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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 682 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 1 of 100

Case #682

This 41 year-old Denver woman had nursed two children, going from a D cup to a B cup due to "post-partum involution". She was interested in breast augmentation as part of a "Mommy Makeover".  It was advised that she have implants placed in the low-300cc range to achieve a fulller C-cup.This indeed was performed via... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 753 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
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Case #753

This 22 year-old patient (125lb, 34A cup, no kids) wished to undergo augmentation to achieve a fuller C-cup.  I advised her to undergo a standard breast augmentation with smooth silicone gel implants placed via the inframmammary fold under the muscle.  The patient selected 400cc high-profile implants, and did quite well... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 763 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #763

This patient is a 31 year old/110lb/AA cup mother of 4 who underwent breast augmentation with 295cc Mentor moderate-plus profile "Memory Shape" cohesive-gel implants. The implants were placed via inframammary fold incisions into the submuscular space.After photos were taken 6 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 757 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
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Case #757

This 5'2, 138lb, 27 year old breast augmentation patient received 475cc Allergan smooth, round silicone gel implants. The implants were placed beneath the muscle through an inframammary fold incision After photos are from just 4 weeks post op, so her implants are still sitting a bit high. This will relax over the next several weeks. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 143 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 88 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 6 of 100

Case #88

This is a 43 year old, 5'3", 130 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 320 ccs. They were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular location. Post-operative pictures are from 3.5 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
Case: 7 of 100

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 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 871 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #871

This is a 37 year old, 5'4", 125 pound mother of two who wanted to increase her breast size from a small B to a large C, to better balance her frame. She opted for 304 cc, moderate profile, smooth, round silicone gel implants. These implants were placed beneath the muscle via an incision in the inframammary fold.After photos... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 492 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #492

This is a 5'8", 120 pound 24 year old woman underwent breast augmentation surgery. She chose 375 cc, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed beneath the pectoralis muscle. Post-operative pictures are from 5 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 496 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
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Case #496

This 43 year-old woman came to visit me to discuss breast enlargement after having lost 25 pounds.  She also had an element of “post-partum involution” or decrease in breast size, having had 2 children, and now wore a 32 AA cup size.  She had not breast-fed her children, and had no history of biopsies or family history of breast... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 121 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #121

This is a 29 year old, 5'7", 145 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation with 475 cc round, smooth, saline implants placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular position.  Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 104 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #104

This is a 45 year old, 5’5”, 108 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 270 ccs. The implants were placed through a periareolar incision and into the submuscular location. The post-operative pictures were taken 1 month after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mommy Makeover Case 720 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 Augmentation Case 516 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (9 mo)
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Case #516

This is a 35 year-old woman with 34A cup, postpartum involution following 3 children (including 3-year old twins), all of whom she breast fed. She desired a more subtle C cup bra size. Because she was quite thin (120 pounds), it was felt that a relatively smaller implant would give her the desired effect.Therefore, she underwent breast augmentation... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 870 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #870

This is a 27 year old, 5'2" ,128 lb  Denver woman who wanted to increase her breast size from a small B cup to a full C cup. She chose 371 cc moderate profile, smooth, round silicone gel implants which were placed via an inframammary fold incision and beneath the pec muscle. She is shown before and at 7 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 424 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #424

This 34-year-old Denver woman underwent a breast augmentation with a 400cc high profile silicone implant placed via an inframammary incision into a subpectoral plane. She is 5'5" and 155 lbs, and went from a 34A to a C cup. Photos were taken 4 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 175 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #175

This is a 26-year-old woman who underwent breast augmentation with saline implants filled to 340cc.  She is 5'  tall and weighs 95 lbs.  Her incision was placed in the periareolar postion, and her implants are subpectoral.  Her bra size increased from an A cup to a C.  Postoperative photos were taken 4 months... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 411 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 19 of 100

Case #411

This is a 25 year old, 5'4", 135 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery to fill out her breasts and give her better body proportion. She chose 371cc silicone gel implants placed through a breast crease incision into a subpectoral position (beneath muscle). Post-operative pictures are from 5 weeks after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
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 140 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 21 of 100

Case #140

This 27 year old patient of Dr. Wolfe consulted him about breast augmentation in Denver. At 5’ 3” and 115 pounds, she felt generally happy with her body but dissatisfied with her breasts. Her chest was nearly flat, she felt, and at her age there was no hoping her breasts would develop any further. Dr. Wolfe proposed smooth,... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 875 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 925 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 23 of 100

Case #925

This 30 year old mother of 3 was looking to increase her A-cup bra size to something more in the C/D range. She selected 425cc smooth, round, silicone gel implants which were placed subpectorally via inframammary fold incisions. She also had a nevus (mole) near her left areola which she wanted removed.She is shown here in the after photos... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 183 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 24 of 100

Case #183

This is a 30 year old, 4'11", 111 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation with 339 cc, smooth, round, silicone implants placed through an inframammary (breast crease) incision into a subpectoral position.  Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
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
Mommy Makeover Case 425 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #425

This is a 32-year-old mother of 2 who underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of a breast augmentation with vertical mastopexy and an abdominoplasty. Her implants are 300cc low profile silicone, and increased her bra size from a 34B to a full C. The patient is 5'3" and 140 lbs. Photos were taken one year postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 378 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #378

This is a 35 year old, 5'3", 170 lb. woman who complained of a rounded, protruding abdomen and small breasts. Dr. Vath performed a "mommy make over" for her which involved a breast augmentation using 371 cc smooth, silicone implants and a Colorado tummy tuck, in addition to power-assisted liposuction to her flanks. The change in... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 246 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #246

This is a 35 year old, 5'5", 130 pound woman who desired larger breasts.  She underwent a Colorado breast augmentation with 339 cc, smooth, round, silicone implants placed through a periareolar incision (under the areola) into a subpectoral (beneath muscle) position.  Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Lift Case 433 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #433

This is a 50-year-old woman who wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts. She wanted fuller, more youthful breasts, so elected to undergo an augmentation with a mastopexy. Her implants are 420cc low profile silicone. She is 5'2" and 183 lb, and went from a 38D to a 38DD. Photos were taken 3 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 139 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 309 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 475 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 177 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #177

This 23-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with saline implants via a periareolar incision.  Her implants are filled to 350 cc on the left and 335 cc on the right, and are in the subpectoral plane.  She is 5'7", 109 lbs, and experienced an increase in breast size from a B cup to a C.  Photos were taken 2 months... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 213 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #213

This 37-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with 304cc silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision into the subpectoral plane.  She is 5'4", 114 lbs, and went from a 34 A to a 34 C.  Photos were taken 6 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 355 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 275 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #275

This is a 19-year-old woman who underwent a breast augmentation with saline implants placed through her inframammary fold into a submuscular position.  Her implants are moderate profile, round, and smooth, and are filled to 345 cc on the right and 335 cc on the left.  She went from an A cup to a C.  Photos were taken 3 months... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 837 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 37 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 123 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #123

This is a 29 year old, 5'6", 137 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation with 290 cc, smooth, round saline implants placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular position.  Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mommy Makeover Case 240 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 428 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #428

This 52-year-old woman presented for improvement in the shape of her abdomen and breasts after having 2 pregnancies and losing 65 pounds. She underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of a breast augmentation with vertical mastopexy and an abdominoplasty with liposuction of her inner thighs. Her implants are low profile 300cc silicone and are in a subpectoral... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 371 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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
Breast Augmentation Case 914 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 42 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 880 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 43 of 100

Case #880

This 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 885 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
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Case #885

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 848 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #848

This is a 36 year old, 5'5", 117lb woman who wanted to enlarge her breasts. She chose a low-profile saline implant. Because she had slightly more breast tissue on the left side, her left implant was filled to 310cc, while the right was filled to 295cc, giving her better symmetry.After photo taken 8 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 756 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 46 of 100

Case #756

This 32 year-old female (5'8", 120', 2 kids) with 34A cup bra size desired augmentation to a B/C cup range. I advised she would be best served by a silicone implant placed via fold incisions into the submuscular pocket.  This patient from Denver selected breast implants in the low-300cc range with a moderate-plus profile.  She... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 414 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #414

This is a 44 year old, 5'4", 129 pound woman who felt that her breasts had deflated after having children. She underwent a mastopexy (breast lift) in order to create an attractive breast shape and a breast augmentation to achieve more volume and upper breast fullness. She chose 304cc silicone gel breast implants placed beneath the pectoralis... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 345 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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 Augmentation Case 931 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 49 of 100

Case #931

Breast Augmentation with Nipple Reduction
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 380 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #380

This is a 28 year old, 5'1, 115 pound woman who came to Dr. Vath in search of solution to her small and somewhat irregular breasts. Her concerns, although not entirely unusual, were directed toward the tubular shape, short distance between her areola the inferior breast crease, and the small size. A Denver breast augmentation was performed, placing... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 322 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 51 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 668 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
Case: 52 of 100

Case #668

42 year-old woman with mild ptosis or drooping bilaterally and wished to avoid classic mastopexy "anchor" scars; had round saline implants (slightly larger on the left by 45cc) placed submuscularly, with a "Benelli" or "donut" periareolar (around the nipple) mastopexy bilaterally, to better position the nipples (although... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 715 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #715

This is a 28 year old woman who wanted larger, fuller breasts. She underwent a breast augmentation using 339cc smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed into a subpectoral plane using an inframammary fold incision. Post-operative pictures are from 8 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mommy Makeover Case 270 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 54 of 100

Case #270

This is a 36-year-old woman who wished to improve the shape and size of her breasts and regain the athletic shape that she had prior to having children.  She was a B cup, and underwent submuscular breast augmentation with saline implants placed via an inframammary approach.  Her right implant is filled to 365 cc, her left to 380 cc, and... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 734 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 55 of 100

Case #734

This is a 23 year old, 5'9", 130 lb. woman who wanted to increase her breast size. She started as an A cup and wanted a significant increase in size while maintaining the most natural shape as possible. She chose to have Sientra form-stable, shaped silicone gel implants (gummie bear implants) placed through a breast crease incision into... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 935 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 56 of 100

Case #935

This is a 29 year old, 5'9," 130 lb woman who wanted to increase her A cup breast size. She chose 400cc silicone gel implants, which is a larger implant, but complements her frame nicely, balancing her proportions. She is only one month post-op in her after photos, so her implants are still sitting a bit high. They will drop and relax over... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 705 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 month)
Case: 57 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 Augmentation Case 667 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
Case: 58 of 100

Case #667

This 35-year-old woman interested in breast enlargement came to me asking about a way to regain the fullness she had had before breast feeding 3 children.  She was still in a 34 B cup bra size range, but had lost a fair amount of fullness in the upper breast.I advised her that she could probably avoid a breast lift with large enough implants,... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 918 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 59 of 100

Case #918

This 5'6", 183 lb, 50 year old mom of two kids felt that her breasts looked deflated. She wanted to have more volume in the upper pole of her breasts. She did have some ptosis (sagging) of the breasts, but opted against a breast lift. She chose 605cc smooth, round, silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle via an inframammary... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 49 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 60 of 100

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 966 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 61 of 100

Case #966

This is a 41 year old, 5'0," 115 pound woman who wanted a slight increase in her breasts from a B Cup to a full C. She chose Mentor 300cc, smooth, round, moderate plus profile silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle via an inframammary fold incision.After photos are from 3 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 286 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 62 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 188 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 63 of 100

Case #188

This is a 34 year old, 5'7", 135 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 360 ccs.  The breast implants were placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position.  Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Lift Case 832 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 year)
Case: 64 of 100

Case #832

29 year-old who had breast-fed 2 children and lost significant weight (65lb),and wished to address her lack of upper-pole breast fullness. It was advised she would need a conservative breast lift with relatively modest augmentation; she indeed underwent a limited anchor-scar mastopexy with placement of 300cc smooth, round silicone gel implants into... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 859 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 65 of 100

Case #859

This is a 23 year-old woman, 110lb/32A/no kids, who wished to be in a B/C-cup range; she underwent implantation of 310cc smooth, round Allergan moderate-plus profile (SRM 310) silicone gel implants into the submuscular space via inframammary fold incisions. She did very nicely and is shown approximately 2 months post-op.If you have... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 917 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 66 of 100

Case #917

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mommy Makeover Case 354 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 67 of 100

Case #354

This is a 36-year-old mother of two who wanted to improve the shape of her abdomen and increase the size of her breasts.  She had a number of scars on her lower abdomen as a result of two c-sections and a hysterectomy.  She underwent a "mommy-makeover" consisting of an abdominoplasty and a breast augmentation with a subpectoral... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 187 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 68 of 100

Case #187

This is a 38 year old, 5'3", 103 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation surgery in Denver, Colorado at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery.  She had 265 cc, smooth, round, silicone implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position.  Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 241 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 69 of 100

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 185 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 70 of 100

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 986 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 71 of 100

Case #986

This is a 40 year old,  5'7," 117 pound, mother of 2 who wanted to increase her A Cup breasts to a full B. To achieve this, she went with 340 cc, smooth, round, moderate-profile silicone gel implants which were placed under the muscle via an incision in the inframammary fold.After photos were taken at 8 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 218 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 72 of 100

Case #218

This is a 32 year old, 5'4", 115 pound Colorado breast augmentation patient who wanted to have larger, more filled out breasts.  She chose 397 cc, smooth, round, silicone implants which were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular (beneath pectoralis muscle) position.  Post-operative pictures are from 3 months... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 916 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 73 of 100

Case #916

This 29 year-old Asian female was 5'5" and approximately 125 pounds, with a true "A-" cup, and desired both breast shape and improved volume. I advised her she was an excellent candidate for placement of smooth, round silicone gel implants via the inframammary fold approach into the submuscular space. She selected 440cc "high profile" implants and... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 400 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 74 of 100

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 113 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 75 of 100

Case #113

This is a 34 year old woman who underwent a breast augmentation with 339 cc smooth silicone implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position. Post operative pictures are from 2 months after surgery, and show the patient's change from an A cup to a small C. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 833 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 76 of 100

Case #833

This is a 24 year-old woman (32B cup, 110lb after 2 children) who wished to be fuller in general, especially at her upper pole areas. I recommended she was a very good candidate for the submuscular positioning of silicone gel implants via the inframammary fold approach. She indeed underwent this 1-hour outpatient procedure under light general... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 528 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 77 of 100

Case #528

This 36 year-old mother of two (both of whom she breast-fed to a degree) wished to undergo silicone gel implant augmentation to improve her 34A bra size, but wished to remain a B-cup. She had minimal asymmetry and virtually no nipple ptosis (but somewhat thin overall tissue/coverage, in which case gel implants were recommended).She underwent... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 873 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 78 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 351 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 79 of 100

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 431 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 80 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 934 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 81 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
Mommy Makeover Case 420 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 82 of 100

Case #420

This is a 26-year-old mother of 3 who underwent a Mommy Makeover with an abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, and vertical mastopexy. Her implants are moderate profile saline filled to 500cc, which increased her bra size from a 38D to a 38DD. She is 5'6" and 170 lb. Photos were taken 6 months postoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mommy Makeover Case 418 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 83 of 100

Case #418

This is a 37-year-old woman who underwent a Mommy Makeover consisting of a breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Her implants are 240cc low profile silicone and were placed via an inframammary incision. She was a 34A and is now a 34B. She is 5'2" and 107 lbs. Postoperative photos were taken 1 year after her surgery. 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: 84 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 10 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 85 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 811 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 86 of 100

Case #811

22 year-old Denver woman with an A-cup bra size, excellent skin and no drooping issues; wished to be in a C/D-cup range.  Selected 520cc smooth, gel, higher-profile SRF implants, placed submuscularly via the inframammary fold approach. Shown here at approximately 1 month post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 884 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 87 of 100

Case #884

This 29 year-old female who had lost a fair amount of breast volume (especially in the upper poles) after breast-feeding 2 children, wished to be back in a B/C-cup bra size range. I advised her she would be best-served by smooth, round silicone gel implants in the submuscular position. She indeed selected Mentor 325cc moderate-plus profile implants,... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 982 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 88 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 755 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (5 months)
Case: 89 of 100

Case #755

The 32 year-old female (5'7", 125 lb, 3 kids) shown here wished to go from a 32A to 32C bra size. The patient had selected 450cc moderate-profile silicone breast implants, which ultimately were placed under the muscle via an inframammary fold incision (photos here from 5 months post-op). Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 294 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 90 of 100

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 137 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 91 of 100

Case #137

This 28 year old, 5 ’5” and 130 pound woman felt her breasts were too small for her frame.  She wanted larger breasts to balance out her figure, and she chose smooth, round saline implants.  Dr. Vath inserted the implants under the chest muscle through incisions around the patient’s areolas (to minimize visible... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 92 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 741 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 93 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 964 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 94 of 100

Case #964

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 881 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 95 of 100

Case #881

This 39 year old patient underwent a breast augmentation (in conjunction with a tummy tuck and some liposuction to her flanks, and inner and outer thighs). For her breast augmentation, she chose a smooth, round, silicone gel implant filled to 400ccs. After photos are from 4 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 186 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 96 of 100

Case #186

This is a 35 year old, 5'6", 135 pound woman who underwent a breast augmentation surgery in Denver, Colorado.  She used 375 cc smooth, round, saline 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 908 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (10 months)
Case: 97 of 100

Case #908

30 year-old female after one child/minimal breast feeding, demonstrating natural asymmetry in a B-cup range.  Wished to be more balanced in a fuller C/D range. Underwent smooth, round silicone gel breast augmentation with 265cc on the left, and a higher-profile 375cc implant on the right. Photos shown at 10 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 387 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 98 of 100

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
Breast Augmentation Case 61 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 99 of 100

Case #61

This is a 43 year old female who underwent a breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 445 ccs. The implants were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular position. Post-operative pictures are from 1 year after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 695 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 100 of 100

Case #695

This is a 36 year-old woman who was very active and desired breast augmentation, but did not wish to have implants placed under the (pectoralis) musculature; also wished to be only a B cup.  Smaller (175cc) gel implants were therefore placed via the inframmammary fold (4 cm incision), in which case the implants will sit a bit lower into... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald

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 plastic surgery 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 plastic surgeons offer Denver women 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)
  • 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 plastic 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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How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

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.

What Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?

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.

When Can You Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

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 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 breast 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 breast implant size?

The right breast implant size for you depends on numerous factors, not just desired cup size. Our plastic 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 which breast implant profile and shape are best for me?

Some of our breast augmentation 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 breast augmentation 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 breast implants be placed behind or in front of the muscle?

We generally recommend that breast 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 breast 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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