Breast Augmentation is most commonly a procedure where an implant is placed in the breast to help increase the size of the breast and improve its overall shape. Implants are generally saline or silicone implants and can be placed through a variety of incision which include around the areola, underneath the breast, in the axilla (armpit) or through the umbilicus (belly button).
A Mastopexy or Breast Lift in Chicago is a procedure that removes excess skin and moves the nipple from a position low on the breast to a more aesthetically pleasing position on the breast. Part of the procedure is also aimed at improving the overall breast shape from a longer breast shape to a more round shape.
Breast Reduction is a procedure which decreases the overall size of the breasts and improves the position of the nipple and the shape of the breasts. Breast Reduction has been shown to improve symptoms from neck and back pain related to the weight and size of the breasts.
Male Breast Reduction
Excessive breast tissue in men is called Gynecomastia. This can develop most commonly at puberty although it can also appear in late adulthood. Gynecomastia in Chicago has many causes which include medications, drugs such as steroids or marijuana, and hormonal conditions.