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Category Archives: Body

Are “off-label” Botox treatments OK?

It’s long been a tradition in medical practice to use FDA approved therapies in new, “off-label” ways. Is this safe? Botox, a treatment so prevalent as to have become synonymous with cosmetic medicine, is approved to treat four problems: muscular eye disorders, muscular neck disorders, excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis), and frown lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. Yet, it is common practice … Read more

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, which often includes a 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 The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we safely perform these procedures together … 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, often called a tummy tuck, remains a popular and effective choice in our Denver practice 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 … Read more