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Here’s Why You Should Get Breast Augmentation in Winter

Having the perfect breast augmentation starts with your planning. If you aren’t thinking ahead or your timing is poor, complications of all types can arise. To give yourself the best experience and greatest success with your breast augmentation surgery, plan now to get it done this winter. Here’s why:
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Which Breast Augmentation Incision is the Best?

For your breast enhancement procedure, your surgeon will carefully construct only the smallest incisions required to insert your implants. These inconspicuously placed incisions are a necessary part of the surgery and are a small price to pay for the beautiful breast augmentation results you can expect. There are three common breast augmentation incision techniques, any of which could be the best approach for you depending on your needs and preferences. For most women, the inframammary incision will likely be the best choice overall. More »

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4 Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get Before the Summer

Summer will be here before you know it, and now is the time to finalize your summer plans. While you’re dreaming about your beach vacation and working on your summer tan, be sure to prioritize one thing: yourself! If you take care of your aesthetic goals now, you’ll have a summer body ready to drink in all the sunny weather.

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Your Guide to Breast Implants

Your decision to undergo breast augmentation is an exciting step that will enhance your body shape for years to come. However, you will quickly discover that it is only the first step in a series of important decisions. Along with choosing your plastic surgeon and surgery date, you will need to choose from among various types of implants to determine what results you can expect. This guide will help you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Mouchantat so that you can select the best breast implants and achieve your ideal look.

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Is Nipple and Areola Reduction Right for Surgery?

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With breast enhancement is being as popular as it is, it is surprising just how little consideration a women’s areolas and nipples receive. Widely discussed, breast augmentation, reduction, and lifts dominate the conversation. And yet, plenty of women are uncomfortable with the appearance of their areolas or their nipples. At his Denver practice, Dr. Mouchantat offers nipple and areola reduction as an option for women self-conscious of their appearance.
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3 Ways to Achieve a Natural Look with Breast Augmentation

Mouchantat, BA - ImageRecently, women have accepted a more subtle approach to breast augmentation. Gone are the days when women longed for prominently large breasts bustling with a bounty of cleavage. Instead, the majority of women now desire a breast augmentation that will naturally enhance their appearance.
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What is Right for You: Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift?

Mouchantat, Breast Lift - ImageMany women come to Mouchantat Plastic Surgery expressing their desire for a youthful bust line. In hopes of recapturing their breasts of years past, women inquire as to which form of breast enhancement will best rejuvenate their figure: breast augmentation or a breast lift. More »

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Breast Reduction for Men

In addition to cosmetic breast surgery for women, Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat offers surgical techniques for male breast reduction, which is beneficial for men who struggle with excess tissue on their chests.

The benefits of undergoing a male breast reduction surgery include:

  • Removal of excess breast tissue
  • Decrease in the hypersensitivity of the chest
  • Improved fit of clothing and self-image

What Is Male Breast Reduction?

Excess breast tissue on men, also referred to as gynecomastia, is often thought to be brought on by hormone imbalances, but lifestyle may also play a role. This issue, which can be embarrassing for those who struggle with it, can occur in adolescents and adults and can be corrected through surgery.

The procedure uses skin and tissue tightening techniques as well as liposuction to streamline the male chest. In order to undergo this surgery, you should be a nonsmoker at a stable, healthy body weight.

During your plastic surgery consultation in Denver, Dr. Mouchantat will work with you to determine if the problem can be corrected through lifestyle changes rather than surgery. If it cannot, Dr. Mouchantat will help you understand the details of male breast reduction and perform your surgery.

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure: What to Expect in Surgery

For your male breast reduction surgery, you will be under general anesthesia for at least one hour, though, in some cases, a local anesthetic with sedation may be adequate. If you only struggle with excess glandular tissue, Dr. Mouchantat may be able to remove it using scalpel techniques alone, but glandular tissue combined with fatty tissue will necessitate a combination of skin and tissue tightening techniques, as well as fat removal with liposuction.

To begin, an incision will either be made around the nipple areola or in your underarm. Through the incision, the excess fatty tissue will be suctioned out in an effort to improve the contour of your chest. If you struggle with an excessive amount of tissue, your plastic surgeon may also have to remove skin to achieve an ideal result. After completing the removal, Dr. Mouchantat will close the incisions with sutures and cover them.

Male Breast Reduction Pre/Post Op Instructions

Following your surgery, your chest will be wrapped. You may experience swelling, bruising and discomfort and may be prescribed medication to manage pain. You can return to work after approximately one week, but you should avoid exercise for up to three weeks. It will likely take up to three months for the swelling to completely subside before you can appreciate the final results of your surgery.

Gynecomastia Surgery Pre-op Instructions

Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications or vitamin E for 14 days prior to surgery.

Shower with Hibiclens for 3 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.

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 medication 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 having a problem.

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, 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.

Empty your drains twice a day and record the output. Do not remove the plastic dressing over the drains.
Adjust your garment as needed, and put it back on after showers.

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.

Click here to download instructions

Learn More About Breast Reduction for Men

To learn more about achieving a more masculine chest through male breast reduction surgery with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat, we encourage you to call his Denver plastic surgery practice to schedule a consultation. Service areas include: Denver, Lakewood, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Arvada, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Ken Caryl, Boulder & Westminster Colorado.

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Breast Reconstruction

After undergoing a mastectomy necessitated by breast cancer, women in the Denver area often look to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat to learn more about their breast reconstruction options and choose him to help them on the road to recovery.

A breast reconstruction surgery can:

  • Recreate your breasts using implants or your natural tissues
  • Correct a loss of breast contour, shape or volume

What Is Breast Reconstruction?

As an integral part of breast cancer treatment, breast reconstruction takes place after a mastectomy or lumpectomy has been performed. Breast reconstruction can happen immediately following the mastectomy or may be put off until a later time. Rather than one surgery, the reconstructive process may take place over several surgeries, sometimes beginning with tissue expansion procedures.

In order to move forward with a breast reconstruction, your cancer must be fully eradicated and you must be mentally prepared to undergo surgery and understand the benefits and risks that accompany it.

When you consult with Dr. Mouchantat, he will outline your breast reconstruction options, which include the insertion of implants or one of several flap procedures that utilize your own tissues.

The Breast Reconstruction Procedures

If you choose implant based reconstruction, some patients will be eligible for direct to the final implant reconstruction and some will require a tissue expander to make room for their final implant. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced with the latest generations of anatomically shaped implants.

Your other breast reconstruction options all utilize tissue from your own body to recreate the breasts. The technique that is right for you will depend on your body and your medical history, among other factors.

The latissimus flap procedure uses muscle and skin from the back to shape the reconstructed breast along with an implant. The latissimus flap is often indicated for matching the shape of a natural breast on the other side or to help when radiation is needed.

Other microsurgical breast reconstruction techniques include the SGAP, SIAE, and DIEP technique, which are similar to the TRAM technique, but vary with the location of the tissue source and blood supply for the graft.

Breast Reconstruction Pre-op Instructions

Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications or vitamin E for 14 days prior to surgery.

Shower for the week prior surgery, the evening before and the morning of surgery with Hibiclens use a fresh towel with each shower.  You can get Hibiclens from your pharmacy.  You may shower 48 hours post op using the remaining Hibiclens for the first few showers.

Brush teeth twice a day and use Listerine mouthwash for the week prior to and after surgery.

Do not shave your armpits the day before or the day of surgery

Wear comfortable clothes to the hospital, avoid tops that pull over the head and slip on shoes are best.

Bring your history and consent paperwork with you to the hospital.

Fill prescriptions and read the instructions before the day of surgery.  These medications are for use after your surgery.  Discuss your regular medications and birth control pill use prior to surgery.

Do not drive yourself to the surgery center or hospital; you will also need a ride home and someone to care for you for at least 24 hours.

After Surgery Instructions

Do not use ice packs or heating pads. 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 having a problem.

Rest, but do not be sedentary for extended periods, raise your legs and flex the leg muscles frequently while resting and walk for 5 minutes of each hour while awake, 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.

Adjust your garment as needed, and put it back on after showers. Wash the garment at least every other day.

Empty the drains and record the amount of fluid two or three times a day. Bring the record of output to your follow up office appointment.

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.

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 Reconstruction in Denver

To find out more about how Dr. Richard Mouchantat can help you with breast reconstruction, we encourage you to call his Denver plastic surgery practice to schedule a consultation. You can also use the online contact form to send an email. Service areas include: Denver, Lakewood, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Arvada, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Ken Caryl, Boulder & Westminster Colorado.

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Breast Reduction

In his Denver practice, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat uses his recognized skills in breast surgery to help women alleviate back pain and improve body image issues by performing breast reduction in Denver. 

The noted benefits of undergoing a breast reduction include:

  • Lifted, firmer and smaller breasts
  • Lessened back pain
  • Reduced areola size
  • Improved body proportion

What Is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction surgery performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Mouchantat combines skin and tissue removal techniques to reduce the size and sag of breasts that are overly large, often causing back, neck or shoulder pain, as well as skin infections beneath the breast.

In addition to the health benefits, breast reduction surgery can also work to improve a patient’s self-esteem by improving their silhouette and the fit of their clothes. In order to undergo this procedure, you should be a nonsmoker and understand the benefits and risks of undergoing this type of plastic surgery.

The Breast Reduction Procedure: What to Expect in Surgery

When you undergo breast reduction surgery in Denver with Dr. Mouchantat, you will be under a general anesthesia for approximately two to four hours. When he begins, your plastic surgeon will make an incision circling the bottom of the areola and extending down to the breast crease. Through this incision, Dr. Mouchantat will remove the excess skin, fat and tissue. He will then lift the remaining breast tissue as well as reshape and reposition the nipple areola. When finished, your plastic surgeon will close the incisions and cover them.

Breast Reduction Pre/Post Op Instructions

Following your breast reduction surgery, you will likely experience swelling, bruising and discomfort and you may be prescribed medication to manage any pain. To collect fluid that may accumulate following your surgery, drains will likely be placed near the incision site. You will also be required to wear a special post-surgical bra for two to three weeks. This bra will aid in proper healing. Service areas include: Denver, Lakewood, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Arvada, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Ken Caryl, Boulder & Westminster Colorado.

Reduction Mammaplasty Pre-op Instructions

Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications or vitamin E for 14 days prior to surgery.

Shower with Hibiclens for 3 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.

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 having a problem.
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, no resistive exercise and no lifting more
than 5 pounds with each hand.
Adjust your garment as needed, and put it back on after showers.
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.
Empty your drains twice a day and record the output. Do not remove the plastic dressing over the drains.
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.

Click here to download instructions

Learn More About Breast Reduction in Denver

If you struggle with overly large, painful breasts and are interested in undergoing a breast reduction surgery with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat, we encourage you to contact his Denver plastic surgery practice to set up a consultation. For more information, please view the following breast reduction resources:

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Before and After Gallery

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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