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Not Everything Great is New, and Not Everything New is Great

Denver plastic surgeon describes his most commonly performed procedures, including tummy tuck

As I peruse the day-to-day goings on in the plastic surgery media world, I am constantly reminded that what makes for a “news” story is often hugely removed from my day-to-day practice.  I don’t see a lot of perfection-obsessed reality TV stars at my Denver-based practice, however,  I do see a growing number of 42-year-old mothers of three who want to get some semblance of attractiveness back for their abdomens with a tummy tuck, women who are B cups and want to be a full C with a breast augmentation, and 55-year-olds looking to appear refreshed with a facelift.

The procedures I perform frequently are not necessarily new, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable.  Tummy tucks, breast augmentations, facelifts large and small — these are the operations that make up the bulk of my day.  They’ve been around in various forms for a long time.  Their continued improvement is much more evolution than revolution,  and has resulted in predictable, effective operations.  Because of this, I have predictably happy patients.

And what of the latest, greatest  procedure that you saw on Oprah?  If it works, I’ll add it to my surgical armamentarium.  If it doesn’t, I won’t.  Simple, huh?

What are your thoughts on procedures or treatments you’ve seen in the news recently? Share in a comment below!

Dr. Wolfe


2 Responses to Not Everything Great is New, and Not Everything New is Great

  • Jennifer Atkinson says:

    Simple, huh? Yes it is simple. Easy for me to say, as I work as a nurse in the industry and know what works and what doesn’t. I only wish it were that easy for our patients who are struggling with their individual, extremely personal and important decision to embark on plastic surgery. If you, as a potential patient are reading this and want to know if something works, come see Dr. Wolfe or Dr. Vath for a consultation and you will get a straight, honest and educated answer.

  • Pam McMaster says:

    Right on! As Ms. Atkinson said, it truly is THAT simple. I, too encourage anybody considering (any) cosmetic plastic surgery to go see Dr Wolfe or Dr. Vath – they truly will provide the straight, honest and educated answers you need to make the best choice possible.


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