Breast Augmentation


What Is Breast Augmentation Surgery?


Breast augmentation is a body surgery that gives the breasts a more shapely and full look. The size of smaller breasts can be increased to a desired size. Augmentation surgery can also restore and revitalize the breast area by increasing firmness and volume that has been lost over time or from breast feeding. and provides patients with fuller, more shapely breasts. This procedure can increase the size of naturally small breasts or restore fullness and firmness to breasts that have lost volume over time.

Advantages of Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • Positive Effect on Self Esteem
  • Increased Self Confidence
  • Improve Breast Symmetry

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Results of Breast Augmentation Surgery

A Natural Look

We find women desire breast augmentation surgery and its benefits, but keeping in mind that they don’t want the results to be so obvious, but more of what they desire for their body type. They look for the volume and firmness increase in a subtle way. There are many different options with breast augmentation surgery. An individual plan is crafted on a case by case basis so patient expectations can be aligned with the best surgical option. We are able to enhance in a more drastic way for patients that have that desired effect.

Rounder, Fuller Breasts

Adding volume and fullness to the breasts is a common reason for a breast augmentation procedure. Volume can decrease over time and with some patients starting out with less fullness, this can be augmented with this surgery. After Dr. Schlechter inserts the implants, your breasts will be rounder and fuller.

Improved Breast Symmetry

Both breasts being the same size or greater symmetry can be achieved with a breast augmentation. The size of breasts can vary in volume and shape and this can be addressed by the doctors with a surgical plan. The doctors create this based off the concerns so desired results can be achieved with various sized implants and other surgical techniques.

Self Esteem

Many women are unhappy with having small breasts or lacking symmetry. This can have a negative effect on self esteem and confidence. Breast augmentation surgery provides these women with options on how to increase volume, symmetry, and confidence through various surgical options and techniques.

Your Breast Augmentation Options

There is a wide variety of options when it comes to breast augmentation. Our doctors work with you to craft a surgical plan based off your personal goals. During your consultation, Dr. Schlechter will take time to educate you on all available options and help you determine the best way to move forward so all your body type and goals are met.

Implant Type

We only use FDA approved implants.


  • An elastic silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution
  • Can be inserted and then filled, which allows for a smaller incision


  • A Single piece of cohesive silicone gel
  • Touch and Feel similar to natural breast tissue
  • Comes *round or anatomically shaped with a variety of profile options
  • Sometimes referred to as “gummy bear” implants

Incision Location


  • Along the skin crease where the lower breast meets the chest
  • Provides ideal access for implant placement
  • Complication risk lowered


  • Around the areolas
  • Risk of losing nipple sensation
  • Difficult to place large silicone implants through the areola


  • Within the underarm
  • Only used for placement of saline implants

Implant Placement


  • Beneath the breast tissue and pectoral muscle
  • Provides more implant coverage for women without adequate tissue
  • Lower risk for capsular contracture


  • Beneath the breast tissue but above the pectoral muscle
  • May provide additional lift for borderline lift candidates
  • Good candidates have adequate breast tissue to cover the implant

*The Doctors’ recommended options

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The North Shore Plastic Surgery Difference

A Customized Experience and Result

  • Dr. Schlechter takes a lot of time to educate their patients to flush out the best options to meet their surgical goals and desires.

Safety and Quality Assurance

  • Dr. Schlechter is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience and thousands of satisfied patients.
  • Dr. Schlechter performs his procedures in our state-licensed, in-office surgical suite under IV sedation.

Meticulous surgical method and care from qualified personnel with impeccable safety record.

Long-term Care

  • Frequent postoperative visits to detect issues, monitor healing, and provide scar management.
  • All postoperative visits are with the surgeon, not a medical assistant or nurse.
  • Annual visits and postoperative skin care help to ensure optimal results are maintained.


Dr. Schlechter is fantastic! I love the results of my breast augmentation and lift! Every time I go there, I receive one on one, individualized attention. The staff is friendly and caring and very accommodating. I would recommend Dr. Schlechter to anyone seeking plastic surgery services! – DF

Dr. Bloom’s attention to detail and professionalism are second to none! He truly made me feel comfortable throughout the process and it’s clear that he cares. – PD

Contact Us

North Shore Plastic Surgery

Benjamin Schlechter M.D. FACS

1404 Techny Road

Northbrook, IL 60062

(847) 737-5036

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