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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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At our plastic surgery practice serving Denver and Golden, Colorado, abdominoplasty (in our case, almost always without drains) is among our most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. Often called a tummy tuck, this procedure is the choice of patients from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and surrounding areas in search of a flatter stomach and a tighter, slimmer abdomen. Ideal for the removal of loose, sagging skin and excess fat, tummy tuck surgery leaves behind a low, fine scar that can be easily hidden beneath the bikini line.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 11396 Right Oblique View in Denver & Golden, CO
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Case #11396

This is a 31 year old, 5'8", 130 lb. woman who underwent a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) by Dr. Steven Vath in Denver, Colorado. Post-operative pictures are from three years after her procedure.
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mommy Makeover Case 817 View #1 View in Denver & Golden, CO
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Case #817

This is a 37 year old woman who complained about having a loose and prominent tummy and also saggy breasts that were not as full as she likes. She also complained about some extra fat on her hips. She underwent a breast augmentation with 340 cc low profile round silicone gel implants and a mastopexy (breast lift) to improve her breast shape. She... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 11387 Left Oblique View in Denver & Golden, CO
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Case #11387

This is a 37 year old, 5'6", 125 lb. woman who underwent a tummy tuck in Denver, CO with Dr. Steven Vath. This gave her a bikini tummy, with a smoother, flatter contour, a low hidden scar and a pretty belly button. Post-operative pictures are from 2 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 11392 Right Oblique View in Denver & Golden, CO
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Case #11392

This is a 39 year old, 5'2", 140 lb. woman who wanted to get her pre-pregnancy tummy back after having children. She had a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) by Dr. Steven Vath to flatten her tummy muscles and tighten her skin to contour abdomen. Post-operative pictures are from 2 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
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Case #11609

44 year-old woman who had presented after 4 children with a "deflated" B-cup  bra size range, and wished to be fuller and lifted. She also wished to have her tummy flattened. She chose Sientra smooth, round 345ccc Moderate-profile smooth, silicone implants, which were placed submuscularly in the course of a "mommy makeover", with a Denver drain-free... Read More
Surgeon: Paul M. Steinwald, M.D.
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Case #11687

48 year-old female who had lost 60 lb after a gastric sleeve resection (now down to 240lb range - and had delivered 3 children) who was treated with an extended abdominoplasty (4600+ gm of tissue removed) plus flank power-assisted liposuction (600cc each side), and is shown here approximately 3 months post-op. If you have similar issues and live... Read More
Surgeon: Paul M. Steinwald, M.D.
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Case #328

This is a 27-year-old mother of 2 who underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of a breast augmentation with vertical lift and an abdominoplasty.  She is 5'4' and 127 lbs.  Her implants are moderate profile silicone in a subpectoral plane, with volumes of 286 cc on the right and 304 cc on the left.  Photos were taken... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew J. Wolfe, M.D.
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Case #11624

Extended tummy tuck (with flank liposuction), 6 months post-op.
Surgeon: Paul M. Steinwald, M.D.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

An ideal tummy tuck candidate has excess abdominal skin and bowed, or lax, abdominal muscles, which are typically caused by pregnancy or weight loss. Good candidates also have a few things in common:

  • They are at or near their ideal weight.
  • They maintain a regular diet and exercise routine.
  • Skin and muscle laxity seems unaffected by workouts.

For these patients, a tummy tuck can both sculpt the waistline and repair weakened muscles in the abdominal wall. Some excess abdominal fat is removed, as well, but a patient with significant tummy rolls may want to consider liposuction. Patients who have both excess fat and skin may benefit from a combination of the 2 procedures.

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

You may be familiar with the concept of a “mini” tummy tuck, which is a modified version of the traditional (“full”) tummy tuck. Our surgeons perform the mini tummy tuck at our Denver practice using a slightly shorter incision. This procedure focuses only on the area below the navel, which is a common location for unwanted fat and skin to accumulate. While most patients require a full tummy tuck, certain patients may achieve satisfactory results by limiting the surgery to this area.

During your consultation, your surgeon thoroughly examines your abdomen and helps you determine if this approach is likely to give you the results you’d like.

How Is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Performed?

tummy tuck incisionsThe tummy tuck procedure slims the waist and flattens the stomach by removing excess skin and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. During your procedure, the surgeon begins by making a horizontal incision along the lower abdomen. Depending on the extent of the tummy tuck, a slightly longer incision or an additional incision at the navel may be necessary.

In a traditional tummy tuck, fluid can accumulate in the “open space” that the procedure creates between the abdominal flap (the skin and fat) and the abdominal wall. Some surgeons insert drains to avoid this. Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Steinwald, and Dr. Vath perform a specialized “no-drain tummy tuck,” which uses progressive tension sutures to essentially eliminate the open space, removing the need for a drain. Patients are unable to feel the sutures, and they dissolve over time. In addition to eliminating the need for drains, this form of suturing removes tension from the incision resulting in a very fine-line scar when healed.

How Long Is Tummy Tuck Recovery?

While this time period varies, most patients are ready to return to nonstrenuous jobs 1 to 2 weeks after tummy tuck surgery. Post-surgery pain can be minimized for the first 72 hours by choosing to have your surgeon administer a non-opioid medication called EXPAREL® during surgery (additional cost). Muscle spasms are common at first in patients who have had their ab muscles tightened. It’s important to take it easy for at least 2 weeks to give your body time to heal. Overdoing it can delay recovery and create unnecessary discomfort.

Because our surgeons practice the no-drain tummy tuck, there are no drain tubes to manage or remove later in the process. This technique also reduces discomfort and the risk of infection. Learn more about recovery in this blog post.

How Swollen Will I Be After My Tummy Tuck Surgery?

You should expect to have noticeable swelling of the abdominal area after a tummy tuck; it’s a normal part of the healing process. While the puffiness may detract from your intended results and not be comfortable, these side effects are temporary. Within 2 to 4 weeks, the swelling should be noticeably diminished, but it will take several weeks for the swelling to dissipate completely. Wear your abdominal compression wrap diligently as directed to keep swelling to a minimum and encourage smooth, firm contours as you heal.

How Long Does the Tightness Last After a Tummy Tuck?

It is normal for the abdomen to feel tight after tummy tuck surgery. This tight feeling gradually diminishes within a few months of surgery as the initial swelling decreases, tightened abdominal muscles relax, and your body readjusts to the new shape of your midsection.

When Can I Exercise After a Tummy Tuck?

Even on the day of your surgery, it’s very important to get up and move around a bit because it prevents blood clots and encourages your body to heal more quickly. Resuming normal activity is more gradual. Most patients can resume light activity after 10 to 15 days. You will need to hold off on strenuous activity, including ab exercises, until at least 6 weeks after your tummy tuck. Learn more in this blog post.

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Keys to Attractive Tummy Tuck Results

Placing the incision low for an inconspicuous scar.

Because the length of the incision required by a typical tummy tuck can extend from hip to hip, it’s imperative that the surgeon places it as low as possible on the abdomen and uses a meticulous technique to ensure a smooth healing process.

Although the resulting scar will not fully disappear, with proper aftercare, it can fade and flatten significantly until it’s quite hard to see. As with any other surgical procedure, abdominoplasty patients should be careful to avoid exposing their incisions to sunlight until they’re fully healed.

Selectively using liposuction to “blend” the abdomen with the hips.

Tummy tuck surgery isn’t simply a matter of removing excess skin. For natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results that last, you need careful shaping and smoothing of the entire torso. This often includes selective liposuction of the flanks, hips, and other areas to reduce fat and sculpt the improved abdomen along with the rest of the body. This creates an overall improved appearance that matches your own natural proportions and contours.

Paying special attention to the navel.

Rebuilding and improving the navel is an integral part of the abdominoplasty procedure. A normal belly button blends with the rest of the abdomen, with a natural-looking “funneled” appearance that you feel comfortable showing off. Abdominoplasty does require a small incision made within the navel, but careful sculpting and reshaping of the area create an attractive appearance that’s neither too taut nor too round — a perfectly natural-looking dimple.

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3.0/5
Jul 16, 2021
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Ok here’s my honest review. Dr Vath did my surgery 2 years ago. I have nothing bad to say about his work as a surgeon. He did a good job. I think what’s lacking when it comes to plastic surgery is the downside and omission of a lot of information they don’t tell you. First, I was told the majority or all of the numbness from my mid face lift and upper bleph would be gone within a year. Still have a lot of numbness around my forehead and behind my ears. Tolerable but irritating. Secondly, the upper bleph left me with more wrinkles below both my lower lids. Never had anything but fine lines prior to my surgery. I read this can happen if the lids are pulled too tight. Someone recommended fraxel laser to help smooth them out. Also now have a fold of skin above my upper lip that looks like a skin mustache. Very obvious when I smile big in photos. Appeared about 3 months after my surgery. I have noticed it on photos of other women who have had the same procedure. Lost hair permanently around hairline that never came back. Lastly my neck went slack again fairly quickly. That’s a problem with my skin but I hoped for longer lasting results. Please really press your surgeon for the good, the bad and the ugly. I do appreciate the results I still have and think I still look younger than before my surgery but not sure I would do it again knowing what I know now.
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5.0/5
Jul 13, 2021
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Excellent surgical center with staff who are all very good about treating their transgender patients with dignity and respect. Dr. Steinwald was an amazing surgeon and the results are even better than I ever expected. I highly recommend them to anyone considering top surgery.
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5.0/5
Jun 30, 2021
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Wolfe and his entire staff. I would highly recommend him and his office if you are considering a breast lift/implant. I am so pleased with my results!
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5.0/5
May 15, 2021
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Dr. Wolfe and his staff are very professional and accommodating. I had a “above the shoulders” procedure during the pandemic and they made me feel welcome and safe. The results were just as amazing! I had time to heal while wearing a mask, Perfect timing. Highly recommend Dr. Wolfe.
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5.0/5
Apr 23, 2021
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My breast augmentation was my first surgery - everyone at The Center made me feel very comfortable before, and after. The surgeon calls you personally that night to see how you are doing. They listened to all of my concerns and are always in reach. I’m so happy I chose Dr Steinwald! I have, since having my surgery, met other patients of Steinwalds (both breast and nose) and they would recommend him as well. He is VERY smart & personable.
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5.0/5
Apr 19, 2021
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Dr Andrew Wolfe is an exceptional surgeon. He and his team met and exceeded all of my expectations! I have never been happy with the appearance of my tummy and these feelings only intensified throughout adulthood and both of my pregnancies. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, I am excited to wear a swimsuit! I am beyond happy with the results of my tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
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5.0/5
Apr 18, 2021
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Dr. Wolfe is the best! I’m seriously so impressed with my results just 6 weeks out. Jen, the nurse was amazing during my pre op. Erica, Dr Wolfe’s patient coordinator is the sweetest and was great to work with. He and his entire staff are incredible and I can’t recommend The Center for Cosmetic Surgery enough. He is definitely worth the wait!
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5.0/5
Apr 2, 2021
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I had my first breast augmentation with Dr. Wolfe about 6 years ago. They turned out perfect. I decided recently that I wanted them a bit bigger plus some liposuction, and I can honestly say that I will never go to another surgeon. His staff and him are absolutely amazing. Kind, courteous and they listen to me and my concerns. I love the way my body looks. My confidence has come back and I’m truly happy.
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5.0/5
Mar 14, 2021
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I cannot recall meeting a more enthusiastic doctor. Dr. Wolfe had me at ease from the moment I first walked into his office and I left with such confidence in his skills and the future success of the procedure. Not only did Dr. Wolfe leave a positive impression, the entire office and nursing staff left me with the same sense of confidence that the Center for Cosmetic Surgery was the right choice for me. The surgical staff in Golden are a remarkable group that gave me great piece of mind knowing I would be well taken care of before, during and after the procedure. Their care was exceptional throughout. Thank you Dr. Wolfe and your remarkable staff for all your combined skills in caring for me.
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5.0/5
Sep 27, 2020
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Dr. Wolfe is an amazing surgeon. I had abdominoplasty and liposuction and it went as smooth as you could imagine. The staff was on point with before and after care and information. The doctor was informative; the procedure came out better than I could have imagined. Himself and his entire team made me feel so comfortable about the whole ordeal. I had minimal pain or discomfort afterwards and was feeling great after only a week. The office offers exparel which made the first few days post op a breeze; it was absolutely worth the price of the medicine. I felt almost no pain and the incision sight is already looking good only 3 weeks post op. I would highly recommend Dr. Wolfe for any procedure you are considering and I am certainly going to go to him for all of my future procedures!
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5.0/5
Sep 17, 2020
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I went here to get fillers with Brooke, and I'd highly recommend her! She answered all my questions, took her time, put me at ease, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Additionally, Quinn at the front desk was great! He remained calm and professional when someone was huffing and puffing about filling out their paperwork! Great customer service. I already want to go back!
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5.0/5
Aug 30, 2020
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No better surgeon than Dr. Wolfe! During the consult, he was compassionate, knowledgable, respectful, pleasant, and efficient. He made me and my partner feel welcome and he answered every single one of our questions with patience, an impressive amount of detail, and even a little humor to boot! We left feeling entirely confident I was in the right hands with Dr. Wolfe. Surgery day and post-op were no exception. Dr. Wolfe, the nurses and the anesthesiologist were wonderful to work with. I was nervous going into the surgery center alone due to COVID-19 protocols, but they kept me comfortable and explained everything as they were doing it, and the hour long process from entering the surgery center to wheeling into the OR was like a well-oiled machine. Everyone was so kind and caring and funny and apparently worthy of high-fives all around upon waking from surgery, or so I heard. 🙂 The post-op visits have been a breeze and the overall process has been great. I'm only four weeks post-op but I am LOVING my results and I can't wait to love my new look even more as the new girls settle in!
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5.0/5
Aug 16, 2020
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To any transgender and gender nonconforming people looking for a good surgeon for top surgery, this is the place to go. I recently had top surgery with Dr. Steinwald and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Everything went very well and his team made sure I knew exactly what was going to happen and always felt comfortable. They were all extremely friendly and helpful, and I felt very welcomed and cared for every step of the way. My surgery results are fantastic, Dr. Steinwald’s work is really the best I’ve ever seen. The incisions are small and neat, pain during recovery was easily managed and went down quickly, and the recovery itself had WAY fewer restrictions than I’ve seen other people go home with. I truly don’t think there’s a better place to go for top surgery, and as soon as I saw myself for the first time after the operation I told all my friends to spread the word that this place is really amazing. Huge thanks to everyone working here, there was never a bad moment in your care.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2020
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I had a great experience with Dr. Steinwald and the center for cosmetic surgery. Everyone was super friendly and I couldn’t be happier with my top surgery results. Honestly life changing.
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5.0/5
Jul 21, 2020
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In May, I had a breast lift and Augmentation with Dr. Wolfe. From consultant (zoom consult during covid) to my surgery, he was so professional, yet friendly and honest. He told me what would go best with my body size and frame. I had two other consults that just agreed with me and didn't give me any feed back. Surgery was a breeze and my breasts look way better than I expected them to! I highly recommend him and if I need anything in the future, I will be going back!
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5.0/5
Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Vath is amazing! He did my lift with implants and I couldn’t be happier. I’m am so thankful to him and his team. During the process, I always felt heard and like I was in great hands. Thank you for listening to exactly what I wanted and making me feel beautiful!
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5.0/5
Jun 26, 2020
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I cannot speak highly enough of CCS. I was struggling to change my body due to medications for my migraines, and they stepped up to help shape me in ways I was never able to with diet and exercise. I’m a competitor and to get my arms toned, I have to get down to 116 pounds (and then my legs were too thin). With cool sculpting, I was able to have toned arms at a healthy weight of 135! It’s made a huge difference in my shape and I am so grateful for them!
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5.0/5
Jun 26, 2020
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I cannot speak highly enough of CCS. I was struggling to change my body due to medications for my migraines, and they stepped up to help shape me in ways I was never able to with diet and exercise. I’m a competitor and to get my arms toned, I have to get down to 116 pounds (and then my legs were too thin). With cool sculpting, I was able to have toned arms at a healthy weight of 135! It’s made a huge difference in my shape and I am so grateful for them!
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5.0/5
Jun 25, 2020
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Best decision I've made for myself, Dr.Vath does incredible work. Happy with the over all experience and outcome. I'm five weeks post op, I could only imagine how I will feel in six months.
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. Steinwald performed my chest masculinization and did an amazing job. Trans and non-binary people, I highly recommend this place!
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5.0/5
Jun 16, 2020
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So much to say… I definitely recommend Dr. Wolfe for a mastopexy or breast augmentation. For me, he performed a mastopexy in combination with implants and the results are perfect. I interviewed 3 plastic surgeons and Dr. Wolfe stood out as the right choice. I was continually impressed with him – he has so much energy and is at the top of his game in terms of plastic surgery but also client communication and business savviness. He has the top technology and performed video consults during the pandemic as well as group Zoom Q&As for his community. He was amazing at patient follow up too. It’s great to be in the hands of someone who is clearly one of the best. It was easy to trust Dr. Wolfe – you can tell he knows what he is doing with this type of surgery. He got the size & shape exactly right. At first, I didn’t even consider getting a lift. But, Dr. Wolfe was able to show me the potential results (with and without a lift) using his technology and sharing his extensive experience. He could say with certainty I would have a much different and a much better outcome with a lift. So, I went ahead with the mastopexy with implant and am SO glad I did the lift. Dr. Wolfe was fantastic at answering (and anticipating) my questions. I did not feel nervous because I knew I was in the best hands for my breast surgery! The results are better than I could have ever imagined! The actual surgery seemed like no big deal and the recovery was not bad. I was on prescription painkillers for 24 hours, muscle relaxers for about 4 days and ibuprofen for about 4 days. I started doing light workouts the week after surgery. Now at week 6 I feel almost fully recovered and am just staying away from pushups & bench press. I had normal nipple sensation immediately after surgery so that was not an issue. In regards to the overall practice vibe, the patient counselors were professional, helpful, friendly and prompt. The anesthesiologist was informative, calming and I felt confident in him. The nurses were energetic, amazing at their jobs and all seemed to be friends and love what they do. The nurses were a wonderful part of the surgery experience for me. The other thing I want to mention is that, throughout the process, there was always a nurse present when Dr. Wolfe was examining my breasts; a very thoughtful & conscientious practice. You can be confident in choosing Dr. Wolfe.
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2020
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I recently had some reconstruction completed with Dr. Vath. My results are incredible- better than I could have ever imagined. The whole team at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery is awesome- kind and efficient and always willing to answer any question. Dr. Vath is truly one-of-a-kind and the best in Colorado. You will not regret having him help you to look and feel your best!
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5.0/5
Feb 26, 2020
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The staff at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I had a great experience with my cosmetic surgery.
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5.0/5
Feb 24, 2020
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I am very happy with the decision to use The Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Doctor Wolfe for my tummy tuck in January of 2020.  I am incredibly impressed by Doctor Wolfe, his team, the facility, and my entire experience with them. After having my twins, I had ab separation (diastasis recti).  I tried to repair it with physical therapy and exercise, but nothing I did produced great results. I always looked slightly pregnant and had daily back pain because of it. My first consultation with Doctor Wolfe was very informative.  He took the time to understand my concerns and addressed all my questions.  I had asked him if it would be beneficial to also add lipo or a lift but he recommended no.  What I liked about Doctor Wolfe is that he will only operate if he thinks the results will be incredibly positive.  He thought that those two procedures would not produce results that would be worth the cost/pain/scarring given my specific body type. They were able to accommodate my work schedule and I got a date booked for the tummy tuck. However, I caught the flu 2 weeks prior to surgery and right up until my surgery date I still had a slight fever. They told me to come in during my surgery time to evaluate, but after meeting with me they felt it would be better to wait until I had fully recovered. Doctor Wolfe and his team value doing the RIGHT procedure at the RIGHT time which meant a lot to me. I was impressed that Shayla was able to fit me in just 2 weeks later, even though I knew it was probably very challenging to reschedule. On the day of the surgery I was nervous but they helped me to feel comfortable.  I woke up shortly after the surgery was finished and was able to walk around a little bit, got to the car, and then home to rest. I was surprised that it was much less painful than I was expecting.  Day 2 was brutal (and I did use the exparel) but I was off all pain meds by day 4 (did not even need tylenol or ibuprofen after day 4).  I walked a little hunched over for 3 weeks and now I am on week 4 and feeling strong.  I am still taking it easy, but I have been able to resume much of my normal life now, and am gradually working up to exercising at the same intensity I was able to do pre-surgery. The results are life changing, truly.  I finally have the results I have been wanting, results that were not possible with diet and exercise alone. I am so happy and can highly recommend Doctor Wolfe and his team!
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5.0/5
Feb 4, 2020
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Dr. Vath is honest and was very helpful in the best way. He really loves making a difference and helping clients with their concerns.
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5.0/5
Feb 2, 2020
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Dr Wolfe, the staff, and the facilities could not have been nicer or of higher quality. You will get great expert advice based on what you want - you will not be disappointed. I could not recommend this practice more - invest in yourself, and pick the best team to help you get there!
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5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
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I had a great experience and love the results. All of the staff were extremely helpful and courteous and all were very responsive to calls or emails. I appreciated the 2-hour pre-surgery appointment which made me very aware of what to expect. The surgery facility was great and I loved that it was warm compared to hospital experiences. Dr. Steinwald was personable and was very accessible and available to address my concerns after my surgery. He called me personally the evening after my procedure to see how I was, personally answered calls and texts and even made himself available on a weekend to address a concern (which turned out to be nothing). I would absolutely recommend Dr. Steinwald.
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5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
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I started my journey with Dr. Wolfe months before my actual surgery. I was impressed from the moment I met him as he listened to MY specific goals, offered me his medical input and made sure I felt confident in my decision. I worked those months with Shayla Rodriquez who offered support, encouragement and open communication as I prepared for my surgery. I am currently 2 weeks out from my surgery and am thus far very pleased with my results and overall experience. I highly recommend this office and especially Dr. Wolfe.
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5.0/5
Jan 20, 2020
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Dr Andrew Wolfe is amazing!! 3 weeks post op and I already love what he has done and know it is only going to better! I recommend him to everyone.
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5.0/5
Jan 5, 2020
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I choose Dr Vath for my breast lift after hearing rave reviews from a friend of mine who works with him as a nurse in surgery. She said if I was going to get a lift, it HAD to be with Dr Vath. She was right! I couldn't be happier with my results. They are perky, and extremely natural looking. If I didn't have very faint scars, you'd never know that I had work done. Thank you Dr Vath! 38yr old Mother of 3
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5.0/5
Jan 1, 2020
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Dr. Wolfe is amazing and hands down the best in the business. I could not be happier with my results and I will refer anyone who asks me to him. Not only did he do an amazing job, he was very attentive to my wants and needs and answered all of our questions and explained everything so we knew what to expect. And to top of off he was so kind and gracious.
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5.0/5
Oct 4, 2019
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I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Wolfe and am now 4 months post op. I’ve always wanted larger breasts since I’ve never been anything over an A cup. I am so happy and pleased with my results I wish I would have done it sooner. Dr. Wolfe explained everything and gave me his recommendations based on what I showed him I wanted. I trusted him and ended up with a full C cup/small D and that is exactly what I wanted! My scars are under the fold and not visible at all. They are healing beautifully and my breasts looks natural and beautiful. I definitely recommend him if you’re looking for a great surgeon!
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5.0/5
Sep 17, 2019
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Dr. Wolfe and his staff were great! I had a mommy makeover that included a breast lift, breast augmentation and a full tummy tuck. Wow is all I can say!! Dr. Wolfe is a true skilled artist!! I was so worried that I would have that typical "tummy tuck" belly button, boy was I wrong. If it wasn't for my incision you would never know I had a tummy tuck. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who delivers, look no further than Dr. Wolfe!!!
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
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Although I have not been to many cosmetic surgery centers, I can say that this is a top notch, professional, kind and super friendly place. The front desk staff is always cheerful, I love my "beauty gal" Anne Marie and Dr. Wolfe is honest, straightforward and very kind. Thank you for all you do!
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5.0/5
Jun 23, 2019
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I chose Dr. Steven Vath to complete a mini face- and brow-lift for me, after our consultation left me feeling at ease that our objectives would be my safety, and a natural result--primarily. I am grateful that his values aligned with my own, and that his work entailed "turning back the clock" on my unique DNA, rather than "changing" anything.
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5.0/5
Jun 22, 2019
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The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, and my doctor, Dr. Wolfe and his entire administrative and medical staff are beyond amazing!! The epic and quality level of total body care from the initial consultation to being taken out to your vehicle after the procedure was complete, was beyond incredible. My breast augmentation was (mostly) pain free and the end result is truly beautiful and a work of art. The natural look and feel of my breasts is almost unreal. The perfect placement and small size of the incision was unexpectedly great and so appreciated when I am in a bathing suite, which is as often as I can be! The only choice for elective and non elective surgery in the greater Denver area, is The Center for a Cosmetic Surgery! Do not wait, book your appointment today. They make it so easy, do able and affordable (there are several financing and or payment options)...go get that best version of yourself! You won’t be disappointed, I promise!!!
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5.0/5
Jun 20, 2019
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Amazing company to work with! Dr Steinwald and his team are extremely wonderful! I have been unhappy with my breast for as long as I could remember and they brought me more confidence in myself! I appreciate everything they have done for me! Definitely worth recommending to anyone! As is the whole company they are just outstanding! Very polite helpful and awesome! Thank you all!
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5.0/5
Jun 16, 2019
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Absolutely WONDERFUL. My husband and I saw Dr. Vath. He was kind and listened to our questions and concerns. Dr. Vath was honest in telling and showing us what can be done and what our expectations should be. I would not hesitate in recommending Dr. Vath to others.
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5.0/5
May 28, 2019
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There are no words to describe Dr. Vath’s amazing job. I have been wanting to get a tummy tuck since I had my second child but I was always scared of the recovery and look of the scar. When I went to see Dr Vath, he made all my fears disappear. He took the time to answer all my questions and even schedule multiple appointments for me to make sure I cover any questions I had. His nurse Carrie was also the sweetiest and always reachable on her phone in case I had any questions. I’m 4 weeks post op and I’m already loving my results. Because I also decided to get the Exparel, I didn’t have to take any oxi (narcotic)to deal with the pain. Instead I took Tylenol and ibeprofen and after 2 weeks I didn’t need any pain medicine at all. I would recommend Dr Vath and his team any time. If you are scared or in doubt of a comestic surgery, don’t be, with them you are in great hands.
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5.0/5
May 20, 2019
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Professional, respectful, caring center. A place to go for great results and a wonderful experience.
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5.0/5
May 17, 2019
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Dr. Steinwald did such an amazing Job, him and his entire staff has taken such good care of me from the second I walked into to his office and even still, following up and making sure I am still comfortable and happy. No matter if its its 2am on a Saturday, they are right there for me!
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5.0/5
Apr 29, 2019
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After months of research for a reliable, qualified, and transparent plastic surgeon, I was referred to Dr. Wolfe from a friend and a family member, both of whom did not no one another, over 5 years apart from their own surgeries. The process from beginning to end was seamless and prompt. My recovery was one of the most simple experiences I've gone through, using no pain meds and back to work in three days. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. THANK YOU!!!
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3.0/5
Apr 27, 2019
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I wanted to wait a full year before I wrote a review. Swelling and healing time to see results in full. After all is said and done I can say I am mostly satisfied with the work done. We had done an extended tummy tuck that went a little further out into the sides with lipo on the hips. The front end looks great. Scarring is lightening up finally. However, I am dissatisfied with the work done on the hips. I suppose I was under the impression that since I was paying for the extension to the hips that the skin there too would be tightened up a bit and the lipo done there was done unevenly. Noticeably uneven. The pinch still exist but has softened out. But even now is disproportionate to the front and uneven in comparison to each side. Some of these things were forewarned, however, due to their reviews and ratings I didnt think it would be something I'd have to worry about so much. I did mention it to the doctor on the first fallow up visit but he said I needed more healing time and sort of brushed it off. On the second fallow up visit said he could take care of it for an additional fee.
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2019
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Breast surgery. I had a great experience having breast implants replaced here. The staff is friendly and my doctor was terrific. I also get Botox here and it's always fabulous!
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2019
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Breast surgery. I had a great experience having breast implants replaced here. The staff is friendly and my doctor was terrific. I also get Botox here and it's always fabulous!
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5.0/5
Mar 20, 2019
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Top Surgery for FtoM for son. Dr. Steinwald is extraordinary. His results are extraordinary, and the entire office and experience was extraordinary. Thank you for providing services to the transgender community. <3
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5.0/5
Mar 20, 2019
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From my initial consultation to my most recent post-op appointment, I have had an amazing experience here. They are always kind, welcoming, knowledgable, and thoroughly answer all my questions. Dr. Wolfe is truly an amazing surgeon, and I am beyond happy with my results!
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5.0/5
Feb 24, 2019
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The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is hands down the best plastic surgery center. The front office staff are always kind and professional. I’m from out of state and they made everything exceptionally easy for me from appointments before and after surgery. The nursing staff is top notch and easy to discuss procedures, medical forms, medicines, before and after procedures. Dr. Andrew Wolfe is a very talented and skilled surgeon. I really appreciate his knowledge and professionalism before and after surgery. No better place to go for any kind of plastic surgery even from out of state. Golden, CO is a relaxing and beautiful place to heal. Grateful my sister sent me to Dr Wolfe and his staff. 5 star experience from beginning to end. I am so happy with my results. Thank you all. Kim
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5.0/5
Feb 23, 2019
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Highly recommend Dr. Vath! He is not only a phenominal doctor, he is an artist. He takes his time and is very authentic in his approach. Very happy with my results and I'm only 18 days post-op. 🙂
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5.0/5
Jan 24, 2019
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I had a horrible botch experience in Albuquerque and I went to Dr. Wolfe to fix it. He was thorough as well as his lovely staff. They were kind, compassionate and accommodating. The healing process was easy and the scarring was clean and close to invisible. Thank you Thank you for the love and care you all showed me!
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5.0/5
Dec 20, 2018
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Dr. Wolfe is a master at plastic surgery. I wouldn't trust anyone but him. His entire staff makes you feel very comfortable and explain everything very thoroughly. I have had two procedures done this year that I am highly pleased with both. I highly recommend Dr. Wolfe , besides being a great Dr. a true artist to what he does , he is also a very nice man with a great bedside manner. Friendly and brilliant. A beautiful office and very comfortable surgery unit that makes you feel like you are at home. I truly love this man...he has changed my life.
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5.0/5
Dec 20, 2018
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Dr. Wolfe is a master at plastic surgery. I wouldn't trust anyone but him. His entire staff makes you feel very comfortable and explain everything very thoroughly. I have had two procedures done this year that I am highly pleased with both. I highly recommend Dr. Wolfe , besides being a great Dr. a true artist to what he does , he is also a very nice man with a great bedside manner. Friendly and brilliant. A beautiful office and very comfortable surgery unit that makes you feel like you are at home. I truly love this man...he has changed my life.
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5.0/5
Dec 17, 2018
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Dr. Vath did an incredible job fixing my diastisis recti. I had 4 kids and was left with a pretty bad split in my abdominals. Dr. Vath did an incredible job. Recovery was easy & fast. Price was very reasonable. Totally worth it. I love my abs!
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5.0/5
Oct 20, 2018
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I have known Dr. Wolfe for many years; he is an outstanding surgeon and a great person. This facility is top-notch from the structure and professionalism to the skill and care of everyone that I have encountered there.
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5.0/5
Oct 1, 2018
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Very relaxed atmosphere they make you feel welcomed and comfortable it's never been a long wait after checking in for appointments.
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5.0/5
Sep 17, 2018
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My overall experience with Dr. Vath and his staff was nothing but the best. From the consultation to the post op, it was comfortable, professional, and informative. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking to receive the best care.
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5.0/5
Sep 16, 2018
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So far so great the stuff are really friendly and nice I have surgery on the 16 I hope everything goes well 🙂
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5.0/5
Aug 25, 2018
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My consult was nothing short of wonderful. The front office staff were kind and friendly to me when I arrived (all smiles) and even before my appointment the phone call reminder was a positive one as well. I met with Dr. Wolfe, he was very nice and I felt comfortable speaking with him and in the exam room as well. He was very knowledgeable and was straight forward and realistic with me about my current surgical wants/needs/desires. I scheduled my surgery the following day.
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5.0/5
Jul 21, 2018
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The staff are lovely and respectful; things were efficient and the team works really well to help get everything done. Cant wait to meet them in person.
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5.0/5
May 1, 2018
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As a nurse and in the medical field I can’t think of a plastic surgeon more qualified. I look like my younger self and better yet, no one seems to have figured out that I have had anything done. I was out in public in 6 days. Unbelievable. I am 67 and look 52. Dr. Wolfe is wonderful.
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5.0/5
Apr 20, 2018
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Everyone from Dr. Steinwald to Erin was great. Very friendly and informative.
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5.0/5
Apr 18, 2018
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I had a full Mommy makeover with Dr. Steinwald almost 1 year ago. The surgery consisted of: Breast lift, reduction and implant placement, full tummy tuck (with belly button hernia repair), liposuction to sides, around butt and outer thigh area. I did a lot of research before pulling the trigger but The Center for Cosmetic Surgery was the only consult that I went to. I was sold immediately by there before and after pictures on their site (specifically their full body lifts!). I got an appointment right away and was instantly impressed by their office when I walked in. Beautiful, clean, smelled really nice (not like a doctor's office), professional and kind staff. I was shocked when Dr. Steinwald came to get me from the waiting room instead of being retrieved by an assistant or nurse. Dr. Steinwald has a no non-sense approach, he listened to my desires of what I felt my trouble areas were and what I wanted to have. He isn't about unrealistic expectations or doing crazy procedures, he is about looking natural and doing it the right way. I was so impressed how affordable the procedures were and the payment programs they offered that I scheduled my surgery that day. Leading up to the surgery Dr. Steinwald and his staff was were most helpful in preparing me for prep before surgery, what to expect during my recovery, the healing process and what to expect my end results to look like. The day of the surgery was nerve racking but Dr. Steinwald and his staff put all of my and my husband's concerns to rest. I felt well cared for from the time I first set foot in the door and every visit since then. I got everything that I wanted and am elated with my results almost 10 months post op. I would highly recommend Dr. Steinwald and the Center for Cosmetic Surgery!!
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5.0/5
Mar 28, 2018
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It was time for a refresh and I knew exactly what I wanted. I decided to add some fillers and get some new lips as well. My appointment was set with Rachel and I couldn't be happier!! She took the time to listen to what I wanted and gave me her professional suggestions as well. I'm extremely happy with the results!! I'll never go to anyone else. Seriously if you are considering any injections on your face-go see Rachel. You will LOVE the results
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5.0/5
Mar 24, 2018
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Wolfe is incredible! Very kind and thoughtful in answering all of my questions and preparing me for my procedure. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
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5.0/5
Mar 20, 2018
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I think it speaks volumes when two personal doctor friends see you after your cosmetic surgery and remark about how incredible the results are. I cannot praise Dr. Vath enough! He is everything you would want in a surgeon and more. He is meticulous, caring, informative, and humble. A humble plastic surgeon? Isn’t that an oxymoron? I would never trust another surgeon to touch my face, because I know I could never get the results I get from Dr. Vath. He is perfection all the way, and I couldn’t recommend him more highly!
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5.0/5
Feb 27, 2018
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Very professional, extremely caring, and it seems like everyone that works there really enjoys working there. I’m especially impressed with David, who works at the front desk—he remembered me every time, remembered that I had a perfume allergy, and whisked me back to a room ASAP without having to be asked. I wish my regular doctor did that! Dr Steinwald and everyone in the office did an excellent job of making sure I had the time to have my questions answered and was able to read all the papers thoroughly. I felt completely comfortable with their pacing and explanations. I’m very happy with the work they did, also! But seriously, the work seems very good and the emotional experience was absolutely amazing. I’ve never had a surgeon before that surrounded themselves with such kind people. In my previous experiences, they’re often kinda... jerks. Arrogant. Not so, here. The support staff seem genuinely happy to be here. That’s pretty awesome.
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5.0/5
Feb 15, 2018
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr Wolfe and his staff were incredible! I got a breast augmentation about 5 weeks ago. It was my first real surgery and it was something I was so extremely terrified of. Everyone at the office made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I truly felt that I was in the best hands. Best decision I ever made and Dr. Wolfe did exactly what I asked for and made sure it was 100% my decision. 10/10 would recommend him for anyone who isn’t sure yet.
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5.0/5
Dec 17, 2017
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr Wolfe did such an amazing job with my breast augmentation. I am so happy with his work and the service he provides. He was very professional, and extremely precise with my measurements and allowing me to achieve the desired look I was striving for. Him and his staff were so kind and professional throughout the entire experience. I highly recommend him to anyone and everyone thinking about having this procedure.
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5.0/5
Dec 15, 2017
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Well, I’m doing a big reveal today! 12 days ago I had some cosmetic surgery done! At 72 it was now or never! I chose now! I had and have the best surgeon in the world, Dr. Andrew Wolfe at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, in Denver Colorado! I have known him for over 12 years and he was the only one I would even think of doing this with! He is truly an artist! I did a selfie of myself yesterday, first day with a little makeup. It looks 10 times better in person but you can get “get the picture”:). No bruising, no swelling, no pain, and no neck or jowls! Thank you Dr Wolfe and the entire team at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery! You are all “Golden”!
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5.0/5
Dec 15, 2017
Facebook The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Well, I’m doing a big reveal today! 12 days ago I had some cosmetic surgery done! At 72 it was now or never! I chose now! I had and have the best surgeon in the world, Dr. Andrew Wolfe at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, in Denver Colorado! I have known him for over 12 years and he was the only one I would even think of doing this with! He is truly an artist! I did a selfie of myself yesterday, first day with a little makeup. It looks 10 times better in person but you can get “get the picture”:). No bruising, no swelling, no pain, and no neck or jowls! Thank you Dr Wolfe and the entire team at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery! You are all “Golden”!
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5.0/5
Oct 30, 2017
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I've wanted breast augmentation for years, and I'm so glad I finally went with Dr. Wolfe. I am thrilled with my results and everyone at the office is so kind and caring. I would definitely recommend.
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5.0/5
Oct 23, 2017
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I'm an obsessive researcher, so when I considered a mini-facelift, I did not hesitate having Dr. Vath perform my surgery. He was very professional, explaining every detail of the surgery, but also realistic about outcome and expectations. He has a great calming personality and you know right away he is a caring man as well as a perfectionist in his field. My surgery was last Thursday, and I am now 4 days post-op. The information packet is so informative and details what you can expect each day after surgery. It was reassuring each day that what I was experiencing with pain, swelling, etc., was completely normal. Actually, it was so much better than I was anticipating. The staff calls the day after surgery, also you have a 24 hour nurse on call, and Dr. Vath called today to ask how things were going. If you are considering Dr. Vath, you have definitely made the right decision. Even after 4 days, I'm already so happy with the results. I know it will even get better after swelling subsides.
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5.0/5
Oct 23, 2017
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I'm an obsessive researcher, so when I considered a mini-facelift, I did not hesitate having Dr. Vath perform my surgery. He was very professional, explaining every detail of the surgery, but also realistic about outcome and expectations. He has a great calming personality and you know right away he is a caring man as well as a perfectionist in his field. My surgery was last Thursday, and I am now 4 days post-op. The information packet is so informative and details what you can expect each day after surgery. It was reassuring each day that what I was experiencing with pain, swelling, etc., was completely normal. Actually, it was so much better than I was anticipating. The staff calls the day after surgery, also you have a 24 hour nurse on call, and Dr. Vath called today to ask how things were going. If you are considering Dr. Vath, you have definitely made the right decision. Even after 4 days, I'm already so happy with the results. I know it will even get better after swelling subsides.
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5.0/5
Sep 25, 2017
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Dr. Vath and the staff were amazing! Highly recommend!
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5.0/5
Aug 24, 2017
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Three weeks ago, I had a gender affirming ftm top surgery, or chest masculinization. From my consultation with them in Nov 2016, to now, I have been impressed with the experience and confidence, empathy and understanding Dr. Stienwald and the whole team of nurses and administration have for their transgender patients, as I am sure they do for all of their patients. Dr. Stienwald speaks very quickly and technically sometimes, but I found if I asked him to repeat what he said more slowly, he was quite willing to do so, and make sure I understood. My consultation was on a vacation my husband and I took, while contemplating moving to Denver. My surgery was a few months after we moved to Denver. The office was good at communicating long distance, and now that we are local to them, they have been very prompt in scheduling follow up appointments, and talking over phone and text, as I have had questions about my healing process. They are incredibly through in explaining what to expect or be on the look out for. They do not accept any kind of insurance, so you must have some way of paying up front for their services, like Care Credit, or out of pocket. As I was lucky enough to have that option, I found the extra expense to be worth it, for my mental health, and for preserving my nipples and the most sensation possible. I highly recommend this team. If you or a loved one are looking into ftm top surgery, I'd be happy to tell you more about my experience there.
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5.0/5
Aug 23, 2017
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Dr vath is nothing short of a genius. He's a true artist and cares deeply about his work. He gave me a breast reduction and I'm stunned by the results. He has truly changed my life and has done similarly amazing work for my mom. I Love DR VATH❤
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5.0/5
Aug 21, 2017
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Every step of the way was wonderful. The nurses are amazing. Erin was wonderful with sizing. Dr Steinwald was beyond helpful in explaining the steps. I love the outcome and how wonderful they have been. They even call to check on me. I have been treated so well. I highly recommend them if you are looking for any kind of change.
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5.0/5
Aug 10, 2017
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The staff is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Vath is very sweet and honest about the procedure. He's an artist in his profession! I've seen his popularity grow in the year since my procedure. I highly recommend The Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Dr. Vath to anyone interested in getting plastic surgery. This facility and staff are top notch! They are superior in every way possible!
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5.0/5
Jul 1, 2017
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Steven Vath is an amazing surgeon. His work is splendid! I am in love with his work on me, and have no complaints so far. The staffs are very friendly. I get all my questions and concerns answered in a timely manner. Over all, I would definitely recommend this cosmetic center!
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5.0/5
Jun 3, 2017
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My experience here at the center of cosmetic surgery was amazing. Dr. Wolff was my surgeon and I couldn't be and happier with my results. Highly recommended.
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3.0/5
May 21, 2017
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I would not have done the procedure had I known. Although I say, Great staff! I had breast augmentation done in June 2015, I can not feel my breast or nipple still to this day, 2 years later. Just wait they say. Just don't do it, I say to the reader. I give three great stars to the staff. I don't give all five stars because I truly miss all that feeling.
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5.0/5
Apr 30, 2017
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Very good for my first consultation i like how they explain everything .
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5.0/5
Apr 27, 2017
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Had breast augmentation done by Dr. Wolfe done and im very happy with my results.
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5.0/5
Apr 20, 2017
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I recently had a breast reduction and as many of you know who either had. or are wanting one it's a pretty scary thing for us. I went to the Center of Cosmetics to have my procedure done. From the consultation to the actual day of surgery I couldn't have been treated any better. Dr. Wolf is absolutely amazing!! He makes you feel so comfortable and at ease about everything. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon nor team. I recommend this center to anyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon.
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2017
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��� great customer service can't wait till my next appointment
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2017
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��� great customer service can't wait till my next appointment
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5.0/5
Dec 24, 2016
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
It was a great experience from start to finish!
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5.0/5
Nov 30, 2016
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I had a procedure with Dr. Steinwald. I was extremely nervous, but when I got there I was put at ease from the entire staff. I felt safe and comfortable. It has only been 5 weeks, and I am please with the results so far. I know I am still healing, but I honestly could not be happier. Thank you for making me feel even better about myself!!! Highly recommend!!!
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5.0/5
Nov 30, 2016
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I had a procedure with Dr. Steinwald. I was extremely nervous, but when I got there I was put at ease from the entire staff. I felt safe and comfortable. It has only been 5 weeks, and I am please with the results so far. I know I am still healing, but I honestly could not be happier. Thank you for making me feel even better about myself!!! Highly recommend!!!
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5.0/5
Nov 3, 2016
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr Steinwald is excellent. I booked my appointment nine months in advance and they called me and kept in contact through the waiting process. The nurses are very respectful and friendly. Steinwald definitely knows what he's doing. I look incredible and I couldn't be happier.
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5.0/5
Nov 1, 2016
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I absolutely love the staff and the docters.there truly isn't a more professional place togo.
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5.0/5
Nov 1, 2016
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I absolutely love the staff and the docters.there truly isn't a more professional place togo.
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5.0/5
Oct 25, 2016
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Wolfe did a procedure on me around 8 years ago. The results are still amazing! We have since moved out of the area and I cannot find another surgeon who compares to him!!!
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5.0/5
Oct 14, 2016
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Recently I was visiting Denver CO for business and stopped by The Center to get a little botox. I met Ann Marie O'Brien RN. She was amazing, professional, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. She ended up not only doing my botox but injecting filler around my mouth. I am so happy and pleased with her work. I will definitely be returning.
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5.0/5
Oct 14, 2016
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Recently I was visiting Denver CO for business and stopped by The Center to get a little botox. I met Ann Marie O'Brien RN. She was amazing, professional, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. She ended up not only doing my botox but injecting filler around my mouth. I am so happy and pleased with her work. I will definitely be returning.
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5.0/5
Mar 17, 2016
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I had a great experience with this place. During the consultant Carrie Masters was fantastic and patient. Dr. Vath answered all questions and was upfront and realistic about what I should expect from what I wanted. He takes pride in his work and has such a passion for making people feel good about themselves. My experience the day of surgery was fantastic, everyone was wonderful. I couldn't be happier with the results of my mommy makeover and would recommend Dr. Vath a thousand times over.
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5.0/5
Jan 4, 2016
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I had Dr. Paul Steinwald perform a breast augmentation. He is patient, knowledgeable, and works with you to be sure you are getting what YOU want. He makes sure that you are fully aware of the options based on your body size. He has a wonderful bedside manner and even took the time to call me the night I had surgery to check in on me. He goes above and beyond in taking measures to be sure you're healing well, and satisfied. Couldn't recommend him and this facility/staff enough!
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5.0/5
Dec 21, 2015
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Dr. Vath is an AMAZING artist! My mommy makeover results exceed my expectations! I was terrified thinking of my surgery and his kind, gentle and down to earth personality put me at ease instantly! Kari is just as awesome!
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5.0/5
Dec 21, 2015
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Dr. Vath is an AMAZING artist! My mommy makeover results exceed my expectations! I was terrified thinking of my surgery and his kind, gentle and down to earth personality put me at ease instantly! Kari is just as awesome!
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5.0/5
Dec 5, 2015
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I am 3 days post op and I'm already in love with my results. Dr. Wolfe and all the staff have been amazing from beginning at my consult to questions I had over the phone & via email, they really make you comfortable and feel like your hanging out with family. I can't say enough good things about this office & staff!

How to Choose a Tummy Tuck Surgeon

For optimal safety and results, it’s important to choose your plastic surgeon carefully. Important guidelines include:

  • Review many impressive before-and-after photos.
  • Find a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery.
  • Seek a surgeon who upholds the proper credentials.
  • Make sure the surgeon uses only an accredited, state-of-the-art surgical facility.
  • Decide if, upon meeting the surgeon, you make a connection.

Meet Our Surgeons

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Steven Vath, Dr. Andrew Wolfe, and Dr. Paul Steinwald lead our patient-centered practice with warmth, honesty, and respect. Their combined expertise and credentials have placed us among Colorado's premier aesthetic centers.

Important Truths About Your Tummy Tuck

Exercise will not flatten a tummy after pregnancy or weight loss. Although exercise can reduce tummy fat and strengthen the abdominal musculature, it does not flatten the muscles nor tighten lax skin. After aggressive workout regimens, women often find themselves frustrated over their inability to flatten their tummies stretched out from weight loss or pregnancy. Fortunately, an abdominoplasty manages these problems.

Drainage tubes are not generally not necessary after a tummy tuck. Except in rare circumstances, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald do not employ drains with tummy tucks. Surgical drains are a source of discomfort and anxiety for many patients following a tummy tuck. In a traditional tummy tuck procedure, drains are used to prevent fluid accumulation in the “open space” created between the abdominal flap (skin and fat) and the muscle. Through the use of progressive tension sutures, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald can eliminate this space, as well as securely advance the flap with tension distributed over a broader area. Patients can not feel these sutures, so they are not even aware of their presence. After a few months, they dissolve, leaving no foreign material whatsoever in the body. This technique prevents seroma formation (fluid buildup) as there is no longer any space in which fluid can accumulate.

Liposuction is usually not needed to achieve the flattest results but is often used during the procedure to address excess fat in other areas such as the hips or thighs. This can be added very safely to improve the overall body contouring achieved during surgery. Liposuction is generally not helpful in creating the flattest abdomen during an abdominoplasty. The fat beneath the excised skin in the lower abdomen is completely removed with the skin. When indicated, some excess fat in the upper abdomen can also be trimmed to create a more even, thinner contour. Occasionally, if there are significant fat pockets over the lower ribs in the upper abdomen, liposuction of these areas can be helpful.

The benefits of a tummy tuck last indefinitely. The need for a tummy tuck is the result of an inflation and deflation of the abdominal tissues, usually from pregnancy or significant weight loss. Once a woman undergoes an abdominoplasty, the tummy will not stretch out again to any considerable degree unless there is another inflation and deflation. Therefore, it is fair to say that the results of a tummy tuck are permanent. Although the abdomen will slightly relax over time, there will not be the need or desire for another abdominoplasty.

Mini-tummy tucks are generally inadequate after pregnancy or weight loss. Many patients inquire about a mini-tummy tuck in hopes of minimizing their cost, recovery time and scarring. Good candidates for a mini tummy tuck are rare, as most patients with abdominal laxity are much better candidates for a full tummy tuck. With a mini tummy tuck, a much smaller area of skin is removed, and only the muscle in the lower abdomen is tightened. The skin around the belly button is not released from around the belly button, which prevents its tightening. The scar is somewhat shorter in length than that resulting from a full tummy tuck but not usually considerably different. Occasionally, a patient will come in for a consultation with mild, isolated lower abdominal skin laxity without any muscle laxity or loose skin around the umbilicus. In these cases, the mini may be appropriate.

tummy tuck before and after photosThis is a 31-year-old, 5’6″, 160 lb. woman who, after having children, underwent a mini-tummy tuck at another facility. She presented to the Center for Cosmetic Surgery with complaints about her abdominal contour. She underwent an abdominoplasty procedure in order to address the areas that were not managed during the first operation. These include an incomplete flattening of the abdominal musculature, incomplete tightening of skin around and above the umbilicus, and an uneven, imbalanced overall tummy contour.

Abdominoplasty patients need not be ideal body weight. A woman need not be at an ideal body weight to get great results from a tummy tuck. Although losing weight prior to having plastic surgery can allow for a more attractive transformation, not everyone can reach ideal body weight. The majority of any planned weight loss should be shed prior to surgery. But once you’ve maximized your efforts, or stabilized, plastic surgery can be considered to manage tummy rolls or skin laxity, and stretched, separated abdominal muscles. Some of the most gratified patients are somewhat overweight prior to undergoing tummy tuck surgery. At the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we believe that success after cosmetic surgery is measured by a patient’s happiness with the aesthetic changes that can be safely accomplished- not the realization of some idealized, societal version of beauty.

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss operation; it is a body contouring procedure. Most patients lose less than five pounds after the removal of belly fat and skin. However, there is typically a marked change in their size and contour.

Identifying Good Tummy Tuck Results

The scar is precisely placed in a low position, hidden by small undergarments or a bikini. The scar from an abdominoplasty must ultimately reside in the perfect location. Preoperative planning and precise markings ensure that during closure of the tummy skin, the opposing forces of the upper and lower wound margins leave the scar at the bikini line. At the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald pay close attention to creating a fine line, symmetrical scar in the most hidden location.

The belly button funnels inward in a natural, attractive fashion. The appearance of the belly button is critical to the overall natural beauty of a tummy after an abdominoplasty. During a tummy tuck, the belly button is released to allow the skin around and above it to shift downward and achieve an evenly tight and contoured look. When the belly button is inset into the new skin that has moved down over it, special care must be taken to give it a funneling, puckered appearance. Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald use a technique of suturing the fat around the new hole overlying the belly button down to the muscle, delivering the surface skin down to the original umbilicus. This is distinctive from simply pulling the belly button up through the hole and sewing it in place, which creates a flat circle at the tummy surface and looks unnatural.

Feminine shape and contour to the flattened tummy is created. Through muscle tightening and the placement of sequential tension sutures, a nicely contoured, feminine abdomen is achieved.

No excess skin and fat (called dogears) are left behind at the end of the scars leaving a smooth waist. Limiting scar length is a worthwhile goal, but not at the detriment of contour. The skin excision must be carried far enough to remove the proper amount of tissue and prevent puckers called dogears.

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FAQ

Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?

Yes, and many of our patients decide to do so. People who have lost a lot of weight often combine their tummy tucks with other body contouring surgeries. Another very common way to combine procedures is a Mommy Makeover, which adds liposuction and a breast lift or breast augmentation. This combination of treatments addresses the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy. Combining procedures is perfectly safe and is even recommended as the patient can undergo just one anesthesia event and one recovery period. Additionally, there is typically a price reduction when procedures are combined.

Is a tummy tuck or liposuction better for me?

If the main thing causing dissatisfaction with your midsection is excess skin, especially if that excess skin is a result of pregnancy or prior weight loss, a tummy tuck is likely the right choice. If it’s excess fat, then liposuction may be a better choice.

In your initial consultation, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Vath, or Dr. Steinwald will examine your abdomen and provide a recommendation of whether a tummy tuck, liposuction, or both would produce better results.

Is a tummy tuck painful?

While abdominoplasty is major surgery, discomfort after surgery can be controlled with medication. Our plastic surgeons give patients the option of having EXPAREL® injected during surgery, which can control pain for the first 72 hours when the pain is typically the most significant. It’s important to allow yourself plenty of time to rest after your procedure and always wear your compression garment to reduce swelling.

How long will I need to wear a binder after a tummy tuck?

Patients should wear their compression garment continuously (23 hours a day) for at least 6 weeks.

Will my belly button look normal after surgery?

Yes, our skilled surgeons will take special care in both the placement and stitching of your belly button to ensure the incision is thin and well hidden when healed. They also use a special technique to make the belly button funnel inward instead of lying flat along the surface of the tummy unnaturally. Proper incision care is important for the best outcome.

Will my belly button be moved during a mini tummy tuck?

No. The mini tummy tuck tightens lax abdominal skin starting at the belly button and ending at the pubic area, so the belly button stays in place.

What should I expect in terms of scarring?

In a tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon makes a horizontal incision along the bottom of the abdomen, from hip to hip just above the pubic area. The low placement is purposeful: It makes the resulting scar easy to hide under clothes, because it falls below the bikini line. Initially, the scar may feel hard or puffy. It will take up to 1 year to fully heal and fade. We can provide tips on scar care during your consultation.

Can you still gain weight after a tummy tuck?

While the fat cells removed during surgery are gone forever, those that remain can still expand; therefore, you can gain weight in other areas of your body if you don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Vath, or Dr. Steinwald in Denver is the best way to determine whether the procedure is right for you. You may request a consultation or give us a call at  (303) 278-2600.

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