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Perhaps no other part of the body affects a woman's self-image more than her breasts. If you are not satisfied with your bustline, cosmetic breast surgery can do more than improve the size and shape of your breasts. Research has shown that cosmetic breast surgery has psychological benefits for many women, including increased self-esteem and pride in their appearance.
If you are considering cosmetic breast surgery, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Parungao. He will take the time to listen to your cosmetic surgery goals, answer your questions and advise you on the procedures that will help you achieve the outcome you desire.
There are three basic types
of cosmetic breast surgery procedures:
- Breast implant surgery, or augmentation mammoplasty, involves inserting silicone- or saline-filled implants in the breast to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. See our before and after photo gallery for examples.
- A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises the breasts and repositions the nipples to make the breasts firmer, higher and more youthful-looking. This procedure is sometimes performed in combination with breast implant surgery. See our before and after photo gallery for examples.
- Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty, removes excess breast tissue and skin and repositions the nipples, bringing overly large breasts into better proportion to the rest of your body. See our before and after photo gallery for examples.
Newsletters related to “Breast surgery, implants, augmentation, reduction, lift, Chicago, IL”
Breast lift for more youthful bustline - February 2009
Natural-looking breast implants - August 2009
Augmentation mastopexy combines breast lift, implants - October 2009
Replacing saline implants woth silicone gel - November 2009
On-Q(R) Post-Op Pain Relief System makes recovering from surgery a breeze - May 2010
Most breast reduction surgery can be covered by insurance - September 2010
Want to look sexier in a bikini this summer?
News releases related to “Breast surgery, implants, augmentation, reduction, lift, Chicago, IL”
Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD FACS, notes a 279% increase in breast implant surgery from 1997 to 2006. And now some daughters who have breast augmentation are inspiring their Baby Boomer mothers to follow suit.
More and more women with saline breast implants are choosing to upgrade to silicone gel implants, according to Chicago area plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD. At Face and Body Plastic Surgery in Oak Brook, Illinois, breast implant replacement can be done quickly and inexpensively under local anesthesia. Most patients return to work the next day.
Recovering from breast augmentation surgery can be painful - especially if the implants are placed under the chest muscle. The On-Q Pain Relief System makes recovery much more comfortable by automatically numbing the surgical site for the first few days after the operation. Many surgeons charge $500 extra for On-Q, but Chicago-area plastic surgeon Allan Parungao, MD, offers this pain-relief system at no extra charge.
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