When most people hear the words “breast surgeon”, they tend to only think about breast enlargement with implants. However, that is only one of the many services a surgeon who specializes in the breast performs. Statistically, there are more breast reductions than enlargements performed each year in the U.S. and the number of them performed each year has been steadily increasing over the last decade. Both men and women are undergoing reductive surgery, either due to macromastia (unusually large breast growth in women) and gynecomastia (the development of breast tissue in men). In the Chicago area there is a very thriving and skilled community of plastic surgeons that specialize in augmenting, reducing, and enlarging breasts.
Augmentation does not always involve implants; it can involve correction or modification of just part of the breast, such as the nipples. When size is not part of person’s problems with their breast, the next most common issue is the size/shape of their nipples. Genetics, age, weight gain/loss, and breastfeeding are common factors that contribute to changes in the aureola and nipple itself. A skilled surgeon can help correct, or even fully replace this section of the breast, in addition to reshaping, or even re-sizing.
For many patients that have undergone a partial or full mastectomy, breast reconstruction is often classed as a covered procedure by their insurance, even though it tends to involve augmentation procedures. This intensive class of plastic surgery has a single goal; to restore the breasts to a completely normal appearance. No matter if disease or injury has caused deformities to the breast and surrounding tissues, a skilled surgeon can restore them aesthetically.
Breast implants, often placed during a breast enlargement procedure, have often been a hot topic for debate. There are many reasons a patient may desire an increase in their bust size. For most, it is done to help improve their body image and self-esteem. A qualified breast surgeon in Chicago will always be sure that the motivation behind breast enlargement is sound. Most physicians strongly advise patients to undergo a counseling session to ensure they fully understand and can accept the positive, and potentially negative, consequences of having the operation. While all doctors are sworn to use their skills to help sustain life, plastic surgeons also believe in improving the quality of life through enhanced aesthetics.
If you are looking for a highly skilled breast surgeon in Chicago, contact Dr. Michael Horn today. Thanks to his many years of experience, he can help you with any type of breast related surgery.