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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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The Key to Your Best Results

The topic of cosmetic surgery seems to be a fertile playing ground for fun and interactive blogging. That was my thinking when this site was initially created; however, I have fallen short of actually posting. So... I now publicly (although to few, if any readers for now) challenge myself to jump start what I feel …

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I’m OK Being “Plan B”

Earlier this week, I spent a half hour discussing plastic surgery in my Denver, CO, office with one of those interesting, confident, has-her-act-together patients who help make my job fun. She was seeing me for concerns she had with her abdomen and thighs, which were somewhat fuller than she would have preferred, and she had a …

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A Plea for Honesty About Cohesive Implants

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 …

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The Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Gummy Bear Implants: The Same, but Different

UPDATE: For additional information on breast augmentation and breast implants in Denver, see this more recent blog post. Patients occasionally ask us about "gummy bear" implants: what are they? Are they safer? Are they better? Can I have them? Should I have them? It's normal to want the latest, greatest thing—after all, Americans are hot for innovation, and …

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