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Breast Augmentation Denver

Do you find yourself wishing for larger, more youthful or better shaped breasts?
Many women consider breast augmentation to improve their figure. For breasts that are naturally small or that have lost volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, breast augmentation surgery will noticeably improve the appearance of your breasts. There are many options to consider as one size does not fit all. Breast augmentation is the number one surgery Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Squires performs and the photos and reviews speak for themselves. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with board certified anesthesiologists. Dr. Squires is an innovator in the “24 hour breast augmentation recovery procedure”. That’s right, most patients are able to drive and return to light activities in one day. Ask about the details in your complimentary consultation.
Why You May Want Breast Augmentation Surgery
  • Size
  •      -It can be as simple as that—you would just like to have larger breasts. You're not alone — this is the number one reason that women decide to have breast augmentation surgery. If that's the case, Denver Breast Surgeon, Dr. Squires can help you decide the exact increase in size that will give you the figure that you want.
  • Breast Cancer
  •      -You may want breast augmentation during breast reconstruction procedures following breast cancer surgery, or after preventive mastectomies performed because they have a strong family history of breast cancer. A mastectomy is the surgical removal of one or both breasts. Breast reconstruction may involve implants or a transfer of fat and tissue from your abdomen.
  • Asymmetry
  •      -If your breasts are asymmetrical, or malformed, you may want to have breast augmentation to balance your breasts and make it easier to find clothes that fit.
  • Weight loss
  •      -Weight loss can cause significant changes to the size and shape of a woman's breasts. If you've lost a lot of weight and your breasts are deflated, breast augmentation surgery can help you to gain the shape that you want.
  • Post-pregnancy
  •      -Maybe you would like to have a breast augmentation as part of a Mommy Makeover — a combination of procedures that Dr. Squires can do to help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state. Your Mommy Makeover could include a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift or other procedures as well as breast augmentation.
  • Breast Shape
  •      -If you want rounder, fuller breasts, you may decide to have a breast lift or breast augmentation. Dr. Squires can explain the difference, and help you decide on the right surgical plan.
Before and After Examples


Why You May Want Breast Augmentation Surgery
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Squires. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Squires will:
  • • Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
  • • Perform a thorough examination
  • • Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
  • • Make sure that any questions you have about financing are completely answered
As part of the process, Dr. Squires will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your breast augmentation. He will discuss with you the size and shape of the breast implants that you desire, and how your frame, height and other features affect your choices. He will tell you the results that you can expect from breast augmentation. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want. Call us today to schedule your consultation with top plastic surgeon, Dr. Squires, who has earned a reputation as one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in Denver, the Front Range and Colorado.
Recovery
  • • Immediately After:
  •      -A breast band and a compression bra will be placed over the breasts to reduce swelling and bruising. It is important to get adequate rest during the first few days, and prescribed medication will reduce any discomfort that may exist.
  • • 1 Week
  •      -Most women have the stamina to return to work and resume their normal routine 4 to 7 days after surgery. However, patients should avoid strenuous physical activity and exercise at this time.
  • • 2-3 Weeks
  •      -Patients can begin to ease back into light physical activity, but they must avoid all chest exercises.
  • • 1 Month to 6 Weeks
  •       -Patients are free to fully resume their normal exercise regimens (including chest exercises).
Differences Between Silicone and Saline Implants
Silicone implants are made of a gel contained inside a shell that mimics normal breast tissue. As such, these are generally thought to look and feel more natural. They are customized to match the size and shape you want prior to your surgery, then they are placed inside a pocket that Dr. Squires creates during the procedure.

Saline implants consist of a silicone outer layer and are filled with sterile saltwater. It comes in a variety of sizes, each of which can hold a different range of volume. The implant is empty when it is placed inside your breast and then is gradually filled with the saltwater solution until it reaches the right size. Saline implants are thought to give the breasts a firm and bouncier look.

Both implants are approved by the FDA and are widely considered to be very safe for patients. Silicone implants are only approved for patients over 22 years of age.
Most of our patients are able to return to normal activities within 2-3 days and more strenuous activities within 3-4 weeks following the breast enlargement procedure.The FDA has approved the use of silicone breast implants. Dr. Squires has been a participant of the Silicone Study for several years and offers expertise in implanting silicone and saline breast implants. For more information regarding Silicone Breast Implants, Silicone or Saline Breast Augmentation – please contact our office. We are pleased to answer any additional questions you may have regarding silicone breast augmentation in Denver, Colorado.

Do you have Breast Augmentation Questions? Read our FAQ.
If you are interested in breast augmentation in the Denver, Colorado area, contact us or call 303-321-3210 to schedule a consultation.

40 Questions To Ask Your Surgeon Before Considering Plastic Surgery

1. Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
     a. Dr. Squires is one of the few plastic surgeons in Denver who is double board certified. He is certified by both The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to board certification, Dr. Squires is an active member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This society is limited to board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery and are recognized by their peers as experts in their field.
2. How long have you been performing breast implant surgery?
     a. Dr. Squires has been practicing plastic surgery in Denver Colorado since 1991.
3. How many breast implant surgeries do you perform per month?
    a. On average, Dr. Squires performs 15 breast augmentation surgeries per month.
4. How many revisions of your own work, on average, do you perform?
    a. Dr. Squires revision rate is less than 1%.
5. Have you been involved in any medical malpractice suits?
   a. No, Dr. Squires has never had a malpractice case in all his years of practice.
6. Do you have hospital privileges at an accredited surgical facility? Which hospitals?
     a. Dr. Squires has privileges at Rose Medical Center, Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital and Sky Ridge Medical Center.
The Surgeon’s Past Work
7. Can I see some before-and-after photos?
     a. You may see many before and after breast augmentation photos and photos of other surgeries at www.Squiresclinic.com.
8. Can I speak with some of your past breast implant patients?
     a. Yes you may. We have a large number of previous patients who are not only willing to talk to you but show you their results.
9. Is there someone on your staff who has been a patient, and can I speak to her?
     a. Yes, we have several members of our staff who have had surgery and would also be willing to talk to you and show you their results.
10. If I don't like the results of my surgery, what can I do?
     a. It is our goal to have satisfied patients. We will do whatever we can to make you happy.
Breast Implants:
11. Are silicone breast implants or saline implants better for me -- and why?
    a. Silicone implants are much softer and more natural and have far fewer problems with rippling and leaking. All the medical studies show that silicone implants are safe.
12. What breast size do you suggest for my body frame?
     a. Selecting the right size implants is a complicated process that we spend a lot of time getting right. First, we review photographs of results you’d like and don’t like. Then detailed measurements are taken for “dimensional planning” within the range of implants dictated by dimensional planning, we have you try implants on in a bra to see what fits you and what fills your clothes out best. With that process, we will have a small range of implants that should work well. At surgery, we sit you up while you are asleep and try in the temporary implants to see which one gives you the results most consistent with the photographs you selected preop. With this technique, we have been very successful in providing patients with the size implants they desire.
13. Will I lose any sensation in my nipples or breasts?
     a. No. Loss of sensation is an extremely rare event, less than half of 1%.
14. Will I be able to breastfeed after having implants?
     a. Yes, neither the surgery nor the implants will interfere with breast-feeding.
15. Will the implants make mammograms less accurate in detecting breast cancer?
     a. No, breast implants will not interfere with mammograms. We put almost all of the implants below the muscle which will actually hold the breast tissue up so a better view can be obtained.
16. Do you have a video I can watch about breast implant surgery?
     a. Yes, we have videos you can watch.
17. What is the warranty for breast implants, and what fees do I have to pay if it ruptures?
     a. Silicone breast implants are guaranteed for life. If you have a rupture, the implant will be replaced free of charge. If you have a rupture within the first 10 years, the manufacturer will reimburse you up to $3500 for surgery fees which will cover your fees.
Breast Implant Complications and Risk:
18. What are the possible risks of breast implant surgery?
     a. All surgery has risks. The risk of complications with breast implant surgery is very low.
19. Is it possible to prevent breast implants from rupturing, rippling, or wrinkling?
     a. The new generation of silicone implants is extremely well-made and rarely have problems with rupture or rippling. Putting the implants under the muscle helps reduce rippling sometimes seen in very thin patients.
20. Are there possible breast implant complications that I should be aware of?
     a. Capsular contracture used to be a very common complication and affected up to 25% of people. Now the risk of capsular contracture is less than 1%.
     b. Bleeding and infection can happen with any surgery but are weighing less than 1% in breast augmentation surgery.
     c. Rarely an implant may settle slightly too low. This might require additional surgery to place a few sutures to raise the implant.
21. If I have any breast implant complications, what is your policy?
     a. If you were to need revision surgery within the first year, it is my policy to not charge any surgeon or implant fee. You will be responsible for facility and anesthesia fees.
Breast Implant Surgery Preparation:
22. What diet and lifestyle changes will I need to make before breast implant surgery?
     a. You will not need to make any changes to your healthy lifestyle and diet. We do not recommend any special diet or supplements.
23. What do you recommend to treat swelling, bruising, and pain?
     a. We recommend Arnica and bromelain to help with swelling and bruising.
     b. Pain is generally very minimal. We do what is called “multimodal pain management”. We have you take acetaminophen, ibuprofen, low-dose Valium and a nerve calming agent called gabapentin around-the-clock starting before and continuing for a week after surgery. There is a narcotic available if needed, but most people don’t take it.
24. Will my regular pills -- birth control pills, antidepressants, diet pills -- affect the anesthesia?
      a. No, you may stay on your usual medications.
25. How long should I take off from work?
     a. Most people are up to driving and desk work by 2-3 days after surgery. Heavier physical activity may be resumed by one week

The Breast Implant Procedure:
26. Where will my breast implant surgery be performed, and is the surgery center accredited?
     a. Your surgery will be performed at Midtown Surgery Center, a fully accredited Health One facility. It is very important to have your surgery performed at an accredited facility. Some plastic surgeons will “cut corners” by performing surgery in their office. They do not have the personnel, training, or equipment to take care of you in the event of an emergency.
27. Is the center set up to handle a life-threatening emergency?
     a. Yes, the center is staffed by board-certified anesthesiologists. All the nurses are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
28. What hospital would I be taken to if there were a problem?
     a. In the extremely rare event of an emergency, Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital is less than one block away.
29. Will I have general anesthesia, and will a certified anesthesiologist administer it?
     a. General anesthesia is recommended. It will be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. This is extremely important. Some practices “cut corners” by doing in office surgery with a nurse anesthetist. While it costs a little more to have a board-certified anesthesiologist, your life is worth it.
Recovery From Breast Implant Surgery:
30. If I have an emergency after going home, how can I reach you?
     a. Dr. Squires is available 24-7
31. How long will healing take?
     a. It takes several months for your final results to be seen. The implants frequently appear slightly high right after surgery. By 2-3 months they will settle down.
32. How soon can I get back to my regular exercise routine?
     a. Low impact exercise such as walking and stationary bike may be resumed within one week. High-impact exercise may be resumed by three weeks but you must wear a supportive sports bra.
Breast Implant Financial Issues:
33. What is included in the surgical fee? What is not covered?
a. Everything is covered in the surgery fee quoted. Some practices will charge you extra if the surgery takes longer than they estimated. We do not do this and you will never be charged additional fees.
34. If I am not satisfied and need a revision surgery, is that included in the initial fee?
     a. There will be no surgeons fee or indoor implant fee if revision is needed within the first year of surgery. You are required to pay facility and anesthesia fees.
35. Is implant removal included in the initial fee?
     a. Implant removal is an extremely rare event and is not covered in the initial fee.
36. If there are breast implant complications after surgery, is that included in the initial fee?
     a. There will be no surgeons fee or indoor implant fee if revision is needed within the first year of surgery. You are required to pay facility and anesthesia fees.
37. How much is the deposit required, and when is it due?
     a. A $500 deposit is required to hold your surgery date.
38. Do you offer financing, or do you expect full payment up front?
     a. We offer several financing options. We will be glad to discuss those with you over the phone or in the office. Full payment or completed financing is required two weeks before surgery.
39. Do you take credit cards?
     a. Yes, we take Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
40. Will my deposit be refunded if I change my mind?
     a. Your initial $500 deposit is nonrefundable.