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Why Choose Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery for Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Rashid is an acclaimed plastic surgeon who consistently achieves beautiful results in breast augmentation surgery. He takes a meticulous approach to this important cosmetic surgery, with a custom surgical plan. You can be confident in his exceptional surgical skills, his dedication to achieving the results you desire, and his consistently beautiful surgical outcomes.

What Can Breast Augmentation Achieve?

Breast augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve balance of your figure, with improved breast and hip contours
  • Improve your body self-image and confidence in your appearance and figure
  • Breast implants can be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.

What Breast Augmentation Surgery Won’t Do

Breast augmentation cannot correct severely drooping breasts. A breast lift may be required along with a breast augmentation to achieve a youthful look to your breasts if your breasts are drooping or nipples low, pointing downwards, or exceptionally large. A breast lift is often performed at the same time as the breast augmentation or may require a separate surgery. Dr. Rashid will assist you to understand the approach that is most appropriate for you.

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What is the Breast Augmentation Procedure?

Every breast augmentation is a customized surgery, as every person is different. Dr. Rashid is recognized as being among the finest breast surgeons practicing in Peoria. You can be confident that your body and figure are in the hands of a highly-skilled surgeon –who cares about you as an individual.

The first step is to determine exactly what you want in size, fullness, and projection. With many, many sizes and shapes of breast implants available, this is a discussion that is a very important point in achieving a positive outcome. The procedure involves incisions placed in various locations, based upon the type and size of the implants. These incision sites include these options:

  • Around the areola (periareolar)
  • In armpit (transaxillary – only appropriate for saline implants)
  • In the fold beneath the breast (Inframammary)

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgery involves creating a surgical “pocket” into which the implant is placed, after which the incision is carefully sutured (stitched). The care with which the procedure is performed is very important; you want to avoid complications and have an outcome that looks natural and beautiful.

Types of Implants

The latest generation of breast implants are superior, last longer, and come in more shapes and sizes than ever before. The types of implants available include:


These implants are in a silicone shell and filled after placement, but do not feel quite as natural in bounce and softness as silicone.


These are the most common choice for women who want larger breasts, as they most accurately mimic natural breast tissue in weight and bounce.

Gummy Bear

Also called “anatomical implants” or “shaped implants,” these implants are filled with a specialized, more cohesive gel that holds its shape. They are manufactured in to more closely match the shape of natural breast tissue.

Post-Surgery – What Should I Expect?

Before you go home, you will be given specific postoperative instructions and a follow-up appointment scheduled with Dr. Rashid. Ensure you fill any prescriptions prior to your surgical appointment so you have what you need when you return home. Your prescribed medications will include pain medication. Wear your support garment (a bra or elastic band, called a bandeau) around the clock as instructed by your plastic surgeon after surgery. Follow your aftercare instructions carefully to speed your recovery.

Because it is possible to bleed into the pockets around the breast implants for the first several days, you will need to limit your physical activity for the first several days, as well as sleep or rest with your upper body elevated on pillows, a wedge, or in a reclining chair. Any post-operative pain typically subsides within a week or so, with some residual swelling that slowly diminishes as the weeks pass. It is not unusual to experience soreness and swelling for several weeks. You may resume exercise and normal activity when given the go-ahead by Dr. Rashid, usually within four to six weeks.

What Will My Breasts Look Like After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

While a breast augmentation will enhance the size of your breasts right away, the final results may take a few weeks to several months to be revealed as the swelling subsides, the implants settle, and your skin stretches to accommodate the implants. Some patients will be asked to wear a bandeau to help shape their breasts, especially if the breasts had asymmetry or they had very small breasts prior to augmentation. Incision lines may take several months, even a couple of years, to completely fade. To achieve optimal breast augmentation results, ensure you carefully follow all post-operative instructions.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. As recommendations evolve during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, we continue to evolve. We are using CDC recommendations to best serve our patients, protect our staff and families, and do our part to prevent transmission and slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus.


As an essential service, Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery will remain open during normal business hours. In accordance with guidelines from the American College of Surgeons, our surgeons are evaluating the medical need for procedures on a case by case basis daily. They are using data driven assessment for the delivery of clinical care based on the assimilation of the COVID-associated risk and all medical and logistical information available.

The Medspa temporary closure has been extended through April 7, 2020. Appointments for non-essential medical services are being limited from March 23- April 7th. Our office staff will be reaching out to reschedule these appointments. At this time, we will continue to accept new appointments, scheduling non-essential services after April 7th. If you wish to purchase skincare products or gift cards, please call ahead to pay via credit card and we will ship the items to you.


We are actively implementing a secure, HIPAA compliant, platform to allow patients to communicate directly with our staff and providers through two-way text, photo and document sharing, as well as video conferencing. The integration of this platform into our practice begins Tuesday March 24th. Please visit the website frequently for updates on use.


  • If you have the following symptoms or situation PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • A temperature of 100.4 or greater orally
    • Sore throat or dry cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • You or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to self-quarantine by a physician
  • If you choose to cancel your appointment, all fees and penalties will be waived.
  • We are reducing visitors to one guest per patient.
  • We have provided an alternative option to our waiting room. Patients can wait in their cars, receive text notifications, bypass the waiting room, and enter a disinfected exam room when it is ready for use. Additional instructions for this procedure are posted on our front door.
  • If you choose to utilize the in-office waiting room, we are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day. You must remain six feet apart from other individuals.
  • Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open.
  • We are screening all staff prior to entry into the office and requesting staff stay home if ill.
  • Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact.
  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available.
  • As always, we remain compliant with all federal and state requirements.


Dates of closure could be extended and additional changes implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date.

Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III

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