Breast Augmentation

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Women come from throughout the Midwest to Dr. G.D. Castillo's offices in Savoy and Bloomington, IL for breast augmentation (enlargement). Champaign, IL women, as well as those from Peoria, Decatur and Kankakee come to Dr. Castillo for the enhanced appearance and confidence that this procedure can achieve. Whether you've always wanted larger breasts, or you would like to correct asymmetry or breasts that have lost their shape after pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation can help you love your look.

You deserve a surgeon like Dr. Castillo, who takes the time to get to know his patients so that he can build a relationship that lasts for years to come. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery, request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call our office nearest you. Also, be sure to view breast augmentation photos in our photo gallery.

Before & After Breast Enlargement

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Choosing breast enlargement is a highly personal decision, and Dr. Castillo further personalizes the process by guiding each patient through the various choices she needs to make for a customized outcome. His goal is yours: to create beautiful breasts that look and feel exactly as you envisioned.

Real Patient Testimonial

"My husband and I were so impressed with the entire staff through-out the procedure. I am absolutely ecstatic with the results! Dr. Castillo was very caring, informative and professional from the consultation to the last follow up visit. I admired that he was very genuine in his desire to help me achieve the end results I wanted and he did just that. Dr. Castillo is the best choice for anyone wanting to have this procedure." Stephanie F.

A Note on Breast Implants

Breast enlargement is performed using either saline or silicone gel breast implants. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic, our patients receive detailed information about both implant types so that they can make an informed choice.

  • Silicone gel implants are generally placed above muscle because their feel and consistency is so similar to breast tissue. Because silicone implants come pre-filled from the manufacturer, the incision required is slightly larger than for a saline implant, and the preferred placement method is through the areola itself (the dark area that surrounds the nipple). This implant type is more expensive than saline and has about a 25% chance of encapsulation (abnormal firmness of breast).
  • Saline implants are nearly always placed beneath muscle because they do need the camouflage of the muscle structure. This implant type can be inserted through a very small incision (less than 1 inch), which is generally located within the breast fold (where the breast meets the chest wall).This implant has less than 1% chance of encapsulation and gives the breast a "perky" appearance that many women desire.

Determining Implant Size

Careful measurements will be taken during your consultation. Based on those measurements and your desired size, Dr. Castillo will provide professional sizer implants for you to try on. These breast enhancements sizers are available in both our Savoy (Champaign-Urbana area) and Bloomington offices. Our specially trained staff members are available to personally assist you and answer any questions you may have during the try-on process. This option offers a realistic visual comparison to help you get a good idea of what your results will look like.

The Procedure

For women who choose silicone gel implants, their implants will be inserted through an incision around the nipple, which becomes nearly undetectable within a few weeks. Most saline-filled implants can be inserted through a variety of incisions. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Castillo has developed a procedure where an incision of less than 1-inch in total length is created in the lateral portion of the breast fold to insert the implant. Through this very small incision, access is gained to the space behind the pectoral muscle and the implant is inserted. The augmentation can be done if needed through an endoscope. This allows for a very small incision that heals quite well, a route that creates minimal inflammation of the tissue, and because all of the surgical procedure is done behind the pectoral muscle, the breast tissue is left totally undisturbed. Illinois breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

Breast augmentation can be combined with other surgical procedures, including a breast lift for a comprehensive makeover to breast size and shape, as well as body contouring procedures like tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction in Champaign, Illinois.

Real Patient Testimonial

"I recommend them to anyone thinking about breast augmentation! Very good at explaining things. Did an excellent job and the staff is so friendly." P.R.

After Surgery

Postoperative pain is generally well controlled with prescription medicine. If needed, we can use continuous infusion of a local anesthetic solution through a pump postoperatively (local anesthetic is slowly and continuously pumped into the breast pocket through a very thin tube) to reduce pain further.

Although heavy exercising (like jogging) is not allowed for three weeks, routine activities can be resumed one to two days following surgery. A specially designed bra provided by our office needs to be worn for 7 days. We utilize prophylactic antibiotics prior to and immediately after the surgery.

Dr. Castillo will provide a full description of the complications that can occur following breast augmentation surgery. Keep in mind that all breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, so it is possible that they may need to be replaced in the future if needed. While no one knows the life expectancy of an individual implant, it is likely that these may be quite durable devices (may last 20 to 40+ years).

To learn more about your breast enhancement options, request a consultationrequest a consultation with Champaign / Peoria breast enlargement specialist Dr. Castillo or call our office nearest you. We look forward to helping you enhance your look through skilled cosmetic procedures.

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