Everything you need to know about getting an augmentation in Denver
Not feeling yourself? Maybe you’ve felt that way for a long time. Or maybe it has hit you more recently, brought on by changes to your body from childbirth, weight gain or loss, or another factor that has affected how you see yourself in the mirror.
Dr. Christine Rodgers and Denver Plastic Surgery Associates help women of all shapes and sizes achieve the figure and silhouette that makes them feel more like themselves in their own skin.
Dr. Christine Rodgers’s clinic is the premier plastic surgery clinic and med spa in Denver, offering tailored cosmetic surgery solutions for patients seeking to improve areas of concern and increase their self-confidence like never before.
One of the most popular cosmetic plastic services we offer is breast augmentations in Denver.
Augmentations are the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in America. According to Natrelle®, 93% of women receiving their breast implants are satisfied with their results even 10 years later!
But what exactly is an augmentation, and how could it change your appearance or make you feel differently about your body?
Read on to learn more about augmentations, how they work, and what they may be able to do for your breast enhancement efforts.
Breast Augmentation v. Breast Implants
“What is a breast augmentation? Is it the same thing as implants?”
Like we tell our clients at our Denver practice, a breast augmentation is a procedure; breast implants are the physical object used to enhance the breasts.
Are augmentations FDA-approved?
This is a common question that most of our patients ask in gauging whether or not augmentations are safe (to which the answer is… absolutely!)
The FDA does not actually regulate procedures—only implants or devices.
There are three different brands of breast implants that are FDA-approved, which we use at our plastic surgery clinic in Denver (more on the different types of breast implants later!).
Should I get a breast augmentation?
Clients considering an augmentation in Denver choose to undergo the procedure for numerous reasons, including:
- Balancing breast size & reducing asymmetry
- Compensating for reduced breast mass postpartum or post-surgery
- Correcting a congenital breast defect
- Filling in cup size to help clothing fit better
- Evening out silhouette and overall figure
- And more
The choice to get a breast augmentation is a very personal one—which should be fully discussed with your primary care doctor before surgery to ensure your procedure is performed safely and in accordance with your general health plan.
When should I get a breast augmentation?
Women choose to get a breast augmentation over a wide range of time, for a variety of reasons. Augmentations can be performed at any age; there is no bad time to get one!
It’s not uncommon that we perform this procedure on younger women with small or irregular breasts.
Additionally, women who are looking to correct sagging breasts could consider augmentation, a reduction, a lift, or a combination of any of these procedures.
A breast lift can lift, tighten, and even reposition the areolas and nipples to the desired position.
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to aesthetics. It’s up to you to determine your exact needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Then, Denver Plastic Surgery can help you fill in the gaps and inform you of the procedures and treatments we offer that will best fit those needs.
If you need some combination of treatments, including an augmentation, a reduction, or a lift, we can also help you determine how to achieve your goals.
Who should not get an augmentation?
There are medical reasons why a breast augmentation may not be available for a specific patient. This surgery is like any other; that means allergic reactions, infection, excessive bleeding, or undesirable reactions to anesthesia may occur.
It’s important to discuss your entire medical history with Dr. Rodgers during your consultation so our team can adequately protect you and ensure the procedure will be performed safely and successfully.
Augmentation recovery in Denver
We are often asked about augmentation recovery time.
Generally, after an augmentation, it takes about 6 weeks before you’re able to resume your normal activities, such as working out. Some find this takes more or less time depending on your past medical history, the extent of your operation, and any current medications you’re taking.
Here are a few easy steps you can take to help reduce your augmentation recovery time:
Smoking decreases the body’s oxygen, and therefore its ability to perform. We suggest reducing or eliminating your smoking for 4-6 weeks prior to your procedure to be absolutely sure you’re setting up your body to be healthy and prepared for surgery.
Assess & improve your diet
Eating nutrient-rich foods like fruits and vegetables before and after surgery will help give your body the tools its needs to bounce back more quickly post-operation. You should also consider your water intake as part of this diet—you should at least be consuming the minimum recommended amount of water for your body size.
Adequately plan for your recovery
Do not schedule any meetings or events for at least a week post-operation. By pushing your body to heal faster than it should, you run the risk of infection or irritation of the incision sites.
We try to give our patients realistic expectations for the recovery process. Specifically, many women find they need a ‘helper’ around for the first few days following their surgery, to help with everyday tasks like lifting objects or opening doors. This is because the pectoral muscle (either above or below the implant depending on placement) will be sore for up to 6 weeks after the operation, but mostly so in the first few days afterward.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Denver
How does an augmentation work?
There are a number of ways in which an augmentation can be performed. For example, the number and size of the incisions made in order to insert the breast implant will vary significantly based on your needs. For the most part, augmentations are performed with scarring in mind—where and how can we minimize the effect of scarring so you’re happy with the surgery long-term?
There is also the question of where the implant will be placed to have the most natural appearance after surgery.
Dr. Christine Rodgers and the Denver Plastic Surgery Associates experts will go in-depth with you regarding all of your needs and aesthetic goals. We’ll explain the options available to you to achieve the look you desire, so you can rest assured that your final results will be everything you dreamed of—and more.
Types of Breast Implants
Three companies offer FDA-approved implants for use in women ages 18 and older. Dr. Christine Rodgers offers all three.
During your consultation for an augmentation in Denver, Dr. Rodgers will walk you through the options to decide which type of breast implant will work best for your lifestyle and aesthetic goals.
Breast Implant Sizes
The size of your breast implant can dramatically affect the results of your augmentation in Denver. Too large and your body frame may not be able to compensate for the added weight (yes, they do have weight, just like normal breast tissue!); too small and the surgery may not achieve the effects you want.
We have extensive experience in helping clients determine the best size for their body; generally, augmentations add about a cup to a cup-and-a-half’s worth of volume to the breasts.
How much do breast implants cost in Denver?
The cost of your breast implants will be included in the total cost of your augmentation. Cost of breast implants and augmentation in Denver vary based on the type of breast implants and the degree of your procedure.
Can I breastfeed after an augmentation in Denver?
Breastfeeding is still a totally viable option for most patients. In most cases, a breast augmentation will not affect your ability to breastfeed.
If you are concerned about breastfeeding after an augmentation, be sure to vocalize this to Dr. Rodgers so she can walk you through any risks and complications involved with your specific procedure.
Results of augmentations in Denver
We are invested in the confidence and happiness of our clients, and they often come back to us for years after their initial surgery or treatment for additional procedures or even just a spa day.
Because of this, we are happy to say that our clients report that they are very happy in the weeks, months, and years following their breast augmentation in Denver.
The best part about visually seeing results of a breast augmentation for other women is that it will help you understand how truly customizable a breast augmentation procedure can be.
Why Dr. Christine Rodgers and Denver Plastic Surgery Associates?
Dr. Christine Rodgers and Denver Plastic Surgery Associates are dedicated to providing the highest quality of advanced care in Denver and surrounding areas.
We offer non-invasive and surgical options to help you look and feel your best. Our expert team of talented medical professionals work tirelessly to help you achieve the look you deserve—the one that makes you feel more you.
Dr. Christine Rodgers is not only lauded as CBS4 Denver’s Best Docs of Plastic Surgery, she is also an inspirational survivor of breast cancer who can intimately relate with the concerns and pains of her patients.
She has previously been an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, New York, and Assistant Professor of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Colorado Health and Science Center.
Dr. Rodgers is dedicated to sharing this real-world experience with everyone who visits Denver Plastic Surgery Associates. Our practice believes in treating our patients by getting to know them personally and providing a welcoming, educational atmosphere.
Receiving a breast augmentation can be a very private experience. Luckily, our staff is all female and helps put our patients at ease by maintaining a peaceful, discretionary atmosphere.
Not only does Denver Plastic Surgery Associates perform surgical cosmetic procedures; we also offer aesthetic services such as filler, botox, laser rejuvenation (including the HALO laser & the diVa!) and Forever Young BBL.
SERVING DENVER & GREATER COLORADO.
Dr. Rodgers is one of the best plastic surgeons in Colorado to offer augmentations. Not only do we offer this procedure to Denver patients, but we also serve patients from a variety of surrounding communities, such as:
- Denver Metro
- And beyond!
Complementary treatments for a breast augmentation
Often times, breast augmentations are used in conjunction with other treatments or procedures to help clients achieve heightened results.
One of the most popular combinations of surgical treatments are breast lifts. Oftentimes our clients come to us and know that their breasts are sagging or no longer aesthetically pleasing to them; however, what they may not understand is exactly how to achieve the improvements they’re looking for.
While augmentations in Denver are ideal for a natural look to increase volume, weight, and the appearance of fullness or “perkiness,” breast lifts are able to elevate the breast to provide a better support system.
Depending on your goals, you may also benefit from combining your augmentation with liposuction around the underarm, chest wall, or upper abdomen to improve and pronounce the overall shape and appearance of your implants.
If you’re ready to schedule an augmentation in Denver at our Cherry Creek location, contact Dr. Christine Rodgers and Denver Plastic Surgery Associates to schedule an appointment for a time that works for your schedule.
Learn more about augmentations in Denver
Breast augmentations aren’t the solution to every breast problem. But if you’re struggling with a lack of volume or asymmetrical breasts, augmentation may be the perfect solution for you.
It’s not too late to schedule an augmentation in Denver before bikini season! Contact us today to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation to help determine the best course of action to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Have additional aesthetic concerns? We’d be happy to review these with you, too. Our team has a wide scope of expertise and can make your wants, needs, and dreams a reality for you.
Once we understand your areas of concern and hear you pinpoint your specific problems, we can work with you to determine the best course of action on treatments or procedures that will leave you feeling ready for summer.
A med spa is like the best of both worlds—the expert knowledge of a doctor’s office, but in the comfort and relaxation of a spa-like environment. Our med spa treatments can complement your cosmetic surgery efforts effortlessly!
Our plastic and cosmetic surgery area is headed by resident Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rodgers, who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in Denver. She has a long history of excellence and is a strong advocate for the overall well-being of her breast cancer patients as a survivor herself.