implants removed, you may need to have excess skin removed because larger implants may stretch your skin. If you have any concerns or questions after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Ogilvie Plastic Surgery to discuss your options.

Do implants cause breast cancer?

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is investigating a possible link between implants and ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma). This is not breast cancer, but a cancer of the immune system. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), implant-related ALCL is very rare and if caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Ogilvie encourages all patients with breast implants to get frequent screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Ogilvie Plastic Surgery if you notice any concerns, like swelling.

How long will my implants last?

Breast implants cannot be relied upon to last forever. There are a variety of reasons why you may with to remove your implants as life moves along, from pregnancy to migration of the implant, and more. Talk with Dr. Ogilvie about your implants' longevity and to develop a gameplan for keeping your implants healthy far into the future.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.