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5 Reasons for Breast Augmentation Revision

Getting breast implants is exciting. The decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is one that's usually made after months, or even years, of thinking about it. In most cases, women enjoy their results for many years. Occasionally, however, we see women who need breast augmentation revision surgery at our Denver practice. The reasons vary as …

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Breast Implant Options

Before stepping into a breast augmentation consultation it is beneficial to do some initial research about what kind of breast implants are available in the U.S. There is a lot of ground to cover during a breast consultation and understanding the different implant options can get lost among other topics within the consultation. Bringing questions …

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Breast Implant Associated ALCL (BIA-ALCL)

The New York Times published an article on March 21, 2017 about the incidence of a rare lymphoma related to breast implants. This article references an FDA report, “Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).” This is a rare and treatable type of T-Cell lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. BIA-ALCL is not the …

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Accepting My Breast Lift Scars: A Memoir

The day after breast lift surgery at the Denver-based Center for Cosmetic Surgery, I removed my bra in front of the mirror before a shower. I couldn’t help but feel anxious to see the results from my breast lift with augmentation surgery. The shape was better than I had imagined. The lower pole of my …

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How to Be Decisive When Choosing Breast Implants

We see thousands of breast augmentation patients each year, so we realize choosing the right breast implant is a *big* deal!  Many women struggle over the decision of implant size. We offer breast implants in Denver in all shapes, sizes, profiles, and even “feels” that make it possible to give you the look you want.  The …

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The Gummies Are Coming!

UPDATE: For additional information on breast augmentation and breast implants, see this more recent blog post. "410 approved" After years and years of waiting, that simple text sent by our Allergan breast implant representative yesterday at 4 p.m. signaled the FDA approval of the Natrelle® style 410, form-stable, highly-cohesive 5th generation "gummy" implants. We will now …

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Capsular Contraction: A New Solution

Today, I saw a breast augmentation patient in my Denver practice who has had multiple capsular contractions. This is a tough problem that only happens to a small percentage of people that undergo breast augmentation. But when it does, it's very frustrating for both the patient and for me. I genuinely want every patient I …

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3-D Breast Imaging is Here

The Center for Cosmetic Surgery recently purchased the Vectra® 3-D Breast Imaging System. Our new web page all about it will be live soon. We've been using this new technology in consultations for several weeks now and it has made a remarkable difference in the educational process. This system captures multiple pictures of a person's body and …

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Our Black Diamond Status

It's not necessarily true that a surgeon who does a high volume of a certain procedure is very good at it. But it is true that a surgeon can't be very good at a procedure unless he or she does a high volume.  In line with this but at the risk of sounding as if I'm bragging about …

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Breast Implant “Redo”― Helpful?

I saw two consults today who had previous breast implant surgery and came to me wanting new, bigger breast implants. During these discussions at my Denver practice, it became evident that both women thought that changing their implants ("re-doing" their augmentation surgery) would improve their breast shape. It doesn't. Changing implants, called an implant exchange, simply removes the …

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