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Breast Augmentation

Best known for beautiful breast augmentation results throughout the Denver metro area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and beyond, our board-certified plastic surgeons perform this procedure for women who are not happy with their natural breast size or whose breasts have deflated after pregnancy. For women who simply want better body proportions or more symmetrical breasts, there is no need to settle. At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald perform hundreds of natural-looking breast augmentation surgeries per year. In some women, implants alone create beautiful, filled-out breasts. In others, an enhancement with a breast lift (or mastopexy) is necessary to achieve an attractive, fuller shape.

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Breast Augmentation Case 247 Before & After View #2 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 1 of 100

Case #247

This 24-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Wolfe.  Preoperatively, she was an A cup, and wanted to be a full C.  She chose high-profile silicone implant placed in a subpectoral position with an incision in the inframammary fold.  Her implants are 375 cc on the right and 400 cc on the left.  Photos were... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 241 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #241

This is a 33 year old, 5'6", 114 pound woman who desired larger breasts in order to create better proportion of her body.  She underwent a Denver breast augmentation with 350 cc silicone implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position.  Post-operative pictures are from 6.5 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 837 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 3 of 100

Case #837

This 22 year-old Asian female wished to undergo breast augmentation from her current A-cup range into a C-cup range.  She had somewhat widely-space nipples, and her relatively weak inframammary fold (with excess skin already in the lower pole) was a concern; therefore it was recommended that she undergo placement of Sientra 385cc silicone implants... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 931 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #931

Breast Augmentation with Nipple Reduction
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 709 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #709

This is a 39 year old, 5'2", 104 pound woman who wanted to fill out her deflated breasts. As is the case with many Colorado women, she wanted a small, tasteful, and balanced augmentation to create a very natural look. She had a slight asymmetry in volume, so she chose to have a 235cc low profile silicone gel breast implant placed on the... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 300 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #300

This 24-year-old Denver woman underwent breast augmentation with subpectoral saline implants placed via a periareolar incision.  Her implants are 360-390 cc moderate profile, filled to 400 cc on the right and 410 cc on the left.  The patient is 5'6" and 118 lbs, and went from an A cup to a full C.  Photos were taken 5 months... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 351 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #351

This 45-year-old mother of three wanted to regain the breast volume she lost after breast feeding.  She started with an A cup, and wanted a natural-appearing full B.  Dr. Wolfe placed a 270 cc low-profile silicone implant into a subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision.  She is 5'7" and 145 lbs, and photos were... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 720 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #720

\tThis is a 33 year old, 5'4", 130 pound woman who underwent a Denver mommy makeover. This included a breast augmentation to fill out her breasts and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to flatten and tighten her tummy. She chose 371cc, smooth, round silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary fold incision into a subpectoral position.... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Lift Case 181 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #181

This 30-year-old woman came to us for correction of her significant breast asymmetry, which had been a concern of hers since puberty.  She was an A cup on the right, and a relaxed B on the the left.  She chose saline implants, and Dr. Wolfe corrected her asymmetry with a vertical mastopexy on the left and a circumareolar mastopexy... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 638 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 month)
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Case #638

This 37 year-old female who presented with a 36A cup bra size with mild "post-partum involution" following breast-feeding one child; wished to be in the 36C bra size range.  It was advised that she had excellent aesthetic proportions to start with, and because she had a fairly narrow chest frame and wanted a fair amount of augmentation,... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 400 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #400

This is a 39 year old, 5'5", 132 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery to fill out her breasts. She chose smooth, round, 304cc silicone gel implants placed through a breast crease incision into a submuscular plane. Post-operative pictures are from 1 month after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 294 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #294

This is a 23 year old, 5'3", 120 pound woman who underwent a Denver breast augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift) in order to fill out and lift her breasts into a more attractive contour.  She chose 475 cc, smooth, round, high profile silicone implants placed behind the pectoralis muscle. Post-operative pictures are... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 761 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
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Case #761

This 5'3", 108lb patient came to us wanting to enlarge her breasts. A breast augmentation was performed using 325cc Mentor smooth, round silicone implants. The implants were placed in the submuscular position via an incision in the inframammary fold. She is shown here before and 3 months post-op. If you are interested in a 1-hour... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 423 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #423

This 33-year-old mother of 2 underwent a breast augmentation with 304cc moderate profile silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision into a subpectoral plane. She is 5'2" and 103 lbs, and went from a 34A to a full B. Photos were taken 8 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 387 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #387

This is a 37-year-old Denver woman who underwent a breast augmentation with a 339 cc moderate-profile silicone implant placed into a subpectoral plane through an inframammary incision. She is 5'6" an 140 lbs, and her breast size increased from a 34B to a full C. Photos were taken 3 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 240 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #240

This is a 30 year old, 5'8", 137 pound woman who complained of loose abdominal skin and muscles as well as "deflated" breasts after having children.  She underwent a "mommy makeover" including an abdominoplasty to tighten her tummy and a breast augmentation to fill out her breasts.  Notice that she had... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 10 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 17 of 100

Case #10

This 37 year old Denver woman is shown here before and 2.5 months after breast augmentation surgery. She is 5’7” and 136 pounds, who underwent a circumareolar mastopexy (breast lift) and for her breast enlargement surgery she received smooth, round, saline implants filled to 340 ccs. The breast implants were placed into a submuscular... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 357 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #357

This 29-year-old mother of two underwent a breast augmentation with 425 cc silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision into a subpectoral plane.  She started as a full B, and ended up with the full C cup that she wanted. She is 5'5" and 130 lbs.  Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 930 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 19 of 100

Case #930

This is a fit, 24 year old,  5'2", 120lb woman who wanted to increase her breast size to better fill out her clothing and swimwear.  She was a 34 A bra size and wanted to increase to a full B / small C cup. She chose 405 cc smooth, round, moderate profile silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle via... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Revision Case 874 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #874

This 35 year old, 5'6", 136 pound mother of three had 550cc saline implants placed some 12 years before and now wanted to go larger. She chose  800cc ultra high profile silicone gel implants.After photos are from 3.5 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 912 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #912

This is a 31 year old, 5'5", 135 pound body builder/personal trainer wanted to go from her A-cup size to a full C. She chose 435cc Sientra silicone implants which Dr. Steinwald placed submuscularly through an inframammary fold incision.She is shown here before and 2 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 299 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #299

This 35-year-old woman wanted to improve the shape of her breasts and body after four pregnancies.  She underwent a "mommy makeover" consisting of a breast augmentation with lift and an abdominoplasty with liposuction of her flanks.  She chose 339 cc silicone implants, and had a vertical mastopexy at the same time.  Her bra... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 325 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #325

This is a 25-year-old mother of 4 who wanted to regain the shape she had prior to childbearing.  Although she was quite fit, her breasts were small and relaxed, and her abdomen had loose skin and muscle.  She underwent a mommy makeover consisting of a tummy tuck and augmentation with a vertical mastopexy.  Her implants are round,... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 846 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 24 of 100

Case #846

This 36 year old, 5'8", 127lb woman was interested in a breast augmentation to increase her breast size and upper pole fullness. She chose 450cc, smooth, round, high-profile, silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle through an incision in the inframammary fold.She is shown before and 7 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 529 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 month)
Case: 25 of 100

Case #529

This very pleasant 30-year-old young mother of 3 children (all of whom she breastfed to a degree) presented to CCS asking about her options to regain some of the fullness she had had prior to her pregnancies.  She was very fit at  5'1" and 106 pounds, and previously had been a smaller B cup (but now was wearing an A cup). Dr.... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 850 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #850

This is a 28 year old, 5'6", 168 lb patient who had a very nice shape to her breasts, but wanted to increase her breast size. She opted for moderate profile, smooth, round silicone gel implants. These 492cc implants were placed under the muscle via an incision in the inframammary fold. After photos were taken 8 months post op.  Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 599 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (8 mo)
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Case #599

This 34 year-old Denver woman is 5' 2" and approximately 95 pounds, wearing a 34A/B cup after having had 2 children.  She wished to be in a fuller C-cup range to help combat her post-partum involution. She had mild asymmetry with a slightly fuller left breast, and wished to work with saline implants, which I advised would... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Revision Case 395 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #395

This is a 41-year-old woman who presented with significant bilateral capsular contractures (hardening of her breast implants). Her implants were silicone, and had been placed 20 years previously through a periareolar incision into a subglandular plane. At the time of surgery, both of her implants were found to be ruptured. Dr. Wolfe performed a capsulectomy... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 910 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
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Case #910

22 year-old female (5'0", 108lb) who wished to undergo Denver breast augmentation from an A-cup to a C-cup range. She was advised she was anb excellent candidate for the submuscular placement of mid-300 range smooth, round silicone gel implants. High-profile 365cc implant were indeed placed via breast fold incisions during a one-hour case... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Lift Case 781 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
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Case #781

This 37 year-old patient wanted to to address the sagging and loss of volume in her breasts after having 2 children. She opted to undergo a breast lift which restored her breasts to a perky position on her chest, as well as a breast augmentation using 320cc smooth, round implants to give her increased fullness.She is shown before and 6 weeks... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 481 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #481

This is a 41-year-old woman who wanted a natural-appearing breast augmentation.  She chose Natrelle highly-cohesive "gummy" implants, and these implants were placed via an inframammry incision into a subpectoral plane.  Her right breast was slightly smaller than her left, and so a larger MF335 implant was used on the right,... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 122 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #122

This is a 39 year old, 5'2", 122 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation with 270cc smooth, round, saline implants placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular position.  Post-operative pictures are from 5 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 311 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #311

This is a 25 year old, 5'4", 125 pound Colorado woman who underwent a Denver breast augmentation. She chose 375 cc, smooth, round, silicone gel implants which were placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position. Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 85 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 34 of 100

Case #85

This is a 31 year old, 5'6", 116 pound female who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 350 ccs. They were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular location. Post-operative pictures are from 5 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 917 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #917

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 49 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #49

This is a 38 year old, 5'5", 128 pound female who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 415 ccs. The implants were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular position. Post-operative pictures are from 7 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 762 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 37 of 100

Case #762

This is a 27 yo/145lb female 34A/B cup, mother of 3 who received 485cc, round, moderate-profile Sientra cohesive gel ("gummy bear") implants. The implants were placed beneath the muscle through an inframammary fold incision. After photos are from 8 weeks post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 988 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #988

This 35 year old, 5'4," 100 pound woman wanted to increase her breast size from an A Cup to a full C. She opted for 400 cc, high profile, smooth, round, silicone gel implants which were placed in a subpectoral position through an incision in the inframammary fold.After photos were taken at 6 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 382 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #382

This is a 34 year old, 5'10", 156 pound woman who, after children, complained of deflated breasts and a loose tummy. She underwent a Denver breast augmentation by Dr. Steven Vath. She chose 339 cc, smooth, round, silicone breast implants placed through an inframammary (breast crease) incision into a subpectoral position (beneath the... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 408 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #408

This is a 23 year old, 5'2", 110 pound woman who wanted fuller breasts and underwent a breast augmentaion. She chose to have 375 cc, smooth, round saline implants placed through an inframammary fold (breast crease) incision into a subpectoral position (beneath the muscle). Her post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 909 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 year)
Case: 41 of 100

Case #909

Athletic 34 year-old following 2 kids wished to augment her breast size from an A cup to C-cup range.  She underwent placement of 340cc smooth, round silicone gel implants in the subpectoral position from the inframammary fold approach. Photos here are from approximately 1 year post-op.  If you have similar issues/desires, and live in or... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 885 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 42 of 100

Case #885

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 705 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 month)
Case: 43 of 100

Case #705

This 35 year-old patient with an A cup bra size following 2 children, wished to be in a C-cup bra size range. I advised she undergo submuscular breast augmentation with 300cc smooth, round moderate profile silicone gel implants to achieve this; photos are from approximately 3 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Lift Case 482 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #482

This 40-year-old woman lost a significant amount of weight and presented with relaxed, empty breasts. She was wearing a 38D, but wanted to be a full, perky D.  She underwent a breast augmentation with 445 cc low-profile saline implants and a fairly aggressive breast lift.  She also had excess skin removed from her lateral chest and underwent... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 421 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #421

This is a 47-year-old figure competitor who underwent a breast augmentation with 304cc moderate profile silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision. She is 5'10" and 155 lbs, and went from a 38A to a 38C. Her postoperative photos were taken 9 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 804 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 46 of 100

Case #804

This 24 year-old woman with a B-cup breast size and mild relaxation of the breasts wished to be a fuller C or D cup. This was achieved with the placement of moderate-profile smooth gel implants via the inframammary folds in the submuscular position.  Photos are shown at 6 months post-op. Please call our office at 303-278-2600... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 222 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #222

This 38-year-old woman wished to both enlarge and lift her breasts.  She underwent a vertical mastopexy with a simultaneous breast augmentation using 425 cc silicone implants in a subpectoral plane.  The patient is 5'9" and 155 lbs, and she went from a relaxed A cup to a perky C.  Photos were taken 9 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 860 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 48 of 100

Case #860

This 24 year-old young bodybuilder (115lb) in a 32A cup wished to be closer to a C-range.  I advised her that placement of moderate-sized silicone gel implants in the submuscular position (via the IMF) shouldn't negatively alter her activity level/functionality in the long run.  She indeed went placement of Sientra 415ccHP... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 422 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 49 of 100

Case #422

This is a 24-year-old woman who underwent a breast augmentation with 475cc moderate profile saline implants placed via a periareolar incision into a subpectoral plane. She is 5'4" and 135 lbs and went from a 34A to a C34C. Photos were taken at 6 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Tummy Tuck Case 328 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 230 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 51 of 100

Case #230

This is a 37-year-old woman who wanted a conservative breast augmentation.  She was an A cup, and simply wanted to be a full B.  She underwent a subpectoral augmentation with a 286 cc silicone implant placed via an inframammary incision.  Photos were taken at 9 months.  She is 5'1" and weighs 120 lbs. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Revision Case 627 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (12 mo)
Case: 52 of 100

Case #627

\t44 year-old female following removal of collapsed saline implants performed elsewhere several years prior, and replacement with gel implants in the 300cc range (photos are from approximately 1 year post-op).
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 318 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 53 of 100

Case #318

This 18-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with 380 cc moderate-profile saline implants.  She is 5'2" and 105 lbs, and she went from a 32 B to a 34 C bra size.Photos were taken 4 months after her surgery.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 185 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #185

This is a 42 year old, 5'7", 120 pound woman who underwent breast enhancement surgery with 304 cc smooth, round, silicone breast implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position.  Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 921 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (7 months)
Case: 55 of 100

Case #921

This is a 25 year old mother of two who is 5'5" and 135 lbs. She wanted a fairly significant increase in volume in the upper pole of her breast, and sought to go from a  34D to full E-cup.  505cc Sientra, round, high profile implants were placed via an inframammary incision into a submuscular position.She... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 223 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #223

This 38-year-old woman underwent breast augmentation using 339 cc silicone implants, placed via an inframammary incision into the subpectoral plane.  She is 5'8" and 130 lbs., and went from an A cup to a C.  Photos were taken 6 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 934 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 57 of 100

Case #934

This 27 year old,  5'10," 148 pound woman wanted to go from a small A cup to a full C cup. She chose a 560 cc, high profile, silicone gel implant which Dr. Steinwald placed under the muscle through an incision in the inframammary fold. 560 cc is certainly a large implant, but it looks very proportional on her frame.She is shown... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 873 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 58 of 100

Case #873

This is a 27 year old, 5'2", 105 pound woman who wanted to increase her breast size from an A to full B cup. She underwent a breast augmentation during which 240 cc low profile, smooth round, silicone gel implants were placed bilaterally under the muscle through an incision in the inframammary fold.She is shown here before and 8 months... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 779 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 59 of 100

Case #779

This 29 year-old patient came to us wanting to increase her breast size. She felt that her A cup breasts looked too small on her 5'9", 132 pound frame. She chose a 400 cc shaped implant which was placed via an inframammary fold incision in a sub-muscular position. She is very happy with her more balanced upper body.Post... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 512 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (2 mo)
Case: 60 of 100

Case #512

This is a 25 year-old female with 34AA cup bra size, no children. She wished to be in a fuller B-cup bra size range, so that she could remain athletically active. As this was performed in 2005 (before silicone gel implants were again widely available for primary - or first-time - augmentations), we used smooth round saline implants placed submuscularly... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 234 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 61 of 100

Case #234

This 23-year-old mother of two came to see Dr. Wolfe for a "mommy-makeover".  She felt that her breasts were "deflated" after breastfeeding, and she had significant laxity of her abdomen.  She underwent a breast augmentation and an abdominoplasty.  Post-operative pictures were taken 4 months after her surgery, and... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 431 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 62 of 100

Case #431

This is a 30-year-old woman who had previously undergone a "mini-tummy tuck" elsewhere but was unhappy with the degree of improvement she saw from the surgery. She chose to have a full abdominoplasty performed to more significantly improve the shape of her abdomen, and also had a breast augmentation with vertical mastopexy done at the same... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 178 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 63 of 100

Case #178

This is a 33-year-old woman who underwent a breast augmentation with 375 cc high-profile silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision. She went from a B cup to a full C.  She is 5'10" and 125 lbs, and her follow-up photos were taken at 8 months. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 940 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 64 of 100

Case #940

This 58 year old, 5'4", 150 lb mother of 3 wanted to increase her breast size and upper pole fullness. She underwent a breast augmentation with 371 cc smooth, round, silicone gel implants which Dr. Steinwald placed under the muscle through an incision in the inframammary fold. she also underwent a tummy tuck and laser resurfacing... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 417 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 65 of 100

Case #417

This 37-year-old mother of two underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of an abdominoplasty and a breast augmentation with a vertical mastopexy. Her implants are 300cc low profile saline filled to 330cc. She is a 36DD, and is 5'4" and 165 lb. After photos were taken 8 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 749 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 66 of 100

Case #749

This 39-year-old mother of two underwent a breast augmentation with 304cc smooth, round, moderate-profile silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision into a subpectoral plane.  She is 5'9" and 120 lbs, and the augmentation increased her bra size from a 32A/B to a 32D.  Postoperative photos were taken 1 year after... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 984 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 67 of 100

Case #984

This 28 year old, 5'5," 106 pound, mother of 2 wanted to increase her breast size from an A Cup to a full B Cup. Dr. Wolfe advised that a 277 cc low profile saline implant filled to 300 ccs would achieve the look that she wanted.After photos taken at 9 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 982 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 68 of 100

Case #982

This is a 33 year old 5'2," 135 pound mother of two who wanted to increase her breast size from a B cup to a full D. She chose 320cc smooth, round, low profile silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle via an incision in the inframammary fold.After photos were taken at approximately 3 months post po. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 286 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 69 of 100

Case #286

This 42-year-old woman consulted Dr. Wolfe seeking improvement in her arm and breast shape after losing a significant amount of weight.  She had undergone a laparascopic gastric bypass 2 years previously, and lowered her weight from 350 lbs to 150.  She underwent a lower body lift elsewhere.  Dr. Wolfe performed a breast augmentation... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 139 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 70 of 100

Case #139

This is a 26 year old, 5 foot, 5 inch, 132 pound Denver woman who underwent a breast augmentation.  Smooth, round, saline implants filled to 420 ccs were placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position.  Post-operative pictures are from 9 months after her breast augmentation surgery in Golden, Colorado. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 372 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 71 of 100

Case #372

This is a 29-year-old woman who underwent a breast augmentation with a 304 cc moderate-profile silicone implant placed into a subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision. She is 5'6" and 135 lbs, and went from a small B  to a C cup.  Photos were taken 1 year after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 29 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 72 of 100

Case #29

This is a 19 year, 5’8”, 130 pound female who underwent a breast augmentation. 325 cc smooth, round, saline implants were placed into a submuscular position through a periareolar incision. Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 914 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 73 of 100

Case #914

This is a 21 year-old Colorado woman with a 32A cup bra size, who underwent a relatively modest breast augmentation with 265 lower-profile silicone gel implants into the submuscular position; she was very pleased with her results ("In love with them! So Happy!") and photos here are from approximately 6 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 975 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 74 of 100

Case #975

This is a 24 year old, 5'4," 120 pound woman who wanted to increase her A Cup breasts to a full C. She chose Sientra 385cc Moderate-Profile smooth, round silicone silicone gel implants which were placed in a submuscular position via an incision in the inframammary fold.After photos were taken 7 weeks post op.  Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 741 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 75 of 100

Case #741

This is a 31 year old, 5'11", 130 pound woman who wanted larger, fuller breasts. She chose Sientra form-stable, tear drop shaped breast implants ("gummy bear" implants) in order to achieve the most natural upper pole fullness and to have the most durable implant on the market. She chose 275 cc implants, placed beneath the pectoralis... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 371 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 76 of 100

Case #371

This 38-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with 500 cc high-profile silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision.   The patient is 5'10" and 165 lbs, and so this relatively large implant seems proportionate and increased her bra size from a 36A to a full C.  Also note how the implant stretched the lower... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 475 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 77 of 100

Case #475

This 43-year-old woman underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of a breast augmentation and abdominoplasty.  After 2 C-sections, she was left with a relaxed abdomen with a prominent scar that she wanted to improve.  For her augmentation, she chose 304cc silicone implants which were placed through an inframammary incision into a subpectoral... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 182 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 78 of 100

Case #182

This 33-year-old woman wished to have her breasts enlarged, and was considering a breast lift at the same time.  She elected to have the augmentation without the lift, given that she could have the mastopexy at a later time if she felt her breasts were too relaxed after her augmentation.  She chose saline implants filled to 390 cc on each... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 196 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 79 of 100

Case #196

This 44-year-old woman underwent breast augmentation with 340 cc saline implants placed through a periareolar incision, and went from a B cup to a full C.  She is 5'9" and weighs 133 lbs.  Photos are from 9 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 114 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 80 of 100

Case #114

This is a 31 year old woman who underwent breast augmentation with 340 cc smooth saline implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position.  Post operative pictures are from 8 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 224 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 81 of 100

Case #224

This is a 35-year-old woman who wished to improve her breasts after having two children.  She was offered the option of a breast augmentation alone, or augmentation in conjunction with a lift, given the relaxed shape of her breasts.  She chose to undergo augmentation alone, and had a 400 cc silicone implant placed through an inframammary... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 965 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 82 of 100

Case #965

This is a 22 year old, 5'3," 126 pound woman who wanted to increase her A Cup breasts to a full C. She chose Sientra 440cc, smooth, round, high profile silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle via an inframammary fold incision. After photos are from 6 weeks post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 83 of 100

Case #90

This is a 20 year old woman who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 380 ccs. They were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular location. Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 355 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 84 of 100

Case #355

This is a 37 year old, 5'7", 178 pound woman who wanted to fill out her breasts and achieve a better overall breast shape. She underwent a breast augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift) procedure. She chose 371 cc smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed beneath the pectoralis muscle. On first inspection from the front, it appears... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 875 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 85 of 100

Case #875

This 32 year old, 5'5", 125lb woman had an A cup and wanted to increase to a full C. She opted for saline implants filled to 370 cc on the left and 380 cc on the right (to correct a very slight amount of asymmetry). These implants were placed under the muscle via an incision in the inframammary fold.Post op photos were taken 9 months... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 412 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 86 of 100

Case #412

This is a 24 year old, 5'6", 135 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation surgery by Dr. Steven Vath. She chose to have 450cc silicone gel implants placed through a breast crease incision into a subpectoral position (beneath the muscle). Post-operative pictures are from 5 weeks after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 143 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 87 of 100

Case #143

This is a 25 year old, 5 foot, 8 inch, 165 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery by Dr. Vath in Golden, Colorado.  She had smooth, round saline implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position (beneath the chest muscle) and they were filled to 460 ccs.  Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 208 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 88 of 100

Case #208

This is a 28 year old, 5'3", 105 pound Colorado woman who wanted larger breasts and underwent a Denver breast augmentation.  She chose 339 cc smooth, round, silicone implants to fill her breasts out and give her the natural breast enhancement she was looking for.  Her scar was placed beneath the areolae (periareolar). ... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 345 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 89 of 100

Case #345

This is a 41 year old, 5'6", 149 pound woman who didn't like her breasts after having children. They had "deflated", losing their upper fullness and sagging over her rib cage. She wanted to be filled out and perky again. She underwent a Denver, Colorado breast augmentation and mastopexy (lift) in order to get a fuller,... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Lift Case 438 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 90 of 100

Case #438

This is a 29 year old, 5'5", 126 pound woman who desired larger breasts and an areolar reduction. She underwent a breast augmentation with circumareolar mastopexy in order to fill out her breasts and tighten her areolae. She chose 339 cc silicone gel implants placed into a subpectoral position. Post-operative pictures are from 16 months... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 11207 Before & After Front | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 91 of 100

Case #11207

This 32 year old, 5'1," 110 pound mother of one wanted a slight increase in her breast size from a small B to something in the C range to give her a more even proportion.  She went with 245cc silicone implants which were placed under the muscle through a small incision in the breast fold. She is shown here before and 7 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 309 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 92 of 100

Case #309

This 22 -year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with a 375 cc high-profile silicone implant placed into a subpectoral position via an inframammary incision.  The patient is 5'1" and 123 lbs, and she went from an A to a full C.  Photos were taken 2 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 322 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 93 of 100

Case #322

This 44-year-old mother of three wanted to regain the breast volume that she lost after childbearing.  She undewent a subpectoral breast augmentation with a 371 cc silicone implant placed via an inframammary incision.  She is 5'5" and 128 lbs, and her augmentation increased her bra size from a B to a full C.  Photos were taken... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 170 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 94 of 100

Case #170

This is a 36-year-old mother of 2 who wanted to regain the breast volume she lost after childbearing.  At 5'4" and 112 lbs, the patient wanted an athletic yet feminine shape that would not interfere with her active lifestyle.  She chose saline implants, which were placed through an inframammary incision into the subpectoral plane. ... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 11206 Before & After Left Oblique | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 95 of 100

Case #11206

This 5'5," 130 pound woman wanted a slight increase in her breast size from a small B to a small C. To achieve this for the patient, Dr. Wolfe placed 300cc, smooth, round, low profile silicone gel implants in a submuscular position via an incision in the inframammary fold. After photos were taken at 18 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 397 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 96 of 100

Case #397

This 22-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with a 425cc high-profile silicone implant placed via an inframammary incision into a subpectoral plane. She is 5'6" and 130 lbs, and went from a 32A to a 34C. Photos were taken 9 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 11198 Before & After Front | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 97 of 100

Case #11198

This is a 33 year old, 5'7", 140 lb. woman who underwent breast augmentation to fill out her breasts in Denver, Colorado. She chose low profile, 255 cc silicone gel breast implants placed through a breast crease incision. Her post-operative pictures are from 9 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 980 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 98 of 100

Case #980

This 21 year old 5'0," 118 pound woman wanted to increase her breast size from an A Cup to a full C. With Dr. Steinwald's guidance, she choose 305 cc, smooth, round moderate-plus profile silicone gel implants. These implants were placed beneath the muscle via an inframammary fold incision.Afeter photos are from 6 weeks post op.  Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 718 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 99 of 100

Case #718

\tThis is a 56 year old, 5'8", 125 pound woman who wanted fuller breasts. She chose 210cc low-profile, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary incision into a subpectoral pocket. Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 359 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 100 of 100

Case #359

This is a 24 year old, 4'11", 110 pound woman who wanted larger breasts. She underwent a breast augmentation in Golden, Colorado. She chose 265 cc, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary fold (breast crease) incision into a subpectoral position (beneath muscle). Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath

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

We would be happy to meet with you in person and answer all of your breast augmentation questions. We have 2 offices conveniently located in the Denver metropolitan area. One is just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado, immediately off 6th Avenue West, and the other is downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver. Please schedule a personal consultation to learn what plastic surgery can do for you. Simply call (303) 278-2600 or request your consultation online.

Understanding Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement surgery can be performed through a tiny incision leaving an inconspicuous scar. Most women experience a quick and uneventful recovery with relatively little disruption to their lives. Patients have more options than ever before in terms of implant selection and surgical techniques.

Choosing Breast Implants

Our surgeons offer the latest silicone gel breast implants. These FDA-approved implants look and feel extremely natural. There are several types of cohesive silicone implants available, including the form-stable silicone or “gummy bear” implants. When silicone implants rupture, the semi-solid gel material does not leak throughout the body but rather is maintained within the body’s naturally created capsule that forms around the implants. We offer both silicone gel and saline implants; both types are safe, and each device has advantages and drawbacks.

Breast Implant Options

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Incision Options

Four incision options exist: inframammary (breast crease), periareolar (along the border of the areola), transaxillary (armpit), and transumbilical (TUBA). The inframammary incision is the most frequently chosen approach. There are many advantages to this location. The resulting scar hides well in the breast crease and is inconspicuous after it fades. The inframammary approach provides an extremely reliable, safe means of accurately inserting implants. It allows for tunneling behind the breast to get to the muscle while only minimally disrupting the milk ducts.

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Tunnel

The tunnel made for implant insertion from the breast crease incision goes beneath the breast tissue, causing minimal disruption of the milk ducts. At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our surgeons believe that tunneling behind the breast rather than through it reduces the risk of infection and capsular contraction, which may require revision surgery.


Implant Placement

breast implant placement

Breast implants can be placed subpectoral (beneath the pectoralis muscle) or subglandular (in front of the pectoralis muscle). There are several advantages to placing the implants beneath the muscle:

  • The extra coverage of the implant in the upper portion of the breasts assists in achieving a more natural contour and appearance.
  • Visible rippling in the upper pole of the breast is significantly reduced.
  • Implant palpability is less likely with implants positioned behind the muscle.
  • There is maximal preservation of the nerves that supply nipple sensation.
  • There is evidence that capsular contraction (heavy scar tissue forming around the implant) is reduced.
  • There is less interference with mammography because the implant is partially separated from the breast tissue by the muscle.

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Your Procedure

A breast augmentation takes about one hour to perform. The pockets for the implants are delicately and precisely created behind the natural breast position. Then, the implants are placed, and the small tunnel and skin are sutured closed. Even with the most meticulous methods used, the surgery does not require more than one hour to complete.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

When Can You Exercise?

After 2 weeks, light cardiovascular activity is generally acceptable, but patients are advised to listen to their bodies. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s recommended to back off. High-impact activity such as running and heavy lifting should not be resumed until after a month. You’ll get back to all of your pre-surgery activities, but the timing to get there varies from person to person.

The recovery from breast augmentation is faster and simpler than most people initially expect. Soreness mainly stems from implant placement behind the pectoralis muscle, but it dissipates rather quickly over the first few days. Most people are off of pain medication within 1 to 5 days. After this, returning to work at a non-strenuous job is permitted, as are driving and normal activities that don’t require exertion.

The aesthetic recovery can be an evolution. Some patients’ breasts look terrific and natural directly after surgery, while others need some time for the lower pole breast skin to relax and allow the implants to drop into a more natural position. This can vary from a few weeks to even a couple of months. Either way, the breasts will look great in clothes, a dress, or even a bikini right after surgery.

Finally, precise, fine-line scars are placed in the most inconspicuous location possible, but they take up to 2 years to fade completely. At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald perform any scar revisions at no cost in the rare event it is helpful in achieving an improved, thinner, flatter scar appearance. The color of a scar is determined by the individual genetics of the patient, and only time can allow for fading of this color. Scars creams and topical therapies such as silicone sheeting can help reduce the thickness of a hypertrophic or keloid scar, but these products actually offer no long-term benefit in normal scar appearance as compared with time.

FAQ

What type of implant is right for me?

As cosmetic medicine has advanced in recent years, the number of breast implant options has grown. For many women, the first in a series of many breast implant decisions is whether to choose saline, silicone gel, or highly cohesive silicone gel (gummy bear) implants. Learn more.

How do I choose my implant size?

The right size for you depends on numerous factors, not just desired cup size. Our surgeons take precise measurements and share their experience and wisdom to help determine your ideal implant size. We also use 3-D imaging to show you how different sizes may look. Learn more.

How do I best determine what implant profile and shape are best for me?

Some of our patients want subtle, discreet results. Others would like a dramatic transformation and more cleavage. We offer different implant shape options to accommodate each woman’s goals. We also have several options for implant profile, meaning how far the implant projects from the body in relation to the width of its base. Learn more.

Which incision option is best for me?

Most of our breast augmentation patients choose 1 of these 2 incisions: the inframammary incision in the crease beneath the breast or the periareolar incision along the lower border of the areola. Both provide excellent access and leave discreet scars. We discuss the pros and cons of each to help you decide. Learn more.

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

We generally recommend that implants be placed behind the muscle for a number of reasons, including the natural look and feel this approach creates. Learn more.

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

Women who want larger breasts but don’t have any sagging are good candidates for breast implants. Women who have sagging but don’t want a boost in size are good candidates for a breast lift. Many women can benefit from both procedures. We make a recommendation for you after a thorough evaluation. Learn more.

How should I prepare for my breast augmentation surgery?

From picking up your prescriptions early to restricting eating the night before surgery, our list of detailed instructions makes it easy for you prepare for your upcoming procedure. Learn more.

What should I expect after my breast augmentation surgery?

You’ll be surprised how quickly you begin enjoying your results. Your own recovery timeline will be unique based on your body and the details of your procedure, but you can use our guide to learn what you can generally expect. Learn more.

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Just the Facts About Breast Augmentation

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about breast augmentation, but these 4 key facts should help you get past the hype.

1) FACT: Breast implants do not improve the shape of sagging breasts.

When needed, a breast lift avoids an ugly, fake shape and creates much more natural appearance. Breast augmentation surgery will fill out breasts without changing their position. If the breasts sag below the creases, implants will not rotate them upward into an attractive position. Rather, they will fill out the upper poles, leaving the remainder of the unlifted breasts sagging off the implants and creating an unattractive, misshapen appearance.

When necessary, a breast lift, or mastopexy, will tilt the sagging breasts upward into a perky position and create a much more natural contour along with the implants.


2) FACT: Silicone gel implants are not dangerous.

They do not leak around the body and do not cause medical illness or disease. Silicone gel implants are made of a cohesive gel that is a semi-solid and does not leak throughout the body if the shell breaks. Despite their temporary ban by the FDA, silicone implants have never caused autoimmune illnesses as was claimed in many lawsuits. They have definitively been proven safe, hence, were reapproved in 2006 for everyone’s use. Gel implants have 3 main advantages over saline implants:

  • Softer, more natural feel
  • Less rippling or wrinkling
  • Lower risk of rupture

3) FACT: Round implants achieve a natural contour.

They do not inherently create a fake, “boob-job” appearance. Teardrop-shaped implants usually do not create a more natural shape.

There are essentially 2 implant shapes available: round and contoured (teardrop). Round implants are most popular; however, contoured implants may be a good option for some women. When a woman is standing upright, round implants take on a natural teardrop breast contour, and their shape changes with positional movement as natural breast tissue would. When they rotate, there is no problem with distorting the breast shape. Contoured implants were created in an attempt to provide a more natural looking alternative to round implants, but most evidence does not support this assertion. These implants can be helpful for women with small breasts and very tight skin. Contoured implants are manufactured with a textured surface to help resist rotation. Nonetheless, these implants can spin, causing breast distortion and occasionally the need for surgical correction.


4) FACT: Breast massage after surgery may reduce capsular contraction.

The purpose of massage is not to improve breast shape during the recovery. Capsular contraction is when the capsule that your body forms around the implant becomes thick and heavily scarred. This is not dangerous to you but can cause the breast to become tight, hard, and unattractive. Evidence supports breast expansion exercises (massage) after surgery to decrease the tendency toward capsular contraction. Additionally, submuscular implant placement can reduce the incidence of contracture.

Why Choose Us

For Your Breast Augmentation

The best thing a breast augmentation patient can do to ensure she gets great results is to choose a top-of-the-line surgeon. All 3 of our surgeons specialize in cosmetic breast surgery and have been recognized by their peers as leaders in the field. We invite you to get to know us and see what sets us apart.

5 Keys to Successful Results

Our surgeons have recognized a few factors that successful breast augmentation surgeries have in common. These are among their top priorities when they begin any new case.

1) The implants are placed precisely behind the natural breast position.

Each plastic surgery procedure has 1 critical pearl that is essential to creating the most natural, attractive result: The implants must be placed precisely and accurately behind the natural breast position. This may seem obvious, but it is not uncommon for women to hope breast augmentation will give them someone else’s breasts. This is not the case. The breast crease, or inframammary fold, determines where the breasts naturally reside on a woman’s chest, and this should rarely be manipulated. This crease determines the space between the breasts and their inherent shape that is not fundamentally altered during augmentation, but merely enhanced. When reviewing before-and-after photos it quickly becomes clear that post-augmentation pictures have an undeniable similarity to the pre-surgery photos. This is the key to creating the most natural, attractive breast enhancement.

All too often, this basic premise is not followed. Common mistakes include:

  • Dividing the pectoralis muscle attachments to the sternum, which can centralize the implants and create fake-looking, circular cleavage
  • Over-dissecting the pocket laterally (to the sides), causing the implants to move too far apart
  • Disrupting the inframammary folds (breast creases), which can cause bottoming out or a “double-bubble” deformity
  • Inserting an implant diameter or profile that does not match the patient’s breast width

2) The implants are placed behind the pectoralis muscle.

Placing breast implants into a subpectoral (behind the pectoralis muscle) position generally achieves a more natural-looking, teardrop, sloping breast contour with less implant rippling and palpability in the upper pole. In some patients, subglandular (above the muscle) placement can lead to a fake, circular appearance due to less tissue coverage in the upper pole.


3) The implant diameter matches your natural breast diameter.

The best breast implant choices for each woman are those that have a diameter that matches the full width of her natural breast base. Implants that are too narrow fail to take full advantage of the breast width and fall short of creating the best shape possible. Implants that are overly wide extend too far to the side and detract from the overall breast aesthetics.


4) The scar is hidden and inconspicuous.

The scars from breast augmentation should be nicely hidden. The inframammary scar should be placed within or slightly above the breast crease so that it is covered by a bra or bikini. Over time, once faded, scars should be imperceptible naked. Alternatively, if the periareolar scars are chosen, they should hide nicely at the precise edges of the areolae so the eye does not pick them up.


5) A breast lift is performed when necessary.

Breast implants do not lift breasts, nor do they help “hold up” breasts undergoing a lifting procedure. Implants will create larger breasts and fill deflated upper poles. A breast lift serves the purpose of improving the shape of sagging breasts. If a woman needs a breast lift and only has implants, the results will suffer considerably. It is critical that a mastopexy is performed when indicated to create beautiful breasts.

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