Have you always wanted bigger, fuller breasts?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the #1 cosmetic surgery procedure of 2016. Over the last 15 years, breast augmentation has grown by 300%. With dedicated research proving the safety of silicone and the improvements in surgical techniques, breast augmentation is now safer and more attainable than ever before.
Breast augmentation is very empowering for women with an extremely high rate of satisfaction. It is a very safe outpatient surgical procedure that takes 90-120 minutes. The majority of patients have little or no pain in about 3 days, and can resume most usual activities including showering the day after surgery. Heaving lifting, overhead reaching, and any kind of strenuous exercise or activities are restricted for two weeks to ensure your wounds heal well and minimize any risk of complications.
Considering breast augmentation in Northwest Indiana and Chicago area?
While the majority of women who consult with Munster breast augmentation surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro are interested in increasing their cup size or fullness using breast implants, there are many other reasons that motivate women to have this procedure:
- Asymmetrical breasts (such as tuberous breast deformity)
- Loss of breast volume due to aging, massive weight loss, or breastfeeding
- Breast cancer reconstruction
- Revising or repairing previous breast surgeries
- Balancing breasts of different size
Before and After Photos of Breast Augmentation
Your results will vary.
Breast Implant Types
There are many types of breast implants being used in breast augmentation surgery, and without proper consultation with board certified Plastic Surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro, the options can be confusing and frightening. The primary variables that make up the components of a breast implant are the type of material that fills the implant (silicone versus saline), the shape of the implant (round versus anatomic), and the surface of the implant shell (smooth versus textured). Each of these breast implants were created for a reason and therefore they each have their own set of positive and negative attributes. Choosing the correct implant to reach your individual goals requires a surgeon with technical expertise and artistic judgement. A thorough consultation with Munster breast augmentation surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro will ensure that you are well-informed and confident in your choice of implant.
- Saline Implants: Composed of sterile saline (salt water) solution. If the implant shell ruptures, saline solution is naturally absorbed by the body and the implant will slowly deflate.
- Silicone Implants: Composed of medical-grade silicone. These feel more natural and if the implant ruptures, the silicone will typically stay in place. All current silicone implants are form-stable, or “gummy bear” implants.
- Round Implants: These implants are designed to allow some movement which generally makes them appear more natural than other implants.
- Anatomic Implants: These implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are designed to hold a specific shape and position to create a particular shape to the breast. They are only available in silicone, and they are meant to avoid rotation.
- Smooth Implants: These implants are designed so that if any rotation occurs, the breast maintains the same shape. They can be filled with either saline or silicone.
- Textured Implants: The rough outer texture of these implants creates a Velcro-like surface for the body to stick to, which prevents rotation and movement. All anatomic implants are textured, but round implants can be textured or smooth.
Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
If you are in overall good health, have a true personal desire to increase the size and change the shape of your breasts, and have realistic goals concerning your surgical results, then you may be a candidate for breast augmentation. Most women considering this type of surgery are dissatisfied with the small size of their breasts and hope to surgically correct it. Young women who have not fully matured should wait at least until age 18 or until their breast size has stabilized prior to proceeding with breast augmentation surgery.
It is important to note that at this time, silicone breast implants are only available to women age 22 and older for use in cosmetic breast augmentation.
This age was set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when the implants were reapproved for use in 2006. There are also official recommendations by the FDA that silicone breast implants be periodically monitored for rupture using MRI of the breast. Saline implants are approved for women 18 years of age and older.
During the initial consultation, Doctor Petrungaro will take very specific measurements of each patient as well as get an idea of what size the patient is looking to achieve. These measurements are then converted into the best implant size for each patient. The patient then gets to try on the implants in a special bra that simulates the final result. Depending on how they look in the mirror, the patient has the option to go up or down in implant size until they are completely happy with their appearance. Doctor Petrungaro also utilizes special temporary implants at the time of surgery to ensure the best results before placing the permanent implants.
Details of the Breast Augmentation Procedure
The procedure is best approached using a tiny “inframammary” (IMF) incision along the crease under the breast. Depending on the type of implant (saline versus silicone), the incision is between 3-5 cm in length and heals extremely well and is well disguised. There are other incisions that can be made but none of them provide the same accuracy of implant placement as the IMF incision.
Implants are typically placed in the sub pectoral pocket (under pectoralis muscle). Saline or silicone gel implants are selected by the patient during the preoperative consultation, as well as the size (recorded as a volume in mL or cc’s, for example 350 mL). Since the FDA reapproved the use of the silicone gel implants in 2006, the vast majority of breast implants chosen are silicone because it feels and looks more natural than saline.
Complications of surgery such as hematoma, seroma, and wound infection are nationally quoted at about 1% of all patients in the United States. Currently Doctor Petrungaro’s complication rate is well below that. In the event of a postoperative issue, early recognition and treatment are essential to remedy the problem.
Why choose expert breast augmentation surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro?
Doctor Petrungaro is a board certified Plastic Surgeon who has successfully completed many years of surgical training in all aspects of breast augmentation. He is well versed in the established traditional methods as well as the latest and most innovative techniques in breast augmentation surgery.
Doctor Petrungaro is aware that every patient is different in terms of her body as well as her goals. He listens to his patients and respects their goals and wishes, and will always go the extra mile to deliver the most beautiful results possible. His objective is to provide the best breast augmentation Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland has to offer with results you will absolutely love.
A NWI breast augmentation expert, Doctor Jason Petrungaro will be happy to consult with you to help you achieve the look you have been envisioning for so long.
If you are interested in a breast augmentation and have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Doctor Jason Petrungaro at (219) 836-1163 or click below to schedule a consultation online.
Amazement with the Healing and General OutcomeMy highest regard, trust and respect for this surgeon. He delivered what he promised and changed the life and self esteem of this 66 yr. old. Office staff is the best and most helpful and watchful. Planning my next procedure and recommend him highly. Had a tummy tuck and my amazement is with the healing and general outcome because of his skill. I don’t believe Beverly Hills could have done better.
Dr. P is Simply Awesome !Almost five years ago, Breast cancer took my right breast. Jan. 2014 the BRAC 1 gene took my left breast. Thanks to Dr. Jason Petrungaro, he gave them back to me. The diep flap surgery took 15 hours due to chemo making my blood vessels brittle on my left side. He took a vein for my leg and moved it to my chest to give my left side new blood supply. He is the best doctor in the world ! He is my Hero ! He didn’t give up when surgery took 15 hours ! He did the job I asked him to do, and kept me safe ! Now I have a tummy tuck and two BEAUTIFUL BREASTS !! Thanks You ! Thank You ! I will never forget you ! He is simply awesome!