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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Breast Augmentation

As board-certified plastic surgeons and breast augmentation specialists in Chicago, Dr. Thomas Mustoe and Dr. Sammy Sinno make every effort to prevent any post-op regrets. Patient education and an extensive consultation process make all the difference when it comes to setting you up for success and satisfaction. However, women who have gone through the process …

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Tips for Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation

Our breast augmentation patients in Chicago often say they gain a newfound sense of confidence after getting breast implants. Many of these women find that their increased confidence inspires them to update their wardrobes and appreciate how they now fill out their existing clothes such as workout gear and bathing suits. It also is an …

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Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants: What Are the Trade-Offs?

Choosing the type of implants used in breast augmentation is one of the fundamental decisions women make for breast enhancement surgery. Implants can be filled with either saline or silicone gel, and my breast augmentation patients in Chicago make their choices based on personal preferences after I explain each option's trade-offs. Most plastic surgeons strongly push patients …

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Breast Augmentation Revision Benefits

Even though the vast majority of women who get breast implants are happy with their results, breast augmentation revision surgery may be needed for a variety of reasons. Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime and at some point, women either have them replaced or removed. Complications may also lead to a revision …

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Breast Implants or Implants With Lift: What is Best for Me?

The language of plastic surgery can be confusing at times. This can be true even when it comes to breast rejuvenation procedures. Many patients come to see me for a breast augmentation consultation in Chicago but are unsure if they need implants, or a lift, or both. In this blog post, I will explain the …

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When Breast Implants Go Wrong: Capsular Contracture in Chicago

When Breast Implants Go Wrong: Capsular Contracture

Breast augmentation patients at our Chicago practice can rest assured that our board-certified surgeons take every precaution to prevent the development of any unwanted complications. However, any implant surgery carries with it the risk of the body reacting negatively to the new device. No matter the care and precautions taken, capsular contracture is a real, though rare, …

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Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Breast Augmentation

Every year, breast augmentation consistently ranks as one of the top 3 procedures performed according to both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The fact that breast augmentation is commonly performed should not overshadow the importance of it being carefully planned and performed, and the need …

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Cosmetic Procedures to Prep for Summer

It's not too early to start prepping for summertime! Take a look at Dr. Sinno and our aesthetician Cindy's recommendations for how to get ready month-by-month. 6 months: Laser Hair Removal These simple, in-office treatments can get rid of unwanted hair permanently. You'll want to start early since 6 treatments are typically needed, and each …

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How to Correct Breast Asymmetry

Relatively few people know that approximately 90% of women who have never undergone cosmetic breast surgery have breasts that are visibly uneven. Even when visible, this asymmetry is often fairly minor. But some women are self-conscious about having uneven breasts and choose to get breast augmentation at my Chicago practice as a solution. There are …

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Breast Implants: Are They Safe?

Breast Implants: Are They Safe?

Throughout the past several months, many of my Chicago breast augmentation patients have had questions about the safety of breast implants. You might have noticed that there's been increased media coverage about this topic. Patients want to know if implants are safe--and rightly so. The answer is a resounding "yes!" There are some important points …

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