Breast Augmentation2019-04-10T17:55:32-05:00

Breast Augmentation


Add Volume at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery

Maybe you want your tops to fit better. Maybe you lost weight and want to keep your slim figure, but also want to add volume back in just the right place. Or maybe you’re just finally saying yes to a change you’ve been considering for years. There are as many reasons to choose breast augmentation at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery as there are women who want fuller breasts. Because every patient is different, Dr. Lawrence Iteld customizes the procedure to provide natural results that complement each unique body type and achieve each woman’s individual aesthetic goals.

A vital part of any successful breast augmentation is planning. This is not a “try it and see what happens” sort of situation. Dr. Iteld works with every woman to lay out all the details in advance, including type of breast implant, size, placement, and more. A well-educated patient is far more likely to be a satisfied patient, because she knows what to expect and has an excellent idea of what her ultimate look will be.

Discover more about breast augmentation from Chicago board-certified plastic surgeon Lawrence Iteld, MD. Send a message online or call 312.757.4505.

How Does Breast Augmentation Work?

Every breast augmentation with implants is basically the same—Dr. Iteld will make an incision, insert the device, and suture the opening closed—but that’s like saying every breakfast is basically the same: You sit down and eat something. The best thing about it is the unique details, and the more thought you put into it ahead of time, the better it is. So what are these details? Let’s explore (and just to be clear, we’re going to be talking about breast augmentation—not breakfast—from here on out).


Of course, if you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s because you want one or both breasts to be bigger. How much bigger is the question. Volume increases can range from obviously enhanced to subtly increased. Dr. Iteld will help you make your decision so it fits your anatomy, proportion, and ultimate goals.

Type of Implant

There are several manufacturers of breast implants, which come in a wide variety of combinations of shapes, shell, and filler. Implants can be round or “anatomical” (a fancy name for the organic teardrop shape of the natural breast), smooth or textured, and filled with sterile saline, silicone gel, or an even thicker silicone gel roughly the consistency of a gummy bear.


Implants may be inserted via incisions placed in one of several locations, settling in above, below, or partially below the chest muscle. Saline implants are inserted and then filled, while silicone implants are inserted whole. Dr. Iteld is a strong believer in using a funnel technique to aid with the insertion of silicone implants for breast augmentation. He does this to reduce strain on the tissues and implants while also reducing the risk of developing scar tissue around the implants, which reduces between risk of unwanted capsular contracture.

*Results may vary from person to person
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What Can I Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Volume added to the breasts during surgery is visible right away, though there will likely be some swelling that will resolve in the days and weeks after the procedure. Patients will be bikini ready in about three weeks and reach their final long-term result in about three to six months.

Is Narcotics-Free Breast Augmentation Possible?

We wouldn’t be suggesting this question if it wasn’t. Dr. Iteld is a pioneer of narcotics-free surgery, helping patients to avoid narcotics during their post-procedural recovery. By preventing pain, patients experience a much easier recovery and overall improved experience compared to traditional approaches of chasing pain with narcotics.

Dr. Iteld can apply the techniques to a range of procedures, including breast lifts, breast reductions, and—yes—breast augmentation. It is also available for tummy tucks, liposuction, body lifts, and more.


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Lawrence Iteld, MD, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a highly regarded Chicago based plastic surgeon, receiving awards from Chicago Magazine's Top Docs, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors®.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Chicago?

The best way to determine if breast augmentation is right for you is to contact Iteld Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation. That said, the best candidates for the surgery tend to be women who are in general good health and who want to enhance the size of their breasts, correct volume lost after months or years of pregnancy and breastfeeding, or balance two breasts of different sizes.

Note that breast augmentation is all about volume and nothing but volume. If sagging is the problem, a lift is a more appropriate choice.

Women who have opted for implants in the past and are not so happy with the way their enhanced breasts look today can talk to Dr. Iteld about breast revision, which can help correct cosmetic problems due to prior surgeries.


10 Things You Should Know About Life With Breast Implants

Whether you’ve already had surgery, had a consultation, or are still thinking about breast implants, we have a resource for you. Attached is Living With Breast Implants, a brochure to help you navigate breast health milestones, lifestyle changes, and other topics of interest associated with breast implants. Inside the brochure you’ll find:

  • Room to record your plastic surgeon’s contact information and implant model serial numbers
  • “Are you wearing the right bra size?” quiz
  • Exercise recommendations
  • A list of potential implant-related conditions
  • A guide to routine MRIs and follow-up visits
  • And much more!

As always, please call our office to speak with a plastic surgeon if you have any questions.

Are There Other Options for Breast Augmentation?

While breast implants remain the most popular cosmetic surgical change chosen by patients across the United States each year, breast enhancement is also possible via fat transfer, which makes use of a patient’s own harvested fat cells to provide a modest increase in volume. Implants and fat transfer can also be combined for refined results.

Honestly, they are your breasts. You tell us what you are looking for, and we will tell you what we can do to help you on your journey of personal transformation.

Schedule your consultation today to find out more about how breast augmentation at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery may be for you, or call 312.757.4505.

* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.