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Breast Augmentation in Glenview – What You Need to Know

Breast augmentation in Glenview is not always for the purpose of increasing size. Breast augmentation is a procedure that is undertaken in order to reshape the breasts or make them more symmetrical. It can also be to increase the overall fullness of the breasts.

Common Reasons Breast Augmentation is Performed

Breast augmentation can be performed for a variety of reasons:

  • Increase the size of naturally small breasts
  • Restore the original shape and size of a woman’s breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
  • Ensure that the breasts have a symmetrical appearance if they are naturally asymmetrical
  • Restore one or both breasts after another surgery
  • Breast surgery procedures are done for both reconstructive and cosmetic reasons

Breast Implants

A breast implant is a prosthesis that is inserted into the breast to create, augment, or reconstruct the physical shape of the breast. They can be made from different materials. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution that has been sterilized. This solution is contained in a silicone shell that is inserted into the breast. Implants are filled with varying amounts of saline solution. The amount that they contain will change the shape, feel, and how firm the breast is.

Silicone-filled breast implants are made of an outer silicone shell that is then filled with a silicone gel. If one of these implants bursts or leaks, it may or may not collapse. The gel will either stay in the shell or escape into the pocket around the breast implant itself.


During your consultation in Glenview, our surgeon can help select the correct sized implant. One easy way to do this is by putting different sizes of implants into a bra so that one can see how they feel, how much they weigh, how they will look under clothing, and so on. The recommended size for your implant will depend on the size and shape of your body.

Breast Augmentation in Glenview

For more information about breast augmentation, speak with the experts at Body by Bloch in Chicago. We are happy to answer any questions that you might have about the procedure. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at our office in Highland Park or Glenview and see if this procedure is right for you!

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