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Do I need a breast lift? What is the purpose of implants versus a lift?

How can you determine at home if you need a breast augmentation with a breast lift? We ask our Denver patients to ask themselves the following two questions: Have you had children and/or significant weight loss? What cup size are you now? If the first answer is "yes" and the second is "larger than a …

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Should my implants be placed behind or in front of the pectoralis muscle?

At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Denver, Colorado, breast implants can be placed beneath the pectoralis (chest) muscle, called subpectoral placement, or in front of the chest muscle, called subglandular placement. There are several advantages to placing the implants beneath the chest muscle, including: The extra coverage of the implant in the upper portion of …

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Which incision option is best for me?

Four commonly used breast augmentation incision options are: inframammary (breast crease), periareolar (lower areola), transaxillary (armpit), and transumbilical (belly button). This post reviews the pros and cons of each one and the preferred choices used by our surgeons when they perform breast augmentation in Denver, Colorado. The inframammary incision is the most frequently chosen approach. …

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How do I decide between silicone gel and saline implants?

Both silicone gel and saline options are available for breast implants in Denver, Colorado. Both types have an outer shell composed of silicone. Silicone gel implants are chosen by an overwhelming majority of patients at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery. But the choice is entirely the patient's. Silicone gel implants are made of cohesive …

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How do I choose my implant size?

Breast implants in Denver, Colorado, come in many sizes in order to fit all breast dimensions and personal goals. The basis premise of implant sizing is to match the base width of a woman's breast with the diameter of the implant and vary projection to increase or decrease overall size. But there are many implants …

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Best Mommy Makeover Candidates (Hint, it’s Not Just For Moms)

It's no secret that women who get Mommy Makeover surgery at our Denver practice want a flatter stomach and fuller, more youthful-looking breasts. What may be surprising is that some of our mommy makeover patients aren't moms. That's because the concerns that lead some women to consider the customized plastic surgery procedure are often associated …

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Dissecting the Mommy Makeover recovery week by week

One of the most appealing cosmetic surgeries to women after they're done having kids is the Mommy Makeover. Mommy Makeover surgery includes tummy tuck and a breast surgery. An area or two of liposuction is often added onto the surgery plan as well. At minimum, two areas of your body are in healing mode. The …

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Case of the Month – June, 2018

This mini-facelift case illustrates the (many) limitations of a “thread-lift” or 2-hour (or less) “Lunchtime/Weekend Facelift.” Indeed, this 64 year-old woman had undergone one of these procedures six years prior (reportedly via a company that is now out-of-business) in an attempt to perform an “isolated lift” of her neck areas, and was left with a …

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Tummy Tuck with No Drains & EXPAREL®

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, at our Denver plastic surgery center helps many men and women significantly improve the appearance of their midsection. Although surgeons across the county use a variety of surgical techniques to perform a tummy tuck, our team uses only the most advanced methods to provide you with a smooth recovery …

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