Breast augmentation enlarges a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill a woman’s personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants may also be used, however, for reconstructive purposes to restore a breast that is lost due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In any case, breast implants allow women the choice of a fuller, natural appearing breast and a more balanced figure. Women with breast cancer say that breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy has helped their recovery by restoring a more natural appearance and a sense of wholeness. Whether it is performed immediately following mastectomy or at a later time, breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life. The decision to have implants is a very personal one – each woman must decide for herself if the benefits of implants will achieve her goals and that the risks and potential complications are acceptable. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine published its finding on the safety of silicone gel breast implants. This highly regarded scientific panel concluded that silicone gel implants do not increase the risk of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or cancer, as has been suggested in legal claims filed against silicone implant manufacturers. Instead, the Institute found that localized problems that may occur in the area of the breast implant were the primary concern. Every surgical procedure has potential complications, such as infection, bleeding and scarring. Additionally, there are some potential complications that are specific to breast implants. It is important for women considering breast implant surgery to understand these potential problems and put them in perspective before making the decision to have surgery using silicone gel implants.Request a Consultation
The BEAUTY by BUFORD difference:
At BEAUTY BY BUFORD, the goal is to provide patients with unsurpassed customer service and remarkable results. Under the direction of Board Certified Denver Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gregory A. Buford and the care of his experienced staff members, patients can expect top notch professional care.
The highly trained staff work with breast enhancement patients on a daily basis and are more than familiar with any concerns patients may have about undergoing the surgery. Since patients experience is of great importance to the team, they aim to make patient experience comfortable with as little effort from the patient as possible. Due to such careful care, new and established clients continually give positive feedback about the practice.
In conjunction with excellent customer service, BEAUTY BY BUFORD is medically directed and founded by Dr. Gregory A. Buford. As well as being a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Buford is one of few Plastic Surgeons in the state of Colorado received advanced Fellowship training in Cosmetic Surgery. Limited exclusively to cosmetic surgery, Beauty By Buford specializes in the areas of Breast Enhancement, Body Contouring, and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation. Known for his expertise in breast enhancement, Dr. Buford was elected by his peers to be a member of the MENTOR Worldwide Education Council and serve on MENTOR LEADS Advisory Board.
About Dr. Gregory Buford, MD, FACS
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
FELLOWSHIPS: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
TRAINER/CONSULTANT: Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant, BOTOX Cosmetic Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant, Perlane Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant, Restylane Director, Lumenis Laser National Training Center Director, BOTOX Cosmetic National Training Center Member, VASER National Physician Training Panel
Dr. Gregory Buford is a graduate of the aker/Stuzin/Baker Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Miami. He holds higher degrees from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego. The Consumers' Research Council of America named Dr. Buford one of "America’s Top Surgeons" in 2006. A native of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Buford now lives and works in the Denver area and enjoys the abundant outdoor pastimes of the Rocky Mountain Region, writing and cooking.
Nationally recognized author Dr. Gregory Buford teams with Steven House to formulate a practitioner's guide to the aesthetic industry in BEAUTY and the BUSINESS. In today's fast-paced, online shopping environment, aesthetic practitioners have but a moment to capture consumers attention and market themselves successfully. Building upon a foundation of traditional customer service requisites, Dr. Buford and House stress the importance of technology, the internet and social networking. BEAUTY and the BUSINESS touches on key points to making a practice thrive: how to analyze and engage the market, draw feedback, and adapt at a rate of change at least as fast as the market itself is evolving.