What is Breast Augmentation?

Our breast augmentation in Chicago is more than a surgery. It’s also the path to a confidence that you may never have experienced before. Achieving the breasts you truly want has the ability to create an incredibly positive effect on your self-esteem and quality of life—particularly for those who have struggled with their breasts for a long time.

What Can a Breast Augmentation in Chicago Do?

  • Enhance the size and shape of the breasts
  • Correct asymmetry of the breasts
  • Provide fullness to breasts that have lost volume
  • Improve proportion and balance of the body
  • Enhance self-image and confidence
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Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Women seek breast augmentation for a number of reasons. Whether it’s underdeveloped breasts, reduced volume and shape changes following pregnancy, or a desire to improve the aesthetic appearance of the breasts, our surgeons at Beautify at AMS have been helping women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to improve their breasts.

If you think that you could benefit from such a procedure, we encourage you to contact us to schedule your consultation for breast augmentation in Chicago at Beautify at AMS. In this consultation, we will discuss your objectives and concerns, provide a comprehensive assessment with different treatment options, and map out a strategic plan to achieve your desired long-term goals.

Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting

For women who are interested in just a bit of additional volume without surgical intervention, fat grafting is a safe, natural, and minimally invasive approach that offers low maintenance and long-term improvement in size and contour. Fat grafting (also called fat transfer) suctions fat from one area of your body where it can be spared, purifies it, and then injects it into the breasts to improve volume and shape. The fat will also be enriched with your own natural growth factors and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Many patients prefer this option because nothing foreign is introduced into the body, and the appearance and feel of the breasts are very natural. Early results from breast augmentation with fat grafting will be instantly visible, with final results at 5-6 months. Some patients will need multiple treatments in order to get their desired results.

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Recovery from Breast Fat Grafting

Breast augmentation with fat grafting typically only requires 1-3 days of recovery time. Some patients need to wear a compression garment for about one week (we will go over this during your consultation). After the procedure, some patients experience swelling and/or tenderness for a few weeks. 

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Breast Augmentation

with Implants + Fat Grafting

For women seeking more dramatic improvements in size, shape, symmetry, and fullness of the breasts, a combination of breast implants and fat grafting is often a great choice. 

Breast implants, which are more predictable in volume than fat grafting, are 100% customizable and can be matched according to your specific needs, aesthetic goals, and anatomy. The procedure works by placing the implants and then injecting the harvested fat over them, which adds a layer of padding around the implant—hiding the implant edges as well increasing the cup size. The result is a softer, smoother appearance that includes improved soft-tissue coverage.

Types of Implants 

Saline Implants

This type of breast implant is made of silicone rubber and is filled with saline after placement within the breast. These type of implants are round, and are available in many different sizes.

Silicone Implants

This type of breast implant mimics actual breast tissue and is known for its soft, natural look. They come in either a round or a teardrop shape. 

Gummy Bear Implants

This type of breast implant earns its title because of the substance it’s made of, which feels very similar to the gummy bear candy. This special substance helps the implants to be more stable, keep their shape, and feel more natural. They come in either a round or a teardrop shape. 

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Recovery from Implants + Fat Grafting

On average, patients need about two weeks of recovery time from implant placement. Your breasts will continue to heal and settle after this period, but you’ll be able to go back to normal life at the two-week mark. Right after undergoing implants with fat grafting, we will provide you with a surgical bra to assist with support, healing, and swelling. 

You’ll need to wear this bra for one week, at which time you may switch to wearing a soft, no-underwire bra. During the 48 hours following your procedure, we firmly recommend that you have help from a friend or family member; that you take light, short walks around your home five times a day. 

This will help to stop blood clots from developing. Also avoid showering during these first two days. Most of the bruising and swelling is typically subsided by two weeks. By six weeks, you can most likely return to heavy lifting and exercise. At approximately two months, most patients are fully recovered. 

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you’re in the Chicago area and you’re interested in enhancing the size and shape of your breasts with breast augmentation, you may be a perfect candidate. Women who make excellent patients for this procedure are those who:

  • Are bothered by the size, shape, or asymmetry of their breasts
  • Only want to increase their breast size by one cup size or less (for fat grafting only)
  • Have enough body fat in another area to use (for fat grafting only)
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are non-smokers in general good health
  • Fully understand the breast augmentation procedure and recovery process
  • Have realistic expectations for what a breast augmentation can accomplish
  • Just had a child and are interested in a mommy makeover
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What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation in Chicago?

The cost of breast augmentation is well worth it–no more expensive bras to boost the breast appearance, and no more lack of personal confidence when it comes to the round, full shape of your bust. 

The cost of your breast augmentation depends on a number of factors, including the type of implants you choose, the complexity of the procedure, and your unique needs. Breast augmentation in Chicago ranges between $4000 and $10,000.


Do nipples/breasts stay hard after implants?

How long does a boob job last?

What happens if you don't massage your breast implants?

When do breast implants feel like your own?

Can you fly with breast implants?

Do nipples/breasts stay hard after implants?

Nipples and breasts will settle and soften after about six months.

How long does a boob job last?

Breast implants usually last for 10-20 years.

What happens if you don't massage your breast implants?

Without massaging the implants, healing is slowed, and the ultimate breast aesthetic may not be as ideal.

When do breast implants feel like your own?

Breast implants will feel like your own natural breasts again around 6-12 months after your surgery.

Can you fly with breast implants?

Yes, but wait for one week after surgery to fly.

Breast Augmentation at Beautify at AMS

To us, it’s priceless when a patient looks in the mirror and likes what they see. That’s why we are a results-driven practice focused on achieving your aesthetic goals. Beautify at AMS is a medical spa and plastic surgery center serving the Chicago area and beyond. Surgeries are performed at our spacious, state-of-the-art, accredited surgical center by our plastic surgeons from the University of Illinois at Chicago. We treat our patients like family and want to provide a great experience. If you’re interested in receiving a breast augmentation in Chicago, our board-certified plastic surgeons are ready. Please reach out to us to set up your consultation.

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