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How should I prepare for my breast augmentation surgery?

Elective surgery gives you the ability to prepare yourself and your home for post-surgery recovery. A little forethought and effort before the day of your breast augmentation in Denver, Colorado, can make a substantial difference while your body heals. Though this article will outline and address many aspects of recovery that you may not …

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Breast Lift or Implants?

As breast surgery specialists, our plastic surgeons see many women who want to enhance the appearance of their breasts, but aren't sure what procedure they need. How can you determine at home if you need a breast lift, implants, or both? Here are some pointers from our Denver practice. A Starting Point If you're considering …

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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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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. While our Denver plastic surgeons personalize this combined surgery for each patient, it typically includes a tummy tuck and a breast procedure. Liposuction on an area or 2 is often included in the surgical plan as well. …

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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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