Chicago’s Renowned breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Michael A. Horn, M.D., provides patients at his Downtown Chicago plastic surgery practice with superior breast augmentation results. Dr. Horn meets with each patient to thoroughly discuss their goals and concerns, preparing a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs.
Because Dr. Horn specializes in breast augmentation, his patients enjoy the confidence that comes with being in the hands of a skilled, caring professional with an eye for balance and beauty. His expertise is essential when deciding factors like breast implant type, size, and placement, as well as incision location.
Typically requested to enhance breast size and shape, breast enlargement surgery can help women enjoy a more proportionate and contoured figure and increased self-confidence. Breast implants come in a range of shapes and sizes, and the breast augmentation procedure can be achieved in a number of ways. Breast enlargement surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia and may cause temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, and numbness. Most patients return to work and normal activities in one to two weeks.
At our Chicago, Illinois center, we understand that breast enlargement surgery is a personal decision and that individual goals vary. Dr. Horn brings a unique combination of experience, surgical skill, and personal attention to every procedure. He can help determine if high profile breast implants, which produce more outward projection or moderate profile breast implants, which allow a more conservative shape and appearance, are right for you based on your body type and goals. Dr. Horn is extremely experienced working with both high and moderate profile implants to create a balanced, attractive, feminine shape.
Choosing the right size of breast implants can seem difficult. Some women know exactly what they want while others are a little unsure. One size up, two, or even several cup sizes? Relying on bra sizes can be a little risky as brands may be sized differently. Most women do not wear the correct bra size, which means that relying on what someone states they wear can result in a much different look than expected.
The most popular implant options for breast augmentation are saline or silicone implants. Patients often wonder which implant type is best for them. To help make this choice easier it helps to know the difference between the types of implants and how they perform.
Breast implants may be placed either below or above the pectoralis (chest) muscle. However, Dr. Horn typically prefers to place the implant under the chest muscle for exceptional breast enhancement results. The risk of capsular contracture is nearly eliminated when the implant is placed under the muscle, and the look is much more natural than when it is placed above the muscle. Breast implants are proven safe, and it has been clearly shown that they do not interfere with the detection of breast cancer during mammograms.
The location of breast augmentation incisions influence the size and type of scars that will develop. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages which will be discussed during your consultation at our Illinois center. Based on your personal preference, body type, and goals, breast augmentation surgeon Michael A. Horn, M.D. can recommend the incision location that is most appropriate for you.
There are three common incision locations:
- Transaxillary (armpit incision)
- Areola (nipple incision)
- Inframammary fold (crease incision)
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