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Category Archives: Body

The “Mommy Makeover” Craze

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Many young moms I see for surgical consultations are using the catchy terminology, “mommy makeover”. A Mommy Makeover generally refers to a combination of surgeries, including an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a breast procedure. Some patients opt for a breast augmentation, while others need a breast lift or even a breast reduction at my Denver practice. The combinations of these procedures can … Read more

“Donda West Law” mandates “medical clearance”

On October 12, 2009, the “Donda West Law” was signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in California. The law states that “medical clearance” is required prior to undergoing elective cosmetic surgery. As a Board Certified plastic surgeon who performs primarily elective cosmetic surgery procedures, I have some concerns about the meaning behind the need for this legislation. But first, let’s review what we … Read more

The No-Drain Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty surgery remains a popular and effective choice for improving the appearance of a protruding, saggy midsection. Now Colorado abdominoplasty surgeons Dr. Steven Vath and Dr. Andrew Wolfe are offering a variation on the traditional tummy tuck, which uses progressive tension sutures to eliminate the need for post-surgical drains during recovery. Abdominoplasty is one of the most frequently performed plastic … Read more