Breast Augmentation in Denver CO area
Breast augmentation enlarges breast size through the surgical placement of saline or silicone gel implants. In Denver, CO women choose board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat when they wish to undergo breast augmentation surgery.
Some of the recognized benefits of breast augmentation include:
- Increased breast size
- Improved breast symmetry and proportion
- More feminine appearance and self-confidence
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation increases the size and projection of breasts through the use of implants. Many options are available to you if you choose to undergo breast augmentation, as millions of American women have done.
Aside from increasing the size and projection of your breasts, the surgery can also correct breast asymmetry, restore lost breast fullness, and resolve issues such as tuberous breast syndrome.
Breast Augmentation Options
When you undergo breast augmentation with plastic surgeon Dr. Mouchantat in Denver, CO he will discuss the many options you have as a part of your consultation. These options may include:
- Implant Type: Saline or silicone implants are used and both have associated pros and cons. Dr. Mouchantat can guide you through the differences and help you choose the implant type that is right for you.
- Implant Size: Depending on your surgical goals, the size of your implant may vary.
- Incision Location: Incisions may be made in the breast crease, near the armpit, or around the areola.
Additional options include implant shape, texture, profile, placement and diameter. During your consultation, Dr. Mouchantat will explain how all of these options can affect your surgical outcome.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
During breast augmentation surgery, you will be under general anesthesia for one to two hours. Based on decisions made in your consultation, the doctor will make the incisions and insert the implant under the breast tissue, centered below the nipple. The surgical incisions will be closed with sutures and then covered.
Shown above are the three most common incision locations for breast augmentation.
Augmentation Mammaplasty: Pre-op Instructions
Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications or vitamin E for 14 days prior to surgery.
Shower with Hibiclens for 7 days and the evening before and the morning of surgery, use a clean towel each time. Do not use the Hibiclens on your face at all, only on your body. Hibiclens is not safe to use near your eyes. Shower 48 hours post op using the remaining Hibiclens soap for the next few showers. Hibiclens is available at your pharmacy. I recommend good mouth care as well adding Listerine rinses to brushing twice a day.
Do not shave your armpits the day before or the day of surgery
Wear comfortable clothes to the surgery center, avoid tops that pull over the head and slip on shoes are best.
Bring your history and consent paperwork with you to the surgery center.
Fill prescriptions and read the instructions before the day of surgery. Discuss your regular medications and birth control pill use prior to surgery.
Do not drive yourself to the surgery center; you will also need a ride home and someone to care for you for at least 24 hours.
After Surgery Instructions
Eat what sounds appetizing, smaller portions more often may be more comfortable than full meals.
Take medications as directed, try to keep some food in your stomach before taking pain medications as they can cause nausea. Pain medications can cause constipation, take plenty of liquids and an over the counter stool softener such as: Colace or Senna Kot can help prevent problems. Milk of Magnesia as directed on the bottle is safe if you are constipated.
Rest, but do not be sedentary for extended periods, raise your legs and flex the leg muscles frequently while resting and walk for 5-10 minutes four or five times a day, around the house is fine.
You may move your arms gently throughout the range of motion if you have round implants. If you have shaped implants, you should limit your range of motion to reaching no higher than the top of your head. No resistive exercise and no lifting more than 5 pounds with each hand.
You should take a shower in 48 hours from the surgery time unless your discharge paperwork tells you otherwise. Use the remaining Hibiclens for the first few showers. Wash right over the wounds and drain dressing taking care to keep the dressing intact.
Adjust your garment as needed, and put it back on after showers. Wash the garment at least every other day.
If you have drains, keep the dressing intact and empty the drainage twice a day. Record the output and bring the record to you office visits.
A gentle massage of tenderness or spasms in the muscles is OK. If something doesn’t seem right to you, please call, we are happy to answer questions.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation in Denver
Are you interested in breast augmentation? The best way to learn about this popular procedure is a consultation with Denver plastic surgeon Richard Mouchantat. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today to learn more. You may also wish to view the following resources for breast surgery:
For more information on breast augmentation, give our office a call to set up your consultation with Denver board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mouchantat when you happen to be in Denver or the surrounding neighborhood. Our service areas include: Denver, Lakewood, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Arvada, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Ken Caryl, Boulder & Westminster Colorado.