The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery and founder Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL are a leading practitioner of breast augmentation and related cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Our Naperville facility is located at 2323 Naperville Road, Suite 130. To learn more about the many cosmetic solutions we offer and which may be right for you, give us a call to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced team and Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL. Our practice is founded on the basic notion that women understand other women!

Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville, IL

Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville, IL – Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

Here we present a brief look at breast implants, lifts, reduction and reconstruction.

*Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation surgery by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures at the Women’s Institute, enabling women with smaller breasts to enjoy a better-proportioned appearance.

Under the specialized, experienced care of Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL and the staff at the Women’s Institute, patients can enjoy fuller, natural-appearing and great-looking breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger following the procedure. Many of our patients elect to have breast augmentation after the loss of breast volume due to pregnancy or to correct breasts that are asymmetrical. The procedure by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL works wonders for self-confidence and can help you attain a shapely body contour that simply rejuvenates your general appearance. Breast augmentation surgery involves the placement of saline or silicone implants.

There are a number of options to consider with respect to breast implants: traditional silicone gel, highly cohesive silicone, or saline filled, the shape of the implants (round or “teardrop”), texture (smooth or “textured”), placement of the implants and the size of the implants. Naturally, each of these options will be discussed with you during your consultation session and after our staff and Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL has examined you and assessed which may be the best for you. Breast augmentation with implants is usually performed under general anesthesia and only takes about one to two hours. Some women choose to combine it with other procedures such as a breast lift to optimize results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?

In order to be a potential candidate for a breast implant procedure by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL, you should practice healthy lifestyle choices. Generally, this means you’re a nonsmoker, free of any infection that could hinder the healing process and have no history of complications with general anesthesia. Breast implants are not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Additionally, your weight, blood pressure and general fitness should be good. If there’s a history of breast cancer in your family, particularly on your mother’s side of the family, please be sure to note that when providing your medical background to Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL and our staff.

*Breast Lift

This is another widely performed surgical procedure that helps give the breasts and, as a result, general body shape a refreshed appearance. A breast lift won’t have a significant effect on the size of your breasts or help to enlarge any area of the breast above the nipple. To obtain a fuller, larger appearance, breast augmentation can be added to the lift procedure. A breast reduction performed by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL can also in many cases be performed in conjunction with a breast lift. Some of the issues that can lead to sagging breasts that can be improved by a lift include breastfeeding, weight gain or weight loss, or simply the natural, unavoidable process of aging and the effects of gravity.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Asymmetrical breast height, areolas and nipples that point downward, breast tissue that’s stretch marked, and sagging or thin breasts which sway back and forth if not supported are all factors that could make you a likely candidate for this procedure. It’s also important to have a sensible understanding of what a breast lift can and cannot achieve.

*Breast Reduction

Breast reduction – also referred to as mammoplasty – is a breast surgery for women who have overly large breasts and have sustained medical difficulties because of this condition. Pendulous, heavy breasts can result in back pain, neck pain, or skin irritation.

Breast reduction surgery by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville, IL involves the removal of fatty tissue in order to make the breasts lighter and smaller. As part of this procedure, the size of the areola – the skin around the nipples – can also be reduced.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

This helpful procedure could be right for you if you’re interested in physical relief rather than cosmetic improvement, and if you have large, sagging breasts that restrict your movement and prohibit you from certain activities. Like with other breast surgeries, it’s important that you’re in adequate physical health and maintain realistic expectations. Before a breast reduction surgery is performed, you may need to have a mammogram. For the surgery, which is typically performed by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL as an outpatient procedure, patients are given a general anesthetic.

According to what you and your plastic surgeon discuss, different techniques can be performed. In many instances, an incision is made around the areola which follows the natural curve of the breast. The surgeon then removes glandular and fat tissue, along with excess skin tissue. The nipple is usually repositioned and, for some patients of Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL, liposuction is applied in the armpit area during breast reduction procedures. To conclude, the incision is stitched around the areola in a vertical line.

*Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure intended for women who have had a breast removed – known as a mastectomy – as a result of either cancer or another disease. It’s a surgical technique that enables your plastic surgeon to develop a new breast that comes very close to the shape and look of a natural breast. Usually, breast reconstruction is performed right after a mastectomy.

Am I a Good Candidate For Breast Reconstruction?

Potential candidates for this procedure by Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL would include women have had a mastectomy and are free of cancer, in good medical health and a nonsmoker.

In most cases, planning for a breast reconstruction can start as soon you learn that you have breast cancer that will require a mastectomy. Preferably, your breast surgeon and Dr. Jennifer Hein Geneva IL will be in communication to plan your surgery, and put together a strategy that best fits your situation. Prior to the breast reconstruction surgery, you’ll be provided with a list of instructions regarding what you can or cannot eat and drink. During the breast reconstruction, you’ll be put under general anesthesia.

What can be expected during your initial consultation with Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL and the staff at the Women’s Institute:

During your first visit with Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL and our staff, you’ll have the opportunity to review the whole procedure, potential risks, the benefits and your expectations. Our plastic surgeon will examine your breasts, possibly take photographs, and go over the issues that may affect you in particular. Our consultation sessions are designed to answer all your questions about the procedure.

During consultation with Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL and our staff, we’ll discuss which kind of breast implant would be the optimum choice for you: silicone gel or saline filled. Saline has a silicone gel shell with a saltwater solution inside, while silicone contains a silicone shell with a silicone gel filler inside. The most typical technique for a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is skin expansion. This is performed by the plastic surgeon positioning a balloon expander beneath the skin and chest muscle tissue. The expander is filled with saltwater solution that slowly stretches the skin across the breast.

Contact the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery today and set an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Hein Naperville IL!