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Breast Augmentation

Many women with a small or underdeveloped bust line feel self-conscious about their appearance.

Dr. Stuart Baker can help you achieve fuller, larger, natural-looking enhancement with a custom breast augmentation.

Discover why surgical breast enhancement has such a profound impact on patients at our Champaign, IL, office.

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Pictured below is a real patient who underwent breast augmentation at our Champaign, IL, plastic surgery office.
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Trust The Center for Cosmetic Medicine With Your Care

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. Dr. Stuart Baker, the director of The Center for Cosmetic Medicine™ serving Decatur, Champaign, and Monticello, has been a practicing cosmetic surgeon since 1980. We can combine breast augmentation surgery with additional plastic surgery, including breast lifts, to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation and the unique aesthetics you desire. If you find yourself unhappy with your breasts, the way you look in clothing, or your overall self-esteem, it's time to consider a change. Book a consultation with Dr. Baker to learn how we can help you. You can reach our Champaign, IL, plastic surgeon online or by calling:

(217) 877-9000

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Types of Breast Implants

Silicone Implants

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants closely resemble the appearance and feel of natural breast tissue and are considered one of the best options for lifelike results. They are made up of a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel and can be placed in patients over the age of 22. The benefit of silicone gel is its thick consistency. In case of rupture, the silicone gel is likely to remain within the shell rather than visibly collapse. Unfortunately, silicone is not a biocompatible substance, so you may risk capsular contracture (the hardening and contracting of scar tissue) with silicone implants. However, we do everything possible to reduce the chance of complications through careful planning and strategic surgical techniques. 

Saline Implants

Saline Implants

Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Unlike pre-filled silicone implants, saline shells are inserted into the body empty and are filled once placed. The placement technique is one of the main benefits, requiring smaller incisions and less chance of visible scarring. Saline can also be safely absorbed by the body in the case of a rupture, and these implants have a lower rate of capsular contracture. While saline implants are generally seen as less authentic-looking, some patients with modest breast tissue prefer the more rounded aesthetics. Saline implants are usually more affordable and can be placed in patients over the age of 18. 

Are You a Candidate?

Candidates for a breast augmentation procedure meet the following criteria:

Good Health

To qualify for a breast augmentation, patients should be healthy, non-smokers, and free of any medical conditions that could lead to potential complications during plastic surgery.

Appropriate Age

Patients must be fully developed before considering breast augmentation. Saline implant patients must be at least 18 years of age and silicone implant patients at least 22. 

No Plans to Become Pregnant

Breast augmentation is not recommended for patients who are currently pregnant or nursing. It is best to hold off on the surgery if you intend on having children in the future, as pregnancy can alter your results.

Realistic Expectations

It is important for patients to choose plastic surgery for the right reasons and to have realistic expectations for their results. While a breast augmentation can achieve incredible transformation, there are limitations to the procedure. For example, augmentation alone will not correct drooping or sagging breast tissue (you would need a breast lift) and should not be expected to cure you of all body insecurities. 

Your Personal Consultation

We encourage you to openly and honestly discuss all your thoughts, concerns, and expectations about breast implants with Dr. Baker during your confidential consultation. Dr. Baker is a compassionate surgeon who cares about patients' well-being and long-term happiness. With over 40 years of experience as a cosmetic and plastic surgeon, he will understand how to best achieve your goals and create optimal results. We also offer a range of non-surgical enhancements, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, for a completely rejuvenated look.

Patients who reside in the greater Decatur, Springfield, and Champaign–Urbana areas can conveniently access a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Baker at our Champaign-based practice. Schedule an appointment with us today to get started on your custom plastic surgery plan.

(217) 877-9000

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What To Expect During Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Baker is affiliated with several Champaign and Springfield, IL-area hospitals where he offers breast augmentation surgery. 

Breast augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure that takes around one to two hours per breast.

Day of Procedure

Breast augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure that takes around one to two hours per breast.


Before beginning the breast augmentation surgery, we will administer general and/or local anesthesia so you remain comfortable during treatment. 


The incisions are carefully made under the breast or around the nipple to reduce future scarring. Depending on your individual needs, we will insert the breast implants under the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscles in the chest.


Once the implant is in place and has been checked, Dr. Baker stitches the incisions closed. Finally, we will bandage the area and monitor you as the anesthesia wears off. 

Take a Closer Look...

During your breast implant consultation, we will determine the best technique to make incisions and place the implants depending on your preferences and needs. 

Combining Augmentation With a Breast Lift

If you want to enhance the size or shape of your breasts, but also wish to address sagging, your surgeon can combine breast implants with a breast lift into one comprehensive procedure.

A breast lift can remove excess skin and elevate the breasts, resulting in a perkier and more youthful-looking bust. Your nipples and areolas will also be moved to a more aesthetically appealing position. During your consultation, Dr. Baker can recommend the best approach to achieving the enhancements you desire. If you're looking for a finishing touch, we also offer a range of injectables, such as BOTOX Cosmetic.

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Breast augmentation is one of Dr. Baker's most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. He has decades of experience providing patients with outstanding results.

Maintaining Your Results

Follow Aftercare Instructions

In the weeks following your breast augmentation, follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon to allow your breast implants to settle and your breasts to heal properly.

Attend Follow-Up Appointments

To make your breast implants last as long as possible, attend all follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon and constantly monitor how your breast implants look and feel. This can allow you to detect potential problems before they become severe.

Be Ready for Changes

Though a bra with adequate support can help prevent sagging, breast tissue will change over time. Meanwhile, it is inevitable that your breast implants will need to be replaced eventually. If you wish to maintain the results of your breast enhancement procedure, it's important to understand that procedures such as a breast augmentation revision or a breast lift will become necessary in the future.

Removing and Replacing Breast Implants

There are several reasons why breast implants can require removal or replacement, including:

  • Implant rupture
  • Implant displacement
  • Implant malfunction
  • Capsular contracture
  • Change in taste
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Changes in breast tissue


A breast augmentation procedure with breast implants may be what you need to feel your best, and Dr. Baker has the decades of experience necessary to help you achieve a flattering breast size.

If you have any questions about breast augmentation or you would like to schedule a consultation at one of our offices serving the Decatur, Champaign, and Monticello areas, fill out our online contact form or call our Champaign, IL, office at:

(217) 877-9000

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Dr. Baker is a compassionate surgeon who cares about patients' wellbeing and long-term happiness. With over 40 years of experience in cosmetic enhancement, he will understand how to best achieve your goals and create optimal results. 
Dr. Stuart Baker

The Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He has been recognized as a "master injector" by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® products, for excellent patient outcomes. In addition to being a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also an orthopedic hand surgery specialist. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — ASPS 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — ASAPS 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — AACS 
  • American Medical Association — AMA 

Use our online form to schedule a consultation at a location near you in Monticello, Champaign, or Decatur. Or call us at:

(217) 877-9000

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