Achieve the volume you desire with Breast Augmentation

The breasts are a major source of self-esteem and confidence for all women. While all breast sizes are beautiful in their own right, some may feel that a bigger cup size would match their figure better. Breast augmentation is a transformative procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, helping women feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, our team has many years of experience creating personalized treatment plans to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals. 

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What is breast augmentation? 

Breast augmentation, otherwise referred to as a "boob job," is a popular surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, enhance the shape, and restore the symmetry of the breasts. This is achieved by inserting breast implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles, resulting in a fuller and more proportionate bust that is tailored to the patient’s specific goals. 

What are the different types of implants? 

Saline Breast Implants

Filled with sterile saltwater, saline implants provide adjustable volume. They require smaller incisions, are cost-effective, and the body harmlessly absorbs the saline in case of a rupture. 

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants contain a cohesive gel that creates a look closely resembling natural breast tissue. They offer a more natural look and feel with less rippling. While ruptures are less common, they may be undetectable without regular monitoring, making routine MRI scans recommended.

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The benefits of breast augmentation

Enhanced self-confidence

Breast augmentation can give patients a significant boost in self-confidence and improve their self-image. Many women who undergo this procedure feel more comfortable and positive about their appearance.

Customized to your desires

Breast augmentation in Chicago is a highly customizable procedure. There are a variety of implant types, sizes, and shapes that patients can choose from to achieve their desired look. 

    Improved proportions

    Breast augmentation improves the body’s overall proportions. Women who have naturally small breasts or have experienced changes in breast size due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss make great candidates. 

    Symmetry restoration

    Breast augmentation can also help with breast asymmetry, as it ensures both breasts are of equal size and shape, restoring balance and harmony to the chest.

    The recovery process

    Recovery from breast augmentation varies from patient to patient. That said, here's a general overview of what patients can expect:

    Immediate postoperative period

    Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common but can be managed with prescribed medications
    Patients may return home on the same day as the surgery.

    Return to normal activities

    Patients can typically resume regular activities within a week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks following surgery. The pace of recovery is unique to each individual, but most experience a noticeable improvement in their comfort and appearance as healing progresses.

    Final results

    The complete benefits of breast augmentation become more apparent as the body heals and any postoperative swelling subsides. Patients can expect a fuller, more proportionate bust that enhances their overall appearance and self-confidence.

    What does the procedure entail?

    Breast augmentation in Chicago is a surgical procedure that involves a few key steps:


    Like any other surgical procedure, the journey starts with a comprehensive consultation. Patients will have the opportunity to discuss their goals, preferences, and concerns with Dr. Lukavsky. The type of breast implants, their size, and the surgical approach will be determined during this stage.


    Breast augmentation is carried out under anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Patients will be given ample information on the different types of anesthesia to help them figure out which one they prefer. 

      Incision and implant placement

      Incisions are made in predetermined locations, which are established during the consultation. Common incision sites include under the breast, the areola, or the armpit. The choice of incision site will depend on the patient’s goals and preferences.

      The breast implants will then be inserted through the incisions, either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle.

      Closing the incisions

      After implant placement, the incisions are carefully closed, and any necessary sutures are used to support the tissues as they heal.

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      Are there any side effects?

      Breast augmentation has potential side effects and risks, as with any surgical procedure. These may include bruising, swelling, scarring, infection, or anesthesia-related complications. Dr. Lukavsky will review these risks with you during your consultation and provide guidance on minimizing them.

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      Cost of a Breast Augmentation in Chicago?

      Breast Augmentation
      Regular Fee: $8,000
      INTRODUCTORY FEE: $6,000

      Breast Lift (No Implants)
      Regular Fee w/o Implants: $9,000
      INTRODUCTORY FEE: $7,000

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      Why Choose Dr. Lukavsky At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery For Breast Augmentation?

      When it comes to breast augmentation, you want to ensure that you are in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon. Dr. Robert J. Lukavsky, MD, is a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with extensive training and expertise in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery of the body. He specializes in breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy), so you can trust that Dr. Lukavsky will provide you with the best possible outcome for your breast augmentation procedure.

      At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that every patient has unique needs and goals. Dr. Lukavsky will work with you to determine the best approach for your breast augmentation procedure and provide personalized care and attention throughout the entire process. With his expertise and the state-of-the-art facilities at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, you can be confident that you will receive the highest level of care and achieve the results you desire. Contact us today to learn more.

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