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On the perception of aging …

A patient I recently saw in consultation for a mini-facelift at my practice in Denver, CO, asked an interesting question: “Do facelift patients have a hard time adjusting to their new, younger appearance?” Without hesitation, my answer was “No.” As I thought about it, I realized why, and a quick internet search confirmed my suspicion. A common comment from patients is, “I’m here … Read more

Pearl Fusion: The Latest in Lasers

We all want flawless, youthful skin.  Unfortunately, fine lines, sunspots, and uneven skin tone plague many of us over (and under!) the age of thirty.  While many have tried lotions, potions and lasers to get their glow on, the results are often underwhelming.  In addition, the downtime that some procedures require can be too much to justify when measured against … Read more

Can cosmetic surgery be too acceptable??

So I saw an attractive 25-year-old woman yesterday who consulted me because she was convinced she wanted a facelift.  A Mini-facelift, yes, but still a facelift.  On exam, this woman had a lovely facial shape and a well-defined neck.  No massive weight loss, no skin disorders resulting in abnormal facial laxity, no turkey gobbler passed on from her father.  She just thought a small … Read more

Not Everything Great is New, and Not Everything New is Great

Denver plastic surgeon describes his most commonly performed procedures, including tummy tuck

As I peruse the day-to-day goings on in the plastic surgery media world, I am constantly reminded that what makes for a “news” story is often hugely removed from my day-to-day practice.  I don’t see a lot of perfection-obsessed reality TV stars at my Denver-based practice, however,  I do see a growing number of 42-year-old mothers of three who want … Read more

New PermaLip Implant

I recently changed to using a new lip implant to fill out lips. It’s called the PermaLip made by Surgisil and the results have been fantastic. Lip augmentation surgery is not a new procedure to me or Dr. Wolfe. But we have been less than satisified with previous permanent lip augmentation options including the commonly used GoreTex implants. Until this … Read more