If you’re considering an appointment to discuss breast augmentation you’re in great company. More and more women decide to pursue this procedure in the U.S. each year. When deciding if you are going to have the procedure done, there are many things to consider, we hope that we can help you better understand the different variable that go into having the surgery. However, one of the largest factors that will impact your choice is the surgeon who will be performing your breast surgery.
We implore you to do your own research, gather all the facts, and make an informed decision. There are going to be things that each person considering the procedure will be looking for and what’s important to one person may not be important to another. However, we feel that the one factor that should be top of mind with everyone is if the surgeon is Board Certified or not. By making sure the doctor who will be performing your augmentation is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you are taking great steps to make sure you are getting a highly qualified doctor who has been confirmed as an individual who not only knows what they are doing, but has been certified as someone who can be trusted as a safe, knowledgeable doctor.
Am I a good candidate for Implants?
You may be a good candidate if:
- Your chest size impacts your quality of life.
- If your chest is small and underdeveloped.
- Your weight is fairly stable.
- Your chest has decreased in size by having children.
- You have realistic expectations.
How is the surgery done?
Dr. Bloch will surgically insert an implant behind each breast. The implants can then be inserted through an incision in the lower fold of the chest, under the areola, or in the armpit. Depending on your body characteristics, Dr. Bloch may recommend that the implants are placed either in front of or behind the chest muscle and within reason, the size that you feel is right for you can usually be achieved. The implant surface may be smooth or textured.
Silicone or Saline Implants
Presently there are two types of Implants – Saline or Silicone – and various styles. As part of your consultation, Dr. Bloch will discuss these options and advise you on what’s most appropriate for your body. He will update you on all the options available and answer any questions. Swelling or discoloration will occur but will soon disappear.
What happens after your Augmentation procedure?
After surgery, you will wear a surgical brassiere and can usually shower the next day. Various activities may be restricted for two or three weeks following surgery, especially strenuous exercising.
If you live in the city or surrounding areas such as Lincolnshire, Wilmette, Winnetka, Deerfield, Lake Forest, North Shore, Glencoe, Chicago or other towns, and would like to learn more about getting implants, contact Body by Bloch to schedule a consultation.
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More about Dr. Steven Bloch
Dr. Bloch is a board-certified Chicago plastic surgeon that has more than 30 years experience in the plastic surgery field. Click here to see other breast surgery procedures that Dr. Bloch offers. To learn more about this procedure, call Body by Bloch.