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Breast Augmentation in Denver

Emmett Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Jennifer Emmett, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, and located in Lone Tree, has helped Denver and Centennial area women enhance the aesthetic appeal of their cleavage and the contours of their body by giving their breast size the small or large boost they want with breast augmentation surgery.

We pride ourselves on our unique approach to helping you find your ideal breast size by utilizing a highly customizable sizing bra to give you a realistic physical simulation of what your breasts will look like. This is in contrast to the computer generated images that others offer, which may not accurately reflect your potential results or may not give you a comprehensive understanding of what your new breasts will look and feel like on your body.

Using our sizing bra to accurately show on your own body how your results will look gives you added convenience and a more realistic simulation. Our approach and our emphasis on providing you with your ideal results have led to overwhelming patient satisfaction, and you have the added comfort of knowing you will be happy with your results.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that is designed to enhance the size and projection of your breasts, which can help to give you a curvaceous and more attractive figure. Size and projection are added to the breasts through the use of breast implants. The filling for your implants can vary depending on your needs and goals.

Dr. Emmett also performs an alternative method of breast augmentation that does not use implants. This approach uses fat that has been harvested from another area of your body. The harvested fat is injected into the breasts to increase their size while maintaining a natural look and feel.

Our philosophy at Emmett Plastic Surgery is totally patient-centric, meaning that your aesthetic and health needs come before anything. The best way to provide you with ideal results that will satisfy your needs is for you to communicate clearly and thoroughly with Dr. Emmett about why you are interested in breast augmentation, what specific areas you want to enhance, how large you want the implants to be, and your overall expectations for the procedure.

Our entire approach is based on helping you achieve your personal breast augmentation goals. Do you have disproportionate body dimensions or an unbalanced shape as a result of your breasts being underdeveloped or too small for your aesthetic needs? Are you forced to purchase separate swimsuit tops and bottoms that don’t match? Has having children and breastfeeding had unpleasant effects on the appearance of your breasts and now they appear flat or unappealing as a result of loss in volume and projection? Is one of your breasts slightly or significantly smaller or differently shaped than the other, making it difficult for you to swim or to buy bras or clothing for everyday use?

Like many other women, you may want to see improvements in the size, projection, or shape of your breasts, especially after pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss or gain, and the natural effects of aging, gravity, and other environmental factors that we encounter on a daily basis. Maybe you want to fulfill a lifelong desire to improve your self-confidence and comfort with your body by finally attaining the big and beautiful breasts that can enhance your confidence and appearance.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can enhance both your life and your figure, as it can significantly and dramatically improve the way you feel about your body through improvement of the proportions of your body. During your consultation, Dr. Emmett will go into further detail about the procedure, the benefits it can provide, and what the recovery period will be like. Dr. Emmett can also address any concerns you may have.

Your consultation gives Dr. Emmett the chance to sit down with you, get to know you as a person, and discuss your goals for the procedure. Dr. Emmett will take the time to really understand your hopes and goals; she will discuss the risks and complications that could occur during or after the procedure, as well as address any lingering concerns you may have about the safety of breast implants and the surgery as a whole. Then she will describe the different options that are available to you and offer her recommended treatment strategy, which she will personalize to fit your needs and goals based on the information she gathers during your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Emmett, you and she will discuss if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. Dr. Emmett is committed to the health and well-being of her patients, so any potential risks or complications that may affect your candidacy will be thoroughly evaluated.

To be a candidate for breast augmentation, your breasts should be fully developed, and there must be enough tissue present in the area to successfully support the size of implant you want. You must have a clear understanding of the psychological factors for breast augmentation and realistic goals that are based on the understanding that the results will be an improvement upon your natural breasts but cannot provide you with unattainable perfection.

Furthermore, in the interest of your safety and well-being, the American Cancer Society has established certain guidelines you must agree to with regards to post-operative annual follow-up visits. These guidelines are to protect you and your health and must be strictly adhered to.

What is the Procedure for Breast Augmentation?

During your breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Emmett will use either implants and/or fat transfers, to improve the volume and size of your breasts. If you require a relatively small breast size increase, Dr. Emmett can achieve this by transferring fat from other parts of your body and injecting it into your breasts. For the fat transfer breast augmentation procedure, which can be an adjunct to an implant procedure, Dr. Emmett will extract fat via liposuction from a donor area of your body, purify the emulsified fat for transfer, before grafting it onto your breasts. Your breasts will be fuller and more attractive, with more defined cleavage as a result. The fat transfer approach has the added benefit of providing liposuction and contouring to another area of your body, which will help to further enhance the appeal of your new figure.

If your size and volume requirements for your breasts are more substantial, Dr. Emmett will use an implant to boost your breast size. General anesthesia is used for breast augmentation with implants. Dr. Emmett will make a careful incision, either around the nipple, under the breast, or in the armpit region, depending on your anatomy, and create a pocket in which to insert the implant. Dr. Emmett will then carefully and skillfully put the implant into place, and close and suture the incision.

What about Recovery from Breast Augmentation?

At Emmett Plastic Surgery, we are completely committed to your needs and to your physical well-being, from your very first initial consultation, all the way to the successful completion of your postoperative recovery process. This is why we do not charge for follow-up visits, another mark of our unparalleled compassionate care approach. Following your surgery, you may be able to return to work within a few days or a week, but you should postpone any vigorous exercise for at least six weeks while your body heals.

Providing compassionate care and delivering professional service and great results for you is what really matters most to us. Schedule your initial consultation now, and learn more about the healing and recovery process, our unique no-charge follow-up visits, and our approach to sizing that helps you make the very best sizing choice. Our goal is always to help you look great and feel amazing.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast augmentation is considered an elective procedure and is generally not covered by most insurance plans. Dr. Emmett however, provides a variety of financing options through CareCredit®, Key Bank, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending to make breast augmentation available and affordable to everyone. Emmett Plastic Surgery also accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.


  • Is there anything I should do to prepare for my surgery?

    It is important to stop all blood thinners (alcohol, products with herbs, fish oil, pain relievers such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc.) 2 weeks prior to surgery.
  • How do I chose which implants to get?

    I size patients in such a way that you can see in real-time what your implants will look like. I also educate patients so you will understand which breast implants were designed to fit you. The bottom line is that the width of the implant should match the width of your natural breast in order to achieve the best result. I have patients try on all of the implants that fit their breast, and patients can then pick which implant they like best.
  • Are there risks to having surgery?

    Of course there are risks with surgery. But with proper planning, the risks can be minimized. Major complications are very rare. The most common complications are usually related to the anesthetic….such as nausea and vomiting.
  • Is it possible to lose nipple sensation?

    Loss of nipple sensation is possible but very unusual. It is not something that I have seen in my breast augmentation patients.
  • Will I be able to breast feed with breast implants?

    If a woman has breast fed prior to getting implants, she will be able to breast feed again. The implant sits behind the breast (not in the breast itself ), and the nipple is still connected to all of the breast tissue. Sometimes, the implant takes up space such that the amount of breast milk is less than it was prior to augmentation. In this case it may be necessary to supplement with formula if the volume of breast milk is reduced.

    If a woman has never lactated prior to augmentation, it is difficult to know if she will be able to breastfeed….not because the implant will prevent it, but because some women are not able to breastfeed despite their desire to do so.

  • How long will it take to recover?

    The only absolutes are after surgery, it is important to avoid heart rate and blood pressure elevations (cardio, aerobics) and it is important to rest the pectorals muscle. I tell patients to avoid intense cardio for 2 weeks and to listen to their body….if something causes discomfort, it is advisable to avoid that activity for the time being. It is still possible to drive (as long as you are not on pain medication) and perform activities of daily living (childcare) in the post-operative recovery period.
  • Can I have other procedures done at the same time as my breast augmentation?

  • How long does breast augmentation surgery take?

    The surgery itself is about an hour.
  • What can I expect right after my procedure? Is it necessary to stay in the hospital?

    Patients can expect to feel soreness and pressure (it feels like a very intense work-out of the pectorals/chest muscles) when they wake up. It is not necessary to have “general anesthesia” (heavy IV sedation under the watchful eye of an anesthesia provider along with local numbing medication are typically used for breast augmentation).
    Patients are able to recover in the comfort of their own home and do not need to stay in the hospital.