Breast Implants in Chicago, IL
Dr. Michael Epstein and Dr. Karol Gutowski are gifted plastic surgeons who offer a variety of plastic surgery procedures to residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Naperville, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois. In the paragraphs below, they explain breast implants, how they are inserted and the expected recovery time.
Types of Breast Implants
Two types of implants are approved by the FDA: saline and silicone. The basic difference between the two is the type of material that’s inside each one. Saline implants contain a solution of sterilized salt water, while silicone implants contain a silicone gel. Most patients and plastic surgeons agree that silicone gel implants result in more natural-looking and feeling breasts.
Before having breast implants, Dr. Epstein and Dr. Gutowski will meet with each patient to discuss the options and determine the look that a patient is trying to achieve. By doing so, they will be able to come up with a surgical plan that is most suitable.
Inserting the Implants
Breast implants can typically be inserted using sedation anesthesia but general anesthesia can be used if a patient desires. An incision is made underneath each breast and a space is created for the implant.. Once the implants are properly in place, the incision will be closed and then light gauze is applied. The patient is then taken to a recovery area where she will be monitored for one to two hours before going home.
Women who have breast implants need to have regular mammograms performed just like women without implants. Occasionally, additional mammogram views may need to be done to image all the breast tissue.
Breastfeeding can normally be accomplished after having breast implants; however, it is impossible to predict how these implants will affect a mother’s ability to breastfeed until she is ready to do so. Dr. Epstein and Dr. Gutowski can offer a surgical technique that does not affect the breast tissue and therefore not interfere with the ability to breast feed.
Breast implants generally maintain the size and shape of the breast but they do not stop the aging process. Changes in weight may also affect the results and at times additional procedures may be considered. Implants may need to be replaced if they break of leak.
Dr. Michael A. Epstein and Dr. Karol A. Gutowski have received critical acclaim for their exceptional results and advanced surgical techniques in the area of plastic surgery for residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Naperville, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois.
Active members of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, they have been featured on numerous television programs and quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide. As trusted resources who are highly respected by both the media and their peers, Dr. Epstein’s and Dr. Gutowski’s training, education and surgical skills have made them two of Chicagoland’s leading and most gifted plastic surgeons. Their primary offices are located in Northbrook, Illinois with satellite offices in downtown Chicago and Schaumburg.