Denver Plastic Surgery Blog

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado

December 04, 2012

Breast surgery, such as breast augmentation, can increase the size and improve the shape of breasts. In addition, researchers have shown that it can also improve women’s body image, satisfaction with their appearance, and overall self-esteem. Now a recent study shows that it can also reduce women’s risk of eating disorder symptoms.

The study, performed by researchers at a plastic surgery facility and a center for eating disorder in Finland, looked at the psychological effects of breast...

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November 28, 2012

Nearly 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Fortunately, many of these women will survive the disease thanks to surgical intervention such as a mastectomy.
Mastectomy is undoubtedly deserving of high praise. It has, after all, saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. However, the physical and emotional impacts of a mastectomy can, and do, last a lifetime.
The board-certified Denver plastic surgeons at Grossman Plastic Surgery are pleased to offer breast reconstruction to cancer survivors. Our Denver breast reconstruction surgeons can even work with your physician, often performing reconstruction...

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November 22, 2012

Symmastia is a breast augmentation complication. It is also called “uniboob” or “breadloafing.” When breast augmentation is performed incorrectly, one breast pocket can be created instead of two, joining the breasts together.

Obviously this appearance complication is unsatisfactory. The appearance of conjoined breasts can be devastating.

Symmastia is unlikely when you choose a well qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon. A board-certified plastic surgeon has been tested against the highest standards in the plastic surgery field. A surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic...

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November 20, 2012

Like all surgical procedures, a tummy tuck carries certain risks. Although these risks cannot be eliminated, you can reduce your risks by choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. A surgeon with such credentials is more likely to exercise the standard of care necessary to minimize surgical risks.

The surgical risks of a tummy tuck include:

  • Blood clot
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Collection of fluids
  • Risks associated with anesthesia

Serious surgical risks are rare. Most tummy tuck patients recover...

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November 18, 2012

As seen during Dr. Oz

Our objective in The Cosmetic Minute is to provide you with useful, accurate information about the many facets of cosmetic plastic surgery in approximately 60 seconds.

Besides the subject of how to live longer, nothing interests people more than methods to look younger and attain beauty. Radio, TV, magazines and the internet are filled with stories about how to achieve the beauty and youth goal and newer, faster, and simpler methods to get there. Let me advise you that if the procedure seems too good to be true, it probably...

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November 15, 2012

For the most part, breast implant brand or manufacturer will not affect the final outcome of your breast augmentation. Factors more likely to influence the final look include:

There are three breast implant manufacturers approved by the FDA:

  • Mentor...
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November 13, 2012

After breast augmentation, you may feel more confident in your body. You may feel comfortable wearing a greater range of clothing because of the confidence you feel.

Oftentimes, women with breast implants have difficulty finding flattering clothing. The good news is that many fashion designers are beginning to create clothes that are flattering to large-busted women.

Here are some tips for revamping your style after breast augmentation:

  • Get fitted for the right bra size. A properly fitted bra creates flattering contours.
  • Have...
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November 08, 2012

Bottoming out is a rare complication of breast augmentation, but one worth noting because it can largely be avoided by selecting a qualified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure.

Bottoming out occurs when breast implants begin to descend from their position behind the natural breast. This causes the nipple-areola complex of the breast to move higher onto the breast mound where it not only looks unnatural, but may have a tendency to pop out of a bra or swimsuit top. If your breast implants were placed through an...

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November 06, 2012

The modern ideal for the female figure is the hourglass, with wider chest, narrower waist, and wider hips and buttocks. Breast augmentation and butt augmentation are both popular procedures for women looking to achieve that type of attractive feminine figure.
Breast augmentation is a perpetual favorite in plastic surgery procedures, always either the first or second most popular procedure in statistics, but butt augmentation has not always been popular.
In fact, there were so few butt augmentation procedures performed in 1997 that when the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) first collected its statistics,...

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October 24, 2012

Rippling can be one of the tell-tale signs of breast augmentation, and it not only reveals the presence of breast implants, but can lead to unattractive results. Rippling used to be a common complication of breast augmentation, but innovations in breast implant design and changes in breast augmentation technique have made it less common than in the past.
There are two causes that typically result in rippling after breast augmentation. Breast implant rippling is the most common cause, and it’s normally associated with saline breast implants. An underfilled saline breast implant is the most likely culprit, so it’s normal to overfill...

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