At Indiana Plastic Surgery, we strive each day to be the best place to get breast implants in Northwest Indiana, to make our patients feel safe and confident in their decisions, and to make the surgery experience as comfortable as possible. Women who desire larger breasts may wish to have a breast enlargement (augmentation) procedure. Breast augmentation may also be indicated for women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. Breast augmentation is intended to give the patient larger, shapelier breasts and commonly results in a more positive self-image.
Breast augmentation in Indiana & Illinois is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A small incision is made under the breast and a saline or silicone breast implant is inserted under the breast tissue or under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle. The patient goes home in an elastic bra. The bra helps hold the breasts in the correct position. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication. Sutures are placed under the skin and do not need to be removed.
Light activities can be resumed as tolerated and aerobic activities can be started in about 3 weeks.
Who is an ideal candidate for breast augmentation?
If you have ever experienced one or more of the following:
- Feeling that your breasts are too small
- Feeling that your body is out of proportion (hips are too large in comparison to the bust)
- Form fitting tops and swimsuits make you uncomfortable because of your bust size
- Finding that after losing weight, your breasts have lost size and shape
- Having breasts that are asymmetrical in size
- Finding your breasts smaller and less firm than before childbirth or when you were younger
There are many factors to consider before breast implant surgery that will help you determine if this procedure is best for you. During consultation with Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Robinson, you’ll discuss your goals and expectations for breast augmentation. Dr. Robinson will be able to demonstrate what you will look like with various sized implants.
Remember that the more you increase from your original cup size, the less natural your breasts may appear in proportion to your body.
Where are the incisions made during breast augmentation surgery?
Your incisions will vary depending on the type and size of implant you choose and how you are shaped. Generally, incisions are made either under the breast in the existing crease or around the nipple/areola complex.
It is also possible to place incisions in the armpit or belly button. However, if a complication occurs, it may be necessary to place a new incision under the breast or around the nipple/areola.
What is the recovery like following breast augmentation In Indiana?
Immediately after breast augmentation surgery in Indiana, you will probably experience swelling and some discomfort. Dr. Robinson will prescribe a pain medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort and will recommend that you wear a support bra for a few weeks.
Depending on your discomfort, you may be able to resume work after as little as three days. It is important to remember that the full results may not be evident for several months as your body adjusts and heals.
Learn more about your breast augmentation options
Dr. Robinson offers both silicone and saline breast implants in a variety of sizes to meet your unique needs. Contact Us to schedule a consultation with board-certified Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson in his Valparaiso or Munster offices.
Or call (866) 613-2100 or (219) 513-2100
Service areas include: Munster, Valparaiso, Schererville, Highland, Merrillville, Gary, Hobart, Portage, St. John, Hammond, Griffith, Chesterton, La Porte, Michigan City and Southbend, Indiana. Dr Robinson meets with local residents as well as prospective patients from Chicago, South Holland, Lansing, Homewood, Flossmoor, Orland Park, Frankfort, Tinley Park & Oak Lawn, Illinois.