Breast Enhancement in Chicago

  • Print This Page
  • Email this Page

The female breasts have long been celebrated as a symbol of feminity. However, many women would like to enhance their breast size or shape. Sometimes the breasts develop asymmetrically, are disproportionate to the rest of body, or are so large that they cause embarrassment or interfere with daily life. Often the breasts change significantly over time due to pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, or the cumulative effects of age or gravity. Some women are even faced with the potentially devastating prospect of a mastectomy. The good news is that modern breast enhancement techniques in Chicago are very safe and effective at correcting a majority of these issues, or reconstructing the breast outright.

Meet Dr. Steinwald

Paul M. Steinwald, M.D. is one of the few plastic surgeons in Chicago who is double-board certified in both plastic and general surgery. Read On

  • Breast Augmentation – One of the more popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, breast augmentation usually involves the placement of saline or silicone breast implants under the muscle, usually through the nipple area or via an incision under the breast fold, to enhance and/or balance breast size (and provide a minor nipple lift).
  • Breast Lift – Many women, especially after pregnancy or weight loss, have enough breast tissue, but a significant amount of excess skin. A breast lift removes this extra skin (with a minor amount of underlying tissue) and dramatically repositions the nipple to leave the patient with a perkier, more youthful breast and often an "auto-augmented" effect.
  • Breast Reduction – One of the most common cases Dr. Steinwald performs, and the one with just about the highest patient satisfaction rates, breast reduction is an excellent option for women of any age with disproportionately large breasts that cause back, neck, or shoulder discomfort, limitations of activity and/or social embarrassment. Often covered by insurance, breast reduction significantly reduces the volume of the breasts, reduces and elevates the nipple-areolar complex, tightens the "skin envelope," and results in near-immediate relief of symptoms.
  • Breast Reconstruction – Dr. Steinwald utilizes several sophisticated techniques for breast reconstruction, either at the time of mastectomy, or performed in delayed fashion. He is one of the area's experts at "autogenous" (a patient's own) tissue techniques (i.e. TRAM flap or latissimus dorsi over implant reconstruction), but is also highly experienced with staged expander-implant reconstruction. Whatever your situation and needs, Dr. Steinwald and the staff at Lake Forest Plastic Surgery are dedicated to helping make you feel whole again during this trying period of your life.
  • Corrective Breast Surgery – This refers to secondary surgery for patients who have already had breast surgery (usually involving implants), but develop asymmetry resulting from an acute rupture, chronic scarring and/or distortion (termed "capsular contracture"), general drooping with age or time, or contour irregularities, such as symmastia (tenting between the breasts).
  • Nipple-Areolar Surgery – Nipple-areolar surgery can address issues such as irregularly shaped (or enlarged) areolas or inverted nipples. If performed alone, these procedures can often be completed on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia only.
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) – Although a feminized appearing breast in men may be due to hormonal imbalances, medications or uneven distribution of weight, often times the cause is unknown. Usually ultrasound-assisted and/or power-assisted liposuction is used to treat this somewhat embarrassing condition, but if skin is excessive, direct excision of skin and excessive/abnormal tissue is occasionally necessary.
  • FTM Chest Masculinization – Dr. Steinwald has quietly but convincingly become one of the country's pioneering leaders in this "top surgery" for patients (from all over the country) who are in the process of gender reassignment, especially for those who wish to retain at least some nipple sensation.

Ultimately, in this day and age, almost any woman can have close to the breast size and shape she has always desired. Breast surgery is one of Dr. Steinwald's specialties, as he performs more breast enhancement and/or reconstructive surgeries than anything else in his practice.

Your Next Step

It's easy to learn more about breast enhancement. Simply request a consultation online with Dr. Steinwald and save $50 off the regular consultation fee. Or, call The Center for Cosmetic Surgery at (303) 278-2600 to schedule your visit. Dr. Steinwald looks forward to helping you achieve your optimal appearance.

Back to Top