More than one way: Breast Enhancement

Breast enhancement surgical options at Chicago's Iteld Plastic SurgeryThis month we are talking about how there is more than one way to give you the breast enhancement you crave. For most patients, enhancement means larger breasts. But that isn’t always the case. For some women, they want to correct asymmetry; for others, they need a lift. Let’s look at your breast enhancement options:

Breast Augmentation 

Breast augmentation is no longer just bigger is better and one look is for everyone. The great news is you can customize your breast augmentation to what works for you. Choose your size and shape. For implant fills, you have options of gummy bear silicone or saline. Plus, you can choose your own fat (see fat transfer below). 

Implant placement options include subpectoral and subglandular. There are also three incision location options: Under your arm (Transaxillary); Around your nipple (Periareolar); and the crease under your breast (Inframammary).

Want to know how you’ll look before surgery? We use Vectra 3D imaging to help you virtually “try on” sizes and shapes so you can visualize what your appearance could be after breast augmentation surgery. 

Fat transfer breast enhancement

Fat transfer breast enhancement uses liposuction to harvest fat from another part of your body  — typically the abdomen, flanks, back or thighs. I take this fat, purify it, and then inject it into your breasts to achieve your desired appearance. This technique achieves results that look and feel extremely natural.

Fat transfer is an option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size, as well as for correcting minor asymmetry.

Breast Lift

Are you breasts sagging and/or nipples pointing downward? A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a great way to restore your breasts’ youthful appearance. It changes your breasts’ shape and repositions them. To raise your breasts, I remove excess skin, and reshape the tissue. As needed, I elevate the nipple and areola higher on the breast mound and tighten any loose skin.

It’s important to note that a breast lift won’t significantly change the size of your breasts. That’s why for many of my patients, we combine a breast lift with breast augmentation or breast reduction.

Breast Revision

You had breast surgery to give you the size and shape that’s right for you! However, not all women are satisfied with their initial results. Plus, time or other factors may have created changes that cause women to seek a revision.

The goal of breast revision surgery is to improve your initial results, and often to achieve better symmetry, repair capsular contracture, and other unsatisfactory issues.

It’s okay to come to me when you had surgery elsewhere. That happens often when women were unsatisfied with their results from a U.S. or even foreign surgeon. No judgment here; just solutions!

Why Breast Enhancement Surgery

There are various reasons women choose breast enhancement surgery, including:

  • Enhance your appearance if breasts are small or too large
  • One breast is smaller than the other
  • Adjust breasts after pregnancy or significant weight loss
  • Correct uneven breasts after previous breast surgery

Explore Your Customized Breast Enhancement Options

You could have the breast silhouette you want! Call now to schedule your confidential consultation. Contact my patient coordinators at info@driteld.com or call us at 312.757.4505.

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Our new and expanded office is located at 939 W North Avenue, Suite 600, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park!

By |December 3rd, 2021|Surgical Procedures|Comments Off on More than one way: Breast Enhancement

About the Author:

Lawrence Iteld, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Iteld is committed to delivering the highest standards of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works tirelessly to achieve long-lasting, sustainable results for each patient, delivered with one-on-one personalized care.
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