We found 11 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Julia Frances Corcoran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
811 S Paulina Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Julia Corcoran's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Corcoran's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corcoran is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Issues, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Ara Dumanian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dumanian's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dumanian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dumanian at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Dumanian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco Fredrick Ellis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Stuite 3f
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marco Ellis is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include facial problems, thigh lift, and migraine. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ellis completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed S Alghoul, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 North St. Clair Street; Division of Plastic Surg, Suite 19-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Alghoul is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alghoul include thigh lift, migraine, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Alghoul obtained his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clark Friedrich Schierle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Clark Schierle is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schierle average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schierle's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schierle is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A Mustoe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
737 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Mustoe specializes in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Mustoe include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Mustoe attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil A Fine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Neil Fine is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fine at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Fine attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,628
  • Medicare Cost: $835
Dr. Robert D Galiano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 19-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Galiano specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Galiano graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Galiano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jae Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2010; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee practices plastic surgery in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lee attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
908 W Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Gutowski speaks Polish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gutowski attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gutowski accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Y Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2300
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.