The Gillian Institute’s Philosophy: Breast Surgery

The Gillian Institute’s philosophy on breasts is to treat each patients breast as “individualized,” customizing options based on each individuals desires and wishes for breast rejuvenation. Our philosophy is to assess each patients own expectations and every surgery is individualized to best fit each patients specific needs. Our doctors are dedicated to educating each patient on their choices and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each decision. The Gillian Institute often makes the comparison between breasts and snowflakes because “Each Breast is Unique, Just Like a Snowflake.” This approach is followed during the consultation because we will pay special attention to understanding your expectations on achieving an attractive, feminine aesthetic breast shape and breast volume.

Our goal for patients considering breast surgery is for their shape to remain as natural as possible. Whether the patient is undergoing a breast reduction, breast lift, or breast augmentation, it is important to maintain the natural, feminine shape of the breast. It is important to emphasis each patients anatomy and each surgery is individualized to fit each patients expectations and desires. Breast aesthetics should represent an overall visual of body proportions and our surgeons strive to maintain the feminine contours of the breast.  Many women women consider breast augmentation to enhance the size of their breasts, while others are more interested in obtaining a lift or filling up the loose skin which has resulted from pregnancy or breastfeeding. Breast surgery offers not only an improvement in the breast appearance and shape, but also an improvement in self esteem and self confidence.

Dr. Short is one the premier breast surgeons in the Midwest and breast augmentation and re-shaping is one of her most common procedures performed at the Gillian Institute. Dr. Short performed an extensive six month fellowship in Aesthetic Breast Surgery in Norfolk, Virginia as well as perfecting the revolutionary technique for breast re-shaping referred to as the SPAIR technique.  Fewer than 10% of practicing plastic surgeons have done fellowships in Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Short has also been selected to attend annual leadership meetings to voice her recommendations and her vision for the future of breast surgery.  Dr. Short is an active member within educational forums and advanced sessions which include an elite group of surgeons around the United States to cultivate solutions and discuss upcoming advancements that will ultimately shape the future of breast aesthetics and breast implant technology.

Customizing Breast Surgery:  The “ART” of Breast Enlargement and Breast Re-Shaping:

For all Breast consultations, Dr. Short will take a series of breast and chest measurements and she will evaluate the pre-existing breast tissue, the position of the nipple, and the skin envelope characteristics of the breast to determine a customized treatment plan for each patient for breast rejuvenation.  Each patients anatomy must be considered to provide desired proportions following surgery.  Communication and listening skills are also an important quality to represent to patients to ensure the patients expectations and desires are achieved.  Dr. Short is visual with her communication style and discussing realistic results to patients.  A visual tool is an easy way to determine the patients vision is the same as the surgeon’s.  Plastic Surgery and Re-shaping the breast is an “art” form, Dr. Short offers patients her female artist’s point of view with maintaining the feminine contours and providing a more lifted, youthful breast appearance.

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!! * 



Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else. *

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. *

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. *

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job. *

Amy B
* Disclaimer: The claims made on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

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