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Cosmetic Breast procedures are the most popular cosmetic procedures. Last year nearly 30 percent of plastic surgery procedures were some form of breast surgery. Among breast procedures, breast augmentation remains the most popular.

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a fairly common cosmetic procedure among women. There are plenty of reasons why women choose to bolster the appearance of their breasts. For instance, they may not be satisfied with the way they look after weight loss or pregnancy. Other women may want their breasts to have a more symmetrical appearance. In some cases, breast augmentation can help correct physical malformations that happen due to genetics or any other number of reasons.

Breast Lift
Some women will experience changes to their breast’s position or shape over time. This can occur due to weight loss, childbirth or aging. At Artisan Plastic Surgery located in Joliet, IL we help women re-position the shape of their breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance with a breast lift procedure.

Breast Reduction
Living with large breasts can result in pain, discomfort, low self-esteem and a poor quality of life. Breast reduction surgery helps alleviate discomfort, improve self-confidence, and increase your ability to perform physical activities.

Breast Reconstruction
When a breast needs to be removed, most patients are able to have a breast reconstruction. In some cases a lumpectomy takes a large enough amount of breast tissue to make reconstruction a desirable option. Today’s advances in treatments and reconstructive surgery offer women a wider range of choices than in the past.

Performed by a plastic surgeon, breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast to provide a more natural look and restore balance. While learning of a breast cancer diagnoses and facing surgery is daunting, the prospect of breast reconstruction may shine a beacon of light into the picture.

The benefits of having reconstructive surgery go beyond the cosmetic. Patients who have reconstructive surgery are less likely to develop post-surgical depression, and are better able to maintain more positive attitudes, which promotes faster healing.

Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery is a common procedure for men with Gynecomastia, also known as enlarged breasts. Men who suffer from Gynecomastia, often have self-esteem issues due to the shape and size of their breasts. Many men with Gynecomastia try to decrease the size of their breasts through exercise. Unfortunately, exercise has little to no impact on the breast size of these men.