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Breast Augmentation Specialist

Eric Barker, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Peak Plastic Surgery Center

Eric Barker, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Denver, CO

Women pursue breast augmentation for a variety of reasons and goals, all of which require a customized approach. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Eric Barker strives to provide patients pursing breast augmentation with an individualized surgical plan to obtain optimal results. Call or book an appointment online.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

  • Personal Consultation
    • Breast augmentation addresses a variety of concerns women may have with their breasts, whether it is size, shape, skin or nipple position. Patients will meet with Dr. Barker to discuss the variety of implant and placement options, in order to achieve their desired outcome. 
  • Breast Augmentation Overview and Expectations
    • Goals of surgery
      • Improving contour and size of the breast according to the patient’s individual needs. Patients will have a predetermined surgical and recovery plan, to ensure this process is as comfortable as possible.
    • Procedure
      • Anesthesia: General anesthesia by a highly trained anesthesia provider
      • Length: Typically around 1 hour
    • Post Operative Care
      • Incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures, and covered with a small sterile surgical dressing. The dressing will remain in place until the first post-operative visit (within one week of surgery). 
      • Patients will be placed in a no-wire surgical bra, which will be recommended for the first 6 weeks of recovery.
      • Patients will be allowed to shower the first night of surgery.
      • During the operation, Dr. Barker will inject an anesthetic to help control immediate post-operative pain. After the surgery, typically patients will only need over the counter medications (Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen) to assist with pain control.
      • 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. 
    • Recovery
      • Patients will continue to avoid strenuous activity for the first 4-6 weeks following surgery. Patients are usually cleared for full activity without restrictions after 2-3 months. 
      • Swelling is expected during the first 2-3 months after surgery, and typically resolves by six months
  • Surgical Timeline (***Please every surgical timeline place in blue box w/ white writing, similar to home page)
    • Surgery
    • Day 3-5: Discomfort Improving, Able to Return to Work
    • Day 7: First post-operative visit, Dressing removal, Weaned off Pain Medications
    • 3 weeks: Second post-operative visit, begin scar therapy if indicated
    • 6 weeks: Third post-operative visit, begin increasing physical activity
    • 6 months: Follow Up
    • 1 year: Follow Up

(The surgical timeline is subject to change based upon the patient’s individualized surgical plan)

 

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