Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to enhance breast size and shape. It typically involves the insertion of fat transfer from other areas of the body, or implants filled with saline or silicone gel to achieve the desired volume and contour. This procedure can improve symmetry, restore lost volume, and enhance overall breast appearance.

Breast Augmentation Methods

Breast augmentation methods encompass various surgical techniques to enhance breast size and shape. Common procedures include implant-based augmentation, saline or silicone implants, and autologous augmentation that involves fat transfer from other body areas. Each method is characterized by distinct advantages and considerations tailored to individual preferences and anatomical characteristics for optimal results.



Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters of volume, not cup sizes. Smaller implants yield a subtle enhancement, while larger ones create a fuller, rounder look. Your preferences, goals, and physical attributes are vital in selecting the ideal size. Consulting with our plastic surgeon in Denver, CO, ensures a tailored approach, optimizing aesthetics and proportions for a satisfying outcome.



Breast implants are filled with either silicone or saline, each with their own distinct characteristics. Silicone implants provide a softer, more natural feel and are less noticeable, particularly in thinner individuals. Conversely, saline implants require smaller incisions for placement but are more conspicuous if ruptured. Factors such as implant placement, scarring, body type, and financial considerations should all be considered when selecting the most suitable implant material.



There are three primary techniques of inserting breast implants:

inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary. The inframammary approach conceals the incision within the breast crease, accommodating various implant types with minimal risks. Periareolar incisions are positioned at the areola's border, allowing scarring to blend with darker skin. However, this method can accommodate only a few types of implants. Alternatively, the transaxillary method places incisions in the underarm, leaving no visible breast scarring. Yet, only specific implant types and sizes are feasible through this route.

Each method presents distinct advantages and considerations tailored to individual preferences and anatomical factors for optimal breast enhancement outcomes.



Breast implant placement refers to positioning the implant within the breast tissue, typically above or below the chest muscle. Subglandular placement situates the implant beneath the breast tissue but above the chest muscle, offering a quicker recovery but potentially more noticeable edges. Submuscular placement positions the implant beneath the breast tissue and the chest muscle, providing a more natural appearance and reducing the risk of visible rippling. The choice between these placements depends on implant type, desired aesthetic outcome, and individual anatomy. Each approach presents unique advantages and considerations tailored to personal preferences and anatomical factors, ensuring optimal outcomes in breast augmentation procedures. Call us to learn more.

Other Breast Augmentation Characteristics

Ultimately, a comprehensive assessment and a personalized approach ensure that all aspects of the procedure align with the individual's anatomy, preferences, and goals, optimizing satisfaction and long-term results in breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation 
Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are physically healthy, emotionally stable, and realistic about the procedure's outcome. They may seek breast augmentation to enhance breast size, restore volume lost due to weight loss or pregnancy, improve breast symmetry, or boost self-confidence.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision, creates a pocket either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle, and inserts the chosen implant. The incision is then closed with sutures, and the breasts are bandaged. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and may take a few hours to complete.

Recovery time varies for each individual but generally involves discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the chest area. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks and wear a supportive surgical bra to aid healing. Most people can return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week after surgery.

While breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, they are designed to be long-lasting. The lifespan of implants varies depending on implant type, placement, and individual factors. Some women may choose to replace or remove their implants after several years due to changes in breast shape, size, or personal preference.

The cost of breast augmentation can vary depending on factors such as geographic location, surgeon's experience and expertise, type of implants used, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and any additional procedures performed concurrently with breast augmentation. During your consultation, your surgeon will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with your procedure and discuss financing options available to you.

"Each woman has a different ideal and her own individual anatomy. I listen to you and your body to find options for beautiful and natural results. "
- Joyce Aycock, MD

Breast augmentation is a transformative procedure that can enhance your confidence and self-image. Visit Joyce Aycock MD at 36 Steele Street Suite 200, Denver, CO 80206, or call (720) 634-7400 to explore the transformative possibilities of breast augmentation. Whether you're seeking a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic transformation, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve the results you desire.

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