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Breast Lift

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  • Back to Work: 3-5 Days

At our plastic surgery practice in Denver, Colorado, breast lift surgery is chosen by women from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and the Denver area to elevate and reshape sagging breasts and to give a perkier, more youthful appearance. Sometimes, breast implants are placed during the same surgery to create more fullness than would result from a lift alone.

The need for a breast lift is usually the result of an inflation and deflation of breast volume due to pregnancy or significant weight loss. Sometimes, merely gravity and time can cause the need for a mastopexy. And in some cases, women develop with lower, relaxed breasts and can benefit from a lifting procedure.

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

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Case #784

This is a 38 year-old woman with 12 year-old saline implants showing asymmetry and ptosis (sagging) after having two children.  Treated with implant repositioning (submuscularly) and downsizing (approximately 50cc) to 425cc smooth, moderate-plus profile silicone gel implants, with mastopexy (breast lift).  If you have similar issues... Read More
Surgeon: Paul M. Steinwald, M.D.
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Case #11366

This is a 41 year old, 5'5", 175 pound woman who was bothered by her tummy and her breasts after having children. She was the perfect candidate to benefit tremendously from a mommy makeover by Dr. Steven Vath. Despite the prominence of her tummy, her issue was not having excess fat as much as having loose muscles and skin after the stretching of... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
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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 J. Wolfe, M.D.
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Case #11520

This is a 39 year old, 5'10", 135 lb. woman who wanted to fix her sagging, asymmetrical breasts. She underwent a mastopexy (breast lift) with Dr. Steven Vath. She had some tissue removed on her left to achieve better symmetry. She did not add a breast implant. Rather, she chose to use her natural breast tissue to recreate her contour. Post-operative... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
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Case #666

This 22-year-old woman had been researching  plastic surgeons because she had significant developmental asymmetry, characterized by an A cup, relatively underdeveloped breast on the right, and a drooping, B cup breast on the left. She was understandably concerned about this asymmetry, and wished to have fuller, balanced breasts bilaterally.... Read More
Surgeon: Paul M. Steinwald, M.D.
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Case #392

This is a 30 year old, 5'4", 148 pound woman who underwent a Colorado "mommy makeover" which included an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and mastopexy (breast lift) without implants. She wanted to achieve a flatter, tighter tummy and a lifted, rounder, perkier breast contour. The post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. The... Read More
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Case #808

This 5'2", 126 pound mother of 5 was dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts after pregnancy and breast feeding. She was happy with her volume and just wanted to restore her breasts to a perky, youthful position on her chest. She underwent a mastopexy, or breast lift, which removed the extra skin on her breasts. While no implant was used,... Read More
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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 J. Wolfe, M.D.

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

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift entails removal of the extra skin that is allowing the breasts to drop to a less attractive position. The breast tissue (parenchyma) with the arealae and nipples attached, are moved upward, and the lower pole tissues are tightened to hold the breasts up. Underlying breast parenchyma is sewn together in the lower pole to reinforce the lift prior to closure of the skin. Occasionally, women are candidates for the areolar lift that does not require the vertical scar down the front of the breasts. Ultimately, the best shape must be achieved using the minimal scarring to do so. Most women feel the scar is a small price to pay for a perkier breast position.

Breast Lift Options

Wise pattern (anchor) mastopexy

Wise pattern (anchor) mastopexyThe amount of skin removal and resulting scar is precisely determined based upon the needs of each breast. The wise pattern skin excision that results in an “anchor” scar is necessary in many breast lift cases due to the large amount of extra skin that needs removal in order to create the best breast shape. There is no magic here. The wise pattern is 2 intersecting ellipses with an area above for areoalar elevation and in-setting. These two elliptical excisions reduce the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the breast skin to achieve a tight, round lower pole–the hallmark of an attractive, perky breast. The breast tissue (parenchyma) is tightened beneath the skin to support the breast and keep tension off of the skin. The final scars are surprisingly inconspicuous. The scar around the areola is hidden between the darker and lighter skin tones. The horizontal scar is hidden in the breast crease and the vertical scar fades and flattens most nicely to become barely perceptible over time.


Vertical (lollipop) mastopexy

Vertical (lollipop) mastopexyThe vertical mastopexy is the same operation as the Wise pattern except the horizontal ellipse of skin and resulting scar in the breast crease is omitted. This is feasible for smaller breast sizes, especially when breast implants are added via breast augmentation to restore some volume. Again, there is no magic to these procedures. The breasts are supported from within by suturing the breast tissue together in the lower pole beneath the skin. The skin is “tailor tacked” with surgical clips while the patient is in the upright position during surgery. This method delineates the precise amount of skin removal necessary to achieve the best breast shape. This step determines if the horizontal elliptical excision can be avoided resulting in the “lollipop” scar. At the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald often perform a modified vertical mastopexy where most of the excision is performed with the vertical ellipse and only a small, additional horizontal elliptical excision is added, rather than the full length “anchor.” This small, additional horizontal scar is usually of no concern to patients because of its inconspicuous nature in the breast crease; however, it can be a critical element in completing the perfect, uncompromised breast shape.


Circumareolar or Bennelli (doughnut) mastopexy

Bennelli (doughnut) mastopexyThe circumareolar lift is primarily an areolar lift rather than a true breast lift. Although it does slightly tighten the skin envelope of the breast, this procedure does not elevate breasts that sag below the breast creases. Primarily, a circumareolar mastopexy is for patients that have low areolar positioning on the breast, but not true sagging below the crease. Generally, good candidates for this procedure have tight lower pole breast skin with a short distance between their areolae and breast creases. This procedure is often used to even out asymmetrical areolar position or to achieve areolar reduction. This operation absolutely does NOT replace a vertical or wise pattern mastopexy, and when used in the wrong situations, leaves patients with a deformed, unattractive breast shape. Misuse of this operation is one of the most common mistakes made in cosmetic breast surgery and a frequent reason for breast revision surgery. This common problem is somewhat attributable to patient demand for avoidance of the vertical scar.

Even though the circumareolar procedure avoids vertical scars, the disadvantages can be significant:

  • No appreciable lifting of a sagging breast
  • Slightly flattens the forward projection of the breast
  • Scar puckering and irregularity

The following before-and-after photos are examples of patients at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery who were good candidates for the circumareolar or “doughnut” breast lift procedure.

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Patients before and after a breast lift

How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Breast Lift?

Breast lift patients typically are ready to return to non-strenuous jobs and school in 3 to 5 days. You will return home the day of surgery with your breasts wrapped with gauze and wearing a soft, supportive bra. Bruising takes about 1 to 2 weeks to fade. It’s normal for your chest to feel sore and tight for the first week or so. Walking and gentle, low-impact activities are recommended as soon as possible to help the healing process. Most patients are ready to resume vigorous workouts in 6 weeks.

What Do Breast Lift Scars Look Like?

A beautiful breast shape with a faded scar is still attractive and even sexy. But an unattractive breast shape without scars is still unattractive. Achieving a beautiful breast contour is the primary objective of a breast lift, followed closely by limiting scarring to achieve the goals.

All too often, however, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald meet patients with sagging breasts who hope to avoid the vertical lift scar and still achieve a beautiful shape. Even though this is understandable, it usually is not possible. Once a breast truly sags below the breast crease, removal of lower pole skin is unavoidable. But all hope should not be lost. When the proper techniques are used to tighten the lower pole breast tissue to keep tension off of the skin, scars usually stay thin and fade wonderfully over time.

mastopexy before and afterThis is a 40-year-old, 5’9″ woman who previously underwent a breast augmentation at another center with 390cc saline breast implants in Denver. She did not undergo a breast lifting procedure at that time. She presented complaining of an unattractive breast shape. Dr. Vath performed an implant exchange placing 350 cc silicone gel implants and then a breast lift. Postoperative pictures were taken 2 months, 1 year, and 3 years after surgery. Notice the appreciable fading of the scars by 3 years from surgery. A beautiful breast shape with a faded scar is much more attractive than the alternative without the scar.

How to Choose a Breast Lift Surgeon

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

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

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Jun 29, 2015
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Love this place! Had my pre-op appointment last week and surgery with Dr. Vath next week. Cannot wait for my mommy makeover, though I have never been a mommy! Knowledgeable, caring staff. I know I will be in good hands.
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Jun 20, 2015
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I want to shout from the roof-tops about the outstanding care, confidence and success of my breast augmentation surgery by Dr. Steinwald at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery. After a year of breastfeeding a beautiful boy ending ~4 years ago my breasts had never been the same - they had deflated to sad little puppy ears which was affecting my self-esteem and my satisfaction in the bedroom with my adoring husband of 10+ years. As a professional Ph.D. level researcher, I scoured the internet, talked to as many people as possible and really did my homework in trying to find the right person to complete my surgery. I meet with Dr. Steinwald and it was immediately evident that his skills and expertise were exactly the match I was looking for. He exudes confidence and competence and his portfolio of work on breast augmentations, including but not excluded to implants, lifts, reductions, and what I found intriguing FTM indicated his expertise in all things breast. After meeting with him, I met with my patient counselor, Kim Molloy, whose warmth and care set me at ease and made the process of size selection so easy to understand. I kind of love her. On day of surgery the nursing staff was caring, detail oriented and efficient. Of particular note is the warm and personable anesthesiologist, Dr. Carpenter, who eased any lingering trepidation prior to the "event" - what a lovely man! Most important - my new look is amazing. Dr. Steinwald is a true professional and artist. My results have exceeded my wildest expectation and I was treated with the utmost respect and highest quality of care throughout, including personal phone calls on the evening of and 24-hour post op appointment and instructions with him, not just the nursing staff. Dr. Steinwald is a one of a kind and I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone in the Denver/Front-range corridor seeking plastic surgery or breast augmentation.
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5.0/5
Oct 18, 2014
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Best decision I have ever made for myself. Dr Vath is a perfectionist, the entire medical team at CCS is professional, caring and have a knack for making you feel comfortable from the time you walk in the office for the very first time. I felt safe and cared for throughout my entire journey. And now I look and feel amazing. Beautiful work!
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5.0/5
Oct 18, 2014
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Best decision I have ever made for myself. Dr Vath is a perfectionist, the entire medical team at CCS is professional, caring and have a knack for making you feel comfortable from the time you walk in the office for the very first time. I felt safe and cared for throughout my entire journey. And now I look and feel amazing. Beautiful work!
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5.0/5
Jun 29, 2014
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I am very pleased with my results from the surgical procedure that Dr. Vath performed. He is a very caring and professional doctor who is honest and ethical. The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is clean, modern, and professional. Dr. Vath's staff are helpful, friendly, and very understanding. I chose to have my procedure for health reasons. I have the aesthetic benefits of the surgery but my quality of life has also improved. My only regret was not having this procedure completed sooner. If you are searching online to determine if you should have a surgical procedure and/or if Dr. Vath should perform your surgery then you need to consider many factors in your decision. You must prepare yourself for your results and you must speak frankly and openly with Dr. Vath about your expectations. You must prepare your family, employer, and friends for the recovery time and care that you will need. You must be realistic about the pain and scarring that you may have as a result of the procedure. Dr. Vath is a wonderful physician and I am very pleased with my results. I also know that the human body is not magical and that healing is a process that takes time. I saw four other surgeons before choosing Dr. Vath to complete my procedure. The other doctors and their staff may be qualified to perform surgery, but Dr. Vath and his staff bring a quality of care to the experience that I do not think I would have had elsewhere. I have had six other surgeries for a variety of health reasons and none of those physicians or facilities followed up with me the way that Dr. Vath has. For a full year after my procedure I was seen for follow up appointments at no additional cost. Prior to this procedure, I had a biopsy completed because of the results of a medical screening. That biopsy cost more than twice what Dr. Vath charged me for major surgery. I believe that Dr. Vath is charging a reasonable price for procedures and that he and his staff are very committed to excellence in their work. I may have some scarring, but that is a very small inconvenience for the results that I enjoy. I am convinced that my procedure was medically necessary and that I will be a healthier and happier person because of my decision to have the surgery. Thank you again Dr. Vath for everything!
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5.0/5
Jun 22, 2014
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Dr. Vath and his staff are amazing. I had a breast augmentation and tummy tuck a year ago. I am more than happy with the results but am extremely happy with the care I received before and after the surgery. It was especially helpful having Dr. Vath just a phone call away immediately after the surgery when I had some pain concerns. He promptly returned our calls and guided us in the right direction to get on top of the pain. I tried to be brave and not take the pain meds as I was told. My follow up appointments went very well. I am always treated with the utmost respect and gentleness. My scars are amazing for the most part and the part I am not as pleased with, Dr Vath will be correcting soon. I would recommend Dr. Vath to anyone!
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5.0/5
May 19, 2014
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I was pretty terrified of the thought of having my first consultation... But when I got to the office in Cherry Creek I thought it was a beautiful, welcoming facility... and then in walks Dr Vath to greet me. Instantly, I was completely at ease. He is such a DOLL... kind, educated, not pretentious in any way, he listens, is realistic in your goals and what to expect... There was no high pressure sales involved...except from me- as I could not wait to have this man do surgery on me! The day of the surgery in Golden which is absolutely beautiful center, was smooth as silk, everyone was wonderful, caring, professional...I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Vath- He is really special and I wish he was my doctor for everything!! My results are amazing and my only regret is that I did not get more procedures done at the same time! I absolutely would recommend this center and Dr Vath to anyone and everyone!
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2014
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As a person who had never had any kind of plastic surgery, I was nervous about the process. Dr. Vath and his staff were (and are) just great. I felt comfortable from the very first consult visit all the way through the surgical process and beyond. And can I also just say, Dr. Vath knows his stuff. He was able to answer every question I had and he did the most incredible work for my breast augmentation! I am MORE than pleased. The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is worth a visit for a consult! Great customer service, fabulous staff (the nurses are ALL incredible!) and amazing surgical results! I would do it again 10 times over. Thank you Dr. Vath and staff for being so great at what you do! I will always recommend this surgical clinic to anyone who has questions or an interest in plastic surgery!
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5.0/5
Jan 16, 2014
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I'm only 32 and needed an upper eyelid lift (hereditary). I had to send pictures in to even get a consultation since I am so young. I was nervous about getting the procedure done but Dr. Wolfe and his wonderful assistants made me feel very much at ease. We talked, joked and laughed during the procedure, that's how much I was at ease. They were definitely playing off of me and my personality. I am sure that if I was quiet they would have been quiet as well. I loved the atmosphere while I was getting this procedure done. It went by within 45 mins. I healed very well and looked completely normal within one week. Thank God for Arnica Montana for bruising!!! Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Wolfe for this procedure. I look great and was very happy with the price and outcome.
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5.0/5
Sep 18, 2013
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After much consideration and several consults with plastic surgeons in the area, I chose Dr. Vath to perform my breast lift. After breast feeding my three children I really struggled with the effect it had on my breasts, but also with the idea that I didn't see it as a badge of motherhood. I wasn't accepting of my own body. I decided that I wanted to have a lift, but I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision for my body and I took a long time to think about it. It was an emotional process. This back-story may seem irrelevant, but it is exactly why I hold Dr. Vath in such high regard. When I met him for my consult I immediately felt at ease discussing my concerns and expressing my desires for the outcome. He thoroughly explained the procedure and addressed all my questions. Dr. Vath listened to what I wanted and did not impose his own personal aesthetics, in fact, I couldn't even tell you what they are. I did complete the other consults I had set up, but I had already made my decision. My experience coupled with the vast amount of before and after pictures on their Website made me feel as though I had chosen the best. I would extend this compliment to both Doctors. They have one of the best maintained sites in this city and the results are very consistent. The facility is completely dialed in and every member from the front desk to the doctors themselves are very professional and courteous. On the day of my procedure I spent some time talking to Dr. Carpenter, who was my anesthesiologist, and also the Center's medical director. I felt very comfortable with him and his demeanor matched that of Dr. Vath's quite well. I've had non-elective surgery in a hospital setting and the experience I had at the Apex Center (their Golden surgical facility) far surpassed what I've received previously. As for my personal outcome - AMAZING! I expected to return somewhat to where I was prior to children, but I have to say it is much better. I'm very impressed by the cleanliness and precision of the incisions and they are healing beautifully. Dr. Vath is VERY good at what he does. I would highly recommend The Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
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5.0/5
Jun 22, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Wolfe and his staff exceeded my expectations! When I began exploring the option of cosmetic surgery, I had some reservations. Dr. Wolfe spent a great deal of time answering my questions. Additionally, he took the time to learn about my lifestyle and outcome desires in order to assist me in the process. Dr. Wolfe encouraged me to take the time to make my decisions, and the physician and staff were never forcing their personal opinions on me. The staff is professional, committed, and passionate about their work and improving the lives of their patients. Through my entire experience, I was 100% pleased with my decision go to The Center for Cosmetic Surgery and to have Dr. Wolfe as my plastic surgeon.
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5.0/5
May 4, 2013
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I am so in love with Dr Vath and his entire staff at The Center For Cosmetic Surgery! From the first moment of checking in with the lovely front desk staff, all the way through the compassionate liaison, to Dr Vath himself--I was treated with respect, kindness and compassion. I made an appointment for a free consultation and was SHOCKED that Dr Vath himself spoke to me and my husband at length! He spent more time with me than my regular GP visits combined for the past 4 years! He was super patient, super knowledgeable, and super professional. He was not focused on his own agenda, rather he truly listened to what I wanted/needed. He even found a way to squeeze me in for the following week. As for the actual surgery, the OR nurse had been working with both Dr Vath and the anesthesiologist for a long time, and it was clear in her easy rhythm with both docs. She was wonderful, as were all the recovery nurses. I could not be happier with the entire experience and with my personal results. If you are looking for cosmetic surgery, I would HIGHLY recommend this practice. I am more than 100% satisfied!
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5.0/5
Apr 17, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Wolfe is amazing! After having 3 children and preparing to turn the big "40" this summer, I finally made the decision to have a much needed tummy tuck. From the moment I arrived at the Cherry Creek office for my initial consultation to recently visiting Dr. Wolfe for my 5 month post-op appointment, I have been extremely satisfied. The front office staff as well as the nursing and financial staff have always been professional, kind, and caring and always available to assist me with any questions or concerns I have had. Dr. Wolfe made me feel comfortable and helped relieve my fears of my first major surgery every step of the way. Since my surgery in November 2012, my body looks amazing! I can't stop looking in the mirror and will finally be getting into the bikini that I have long awaited wearing for many years. After researching several plastic surgeons prior to scheduling with The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, I knew that I had made the right decision. The many years of knowledge and experience that Dr. Wolfe has in his field truly shows in the outcome of my tummy tuck AND with no drains which made the recovery process easier and much more comfortable. My surgery took place at the Golden, CO location which is just as beautiful as the Cherry Creek location. The staff there was very personable and made me feel comfortable prior to my procedure as I was extremely nervous. I can go on and on about how satisfied and happy I am about having this procedure done, but the only way a new patient considering having any type of cosmetic surgery can truly understand my happiness and satisfaction would be to experience it yourself. I cannot thank Dr. Andrew Wolfe enough for the awesome change he has made in my life. I am so happy I made this decision and just as happy that I chose The Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
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5.0/5
Mar 25, 2013
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From the initial contact with the receptionist to my consultation with Dr. Wolfe, this place was top notch. The receptionist was very friendly and seemed to know her stuff; and I had A LOT of questions. Dr. Wolfe himself came to the waiting room to greet me: VERY impressive. He was very easy to talk to and explained everything I needed to know about the procedure. I was able to try on the different implant sizes and types and they even have a machine that shows how you will look with the implants in. On the day of my surgery, I was nervous, but the nurses at the surgery center put me at ease right away. I was able to see Dr. Wolfe one more time before I went under, and met the anesthesiologist who was also great! I knew I was in great hands. Surgery went well, and I was back to work after a week. I am now 3 months out from my procedure and my results are amazing! I can't wait till swim suit season!!
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0.0/5
Jan 8, 2013
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If you are looking for a plastic surgeon to do a revision surgery or a first time surgery, look no more. I spent almost 5 years unhappy with a breast augmentation that I had by another plastic surgeon who wasn’t candid with me about the limitations of my anatomy. Consequently, I made some wrong choices about size, shape and type of implants. I didn't want to return to the same plastic surgeon for a revision and was fearful that I couldn’t trust another. I typed up a list of issues that I was having and goals that I wanted to achieve and with that in hand, went to several consultations with other plastic surgeons about a year after my surgery. I was only more discouraged until one day last year, I decided to do a search once again and came across Dr. Wolfe’s website. After checking out Dr. Wolfe’s credentials, I immediately scheduled a consultation. From my initial contact with the office, to my consultation, to my revision surgery, I have not once been disappointed. We went over my list and we talked about what I could expect and what my anatomical limitations were. I’m still only a few months post op and need to wait a good six months for the final results, but already I feel about 100% better about myself. Much to my surprise, Dr. Wolfe even corrected an issue that I didn’t have on my list. I would go back to Dr. Wolfe without hesitation for any other cosmetic surgery wishes I have (and I already have a few in mind).
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0.0/5
Aug 10, 2012
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Dr. Vath repaired another surgeon's bad work for me and did an outstanding job! He is kind, compassionate & technically excellent. I wish I'd known about him last year! This is the place to go for all cosmetic surgery needs.
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5.0/5
Jun 15, 2012
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I never thought I would ever visit a cosmetic surgeon for a tummy tuck. That goes to show how time changes everything. After 2 years of working out every day, watching my food intake with weight watchers, and having the Dr's office telling me for my health I needed to lose weight, I was depressed and defeated. I visited with Dr. Wolfe for 20 minutes I found out that my stomach muscles were not going to go back (after several babies) even with diet and exercise. My experience with Dr. Wolfe and the staff (particularly my surgery nurse) at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Golden office, was informative, enjoyable and gave me hope. I admit to being a little nervous the day of surgery, however it turned out to be a piece of cake. The recovery has been very easy and pain free. I would never hesitate to recommend Dr. Wolfe and The Center for Cosmetic Surgery to anyone.
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5.0/5
May 24, 2012
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I had surgery performed by Dr. Vath at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery in May of 2011 and I couldn't be more pleased! I visited several different surgical centers before deciding on the Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Vath made me feel instantly comfortable and was patient and thorough when discussing my surgery and answering my questions. The staff and nurses made me feel welcome and confident in having made the right choice as well. Dr. Vath understood exactly what I wanted from my surgery and the results are amazing! I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Dr. Vath and the Center for Cosmetic Surgery!
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May 7, 2012
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great results!
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Oct 19, 2011
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I had wanted breast augmentation for a long time, but was nervous about finding the right surgeon to perform the procedure. Right away I felt at ease with Dr. Wolfe and the entire staff at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Scheduling a consult was quick and easy, and the office staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Wolfe understood exactly what I wanted and explained what would be best for my body type. I'm 5'4" 115lbs., and went from a small B to a full D cup. The procedure went flawlessly and I couldn't be happier. My friends and family are amazed with my results and a few are planning to use Dr. Wolfe when they are ready for their own procedures. I would definitely recommend Dr. Wolfe and would use him again in the future. *Quick tip: I went through the before and after pictures and found women with similar body types to mine in order to get a better idea of what my results would be. I think it is a good idea to go into the consultation with specific expectations you can discuss with your doctor.
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Sep 6, 2011
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I scoured the internet for an excellent plastic surgeon after my two children left me with saggy skin on my abdomen. Dr. Vath's results were the best I had seen; aside from a scar (which fades) there's nothing ugly to hide under clothing. I wanted to look good naked again, and I do! In addition to removing the excess skin and tightening up my separated abominal muscles, I am so pleased that he was able to also remove two old navel piercing scars. Dr. Vath has an excellent bedside manner, and was always available to answer any questions I had pre- and post-operatively. I never felt pressure to have more procedures than I wanted, but he fully explained all of my options. His staff is phenomenal and insisted that he would see me in person at any time to address my concerns if it would soothe my nerves. The nurses were warm and caring, and the anesthesiologist was thorough and professional. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and would recommend Dr. Vath to anyone.
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Aug 1, 2011
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I just turned 55 and was unhappy with my droopy eyelids and too many wrinkles around my mouth. After doing a lot of research I decided to have a consultation with Dr Wolfe to see what could be done to make me look a bit younger without looking like I had over done plastic surgery. Dr Wolfe said a mini face lift, a brow lift and an upper eye lid procedure would make me look more refreshed and younger without looking over done. I decided to go ahead with it and had an appointment with the nurse to go over the procedure and what I needed to do and what to expect. The surgery took about 3 1/2 hours and I was happy with the OR nurse and Dr Wolfe. I filled the pain med prescription and never needed to take anything for pain. I was amazed that everything went so smoothly and I never had any pain. My surgery was on a Friday morning and Monday I went in and the nurse removed my head bandage and stitches. I had very little bruising just a small red area around my eyes. My cheeks were a bit swollen for the 1st week. I did not like sleeping on my back as I am a side sleeper and that was the only thing I did not like about the whole surgery. There is a little red on my forehead where the stitches were but nobody can even see them my (very thin ) hair covers it. I went for my follow up today which was 16 days post op and I could not be happier with how fast everything healed. I looked at other plastic surgeons websites and saw pictures of their patients who had the same 3 procedures as I had and none of them healed as fast as me. I am really glad I did my homework and found Dr Wolfe. I would defiantly recommend to anyone thinking of having their eyes done and a mini facelift.
Citysearch
0.0/5
May 28, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I am 6 weeks out from breast augmentation with a lift and am so THRILLED with how I look. I am 39, 5'5" and 115 lbs. After breastfeeding 3 kids, I was a relaxed A cup. Now I am a full D cup, which completely balanced my figure. Dr. Wolfe and his staff absolutely exceeded ALL my expectations and the whole process was much easier and comfortable than I had anticipated. There is a reason there are no negative reviews to be found on Dr. Wolfe, he is a truly gifted surgeon who takes the time to find out exactly what you as the patient hope to accomplish. I would highly recommend Dr. Wolfe and his staff to anyone. I look better now than I did prior to having kids. Thank you Dr. Wolfe.
Citysearch
0.0/5
May 4, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Precision, Patience, and Passion are the qualities that drove me to select Dr. Wolfe as my surgeon. I received a phenomenal "mommy make-over". Although my breast reduction was more of a re-construction. I previously had a breast lift with implants that was performed very poorly by another surgeon. It has been a year since my surgery and I am SO pleased with how amazing my body looks! I am 29 and have two babies..I look and feel as if 10 years of my life have been given back to me. Dr. Wolfe is a highly skilled surgeon, so many of my friends have already visited him for his outstanding and superior work.
Citysearch
0.0/5
May 3, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I'm a 42 yr old who is 5' 3'' and 108 lbs. I have 2 babies which were both emergency c-sections, that left me with a hideous vertical scar. I adore my children but HATED that scar! I could never wear a normal bikini so I finally made the choice to have a Tummy tuck. I researched A LOT of doctors. ( I think Dr. Vath was the 9th cosmetic surgeon I had met with.) My concerns were 1) the t t scar 2) the navel - I absolutely did not want some awful looking fake navel I had seen on other cosmetic surgery sites 3) the drains. I went to Dr. Vath to for a consult. He took his time explaining everything to me. I was shown other thin patients before/after pictures. They all looked amazing! Dr. Vath uses your won navel, he just repositions it. Also, NO drains!! He explained how a lot of surgeons still use the drains but said he did a lengthy study on the procedure and found it is unnecessary. The T T scars, of Dr. Vath's patients very neat and nicely done. Not like the uneven, scary looking ones I had seen on other cosmetic surgery sites and in other plastic surgeon's before and after albums. The next day I scheduled my surgery! In addition to being a fabulous cosmetic surgeon, Dr Vath is truly one of the nicest doctors I have ever met! I had my surgery in Jan. My surgery went well. Pain wasn't too bad. Probably a 5, the first 3-4 days, after that, not bad at all. Nothing as bad as my c-sections. I am SO pleased with the results! I look like I have the stomach of an 18 yr old! My navel is my same cute navel I had before, it was just repositioned perfectly. There is a very faint line around it where is was sutured. My T T scar is thin and very straight and done with precision. It is still a pink color but it is fading every day. It does go hip bone to hip bone, but it doesn't go ever my hip bones so my reg. bikini bottoms, cover the scar completely. Yay! No more 'granny-pantie' bikini bottoms to cover the vertical c-section scar!!! I totally recommend Dr Vath. He listens, takes his time to explain, is a very talented surgeon, and he cares! In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and kind. I will only go to Dr. Vath for any cosmetic procedures in the future. I trust him and he is that awesome!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Mar 25, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Having 2 children in 2 1/2 yrs left me with deflated breasts and a saggy tummy that just would not go away and I work out regularly. I am 5'5'' 120lbs and I felt sexy on the inside, but how I looked on the outside was another story. I decided that a mommy makeover (breast aug. and tummy tuck) was the best option for me. Dr. Wolfe and his staff answered all of my questions and addressed all of my concerns in such a caring and sincere yet no bs manner. I am african american so scarring was a major concern and I just knew Dr. Wolfe was the perfect surgeon for me. I am 4 months post-op and words can not express how happy I am with the results. Looking at my before and after photos really put into perspective the skill and gift that Dr. Wolfe possesses. I can not thank you enough Dr. Wolfe. I can truly say that now I look just as how I feel.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Mar 17, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I work out regularly, but just couldn’t seem to get rid of my saddle bags and muffin top (thanks, genetics!). I finally chose to have liposuction about one year ago. My results are amazing! Dr. Wolfe has perfected that hard to find balance of brilliance without arrogance and an uncanny ability to read his patients and interact with them on a level that puts them immediately at ease. His passion for his work is obvious, and he is a true artist. Thank you Dr. Wolfe!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Mar 9, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
After having 5 kids in 10 years I decided to have a much needed tummy tuck. I went to Dr. Vath for the surgery in October 2009. He did an amazing job explaining the process to me and what my expectations could be. I couldn't be happier with the results. At 34 i didn't want to hide myself for the rest of my life, Dr. Vath did an amazing job!!!!! My tummy is so flat and the belly button looks very real. I can wear a bikini now and play in the pool without caring who is looking at me.Thanks much for making be feel complete!!!!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Feb 25, 2011
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
After scouring the internet for a year and a half looking for a surgeon who was experienced in performing a lower body lift, I found the Center of Cosmetic Surgery's website. I looked at each before/after photos of lower body lifts performed by Dr. Steven Vath. The photos illustrated his true talent and skill. So - I made the appointment. The appointment lasted almost an hour for the consultation. I went to several other surgeons, but it just didn't feel right. So - I decided that I would have Dr. Vath. Three years later, and another baby it was time to get the work done. I am thrilled with the results! After massive weight loss, child bearing, my body looked the Michelin man! Now it looks better then when I was in my teens. I have a FLAT stomach, perfect hips, and my belly button is perfect. I did have a breast lift and inner thigh lift. Dr. Vath IS the very best plastic surgeon in the Denver Metro Area and should be listed in 5280 Magazine and pictured on the cover.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Dec 29, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I am a 26 year old mother of three, After i had my baby who is now 18 months I decided to have a mommy makeover! I was so excited and nurvous at the same time. I just had my mommy makover July of 2010 with Dr. Wolff, I am so happy I do not think there are words to express how happy I am with everythink. I was very worried about recovery and the pain but to be honest it was not bad at all the first week I was sleeping alot but after a few days i was getting up by my self. Many women think the tummy tuck is the worst part of it but not for me it was not bad at all. The breast lift and augmentation were the most unconfertable part. If you breast feed before then you know the feeling of being engourged. Well that was how it feels for about a week. IT has been 6 months and I feel wonderfull and I would do it all over agaian totaly worth it. Thank you so much for everything Dr.Wolff.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Nov 10, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with Dr. Vath in September 2010. I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am with my results!! The only surgery I have ever had, was a C-section in 2004. I was incredibly nervous to even go in for my consultation, until the moment I walked in the office and met Dr. Vath. I was made completely comfortable by his staff, and was amazed with how much time he spent with me, answering all my questions and addressing any concerns I had. After my consultation, I was so excited, I quickly scheduled my surgery. At the surgery center in Golden, the staff and Dr. Vath were wonderful! My pre-surgery nerves quickly subsided. Days after surgery, I didn't even have one bruise and I felt way better than I expected to. 3 weeks after surgery, I felt great and I was able to slowly begin working out again. Now 6 weeks after my surgery, I feel amazing! I can't believe how wonderful my results are! I never expected my results to look this good so quickly! He is an amazing surgeon and artist! He has a wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly gentle. If you choose Dr. Vath, you will not be disappointed! I am so glad I chose him to do my surgery!! I will definitely be coming back if I ever need anything else done, and I will recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you so much Dr. Vath!!! Words can't express how happy I am!!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Nov 1, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
First off Dr. Vath is totally wonderful! He's so personable and humble which is hard to believe in a plastic surgeon. His staff was great as well. They were so patient with my constant questions and they all put me at ease the day of surgery. Dr. Vath performed an otoplasty surgery (ear surgery) as well as lipo on my thighs and I couldn't be happier with the results! It all looks so natural. The recovery time took about 2 weeks for my ears and 1 week for the lipo. There is still tenderness in my thighs while working out, but it is all worth it. I live 5 hours away from Denver and really did research on who would be my doctor. For any of you who feel like it should be about convenience think about whether or not they are board certified. Dr. Vath was so worth the drive and I can't thank him enough for "improved" me.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Oct 18, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Vath and his staff are incredible! I was extremely nervous about getting a breast augmentation and they totally put me at ease. Every question and concern were addressed promptly and courteously. I'm extremely pleased with the results and only wish I had done it sooner! He did such a wonderful job that I actually forget sometimes that they aren't natural...
Citysearch
0.0/5
Oct 13, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I had a tummy tuck 3 months ago. I was so scared to have the tummy tuck, done thinking it wouldn't be all that noticable to me. Wow! I lost a whole person my stomach looks fantastic can't help but look in the mirror 3 or 4 times a day. I have my self esteem back and what a great job Dr. Steven Vath did. I wish I hadn't waited so long to do this. Just fear it wouln't look good. I am so worth what I did.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Sep 23, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Vath is my hero! I had previous breast surgery with another dr. 4 years ago and had a deflation. I went back to my previous dr. to have my deflation taken care of--within 2 weeks I had to go to the ER and have emergency surgery due to a blood vessel that burst. Two months after the 2nd surgery I had gotten Capsular Contraction within both breasts, which required yet a 3rd surgery in a matter of just a few months. Not to mention my dr. talked me into a breast lift when I went in for my deflation. I came out looking like Frankenstein, with both of my nipples pointing the wrong way and they were crooked! My old dr. then handed me a new bill to take care of my Capsular Contraction and correcting his mistake on the lift. Oh my!! I was in pain, so I knew I had to have surgery, but did not want my old dr. to touch me ever again. I spent a few hours reading websites and reviews and liked the pictures I saw on Dr. Vath's . I visited with 2 additional dr.'s and Dr. Vath won me over. I am now 6 months post surgery and looking beautiful and feeling great. I only wish I had picked him from the beginning! Thank you Dr. Vath!!!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Sep 17, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
My experience with Dr Wolfe has been nothing but wonderful. One year ago I had a tummy tuck by another doctor. The results of that procedure were awful. That man left me with horrible, unexpected scarring, a tummy that was not tight and emotionally distraught. When I met with Dr Wolfe he was so compassionate and eased my anxiety about a second surgery. The results from my tummy tuck with Dr Wolfe are better than I could have imagined. He was able to take away the horrible scar, give me a cute belly button, and a flatter tummy than I have ever had. Choosing to do my revision with Dr Wolfe was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I truly can not recommend him enough!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jul 12, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Two years ago I decided to have lipo on my hips and saddlebags as I had done everything to lose them and could not. Dr Vath was amazing. At the time I weigh 180 pounds (from 200). He sculpted my hips and thighs perfectly. Two years later, after losing another 35 pounds, my hips, butt and thighs look amazing. I am wearing pants styles that I have never been able to wear and feel very sexy. I still can’t believe that it is me in the mirror. So a month ago I decided to fix my breast as they were prematurely sagging and had stretch marks from the weight loss. Dr. Vath had done such an incredible job on my lipo there was no question as to who I was going to have perform the surgery. Dr. Vath performed a breast lift and an augmentation. It is absolutely beyond my expectations. They turned out perfect and so even. During both procedures, he showed so much compassion. He truly has such incredible skill and is truly a gifted surgeon.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Apr 15, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Wolfe performed my breast augmentation in February 2009. I went from a negative A cup to a small C cup. I am a tiny, petite woman. I am 5' 2' and weigh about 105 lbs. I cannot express how pleased I am with the results. The procedure was quick and thanks to Dr. Wolfe and his staff, I was prepared for the recovery time. It's been just over a year now. I'm just so pleased and happy that Dr. Wolfe has helped give me the confidence I didn't know that I could have. Thank you.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Mar 25, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I had a tummy tuck and lipo after having twins 6 years ago. In addition, I have developed major allergies over the last few years so I was terrified to do this. After the consult, Dr. Vath reassured me that he wouldn't be able to operate unless I was at the lowest possible risk. So I jumped in. The anaesthesiologist was AMAZING - totally pushed all my fears aside gave me benedryl before I went under. I didn't wake up or feel anything which is what I was most scared of. Once you wake up Dr. Vath is there and he immediately gives you valium b/c the muscle spasms are pretty bad but nothing that you haven't felt before if you've had twins or a bunch of babies. Between that and the pain killers - you are set and hardly feel anything. I was off the drugs after 3-4 days. The whole thing was so easy - I was back on the treadmill (walking slowly) after 3 weeks. At six weeks my scares are just little pink lines. Completely worth everything!!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Mar 13, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Vath performed a breast lift with augmentation for me. The results were amazing! I had very little pain, and no complications. Dr. Vath addressed every one of my questions throughout the entire process in a way that I could understand. He really guided me through my procedure and was truly concerned about my happiness with my surgical results. I came back to Dr. Vath after I had healed and my implants had settled with one concern, my breasts had again stretched which required more skin to be removed. He addressed it without any hesitation and immediately made the changes to make me happy. It has been great working with Dr. Vath, his amazing staff, and the surgery center where I had my procedure done. I would definitely recommend Dr. Vath.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 2, 2010
Google The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Last August I had Dr. Vath perform my breast augmentation. The staff was great, friendly and professional.Dr. Vath gave me all of the attention I needed. He answered all of my questions earnestly. The procedure was quick and painless. I was up and around two days after the surgery. He did an outstanding job. I love them.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Feb 28, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
29 years after having my first baby and I have finally been reunited with my long lost belly button! 🙂 I am just a month past my Tummy Tuck with Dr. Vath and am astounded and EXTREMELY pleased with my results. My stomach looks like a 16 year old again, flat...smooth, strong. (Can we say hip hugger jeans again?) Please keep in mind I am not a newcomer to cosmetic surgery. I had 2 procedures done 8 years ago with another surgeon and my results were not what I had expected. This time, I decided to get the best...and after doing LOTS of research, I picked Dr. Vath. I read nothing but good reviews...and cannot tell you what it feels like to have a procedure done that goes way beyond your highest expectations. Thank you Dr. Vath for giving me back my body, my confidence (and a bikini!) 🙂
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jan 30, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I considered a tummy tuck for six years. I did tons of research. I am from San Diego and was going to get it done there however when I met Dr. Vath my search was over. He makes you feel comfortable right away. He is very passionate about his work. I never expected to wear a bikini again. He did not recommend additional procedures only what is necessary. My results are phenomenal. He cares about his patients. He has a passion for his work and it shows. I do not need to go on. I have no problem sharing my pictures they will provide enough proof. He is an amazing doctor that will give you results that will far exceed your expectations.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jan 20, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Vath is a great surgen. Last year I had him perform a breast lift and a tummy tuck. It was the best decision I have every made. I would highly recommend him! He is a joy to work with and completely eliminated all my fears. I couldn't be happier!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jan 9, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I had two children and gained over 60 pounds with each. Although, I lost the weight quickly I was left with a saggy lower belly and breasts. I have always wanted a mommy makeover and I finally did it! My husband felt like I should stay the same. I am so glad I didn't listen to him. I think he's now glad as well. My clothes fit better. My breasts are now proportional with my hips. I feel like my self but, sexier. My husband can't keep his hands off! Dr. Vath did a wonderful job. I have a few friends who have had tummy tucks and breast augmentations and my results look far better. He had to completely re- create a new belly button and I have no scarring around it what so ever. The only regret I have is not doing this sooner!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jan 6, 2010
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Andrew Wolfe gave me a whole new outlook on life. December 2008, I had a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Wolfe and staff made sure that I was well informed of my choices and went into great detail about the recovery process. During one of my visits, prior to having surgery, Dr. Wolfe told me that I would more than likely come into his office post op and not be a happy person. He expected to see me in PJs and not looking so pretty or feeling so good. OH BOY, did I get to prove him wrong. I felt terrific a week after surgery. When he walked into the exam room, he was more than shocked to see me with makeup and wearing jeans and a sweater. The following Spring I got to wear a BIKINI for the first time ever. I loved showing off my new body on a Mexican Cruise. Thank you Dr. Wolfe for giving me the body I never thought I could have.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Dec 8, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
After a horrible hysterectomy that years later left my stomach a mess, Dr. Vath gave me back a body that looks and felts like it did before the hysterectomy. I consulted with Dr. Vath about having a tummy tuck and he was very clear and up front about what he could do for me. As it turned out, the results were even better than expected! I have to be honest, as I was awaiting the surgery I almost decided not to go through with it. I was having serious second thoughts and a panic attack. Just as I was about to leave, Dr. Vath walked into the room and immediately set things right and I knew that I was in the best possible hands and that everything would be all right. And it was. Dr. Vath did not "dismiss" me from his care until everything was perfect. I will be forever grateful. His profession skill was absolutely equal to his care and concern for me. I have fabulous results that have surpassed what I had ever hoped for. I feel 10 years younger and healthier!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Oct 23, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I have had a body lift, breast augmentation and breast implants performed by Dr. Vath. These surgeries were the result of losing 175+ pounds, plus having kids. I research a dozen plastic surgeons, and personally interviewed 4. Dr. Vath was by far the most caring and thorough. He has very solid credentials and skills, and was the most highly recommended. From the initial meeting to surgical follow up appointments, Dr Vath and his staff have been pleasant, professional, on-time, caring and have gone above and beyond at every step of the process. I couldn't be happier with my results, and am thrilled that I chose him as my surgeon.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Sep 2, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
As I read all the reviews previous to mine, I sit here in complete agreement with every complementary statement made about Dr. Wolfe. I hope my story helps relate to you that you need look no further for the BEST surgeon for your procedure. My story? I am 35 and had my last child 4 years ago. I have always been selfconscious about my small breasts and really wanted my pre-children stomach back, so I started researching every aspect of the surgeries themselves; then targeted my search on the most highly qualified/skilled surgeon for the job. This was undoubtably the largest decision I had ever made for my body, so I researched in detail; what seemed to be every plastic surgeon in the Denver area. I then made consultation appointments with the top 3. I met with two, but didn't feel secure about either one. Then I met with Dr. Wolfe. From the moment I walked into his office, I felt comfortable. He was thorough, making sure that he knew exactly what I wanted, answered all my questions and concerns, and explained in detail what I could expect from both procedures. You get the feeling that you're the only person on his books that day. He is very well educated, his professionalism was impeccable, yet I was incredibly comfortable with him; as if I'd known him forever. It's funny......when I left his office that day, I felt very secure that his Artistic ability matched his education level as well. There was NO question that I'd found the perfect Surgeon. My surgery was 7 months ago (January) and my results far surpass what I had hoped for. Not only do I have a flat stomach, but I have amazing muscle definition. My incision?Eventhough the incision was from hip to hip, I have felt confident wearing a bikini all summer (haven't done that since before children) because the scar is thin and faint. I wish I could include a picture here, because words just don't do the man justice! As for my augmentation? It was VERY important to me that I look 'natural' and proportionate. That is exactly what I got! Absolutley flawless naturally curving breasts. My husband was very nervous about such a huge overhaul, and thought it was unneccessary because 'he loved me just the way I was'....now he tells me everyday that 'this is definately the best money we have ever spent". In part because of the amazing results, but equally because of the boost in my self esteem! Thank you Dr. Wolfe 🙂
Citysearch
0.0/5
Aug 19, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I had a surgical procedure done with Dr. Wolfe over a year ago and I am extremely happy with the results. He and his staff are professional yet happy and fun to work with. My follow up appointments have been thorough and all my questions and concerns answered. My wife is looking forward to her procedure some day soon. We wouldn't consider going anywhere else.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Aug 14, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery was something that I thought about for over five years but I knew not to take it lightly so for two years before my surgery, I educated myself and I certainly wanted the best doctor that I could find. I had other consultations with other doctors, but after meeting with Dr. Wolfe, I knew he was the doctor that I wanted to do my surgery. He answered all my questions and I felt less nervous after visiting with him. He did such amazing work and I am sooo pleased with everything. I couldn't be any happier with myself and with my experience.I loved his staff and nurses and I have already recommended him to my friends. It has been exactly one year since my surgery and I just had my follow up with Dr. Wolfe and I couldn't be happier. This was the greatest decision that I've ever made for myself.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Aug 13, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I did so much research online and "interviewed" two other plastic surgeons prior to my visit with Dr. Wolfe. I came very close to cancelling my consulation with Dr. Wolfe after meeting the first two Docs because I just wanted to get the procedure started. I am SO glad that I kept my appt. with Dr. Wolfe. After meeting with him I KNEW he was the Dr. for me. I felt incredibly safe with him. He went over every detail and did not make me feel rushed or unimportant. There was NO question when I left his office that he would be my surgeon. It has been two months since my surgery and I have NO regrets with my decision to choose Dr. Wolfe. Dr. Wolfe is an artist in every sense of the word. He takes great pride in his "work" and it shows. My incisions are minimal and I've healed beautifully so far, I've got a long way to go and I am anxious for all of the swelling to go down, but I am SO happy with the results thus far. PLEASE......Do yourself a favor, if you are looking for an INCREDIBLE plastic surgeon that takes great pride in his work and has fantastic bedside manner, make an appt. with Dr. Wolfe. You will not be sorry!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Aug 3, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
This young man is very honest, ethical, and highly trained. You can trust his judgment about the cosmetic procedures that you may desire. He will say no if necessary but if he says yes, you will be in excellent and caring hands.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jul 27, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I went to Dr. Vath for a mommy makeover and had interviewed two other doctors prior. I found with Dr. Vath he was very professional, honest about what things were going to be like after the surgery. I was very impressed with his work that was done on me. Who knew I could look like my old self before children! I took the time to research other doctors and his work exceeds what I saw from the other doctors. He has a wonderful bedside manner and makes sure you are comfortable with alll the decisions. His staff is wonderful as well. The nurses at the office were exceptionaly helpful and answered every question to help with making you stay calm before and after the surgery. With out a doubt I recommend Dr. Vath to anyone who is looking for a cosmetic surgeon!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jun 10, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Vath was very professional, knowledgeable, and honest in my initial consultation. He went over everything about the "mommy makeover" with my husband and myself and made us feel very comfortable with the decision we were making for me to have surgery. Now 5 weeks post op, I am amazed at my results so far and I feel absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend Dr. Vath to anyone looking into having cosmetic surgery done.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jun 9, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
When I began my research about having a combined surgical procedure (tummy tuck and breast reduction) I interviewed 3 plastic surgeons and did my research regarding their level of skill, and their results and decided on Dr. Steven Vath. Best thing I could have done! My results were amazing, and my recovery smooth as can be. If you are thinking about plastic surgery, take a good long look and compare before and after pictures for Dr. Vath's patients with other surgeons' and you will see the difference.
Citysearch
0.0/5
Jun 5, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
If you are reading this, you are probably alot like me, nervous, excited and wanting to know the truth about the person that could possibly change your life! Well here you go.....After researching several plastic surgeons throughout Colorado, I came upon Dr. Vath. At the first meeting he offered a professional sencerity that is rare to find in the medical field. After 2 children assisted in the "altering" of my figure, a tummy tuck was my goal. Any surgery can generate a tramendous amount of questions, Dr. Vath is honest and methodical about the procedure and recovery. The results.....AMAZING!! He went above and beyond to make sure that I was happy with the outcome. I can say with confidence that I enthusiastically, with no hesitation recommend Dr. Vath for the "work" that you are looking to have done. I urge you to take the time to meet with Dr. Vath his work is clearly superior!! TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!
Citysearch
0.0/5
May 29, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
I was sitting on the fence about having cosmetic surgery. After my initial meeting with Dr. Vath he put all of my concerns to rest. He is extremely professional as is all of his staff. The results are amazing and I can't recommend him highly enough. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, I would highly recommend that you have a consultation with Dr. Vath. He will be completely honest with you about whether or not the results will be worth the cost. All of my questions were answered in great detail. My surgery went great and I was back to work in 1 week. He won't give you false promises, he is very realistic and honest about what to expect during recovery and the results. If I ever decide to have anything else done I won't hesitate in going back to Dr. Vath...I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Citysearch
0.0/5
Apr 28, 2009
Citysearch The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Right from the start I knew Dr.Vath would be my choice! He greeted me personally in the waiting room, (which I did not have to wait) so right away I felt very comfortable. He took the time to answer all of my questions, as well as ask me several. Also, I brought along two other people and he answered all of their questions as well! The nurses were incredible....paying close attention to any need. When scheduling my appointment for surgery I was greeted with a very warm associate who offered me many financing options and a great deal of confidence with my choice!!! Dr.Vath did an amazing job, I am recommending him to everyone who reads this!!!!! And to all of their girlfriends!!! COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!!

Fact & Fiction About Your Breast Lift

A breast lift does not require the placement of breast implants. A breast lift serves the purpose of improving the shape of sagging breasts. 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. Many women choose implants with their lift in order to gain these features, but it is certainly not required.

Breast implants can be safely placed at the same time as a breast lift. Our plastic surgeons routinely perform breast augmentation and lift at the same time here in Denver. This can be accomplished safely, yielding the finest cosmetic result, and allowing for one recovery.

The areolae and nipples are NOT removed and sewn back on. Because a breast lift leaves behind a scar around the areolae, people often assume that the areolae and nipples are removed and sewn back on. This is not the case. Skin above the areolae is removed and the areolae are elevated with the breasts to their new, centralized positions. Usually, sensation is preserved and the areolae can also be reduced to a more proportionate, attractive size during the operation.

Breast implants do NOT lift breasts or assist in lifting breasts. Commonly, it is assumed that implants alone, without a lift, will raise breasts and achieve a more youthful appearing shape. Many women hope for this implant-alone option to avoid the scars incurred with a lift. But implants do not restore an attractive shape to sagging breasts: only a breast lift can do that. Implants alone will successfully fill out deflated breasts that do not drop below the breast creases. Deflated A-cup breasts after pregnancy often fit this scenario for an implant-only solution. Otherwise, when breasts truly sag, implants can be added to a lift procedure to boost upper fullness and overall size.

A beautiful breast has a round LOWER pole. The hallmark of a beautiful, youthful, perky breast is a round LOWER contour, not necessarily upper fullness. From A cups to DD cups, if the bottom portion of the breast is round, rather than pointy, boxy, or oval in shape, it appears attractive. Once breasts have dropped after pregnancy or weight loss, a breast lift can restore the lower roundedness of youthful breasts. You can see this in before-and-after pictures of women having undergone a lift alone where the breasts are transformed in contour without the use of breast implants. When desired, implants can also be placed to increase upper fullness but do not assist in improving breast shape or the lift.

The circumareolar breast lift only minimally tightens the lower pole and is not a short scar alternative to a breast lift for most people. The circumareolar lift (donut lift) is primarily an areolar lift rather than a true breast lift. Although it does slightly tighten the skin envelope of the breast, this procedure does not elevate breasts that sag below the breast creases.

Patients often feel their breasts are slightly smaller after a breast lift. Depending upon the discrepancy between skin volume and breast volume, women sense a variable degree in size reduction after a mastopexy. Only skin and a small amount of subcutaneous fat are excised during a lift; however, breasts feel and look somewhat smaller to women after the procedure. This is because they are more tightly packaged in a perkier shape that looks smaller because they’re not as long and feels smaller because the weight no longer hangs. The more deflation and sagging that exist, the greater the sense of size reduction after lifting is accomplished. Some women choose to have breast implants placed at the same time as their lift to avoid this size reduction.

Identifying Good Breast Lift Results

The lower pole is tightened just enough without over tightening. The essential characteristic of an attractive breast shape is a round lower pole. Whether a breast is an A cup or a DD, this feature is consistently present in good-looking breasts. All people are hard-wired to appreciate this, although society and marketing attempt to convince us that upper fullness is the most important ingredient to a youthful, attractive breast contour. As a breast drops and requires lifting, modification of the lower breast pole is needed to transform a less attractive, pointy, boxy, or oval shape to a rounder shape. This is commonly referred to as “perky.” If upper fullness was the key, implants alone would create a better looking breast. But this is not true. Implants placed in a sagging breast create upper fullness while leaving the non-round lower pole hanging and unattractive. When the lift is accomplished, it must be performed in such a way as too create a round lower pole that no longer hangs on the tummy. However, over-tightening must be avoided. This causes a flattening of the lower pole and distortion of the breast contour. Over-tightening is not the answer to achieving more upper fullness when undergoing a breast lift: an implant is. By utilizing the “tailor tacking” technique to remove precisely the right amount of skin, the ideal lower breast pole contour can be ensured.

Areolae are reduced, if desired, to a more attractive, proportionate size. During a breast lift, although the areolae are not removed from the breast, the skin around the areolae is excised allowing a resizing of the areolae. Areolae stretch out during weight gain and pregnancy so a reduction in their size during a mastopexy is usually a welcome improvement.

Any inframammary scar, if needed, is well hidden in the breast crease. If inframammary scars are needed to achieve the best breast shape, they need to be placed precisely in the breast creases so they remain hidden. This is ensured by “tailor tacking” while the patient is sitting up to minimize the scar length and place the resulting scars in the creases.

Scars are thin and fade with time. A beautiful breast shape with a faded scar is still attractive and even sexy. But an unattractive breast shape without scars is still unattractive. Achieving a beautiful breast contour is the primary objective of breast surgery followed closely by limiting scarring to achieve the goals.

If implants are placed, the breasts are lifted properly to avoid sagging off of the implants. Commonly, implants are placed behind sagging breasts with the hope that they will eliminate or reduce the need for a lift and the resulting scars. One of the most common reasons for breast revision surgery that Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald see is breast augmentation with inadequate lifting. It is critically important that the proper lifting procedure is performed with or without an implant. There are a few breast lift options to ensure a great shaped result, but an implant is not one of them.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants or Both? How Can You Tell?

How can you determine at home if you need a breast lift? Often, the answers to two questions can help. First, have you had children and/or significant weight loss? Second, what cup size are you now? If the first answer is yes and the second is larger than a small B cup, usually a lift is necessary, but this is not a reliable way to know for sure.

If your breasts hang below your creases, you need a lift. But often women aren’t sure. Deflation with collapsed or empty upper breasts does not require a lift and can be managed with implant placement alone. The most reliable means to determine if you need a lift is to look at your breasts in the mirror with your body angled at 45 degrees so you get an oblique view of yourself. Then look at the breast that is farther away and see if it hangs over the crease. Alternatively, you can take a picture of your breasts on a 45 degree angle (oblique view) and evaluate the picture for the same overhang. You can also take this picture, sit in front of the computer and peruse the web to identify the procedure of choice for women with a similar breast position.

If the lower poles of your breasts are no longer round, but rather oval, pointy, or boxy shaped, then a lift is essential. A lift serves the purpose of improving lower pole contour- the hallmark of attractive, youthful breasts. An implant does not improve shape but serves two other purposes: to fill out the upper breasts and to increase overall size. If your breasts sag, the lift is critical while the implant is optional depending upon your goals. If there is no sagging but merely deflation, an implant alone will do the trick.

Please schedule a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon here in Denver to learn what a breast lift can do for you. Simply call (303) 278-2600 or request your consultation online.

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