Dr. Michael
Horn, M.D.

Recognized as Chicago's
Top Cosmetic Surgeon

Breast Augmentation

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 takes the time to meet with each patient to go over their individual goals and any concerns they may have. He will then tailor a treatment plan to meet those needs.

Because Dr. Horn specializes in breast augmentation, his patients can feel confident he has an eye for beauty and balance for the best results. Dr. Horn is a caring, skilled professional with extensive expertise in this field, helping his patients choose the proper breast implant size and type, placing it appropriately, and executing a discreet incision.

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Breast Implants

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.

Breast Implants



High Profile vs. Moderate Profile Breast Implants

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. Important Information

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Choosing the Size of Your Breast Implants

Different types of breast implants

Choosing the right size breast implant scan seem difficult. Some women know exactly what they want while others are a little unsure. One, 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.

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Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

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 two types and how each performs.

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Breast Augmentation Incision Location

Breast augmentation incision locations

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)

Under Muscle vs. Above Muscle Breast Implants

Under muscle VS. above muscle breast implants

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 do not interfere with the detection of breast cancer during mammograms.

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How much breast implants cost depends on the location, doctor, and type of implant used. Once you’ve made the decision, and conducted research about the procedure, you may be wondering how much do breast implants cost in Chicago? The exact price depends on a variety of factors, including the following.

  • Type of implants (saline or silicone)
  • Anesthesia fees
  • The cost of using the surgical facility and medical equipment
  • Medical tests
  • Surgery garments
  • Prescription medications
  • Surgeon’s fees (which vary considerably based on skill, location and other factors)

Chicago Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

Going under the knife and getting a Chicago breast augmentation may sound intimidating, but the lifelong results will be well-worth any of your fears or hesitations. Undergoing a breast augmentation is a great way to restore your confidence. We will always follow your needs and do everything we can to make sure your goals are met. At the end of the day, it is your body and we will do whatever we can to make you happy with your new and improved breasts!

Only the Highest Quality Service

When you come to Dr. Horn for a Chicago breast augmentation, you are getting premier care. He is recognized as the top plastic surgeon and the authority on breast augmentation; he is one of the best doctors in this field! Dr. Horn will work with you tirelessly to achieve the look and feel that you desire. He has an artistic eye and can work with you to pick the right breast implant size and type, making the incision discreet as well. Feel free to ask any questions you have along the way, and Dr. Horn and his staff will be happy to help you.

Choose the Implant That’s Right for You

The two most common implant options include saline and silicone. Saline implants are comprised of silicone shells that are filled with sterile salt water. These implants are either pre-filled or filled during the time of operation. Silicone gel-filled implants are silicone shells that are filled with a plastic gel called silicone. These implants feel more like real breasts. Dr. Horn will work with you to decide which option is best.

The Recovery Process

After surgery is complete, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze or a supportive elastic bandage. You will need to minimize your activity, as you will be sore and tender while you heal. Expect acute pain to minimize after one to five days, but you could experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks post-surgery. Dr. Horn will give you specific instructions to follow and will be available to answer your questions if you have them.

If you are unhappy with the way that your breasts look, opting for a Chicago breast augmentation could be one of the best decisions you make. Contact the Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery if you’re interested in learning more.

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  • 60 East Delaware Place
  • 15th Floor
  • Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 202-9000