Breast Augmentation - Great Experience! - Plainfield, IL

I only wish I had done it sooner! I had my breast...

I only wish I had done it sooner! I had my breast augmentation done 2 weeks ago. I had a very good experience. I truly expected to be in pain and it was just like pressure and soreness, not pain. I wanted breast augmentation, because I had breast fed for a year and my breasts were really saggy. I love my new breasts! I have a lot more self-confidence. 

Chicago Plastic Surgeon

I was referrered by a few friends that had breast reductions and highly recommended Dr. Burt. I then followed-up with a lot of on-line research and made a list of my questions before I went to see Dr. Burt to make sure all of my questions were answered. I wanted to be very thorough before my final decision. I was so confident after meeting Dr. Burt that I had no further hesitation or concern. Dr. Burt is extremely knowledgeable, she explains everything thoroughly and makes you feel very comfortable. Now I have several friends that are planning to go see Dr. Burt. She really guided me through the entire experience, I highly recommend her!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Thanks for sharing, I just had my first consultation with Dr. Burt today and she was amazing! Im so comfortable with her I don't think I need to go to another consultation. The only issue is its a bit pricy for the area. (7000 for just a breast augmentation)
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Hi! I'm having a lift and silicone implant with Dr. Tripiti Burt in a week and a half. Also doing lipo if I can get myself of the fear of it! Glad to hear you're happy with the results so far!
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It's been almost 4 weeks now and I'm thrilled! Dr. Burt is wonderful!
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Thank you for you post :) I am actually doing another preop tomorrow to talk about the lipo I'm scheduled for also. No fear of the breast lift/augment though!
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Thanks for sharing. I am scheduled for my breast augmentation surgery in April and am currently making a list of MORE questions to ask my doctor. I am super excited but also NERVOUS. Mostly about the worst case scenarios, which I plan to go over with my Dr. in a couple weeks. Can you suggest any questions I should ask her that helped with your final decision??
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I'm thrilled with the decision I made. I am very happy with the outcome and I really had a great experience! I don't have my notes, but I asked a lot of questions about my Dr's experience, etc. I had alread researched her on-line & had friends who were very happy with their experience with her. She made me feel very comfortable from the moment I met her. Feeling confident & comfortable with your Dr is the most important. My Dr was very thorough about explaining the entire process, so she answered a lot of questions before I even asked them. After discussing everything with her I went with saline instead of silicone, under the muscle and she recommended the incision be in the fold/under the breast. I would suggest talking about what type of implant (I felt more comfortable with saline & my Dr said because we decided under the muscle & I had enough tissue that it wouldn't be that big of a diff) Saline was more cost effective and I felt less risky, discuss under the muscle or not, where incision will be. We talked about how long they would last, warranty etc. My Dr had certain meds & birth control, advil etc that I could not take for 2 weeks before & 2 weeks after. She had me take antibiotics, a pill to reduce swelling & brusing, muscle relaxer, pain meds and regular icing with bags of peas after the procedure. I took notes & did everything she told me to do. I had my procedure on a Friday and went to a friends for Super Bowl 2 days later on Sunday. I really had a good experience. I think it helped that I expected extreme pain, so then it didn't seem so bad. More of a tight sore feeling...not pain. Follow the Dr instructions. When I went back 3 days later for my follow-up my Dr was thrilled. She said I was doing what I was supposed to & I had no bruising and very minimal swelling. Good luck to you!!
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Thanks! Yes, I will also be having saline implants under the breast, and incisions under the breast fold. I do feel very confident about my doctor. She has been specializing in breast augmentation for 11 years. I will make sure to take notes at my preop appointment. I am meeting with her in a couple weeks to go over some more questions I have...about the warranty, variables that could increase risks for ruptures, scarring, and infection. Your experience is reassuring, so thank you for sharing!
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You're welcome! Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions. My Dr also helped me with size & look I wanted. She had me cut photos out of VS catalogue, so she could see if I was looking for a sexy look, athletic, type of cleavage etc. Also, she made a suggestion on size based on my body type. She suggested a cup & 1/2 & had me put a cup & a 1/2 of rice in a knee high nylon & tie it then add it to my bra to see if it was about the size I was looking for. Also, I wanted mine more tear drop shape for a natural look, not just round. I never knew there was so much to think about shape, how high, how much cleavage, etc.
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Will do. My Dr said she did not like to use the tear drop saline implants- I had asked about them because I like the natural shape as well. She said the round implants implanted under the muscle will look more natural. I also read that the tear drop shape is riskier...Of course, I told her I still plan on having children and want a smaller sized implant (athletic). I am 5'5" and weigh about 115lbs. I'm a small B cup (sometimes A cup) and think I want to go up to a full C cup. What size, shape, ect. did you end up choosing? I think I will try out the rice idea! I am SO excited!!
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I am done having kids, so I wanted more of a natural sexy look, with some cleavage, but not too much or too high. Sexy...not sleezy lol. I actually don't know the final shape she put in for the implant. I just didn't want them to look unnatural & they don't...I love them! My Dr said they continue to progress after surgery. Doesn't really make sense, but they progress like another 10%. She said I will end up a full C or small D and I am 5'4". I was a small B. My biggest issue was that I breast fed for a year, so the little bit that I did have was really just saggy skin. I'm so happy with the outcome...it really boosts the self esteem!
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Glad you are happy with the results:) I looked at pics of the progression from 1 month to 6 months to 6 years after a surgery (done by my Dr) and they looked even better 6 years later. After 6 months they looked fully "dropped" and natural. How do yours look 2 weeks after surgery? Much bruising?
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At my follow-up the Monday after my Friday surgery my Dr said she gave me an A+ for doing what I was supposed to. There was a medication I had to take 3 times a day for brusing & swelling & I followed her instructions for icing. I did not have any bruising and very little swelling. I'm thrilled with how they look already. I feel pressure at times, because of the progression. I still have activity & lifting restrictions. In my experience it was a breeze since I did all of the things I was supposed to. I took notes, made a list, reviewed it before my procedure, had meds filled & ready to go, had pillows ready to prop up and had my bags of peas ready in the freezer. I tried to make sure I had it all set for what I was supposed to do.
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Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you're pleased with your results.

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