Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Enhance Your Silhouette With Highly Personalized Breast Augmentation Results.


Introduction to Breast Augmentation Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Breast Augmentation

Whether you’ve recently become concerned with the size and shape of your breasts or you’ve been unhappy with your natural breasts for years, RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa can help.

With over 75 years of combined experience in the suburbs of Northwest Chicago, our team prides itself on delivering an excellent patient experience from start to finish, educating you along the way with everything you need to know about getting breast implants.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type

Cosmetic Surgery

Treatment Time

1 - 1.5Hours


General Anesthesia

Back to Work

3-5 Days

Total Recovery Time

4-6 Weeks

Duration of Results

10 Years or Longer

# of Treatments


Breast Augmentation Illinois: overview

As one of the most highly customizable procedures in the world of cosmetic surgery, our team values the ability to discuss your breast augmentation with you one-on-one to hone in on your desired outcome.

We will walk you through the process of choosing the right size breast implants for your ultimate goals (saline-filled or silicone gel-filled), determine your preference for where the incisions will be made (around the nipple in a semicircle; underneath the crease; or hidden in the armpit), and even discuss the placement of the implant above or below the chest muscle.


Used to Treat

Loss of Firmness

Lack of Cleavage

Low Volume

Nipple Orientation

Change of Shape After Childbirth or Breastfeeding

Age-Related Breast Shape Changes

Asymmetrical Breasts


Benefits of Breast Implants

  • Breast augmentation using breast implants can help the breasts look and feel firmer, fuller, and more symmetrical.
  • Overall, breast augmentation can enhance your silhouette and improve the way your clothing fits.
  • Using the Keller Funnel™️, our surgeons decrease contamination, produce less trauma to natural breast tissue, decrease the occurrence of inflammatory reactions, and are able to make a smaller incision.

breast augmentation near you in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

In some instances, the best result is by combining a breast augmentation with a breast lift or mastopexy. In this case, the breast augmentation adds volume and the lift raises the position of the nipple/areola and reshapes the overall shape of the breast.

We charge $100 for surgical consultations that last about 40 minutes. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your surgery for a day and time that works for your schedule.

Getting Breast Implants

A typical breast augmentation procedure will last between one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

Your surgeon will make your incision of choice and use the Keller Funnel™️ device to ensure a sterile placement of your implant. Saline implants can be deflated and inserted through the body through much smaller incisions, then filled once placed in the body. Silicone gel implants come already filled, so you will typically require a slightly larger incision to place the implant. Both saline breast implants and silicone gel breast implants have unique advantages and things to consider, so it’s best to speak with your plastic surgeon to decide the right choice of breast implant.

Fat Transfer to the Breasts

In some cases, fat transfer can be performed for breast augmentation, without the use of breast implants.

This is performed by liposuction to harvest fat, preparation of the fat by washing and filtering the fat, and then grafting the fat into the breasts. The advantages of this approach are that no implants are involved and the fat can be targeted to specific areas of the breast. The disadvantages are that there can be a variable amount of fat take, there is a limit to how much fat can be grafted in any one surgery, and the patient must have adequate fat stores to harvest for the fat transfer.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Before any cosmetic surgery, your surgeon will review your recovery schedule in detail so you feel prepared for what to expect afterwards.

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that we perform in our surgical facility, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day.  Pain is managed by a combination of local anesthetic nerve blocks performed at the time of surgery and oral pain medications as needed

In general, you’ll still be experiencing the effects of the anesthesia when you arrive home. Therefore, it’s important to have someone who can drive you home and take care of you for the first 24 hours following your breast augmentation. Your surgeon will send you home with both instructions for your recovery and supplies that will help your breast augmentation heal correctly.

It’s important that you rest for the first few days of your recovery after a breast augmentation. You should avoid lifting heavy objects or undergoing strenuous activity for the first week of your recovery.

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FAQs about Vernon Hills Breast Augmentation

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Book Your Breast Implant

Your improved silhouette is one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your consultation to learn more about breast implants and the personalized surgery process at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.

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Happy patients


Dr Lu and his staff are wonderful! I’ve gone through two surgeries and have not been disappointed. I can’t say I’m looking forward to the next surgery, but I know I’m in good hands and will be well taken care of. There isn’t any other team I would place my trust in.

Katie is a gem and the best addition to that team. I have so many questions and she is always there ready to deal with my anxiety with a calm voice of reason and a smile. I feel like she has truly listened to me and genuinely cares about me.

-Nicole Hatfield

Dr. Ritacca is the best! He’s very knowledgeable and does a great job. I keep coming back to him every time I need a procedure done.
-Laura Cramer

Dr. Lu and his staff were professional, efficient and very friendly throughout the entire process. They addressed any concern I had and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed with any appointment and they made me feel like I was a priority.

On the day of the surgery, any nerves I had were reassured by the professionalism and experience Dr. Lu and his staff demonstrated. It was great getting a text from Dr. Lu the next day to see how I was doing, and knowing I could text him any time with concerns or questions.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lu for any cosmetic surgery, he’s the best in the area. I had gone to a plastic surgeon a couple years ago in Schaumburg and I had a totally different experience. The staff there seemed ‘bothered’ with questions I asked and the doctor made some troubling comments when I had expressed some concerns about my results. So when I met Dr. Lu, I knew I was making the right choice to have him do my surgery.

-Dru Hay

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