If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, breast enlargement surgery – also called breast augmentation – may be the right way to achieve the breast appearance you have always wanted. Enlargement uses breast implants to increase breast size.
Breast enlargement is not right for everyone; it involves surgery and a recovery period. But if you are unhappy with the size and general appearance of your breasts, breast enlargement may be the right procedure for you to revitalize your confidence and positive feelings about your body. Call 303-706-1100 today for a free cosmetic consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Benefits of Breast Enlargement
Some women have always felt their breasts are too small. These feelings can lead you to feel unhappy with your body.
In other cases, women who were happy with their breast size in the past are dissatisfied with the way aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and other life events have affected the size and shape of their breasts.
Breast enlargement can:
- Improve breast shape and overall appearance
- Increase breast volume and size
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Provide minimal lift to slight breast sagginess
If your breasts have become saggy and elongated, you may be better served by a breast lift or a breast enlargement combined with a breast lift. Breast enlargement can improve only the slightest degree of breast sagginess.
Breast enlargement uses saline or silicone breast implants. Both types of implants have been FDA approved for breast enlargement. There are also various breast implant sizes and placement options, as well as options for where the incision will be placed.
Breast enlargement does leave a scar, but it should become flatter and lighter in color in the six months to a year following your procedure. In some cases, breast scar revision can improve the appearance of a scar.
What Is the Breast Enlargement With Implants Procedure?
Breast enlargement with implants uses saline or silicone devices to increase breast size. This is different from another type of breast enhancement surgery that relies on transferred fat to add volume. During the procedure, implants will be placed above or below your chest muscles.
Generally, breast enlargement with implants takes about an hour to complete. It doesn’t require an overnight hospital stay. In fact, we perform this procedure at our outpatient surgical center.
How Long Will the Results of My Enlargement Last?
The results of your breast enlargement can last for many years. However, it’s important to acknowledge that breast implants aren’t lifetime medical devices. You may need to replace them at some point. Breast implant exchange can be performed for medical or cosmetic reasons.
Here are some signs that it might be time to remove and replace your implants:
- Your implant has leaked or ruptured
- You are experiencing implant complications
- You want a different implant style or size
Will the Results of My Breast Enlargement Look Natural?
Breast enlargement results can look incredibly natural. There are a variety of breast implants to choose from based on your unique goals for surgery. You can opt for a subtle increase in volume and a rounder breast shape. Or you can pursue something more dramatic.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons understand that no two patients want the same look. We will work with you to make sure that your breast enlargement results meet your expectations.
Our before and after gallery shows the results breast enlargement with implants can achieve.
What Is the Recovery and Aftercare for Breast Enlargement With Implants?
You’ll need to arrange a ride home after your breast enlargement procedure. Take it easy at first and don’t push yourself to do anything before you’re feeling ready. Rest is part of the process.
As far as returning to work goes, you may be able to go back in one or two weeks depending on your career and rate of healing. However, certain activities, such as strenuous physical exercises and soaking in a bath, pool, or hot tub, are off the table for approximately six weeks.
It’s crucial to take care of yourself during the recovery period. You’ll be asked to follow specific aftercare guidelines. These include keeping the water directed at your back while showering.
Our team will also give you detailed post-operative care instructions. You can find them here.
Should I Wait Until After Childbirth To Undergo Breast Enlargement?
You don’t have to wait until you’re done having kids in order to schedule breast enlargement. Many women undergo this breast procedure first and then decide to get pregnant years later.
However, there are a few reasons to consider having surgery when your family is complete. The first one is the impact that pregnancy can have on your results. For example, your breasts may sag. Breastfeeding is another consideration. The procedure may impact breast milk production. Our two board-certified plastic surgeons will gladly help you figure out the best surgical timing.
Is Breast Enlargement Right for You?
Breast enlargement is an effective way to increase breast size, but you must meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to determine if it will be safe and effective for you. To be a good breast enlargement candidate, you should be in generally good overall health and ready to accept the risks and what to expect the day of breast augmentation surgery.
The only way to know whether breast enlargement can meet your cosmetic goals is to consult an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, our board certified plastic surgeons can determine whether the procedure is capable of addressing the characteristics you want to change.
To meet with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon about your candidacy for breast enlargement in Denver, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery by calling 303-706-1100 to schedule a free initial cosmetic consultation.