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Breast Augmentation
in Chicago and Oak Brook

Peter D. Geldner, MD is one of Chicago’s best plastic surgeons with over 25 years experience helping women look better, feel better and live better. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and named a Top Doctor by Chicago Magazine, Castle Connolly, U.S. News and World Reports, and New Beauty.

Dr. Geldner has been a top 500 provider of Allergan Aesthetic products in the US since 2016. This means that Dr. Geldner has been trusted by Chicagoans to provide more Allergan breast implants and other Allergan products than 99% of practices in the United States.

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Breast Augmentation Results
In Chicago and Oak Brook

Dr. Geldner has performed over 10,000 breast procedures. Take a look at the results for yourself in our Before and After Gallery. You can even use our MyFavorites tool to create a collection of the results you’d like to achieve and the cases you wish to discuss during your consultation.

Chicago Breast Augmentation: Patient 1 - Before and After

This woman from Chicago wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts. We used implant sizers to help her determine the volume she desired. We then...

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Chicago Breast Augmentation Natrelle Smooth Gel Implants 2067 - Before and After

This 45 year old woman wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts following childbirth. She wanted to look better but not too big. We used...

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Chicago Breast Augmentation 2066 - Before and After

This 37 year old woman came to me with the desire for larger but very natural looking breasts. She has asymmetry and very little native breast tissue....

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Breast Augmentation Lake Shore Dr, Chicago 2057 - Before and After

This 60 year old woman came to me with a few concerns. She had prior subglandular breast augmentation many years before and the left...

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Breast Augmentation Streeterville, Chicago 2071 - Before and After

This 31 year old from Chicago wanted a breast augmentation. She wanted the most discrete incision possible so we chose transaxillary. We used several...

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Breast Augmentation: Patient 6 - Before and After

Ten years previously this patient had a breast augmentation with saline implants. She wanted to change to silicone. She also felt that her breasts...

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Breast Augmentation Hinsdale, Chicago 2055 - Before and After

This 70 year old woman always wanted larger breasts. She was in excellent health and desired breast augmentation. She had pre-existing...

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Chicago Breast Augmentation 2053 - Before and After

This 31 year old woman came to me wanting to correct the physical changes which occured from her pregnancy and childbirth. We performed a breast...

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Breast Augmentation Lake Shore Dr, Chicago 2283 - Before and After

This 32 year old had a history of prior submuscular placement of saline implants performed by another doctor. She was dissatisfied. Her implants...

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Breast Augmentation Steeterville, Chicago 2292 - Before and After

This 31 year old had a prior subglandular augmentation with 390 cc saline implants. Her breasts felt firm, but she wanted to look better. The implants...

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“I saw a bunch of plastic surgeons and they all were nice, but then I went to see Dr. Geldner. He took a great deal of time with me explaining the different types of implants and incisions. All the information I wanted, all the time I needed and no pressure.”
~ Patient Review

Breast augmentation involves adding something to the breast to create the volume and shape. Usually, that means breast implants. Breast implants have been available since the 1960s and have undergone tremendous changes and improvements since their introduction. All breast implants have a silicone shell that comes in contact with the body. Despite concerns in the media, silicone is one of the least reactive materials you can place in the body.

Saline implants are filled with salt water (saline) either at the time of surgery, or rarely, the implants are pre-filled. Silicone gel implants have a fill of a silicone material with the same feel as fat. They tend to feel more like natural breasts than their saline counterparts. Highly cohesive gel implants (gummy bears) are new to the American market.

They have been used in much of the world for over a decade. They are shaped and can be used in new and innovative ways. Fat transfer to the breast can also be performed, taking fat from another part of the body and implanting this living tissue into the breast. This technique works very well, but it has limitations and is best used in patients seeking a modest (half cup size) enlargement.

Implant placement can be made through one of several incisions (links go to before and after cases): under the breast (inframammary), at the edge of the areola (periareolar), through the armpit (transaxillary) and even through the navel (trans-umbilical). Each incision has advantages and disadvantages. Implants can be placed below the breast tissue (sub glandular), or below the breast tissue and the overlying pectoralis major muscle (sub muscular). The decision is made based on the patient’s anatomy and the patient’s activities. How a breast augmentation is performed for any individual patient is based on the patient’s desires, expectations, and anatomy. No two patients are exactly alike, so no two operations are exactly alike. With Dr. Geldner’s superior skill, 25 years of experience, and his experienced and compassionate staff, we exceed our patients’ expectations.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released procedure data that showed more than 193,000 patients had breast augmentation surgery in 2020. This operation has remained one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures in America for many years, however there are risks in any operation. Capsular contracture (hardness) can occur, but can be treated and most often resolves. Infection and bleeding are uncommon, and we take great precautions to lessen their incidence. Sensory loss (numbness) is rare and usually resolves. Breast implant breakage is uncommon but requires a surgical correction.

Preview Your New Look

Visualize your breast augmentation in 3D. During your consultation, you’ll be able to create a 3D computer model of your breasts with our VECTRA 3D imaging system. With the computer model, you can change the cup size of your breasts to “preview” your look. In the interim, you can try out our breast augmentation simulator.

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