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Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Plea for Honesty About Cohesive Implants

Breast augmentation specialist Dr. Andrew Wolfe weighs in on his experience with cohesive implants at his Denver-based practice

There continues to be confusion surrounding the different types of silicone implants, specifically regarding what is and what is not a “cohesive” or “gummy” implant.  I believe that some of this confusion is, unfortunately, being caused by other Plastic surgeons who, either through ignorance or intentional misdirection, are misinforming patients. I have seen a number of breast augmentation consults who … Read more

How fantastic is liposuction?

Liposuction can create wonderful body transformations. Localized areas of fat excess can be reduced, leaving behind a person’s natural, more attractive body contours undisturbed by these bulges. BUT… as I was reminded this morning during a consultation with a patient that had previous liposuction, it has it’s limitations. A 43 year old woman had lost about 50 pounds leaving her … Read more

On the perception of aging…

A patient I recently saw in consultation for a Mini-facelift asked an interesting question: “Do facelift patients have a hard time adjusting to their new, younger appearance?”  Without hesitation, my answer was “No”. As I thought about it, I realized why, and a quick internet search confirmed my suspicion.  A common comment from patients is, “I’m here for a consult because how I … Read more