Breast Augmentation at Illinois Dermatology Institute

Enhance your figure through the art of cosmetic surgery.

Beautiful, natural results every time.

At IDI, we know that choosing breast augmentation surgery is a big step in your journey to raising your self-esteem. Whether you hope to increase your cup size, make your breasts more symmetrical or have a fuller chest, we can help you achieve your desired cosmetic goals.

We understand that what leads you to decide on breast augmentation is different for everyone. From genetics and body composition to weight loss and pregnancy, there are various reasons that over 400,000 women each year decide that breast implants are the right option for them. Together, we will work to understand the best choice for you.

With expert, state-of-the-art procedures and the highest level of care and safety, our team of board-certified cosmetic professionals is here to help turn your body goals into a reality. Aside from the physical update, a change in your appearance can positively impact your mental and emotional health.

Book an appointment with our team today to learn if breast augmentation surgery is right for you.

Understanding Breast Augmentation Surgery

Widely known as one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options, breast augmentation, often referred to as “breast implants” or a “boob job,” involves the insertion of implants behind the breast muscle to enhance and enlarge the shape and size of a woman’s breasts. Often thought of as a common cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation can also be performed for restorative purposes following extensive treatment for such things as breast cancer or a voluntary mastectomy.

Other reasons patients opt for breast enhancement surgery include:

  • A desire for a breast size increase
  • A need for a breast shape change
  • Restoration of breast volume due to contributing lifestyle factors such as weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • A lifestyle change that boosts their self-esteem and overall confidence levels


Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed by our team of experienced cosmetic professionals. There are various types of breast implants to choose from based on your unique goals. Options include both saline-filled and silicone gel-based implants. They range in size and shape so that patients can select the ideal choice for their body shape. Another factor to consider is incision location. Generally, there are three options when it comes to incision placement. The areas include the armpit, crease of the breast, or outside of the areola. A variety of factors, including type and size of implant, patient’s overall anatomy, and aesthetic intent, are considered when solidifying your treatment plan.

Procedure time typically lasts anywhere from one to three hours, and most women recover within 7 to 14 days. More strenuous activity may take longer to resume based on the patient’s healing time and overall health profile. We recommend that all patients have someone with them on surgery day who will remain with them for at least the first 24 hours or longer to aid in post-operative care. Pain medication and management techniques are discussed before surgery and administered before discharge.

Breast augmentation surgery is a highly personal choice that will change your outlook on your body, both physically and emotionally. At IDI, we encourage you to consider the positive impact cosmetic surgery can have on your life and make informed decisions on the best procedures for you. We are here to help you every step of the way. If you’re considering breast enhancement to change your body and boost your confidence, book an appointment with one of our cosmetic surgery professionals now.