Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


5 Things to Know Before a Breast Augmentation Procedure

Do you love your breasts? If not, come see us. Breast augmentation can increase breast size, correct asymmetry, and enhance breast shape. Discover a shapelier, yet natural look.
If you’re thinking about breast augmentation, here are five things you need to know before surgery.

Saline and Silicone Implants Are Both Good Choices

Saline or silicone? The good news is, both implant types can yield stunning results. Saline implants can be used on younger patients (18+), tend to be more affordable, can be placed through a smaller incision, and allow for easy leak detection. Silicone implants can be used on patients aged 22+. They feel more natural, even outside of the breast, and are less likely to wrinkle or ripple in the breast. Cohesive silicone gel implants, also called gummy bear implants, retain their shape very well and are available in many shapes and projections making them ideal for breast reconstruction. Each of these implant choices has its advantages and Dr. Mussat will help you choose the best implant type for your goals.

You’ll Probably Need to Replace Your Implants at Least Once

Breast surgery provides long lasting results, but you need to realize that your breast augmentation is unlikely to be your last breast surgery. Most women will need to replace or remove their implants at some point, hopefully many years in the future.

Breast Augmentation Isn’t Right for Everyone

Breast augmentation is an excellent option for many women, but it isn’t right for everyone. You may be a good candidate if:
• You want bigger breasts and more cleavage.
• You want to provide subtle lift to aging or flattened breasts.
• You want to change and improve your breasts, not achieve perfection.
• You have good physical and mental health.
• You are choosing breast surgery for you, not someone else.
• You understand that breast surgery has risks, but feel that the benefits outweigh them.
If you think you’re a good candidate for surgery, come meet with Dr. Mussat. We can help you determine if you’re ready for breast augmentation.

We’ll Work with You to Design Your New Breasts

Breast augmentation is highly customizable. We’ll work with you to choose implant size and type, incision locations, and implant placement. Depending on your anatomy and goals, Dr. Mussat may recommend complementary procedures, like a breast lift. We’ll work closely with you to create a unique surgical plan that achieves your goals.

You Will Need Time Off from Work

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and will require some downtime for recovery. Plan on taking about a week off from work. You’ll need to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise, for about six weeks after surgery.
Thinking about breast augmentation? Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mussat.