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Whether a woman was born with smaller breasts or has lost volume over time, a breast augmentation can create a more aesthetically appealing silhouette. Thanks to today’s advanced technology, there is a wide range of implant sizes and shapes to choose from, ensuring each procedure is highly customized and tailored to the individual patient.

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO?

Peak Plastic Surgery Center is dedicated to providing best-in-class technology, a compassionate, patient-centric approach, and a state-of-the-art practice environment where clients can achieve their ideal aesthetic visions. Dr. Eric Barker and Dr. Garrett Locketz, both Fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, offer concierge care and highly personalized treatment plans. From our stunning, spacious reception areas and world-class operating suites to the integrity and professionalism of our entire team, Peak Plastic Surgery Center stands as a leading sanctuary for cosmetic excellence in Dever, CO.

What Is A Breast Augmentation?

Women pursue a breast augmentation for a variety of reasons, all of which require a customized approach. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Eric Barker strives to provide each patient with an individualized surgical plan to obtain optimal outcomes. His eye for detail and innate artistry result in a more balanced, attractive figure. He always goes above and beyond to minimize postoperative scarring.

Breast augmentation addresses an array of concerns women may have with their breasts, including breast size, shape, and/or projection. Each patient will meet with Dr. Barker for a private consultation to discuss a choice of implants, incision patterns, and implant placement (below or above the pectoralis muscles).

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How Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?

Before the procedure begins, general anesthesia is administered to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience. Once it has taken effect, the surgery will begin, which will usually take around an hour. Incision placement, as well as implant placement, is decided prior to surgery as part of each patient’s personalized treatment plan. During a breast augmentation, the chosen incision is created and then the appropriate breast implant will be slipped into the pocket, either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Regardless of incision type and implant placement, scarring is usually small and discreet. Dr. Barker’s expertise, skill, and precision-oriented approach ensure elegant, natural-looking results.

Recovery Timeline

  • Day 3-5: Discomfort is improving. Patients can return to work.
  • Day 7: First postoperative visit. Dressings are removed, and the patient is weaned off pain medications.
  • 3 weeks post-op: Patients can begin scar therapy if indicated. Patients can slowly increase physical activity.
  • 4 weeks post-op: Second postoperative visit. 
  • 6 weeks post-op: Patients can resume normal bra usage and increase physical activity to no restrictions by 8 weeks postoperatively.

Words do not do justice with how amazing Kendall, Dr. Barker and everyone at Peak Plastic Surgery are! They are all welcoming and have a way of making you feel comfortable and at home. I fly out from Los Angeles just to see them. They are honest with me and really understand what treatment would work best for me. They always check in with me after to see how I am doing! If you’re looking for a new place in Denver, go to Peak Plastic surgery you will not regret it!

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What Is The Recovery Process Like?

Following the procedure, there are just a few things to know in regard to ensuring a smooth recovery process. The incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures and covered with a small, sterile surgical dressing. The dressing will remain in place until the first postoperative visit (within one week of surgery). Typically, patients will feel slight discomfort in their breasts for the first 3-5 days following surgery. The discomfort will continue to improve daily, and most patients are able to return to work within 3-5 days after surgery.

During the operation, Dr. Barker will inject an anesthetic to block the nerves in the breasts. This anesthetic lasts for up to 3 days to help control immediate postoperative pain. After the surgery, patients will typically only need over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) to assist with pain control. The patient will be allowed to shower 24 hours after surgery. They should wear a no-wire surgical bra, which is recommended for the first six weeks of recovery.

Patients should avoid strenuous activity for the first 4 weeks following surgery. After 6-8 weeks, they will usually be cleared for full activity without restrictions. Swelling is also expected during this time and typically resolves after about six months. Dr. Barker remains available and accessible during the entire recovery process should any questions or concerns arise. As long as his instructions are followed, patients typically experience a stress-free, seamless healing process, followed by a beautiful transformation.

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FAQ

Should I get a breast lift or an augmentation?

Should I get saline or silicone implants?

Can I breastfeed with breast implants?

Should I get a breast lift or an augmentation?

Both a breast lift and a breast augmentation are excellent ways to enhance the patient’s chest. Dr. Barker will first listen to and assess your goals for surgery before discussing your options. Sagging skin can be treated with a lift, while loss of volume is better addressed with implants. Combination surgery may also be helpful for some patients.

Should I get saline or silicone implants?

Plastic surgeons have different opinions about which implants are best suited for patients. It depends on your individual needs, size expectations, and breast shape goals. Fat transfer surgery can also provide natural enhancements without the need for implants.

Can I breastfeed with breast implants?

If you want to breastfeed after augmentation, speak with Dr. Barker about it during your private consultation so that he can adjust your surgical plan and incision placement. Most women are able to breastfeed without complication after a breast augmentation. However, if you plan to become pregnant soon, it may be better to wait until your family is complete since breastfeeding can change the appearance and makeup of your breasts.

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