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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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Tummy Tuck Case 328 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 1 of 100

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
Mommy Makeover Case 382 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 374 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #374

This 51 year old woman had complaints about the relaxed appearance of her tummy and breasts with the desire to return to her pre-pregnancy shape.  She underwent a "mommy make over" which included an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), power assisted liposuction to her hips, and a breast augmentation mammoplasty.  Size 550 high profile,... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 423 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 915 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #915

This is a 35 year old Denver mother of two wanted to go from her A-cup bra size to full C-cup. She chose to go with 310cc Allergan smooth, round implants. The implants were placed under the muscle through an incision in the inframammary fold.She is shown here in her after photo at 6 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 144 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #144

This is a 38 year old, 5'8", 140 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery in the Denver metropolitan area by Dr. Vath.  She has smooth, round saline implants filled to 370 ccs placed in order to achieve her breast enhancemnet.  The implants were placed through an inframammary fold (crease under the breast) scar and... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 213 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 178 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 916 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 234 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Breast Augmentation Case 512 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (2 mo)
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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 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 715 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Breast Augmentation Case 422 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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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
Breast Augmentation Case 369 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #369

This 50-year-old woman wanted a natural-looking augmentation, and chose a 234 cc silicone implant which was placed into a subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision.  She is 5'7" and 130 lbs, and this implant increased her bra size from an A to a full B.  Photos were taken 2 1/2 years postoperatively, and show a very... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 759 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #759

This is a 34 year old, 120lb/A- cup patient, who, after 3 kids, was looking for some increased, subtle volume in her breasts. She was an ideal candidate for a breast augmentation using 170cc textured round "low-profile" Sientra cohesive gel implants, placed in a submuscular position. After photos were taken 6 weeks post-op.  Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Revision Case 874 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 330 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #330

This is a 36 year old, 5'7", 200 pound woman who didn't like her breasts and felt that they did not balance her body well. She underwent a Denver breast augmentation procedure with a circumareolar mastopexy procedure to fill out her breasts and give them a better contour. The circumareolar mastopexy (breast lift) procedure... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 696 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
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Case #696

This 44 year-old woman who weighed 125 pounds had breastfed 3 children and was in a 36 B/C range but wanted to be fuller in general.  It was recommended that she undergo a concomitant breast lift with a submuscular augmentation, but she was adamant about avoiding external breast scars, and was willing to accept an implant that sat... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Lift Case 781 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
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 433 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 372 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 431 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 668 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
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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 486 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #486

This 32-year-old mother of 2 underwent a breast augmentation with 280cc highly-cohesive "gummy" style  implants.  These are moderate height, moderate projection implants (MM280), and were placed via an inframammary fold incision into a subpectoral plane.  She wanted a very natural appearance, and went from a 32A to a 32C.... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 247 Before & After View #2 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 430 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #430

This is a 40-year-old mother of 3 who underwent a Mommy Makeover to get her pre-pregnancy body back. Dr. Wolfe performed and abdominoplasty, liposuction of her flanks, and a breast augmentation with vertical mastopexy. Her implants are 330cc low profile saline, and are subpectoral. She is 5'2" and 135 lbs, and went from a 34C to a D cup.... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 863 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
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Case #863

This is a 25 year-old woman with a relaxed B-cup who wished to be in a D-sized range; underwent implantation of 485cc textured round implants in the subglandular position to avoid a lift, which otherwise would likely have been necessary with implants in the submuscular position. Photos are from approximately 2 months post-op, with positional stability... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 454 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #454

This 48-year-old mother of two underwent a breast augmentation with a 500cc high-profile silicone implant inserted into the subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision.  She is 5'9" and 150 lbs, and her bra size increased from a 34A to a 34D.  Photos were taken at her 4 month follow-up appointment. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
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 143 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 848 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 152 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #152

This is a 33-year-old woman who lost 100 pounds after undergoing a gastric banding procedure.  This weight loss resulted in loose abdominal skin and sagging,  "deflated" breasts.  She underwent a breast augmentation with lift (mastopexy) and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).  375 cc silicone implants were used for the... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 100 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #100

This is a 35 year old, 5'4", 105 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 460 ccs. They were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular location. Post-operative pictures are from 2 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 290 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #290

This 38-year-old woman underwent breast augmentation with moderate profile saline implants placed into a subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision.  Her right implant is filled to 410 cc and her left is 385 cc.  Photos were taken 8 months after her surgery.  She was an A cup preoperatively, and is now a small D.  The... 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: 37 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 182 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 417 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 39 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 185 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 397 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 872 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 42 of 100

Case #872

This is an 18 year old patient with a significant difference in breast size. Her right is an attractive full C to D cup and her left an attractive B cup. She wished to have an appropriately sized implant placed in the smaller breast to equalize her volumes. She did this with the understanding that the shape will likely remain different and the... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
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 914 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 44 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 63 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #63

This is a 25 year old 5'2", 116 pound female who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 330 ccs. They were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular location. Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 46 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 89 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #89

This is a 23 year old who underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, saline implants filled to 300 ccs. They were placed through a periareolar incision into a submuscular location. Post-operative pictures are from 1 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 196 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 910 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 49 of 100

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 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 Augmentation Case 734 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 51 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 760 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 52 of 100

Case #760

This fit, 33 year old mother of 3 came to us looking to have a breast augmentation to provide better proportion to her body and to better fill out clothes and bathing suits. To achieve this, I placed 375 cc Mentor smooth, round implants beneath the muscle. She is shown before and 3 months post-op.Interested in breast augmentation? Submit a... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 811 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 53 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 380 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 183 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 55 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
Breast Augmentation Case 114 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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
Mommy Makeover Case 299 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 57 of 100

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 892 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 58 of 100

Case #892

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 353 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 59 of 100

Case #353

This is a 33 year old, 5'3", 138 pound woman who wanted a better shape to her breasts. She wanted to fill in the "scooped out" look on her upper breasts and achieve better overall fullness and roundedness to her breasts. She underwent a Denver breast augmentation using 371 cc, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed through... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 11 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #11

This 32 year old Denver woman is shown before and 2 months after breast augmentation surgery. She is 5’3” and 169 pounds who underwent mastopexy (breast lift) and for her breast enlargement she received smooth, round, saline implants filled to 300 ccs. The implants were placed into a submuscular position. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 485 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
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Case #485

This 27-year-old woman underwent a breast augmentation with 350cc high-profile silicone implants placed into a subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision.  She is 5'3" and 105 lbs.  Before her augmentation she was a 32A and is now a 32D.  Photos were taken 7 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 223 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 62 of 100

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 Lift Case 832 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 year)
Case: 63 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 284 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 64 of 100

Case #284

This 38-year-old woman wished to enlarge her breasts and improve their symmetry.  She underwent a breast augmentation with 400 cc high-profile silicone implants placed via an inframammary incision into a subpectoral, "dual-plane" postition.  Photos were taken 10 months after her surgery, and show an increase in size from an A... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 513 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (8 mo)
Case: 65 of 100

Case #513

This 38 year-old woman had a relatively "deflated" 36B cup bra size (down from a smaller C cup pre-pregnancy), following breast-feeding 2 children.  She came to me interested in correcting her loss of superior pole fullness, and wished to be "perkier" in general.  I suggested 325cc saline implants placed... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 218 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 66 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 187 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 67 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 122 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 68 of 100

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 86 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 69 of 100

Case #86

Breast augmentation can be a very satisfying, rewarding procedure, even for young women. And the results can look beautiful and very natural, even for a patient with a small frame, when the right surgical techniques are used. These before and after images are of a 24 year old, 115 pound woman from the Denver area interested in breast enlargement... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mommy Makeover Case 350 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 70 of 100

Case #350

This is a 34 year old, 5'2", 100 pound woman who wanted a "mommy makeover". She desired more filled out breasts to manage the deflation that occurred after pregnancy as well as a tighter tummy. She underwent a breast augmentation with 339 cc smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed beneath the pectoralis muscle. She underwent... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 939 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 weeks)
Case: 71 of 100

Case #939

This 41 year old, 5'1", 110 lb woman wanted to increase her breast size from an A Cup to something in the B/C Cup range. She went with a 310 cc, smooth, round, low profile silicone gel implant which gave her the size and upper pole fullness she desired.After photos from 2 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 379 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 72 of 100

Case #379

This is a 21 year old, 5'1", 115 pound woman who wanted a more filled out look to her breasts. She decided to undergo a Denver breast augmentation procedure to achieve bigger breasts. She chose 350 cc, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary fold (breast crease) incision into a subpectoral position (beneath muscle).... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 468 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 73 of 100

Case #468

This is a 28 year old, 5'5", 145 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation. She chose 425 cc silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary fold incision into a subpectoral location. Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 411 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 74 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 Augmentation Case 982 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 75 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
Mommy Makeover Case 393 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 76 of 100

Case #393

This is a 39 year old, 5'0", 118 pound woman who decided to have cosmetic surgery to get rid of her loose tummy and deflated breasts. She underwent an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to flatten and tighten her abdomen. She also underwent a breast augmentation with smooth, round, 304 cc silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary fold... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mommy Makeover Case 276 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 77 of 100

Case #276

This is a 41 year old, 5'5", 132 pound woman who underwent a "mommy makeover" including a breast enhancement and a tummy tuck. In order to fill out her breasts and achieve more upper pole fullness, she underwent a breast augmentation using 339 cc smooth, round silicone gel implants placed through an inframammary (breast crease)... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 230 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 78 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
Mommy Makeover Case 475 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 79 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 173 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 80 of 100

Case #173

This 29-year-old woman underwent breast augmentation with 470 cc moderate-profile saline implants placed through an inframammary incision in the subpectoral plane.  She is 5'8" and 140 lbs, and went from an A cup to a full C.  Postop photos were taken at 4 months after her procedure. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 318 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 81 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 908 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (10 months)
Case: 82 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 331 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 83 of 100

Case #331

This is a 30 year old, 5'5", 110 pound woman who wanted a modest increase in breast size. She underwent her Colorado breast augmentation choosing 180cc, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed through a periareolar incision into a subpectoral position. Post-operative pictures are from 6 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 763 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 84 of 100

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
Mommy Makeover Case 428 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 85 of 100

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 387 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 86 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 837 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
Case: 87 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
Mommy Makeover Case 354 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 88 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 156 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 89 of 100

Case #156

This is a 29 year old, 5' 11", 145 pound woman who underwent breast augmentation to fill out and enlarge her breasts.  She had 371 cc, smooth, round silicone gel implants placed into a submuscular position through an inframammary fold incision.  Post-operative pictures are from 3 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Breast Augmentation Case 137 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 90 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 934 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
Case: 91 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 988 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 92 of 100

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 425 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 93 of 100

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
Breast Augmentation Case 376 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 94 of 100

Case #376

This is a 33-year-old woman who underwent a breast augmentation.  She chose a 304cc moderate-profile silicone implant which was placed into a subpectoral plane via an inframammary incision.  She is 5'4" and 105 lbs, and her bra size increased from an A to a small C.  Photos were taken 8 months popstoperatively. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Breast Augmentation Case 10 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 95 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 695 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
Case: 96 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
Breast Augmentation Case 828 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
Case: 97 of 100

Case #828

This is a fit, 26 year old woman who wanted to fill out her clothes better. She chose a 255cc smooth, round, moderate profile implant which was placed beneath the muscle via a small incision in the inframammary fold. She is shown here before and 2 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 834 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
Case: 98 of 100

Case #834

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 527 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER
Case: 99 of 100

Case #527

This fairly fit 46 year-old Denver woman had been looking for plastic surgeons and came to us interested in breast augmentation, having breast fed three children, the youngest of whom was 16. She had also lost a fair amount of weight (down to 145', 5'3" tall) along with her breast size, which had been a 36DD during pregnancy.... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Breast Augmentation Case 414 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After
Case: 100 of 100

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

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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