Breast Augmentation FAQ

Dr. Gus Galante performs hundreds of breast augmentation procedures at his practice in Valparaiso and Schererville, Indiana, each year. And while each patient is different, they all come to our offices with plenty of questions. To provide the women who visit his practice for breast augmentation from Merrillville, Crown Point, Munster, and surrounding areas with a more complete understanding of the surgery, he’s provided answers to many of the questions he is most often asked.

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Breast Augmentation Case 47 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #47

The patient shown in these before-and-after photos came to see Dr. Galante, a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring, at his Northwest Indiana office. She initially was requesting treatment to improve the appearance of her abdomen but also had an interest in improving the sagginess in her breasts.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 3 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #3

49 year old Indiana woman 5 ft. 4 in. 118 lbs. subpectoral placement of 265cc  smooth, round, saline implants. A to C cup.
Breast Augmentation Case 152 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #152

This 49-year-old store manager was ready for the change that breast augmentation can provide when she visited us at our Schererville office. Although she did not breastfeed her one (now fully grown) child, she felt that her breast volume was not what she wanted, and she was looking to improve her body's proportions. Before her surgery, she wore... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 153 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #153

This 44-year-old woman took time out of her job as a laborer to learn more about breast augmentation with Dr. Galante in our Schererville office. As a mother of 5, this woman wanted a relatively conservative augmentation that restored pre-pregnancy volume to her breasts.During her consultation, she and Dr. Galante discussed her surgical... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 1 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #1

This patient presented to Dr. Galante in our Northwest Indiana office located in Munster, Indiana for a consultation regarding breast enlargement (breast augmentation). She was a 25 year old woman that was wearing an A cup bra and desired to be enhanced to a C cup. She had not had children yet, and wanted to fill out her tops better.She was... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 44 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #44

34 year old, Indiana patient, 5ft. 9 in., 130 lbs., subpectoral placement via infamammary incision.Smooth, round, saline implant, 400cc on right, 325cc on left to correct asymmetry.
Breast Augmentation Case 113 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #113

This 23-year-old woman wanted breast implants to increase the volume of her A cup-sized breasts. She was a student at the time she came to our Schererville office, and she expressed a concern about the small breasts she had been unsatisfied with for years. She had a consultation with Dr. Galante, where they discussed her health history and her goals... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 65 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #65

This 32-year-old administrative assistant from Chicago had a problem common among women who have had children: after childbirth, her breasts sagged, the nipples were lower, and the upper part of the breast has become more concave because of the loss of volume following pregnancy. She was interested in breast augmentation in Indiana to achieve a fuller... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 73 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #73

This patient is a 24-year-old waitress from Indiana, and a mother of one. She had not breastfed, so her breast position was still relatively good, but she was unhappy with her small, barely B-cup bra size. Hoping to find a way to make her breasts look larger but still natural, she came to my Schererville office with a number of questions about her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 148 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #148

This 36-year-old woman wanted improved fullness in her breasts after having a child. She felt that her breasts had a "deflated" appearance. She visited our Schererville, Indiana office to discuss breast augmentation. She and Dr. Galante planned the surgery, ultimately choosing smooth, round, moderate profile implants.Dr. Galante performed... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 127 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #127

This 43-year-old stay-at-home mom breastfed all 5 of her children and wanted to restore fullness to her breasts through breast augmentation. She came to my Schererville, Indiana office for a consultation, where we discussed surgical options. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and was a 34B-cup prior to augmentation.She desired a full cup size... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 85 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #85

This 28-year-old chemist wore a B-cup bra and wanted to increase her breast size so that she could fill a full C or small D bra. She decided to find a plastic surgeon she trusted to help her evaluate her options and decide whether a breast enhancement procedure in Indiana would be appropriate for her. She called my Schererville office and set a time... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 99 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #99

This pleasant 26 year old patient presented to our Indiana plastic surgery practice desiring breast implants. She has been self conscious about her body as she felt her breast size was not proportional to the rest of her body. Her bra size was a 34B, and her desire was to fully fit into a C cup. She was otherwise healthy with no coexisting medical... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 133 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #133

After breastfeeding 5 children, this 28-year-old woman wanted to restore volume to her breasts. She wore a 36B bra when she came in for her consultation with Dr. Galante at his Valparaiso office. After discussing her breast implant options, the Indiana nurse decided to get MENTOR® high-profile, 500-cc saline implants.Dr. Galante inserted the... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 109 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #109

This registered nurse, 24, has no children and came to our office to consult about breast augmentation. A rural Indiana resident, she decided to have Natrelle® style 20 375 cc silicone implants inserted beneath the pectoral muscles.She and Dr. Galante ultimately decided on this specific implant after a thorough discussion about the patient's... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 135 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #135

This 34-year-old mother of 2 met with Dr. Galante at our Schererville, Indiana, office to discuss enhancing her breasts. The Chicago waitress breastfed both of her children and wore an A-cup bra size. Women who breastfeed their children often lose volume in their breasts and desire breast enhancement surgery.After discussing her options with... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 169 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #169

24 year old female desired breast enlargement. She increased her cup size from a B to a DD and is pleased with her result.
Breast Augmentation Case 123 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #123

This 27-year-old optometrist technician wanted to increase the size of her A-cup breasts. During her breast augmentation consultation in Schererville, Indiana, she said she wanted to be a full C cup. After surgery, she wore size 32DD bras. Despite the cup size being larger than her original vision, the patient was very happy with the appearance of... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 6 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #6

I met this 44 year old patient at my Munster office, which has since moved to Schererville, Indiana. Breast augmentation was tops on her list - she wanted to go from a 36A to a full C cup. Though she had breast fed two children, her breasts did not experience substantial sagging, but they also were much smaller than she would like to complement her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 119 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #119

This 26-year-old woman from Illinois came to our Schererville, Indiana, office to discuss her breast augmentation options. After having 2 children and breastfeeding both, her breasts were deflated and low on volume. She wanted breast implants to go from an A cup to a full C cup or small D cup.After discussing her options and health history... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 84 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #84

After having two children, this 31-year-old deputy sheriff from Illinois wanted to restore her breast shape. She was not planning on having any more children and decided it was the right time for her to find out if an Indiana plastic surgeon could answer her questions about breast augmentation.When she met with me for her consultation, I examined... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 92 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #92

After having 3 children and breastfeeding all 3 of them, this 27-year-old woman from Indiana was unhappy with the look of her A-cup breasts. She wanted to restore the look of her breasts to about a size B or small C, and so she began looking for an Indiana plastic surgeon who could help her achieve her goals. She scheduled a consultation with... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 117 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #117

At 20 years old, this student who also holds down a waitressing job came to our Schererville office wanting breast augmentation in Indiana. She wore a size B or C cup and wanted to increase to a DD. When she came in for her initial consultation, she was 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 125 pounds. One of the considerations for patients... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 134 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #134

When this 46-year-old mother of 3 met with Dr. Galante at his Schererville office to discuss getting breast augmentation with implants, she said she wanted to go from a B cup to a C cup. She had breastfed her children and, like many women, had lost volume in her breasts.The Indiana business owner's case also demonstrates the artistry involved... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 81 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #81

This 25-year-old dental hygiene student from Northwest Indiana, had fairly balanced breasts, but desired to increase her bust size so that her breasts would flatter her body better. Since she was not planning to have children, she knew she could not expect her breast size to change over time, so she decided to find out if she could make the change... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 66 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #66

This 30-year-old hairdresser from Indiana decided it was time to increase the volume of her breasts after breastfeeding two children. As is the case with many mothers after pregnancy and breastfeeding, her breasts looked deflated and had a sagging appearance. This patient's bra size was between an A and a B cup when she visited my office and... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 83 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #83

This 46-year-old dental practice manager's very active lifestyle keeps her in shape, but did not do anything to increase the size of her naturally small breasts. Now that she had two grown daughters she felt it was a good time for her to be able to enjoy fuller, more feminine breasts along with her trim and healthy body, so she started looking into... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 105 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #105

This 42-year-old woman came to our Valparaiso office wanting larger breasts. She was in good shape, didn't have children, and wanted to increase her breast size from a 34B to a full D. After her consultation with Dr. Galante, she and the surgeon decided on using Natrelle® 400 cc silicone implants for breast augmentation at our Chesterton, Indiana,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 124 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #124

This 34-year-old mother breastfed her only child and wanted to increase the size of her breasts when she visited Dr. Galante at his Schererville office. When she came in for a consultation, she was between a B and a C cup and wanted to increase to a D cup with breast implants inserted by the Indiana plastic surgeon.After a discussion of her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 136 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #136

This 39-year-old administrator wanted to increase the size of her naturally small breasts through breast augmentation. She wore a size 34A-cup bra when she came to our Schererville office for her consultation with Dr. Galante. As you can see in the before pictures, her breasts retained their perkiness, but she had little existing breast tissue.During... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 102 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #102

This 20 year old hairstylist desired breast enlargement. Her current cup size was A, and her wish was to fit a C cup bra. Not having had any pregnancies, she had a tight skin envelope, which often times limits the size of the breast implant that can be used. Saline implants were placed, using 325cc on... Read More

Breast Augmentation Case 71 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #71

This 40-year-old woman from Indiana leads a busy life as a loan officer and a mother of one. Although she did not breastfeed, her breasts lacked the volume and youthful shape that she desired. She decided to visit my office in Schererville to see if breast augmentation in Indiana would fit her body and lifestyle.During her personal consultation... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 103 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #103

This 30 year old Indiana patient breast fed two children and presented to my office desiring breast augmentation. Breast feeding frequently causes an involution or shrinking of breast tissue which gives the breast a deflated appearance. Many women who I see in my office for breast enhancement have this concern regarding their bodies after pregnancy.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 139 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #139

This 51-year-old patient decided to consult with Dr. Galante about breast augmentation after losing 50 pounds in a year through exercise and diet. The Lowell, Indiana, business owner has 4 children but did not breastfed them. She was a B cup when she met with Dr. Galante at his Schererville office.After Dr. Galante explained her breast augmentation... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #90

This 24-year-old woman from Indiana wanted to have fuller breasts. At 5'9", 137 lbs, she was a small B cup and wanted to be around a full C cup. After considering breast augmentation in Indiana for a while, she decided to schedule a consultation with me at my Valparaiso office.During her consultation, we discussed what type and size of... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 141 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #141

Concerned about her breast size and sagginess, this 46-year-old woman met with breast enhancement specialist Dr. Gus Galante for a consultation in his Schererville office. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is known throughout the region for his beautiful, natural-looking breast augmentation results. Many women who have lost breast volume after... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 115 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #115

This 49-year-old woman was unhappy with the outcome of breast augmentation surgery performed in Indiana by another surgeon, complaining that her breasts were asymmetrical. She also wanted larger implants. A stay-at-home mother of 2 children, whom she breastfed, the patient wanted to go from a size B cup to a full C cup or small D.When she... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 91 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #91

Like many mothers, this 28-year-old woman from Illinois wanted to enhance the look of her breasts after breastfeeding her baby. At a B/C cup, she was interested in undergoing breast augmentation in Indiana to become a small D cup. She came to my Schererville, Indiana office for a consultation.When she met with me, she explained that she... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 106 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #106

This 31-year-old woman came to our Schererville office for breast augmentation. The Indiana mother of 3 had breastfed all of her children and wanted to restore volume to her breasts. This patient's photos are a good example of something that holds true for many women: Mothers who breastfeed are usually excellent candidates for breast augmentation,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 45 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #45

31 year old patient from Indiana 5 ft. tall, 110 lbs.desired a breast enlargement from a small B cup to a full C cup. 310 cc smooth, round, saline implant in the subpectoral position
Breast Augmentation Case 149 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #149

This 29-year-old administrative professional wanted to add volume to her breasts. As a mother of 1, she was unhappy with the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding had had on her naturally small frame. After visiting Dr. Galante in Schererville, Indiana to learn more about breast augmentation, she and Dr. Galante decided on ultra high-profile,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 82 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #82

This young woman knew she wanted to have children in the future, and wanted to find out if breast enhancement in Indiana before then would be wise. As a 23-year-old school teacher from Northwest Indiana, she felt it was important to her to have a breast size that would match her body shape, so she scheduled a consultation to discuss her options with... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 104 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #104

This 28 year old bartender came to see me in my Indiana plastic surgery office for a consultation regarding breast augmentation. She wore an A cup bra and wished to be enhanced enough to fill a B cup nicely. Her right breast was slightly larger than her left side, and she had some mild sagginess, where the nipples were lower on her breast... Read More
Mommy Makeover Case 195 Before & After Front | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case 195

This 38 year old patient had one pregnancy. She had concerns of breasts being deflated and sagging after pregnancy and breastfeeding. She was also unhappy with the appearance of her abdomen with concerns of loose skin that would not improve with exercise and diet. A tummy tuck was performed to remove extra skin on her abdomen and repair her stomach... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 137 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #137

This 29-year-old woman breastfed both of her children and wanted to restore volume to her B-cup breasts. She consulted with Dr. Galante at our office in Valparaiso, which is where the patient lives. Breasts sometimes sag after breastfeeding, but that wasn't a concern for this patient, so she decided on a breast augmentation surgery.After talking... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 70 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #70

This 30-year-old woman is a bartender from Indiana. After having her first child, she made great efforts to restore her appearance, losing 25 pounds in one year. However, her breast size did not benefit from the changes, and after accomplishing so many of her goals through diet and exercise, she decided to make a change in this area as well.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 63 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #63

For a more shapely profile, this 22 year-old hair stylist from Chicago chose to drive to my office in Schererville to learn more about breast enhancement in Indiana. As a healthy patient with no children yet, this woman had good breast position, but with a B cup, she lacked the breast size that she desired.When she met with me to discuss her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 56 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #56

This 42-year-old mother from Northwest Indiana came to my Munster office to look into her options for breast enhancement in Indiana. In particular, she was looking to provide a fuller shape that would restore her more proportional pre-pregnancy breast form. Before having children, she fit a large C cup, but her breast size was reduced to a small... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 101 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #101

This 34 year old home maker scheduled a consultation in my Indiana plastic surgery office desiring breast augmentation. After giving birth to and breastfeeding three children, she noted that her breasts had lost significant volume. Her tops and bathing suits did not give her the attractive appearance she once had. She was wearing an A cup bra and... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 72 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #72

This 22-year-old dancer from Indiana had a petite figure and wanted a larger, more feminine breast shape. Her breasts were naturally small, and her fit and active lifestyle meant that they remained rather undersized even for her small frame. She decided to look for a skilled plastic surgeon in Indiana, and when she met with me at my Valparaiso... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 121 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #121

After breastfeeding 3 children, the breasts of this 53-year-old woman had shrunk to an A cup. She wanted to restore volume through breast augmentation with an Indiana plastic surgeon, but she didn't want breasts that were too big for her thin frame.At 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 120 pounds, she was worried about results that might look unnatural.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 89 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #89

This 28-year-old woman from Indiana scheduled a consultation with me at my Schererville office to discuss breast augmentation in Indiana. At 5'3", 123 lbs, she wanted fuller breasts to fill out her clothing. When I examined her, I found that she had no sagging and fairly symmetrical breasts, and since she was healthy and close to her ideal weight,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 4 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #4

This 46-year-old patient decided it was time for a change and wanted to recontour her breasts. While breast surgery is popular among twentysomethings and young mothers, it's also very common to see women in their 40s and 50s considering breast augmentation. Indiana women want to look good and feel comfortable in clothing and bathing suits no matter... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 138 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #138

This patient is a teacher in Northwest Indiana who met with Dr. Galante in our Schererville office to discuss breast enhancement options. The 35-year-old woman breastfed her 3 children and wanted to restore volume to her breasts, which otherwise retained an elevated and youthful appearance.She wore an A-cup bra at the time she met with Dr.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 2 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #2

This 37-year-old woman seen in these before-and-after photos presented to our Northwest Indiana office which was located in Munster (we have since moved to Schererville) for a consultation regarding breast augmentation. She lost volume in her breasts after breastfeeding each of her three children. Her desire was to be enlarged from a small B... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 7 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #7

This 37-year-old woman from Northwest Indiana came to my Valparaiso, Indiana, plastic surgery office for a consultation regarding breast enlargement. She lost volume after breastfeeding all three of her children. She wore an A cup bra and desired to fill a C cup.Her exam which can be noted on her preoperative photo revealed small... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 5 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #5

This patient is a 46 year old woman from Indiana and is the mother of two children. She presented to my office in Munster, Indiana with an interest in breast augmentation, something she had been thinking about for many years. She wanted to fill out her tops, dresses, and bathing suits more fully. She did not breast feed, and there was no history... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

If you live in Northwest Indiana and breast augmentation is on your mind, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best place to start. Request a complimentary consultation online, or schedule an appointment at Dr. Galante’s Schererville or Valparaiso office by calling (800) 721-3244.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Many different types of women visit Dr. Galante for breast augmentation. Although the surgery is one of the most popular at our practice and throughout the country, it’s not the best match for everyone. Good candidates for the surgery are generally in good health and have specific, realistic expectations for their desired outcomes. Good candidates should also be committed to caring for themselves after surgery by resting for several days and keeping follow-up appointments.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Like any plastic surgery procedure, the cost of breast augmentation varies from patient to patient. Different factors go into determining the cost of surgery, including the patient’s anatomy, the breast implant options she chooses, and any other procedures, such as breast lift, that may be performed at the same time.

Dr. Galante strives to keep his prices competitive with other plastic surgeons around Northwest Indiana. During your consultation, you receive a written quote that has been customized to reflect the specifics of your procedure.

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Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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How long does the surgery last?

Breast augmentation is a fairly brief surgery, but the exact timeline depends on factors such as the surgical technique and whether any procedures are performed at the same time. The average surgical breast augmentation lasts about an hour. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, which means that patients may return home the same day.

Will breast augmentation improve the appearance of sagging breasts?

Breast implants can fill out the stretched skin in the case of mildly sagging breasts, giving them a fuller, more youthful appearance. Many women achieve better results by combining implants with a breast lift. During your private consultation, Dr. Galante will perform a brief physical exam, listen to your concerns, and provide his professional opinion about which procedure will best help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

I’ve heard that implants need time to “drop” after surgery. What does this mean?

Breast implant “dropping” refers to the process of the implants settling into their final positions. Immediately after surgery, the breasts may appear high, tight, or swollen, which is not uncommon. It’s important to have patience during this time, as it may take several months for the breasts to achieve their final positions. As breast implants settle, our patients in Indiana notice their breasts taking on a lower, more natural-looking appearance. They will also soften during this time as well.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

Today’s surgical techniques ensure a relatively brief, comfortable recovery after breast augmentation surgery. However, it’s still important to reduce your activity and take it easy while your body heals.

Most patients are able to return to work after about a week. However, if your job is more physically demanding, you may need to spend a little more time at home. Discomfort is normal during this time but can be managed with prescribed medication. Most patients are able to transition to over-the-counter pain relievers after a couple of days. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Galante gives you specific guidelines to help you understand what you can expect after surgery.

Can I combine breast augmentation with another procedure?

Absolutely. One of our most popular combined breast procedures is breast augmentation and lift. This approach improves both the size and the position of the breasts for a comprehensive transformation.

Breast augmentation may also be combined with surgeries to enhance the body, a combinational approach called Mommy Makeover. It can improve the look of the parts of the body that are most affected by pregnancy, including the abdomen.

There are lots of other options available for combining procedures. Dr. Galante works with each patient to understand her goals and develops a surgical approach that meets her needs without excessively altering her lifestyle.

I plan to become pregnant in about a year. Should I wait until afterward to have breast augmentation?

It is safe to have breast augmentation before pregnancy, but it may make sense for you to wait. Pregnancy and breastfeeding affect the breasts, and no one can predict the specific changes you will experience. Many women end up with breasts that are smaller and stretched; the nipples and areolas are affected as well. If you have surgery before having children, it’s likely you will want to have a second procedure such as a breast augmentation revision or a breast lift to correct these changes.

On the other hand, you may be so unhappy with your breasts now that you don’t want to wait any longer. If it’s possible you’ll wait longer than a year to become pregnant, you may want to go ahead and have the surgery now. Also, it may take longer to conceive than you hope. It’s important to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision for you.

I’m 7 months pregnant and would like to have breast augmentation after I have my baby. Can I have my consultation while I’m pregnant?

If you would like to use your consultation to gather information, it may make sense to have the consultation now. It’s a good way to find out whether you are comfortable with a surgeon and to learn about the procedure and options for incisions and breast implants. You can also get information about the recovery period.

Keep in mind that you will need to wait for your breasts to return to their pre-pregnancy state before your actual evaluation. Patients are given specific details about their procedure during this evaluation, and this is the time you decide on the size and shape of your breast implants. Some moms need breast augmentation to attain the look they desire; others need a breast lift, as well. It’s usually sufficient to wait 3 to 6 months after delivery or after you stop breastfeeding, whichever is later.

After having my first child, my breasts ended up smaller and not as firm. I’d like to have breast augmentation now, but want to have more children. Will my breasts sag more after another pregnancy?

It’s likely that your breasts will sag more with subsequent pregnancies. Your options are to have the breast augmentation now and possibly need a revision surgery after your next baby, or wait until your family is complete and have a single procedure that addresses all of your concerns.

What will happen if I get pregnant after breast augmentation?

Because many women have breast augmentation in their 20s and 30s, it’s common to become pregnant afterwards. Breast augmentation will not affect breast changes that occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your breasts will become larger and stretch as the glands enlarge. Most of Dr. Galante’s patients are able to breastfeed, as he typically can avoid the milk glands when performing breast enhancement surgery. Many women lose natural breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding; in some cases, a prior breast augmentation can make these changes less noticeable. If you gain weight rapidly during pregnancy, your breasts may sag afterwards. A breast lift and possibly implant exchange after you have stopped breastfeeding can rejuvenate your breast appearance.

Will breastfeeding deform my breast implants? Will implants harm my baby?

regnancy and breastfeeding will not cause your breast implants to become misshapen or leak. They are made to withstand significant pressure and return to their original shape. There are no reports of silicone leaking into breast milk or the mother’s bloodstream or documented risks to babies when FDA-approved breast implants are used.

Will breastfeeding permanently change my nipples and areolas?

The hormones produced during pregnancy and breastfeeding affect the nipples and areolas, in addition to the breasts themselves. Often the areolas enlarge and become darker, a change that is often permanent. As the breasts enlarge with milk production and the baby breastfeeds (or you use a breast pump), the nipples and areolas can stretch and enlarge – often unevenly. Breast enhancement procedures such as a breast lift, nipple reduction, or breast reduction can restore a balanced, attractive shape. You should allow your breasts to return to their pre-pregnancy state, which takes approximately 3 to 6 months, before you have surgery.

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