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Cosmetic Surgery Cost

Posted by administration on July 09, 2017

Cosmetic_Surgery_Cost.jpgMany people wrongly believe that cosmetic surgery is only for the rich and famous. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, we strongly believe that everyone deserves to look and feel confident and attractive. The cost of cosmetic surgery can vary drastically depending on certain factors. We often have patients who call asking for a specific price for a procedure or service that we provide – and although we would like to provide this information, it’s very difficult to do.

There are so many variables that can influence cosmetic surgery cost. The most significant factor that influences the cost of plastic surgery is whether patients undergo a single procedure or multiple procedures as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan. Procedures that are commonly combined include:

Breast lift and breast augmentation with implants – to improve the profile of drooping breasts while simultaneously increasing their size.

Eyelid surgery with brow lift – to more thoroughly rejuvenate the upper facial region.

Tummy tuck with liposuction – to further refine the body's contours and achieve a trimmer, more proportional overall figure.

Some popular treatment plans – mommy makeover, post-bariatric body contouring and full body lift being among the most notable examples - can comprise 5 or more procedures, all customized to produce the most dramatically transformative results possible.

Other factors that can influence the cost of your plastic surgery procedure include:

  • Whether it is covered, at least in part, by your insurance policy (certain procedures, such as breast reduction or upper eyelid surgery, may be considered medically necessary under certain circumstances)
  • The technology used
  • Facility fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • The location of the practice
  • The experience, training and skill of your surgeon

No two patients are the same, and there is no way to truly determine the cost of your surgery until you have visited our office in Denver for a free consultation. During your consultation, your unique, individual needs and aesthetic desires will be taken into account and a price will be determined based on your specific qualifications. Because everybody is different, we cannot offer price quotes over the phone. We need to see you in person to properly evaluate your needs to be able to correctly assess the full cost of your procedure. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or to schedule your appointment today!

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Facial Implants

Posted by administration on July 09, 2017

Facial_Implants.jpgCosmetic surgery to change the shape of the chin, cheek or jaw may be done using facial implants. Facial implants are typically used to enhance certain facial features or to bring a certain aspect of the face into proportion with the rest of the face. It may also be done to address a defect present since birth or as a result of a traumatic injury.

Facial implants come in a range of shapes and sizes and may be manufactured from a number of materials. Incisions for facial implants can usually be carefully hidden in facial contours, ensuring a natural result. Typically performed as an outpatient surgery with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, facial implants can be a highly effective option for many patients. Temporary side effects may include stiffness, numbness and swelling, and most patients are able to return to light activities in one to two weeks.

Possible complications of facial implants may include:

Infection: As with any operation, an infection can occur. If this happens, you will be given antibiotics to clear up the infection. If the infection does not resolve, then the implant may have to be temporarily removed and replaced at a later date.

Shifting: Facial implants may move slightly out of alignment. If this occurs, you may need a second operation to put the implant in its proper place.

Are you interested in enhancing the appearance of your face? Facial implants could be the solution. Facial implants for the cheek, chin and jaw are very effective at facial rejuvenation and creating a more sculpted look to your face. By scheduling a consultation in Denver, Dr. Serota can customize implants according to your facial structure to achieve the most natural result. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or to schedule an appointment. 

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Cosmetic Surgery Risks – Part Two

Posted by administration on July 02, 2017

Cosmetic_Surgery.jpgOrgan Damage: Liposuction can be traumatic for internal organs. Visceral perforations or punctures can occur when the surgical probe meets internal organs. Repairing these injuries can require additional surgery. The perforations may also be fatal.

Anesthesia Complications: Most patients tolerate anesthesia without difficulty; however, anesthesia-related complications are the leading cause of cosmetic surgery deaths. The risk is very slight, but it does exist, which is why even elective procedures need to be taken seriously. Anesthesia is the practice that allows patients to undergo surgery without feeling the procedure. General anesthesia, where medication is used to make you unconscious, can sometimes lead to complications. These include lung infections, stroke, heart attacks and death. More common anesthesia risks include waking up confused & disoriented and shivering. A less common complication is anesthesia awareness, or waking up in the middle of surgery.

Seroma: Seroma is a condition that occurs when serum from your blood pools beneath the surface of the skin, resulting in swelling and pain. It looks like a large blister. This can occur after any surgery, and is the most common complication of a tummy tuck. Because seromas can become infected, they are often drained with a needle, effectively removing them, although there is a chance of recurrence.

Blood Loss: As with any surgery, some blood loss is expected. However, uncontrolled blood loss can lead to a drop in blood pressure with potentially fatal outcomes. Blood loss can happen while on the operating table, but also internally, after surgery.

As with most surgeries, cosmetic surgery risks are more common in certain people. You can reduce your risk of suffering these unwanted effects by educating yourself about the procedure and possible risks, and discussing your concerns with your doctor.

To learn more about cosmetic surgery risks in Denver or to schedule a surgery consultation with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or today.

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Posted by administration on July 02, 2017

Brachioplasty.jpgBrachioplasty, commonly referred to as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the upper arm by removing excess skin and fat from the underarm and tightening the underlying supportive skin tissues.

Variations in age and weight can cause the arms to have a loose, saggy appearance. While exercising may improve the underlying muscle tone of your upper arm, it cannot correct the sagginess of excess skin. In such cases, brachioplasty can be an appropriate solution. You may want to consider arm lift surgery if:

  • Your weight is normal and you feel your underarm laxity is ruining your arm’s appearance
  • You have undergone a massive weight loss causing excess upper arm skin and fat
  • The skin on your upper arm has lost elasticity and has weak tissues
  • You have a positive outlook with realistic expectations

Brachioplasty Surgery Techniques

Usually, the arm lift technique chosen depends on the length of the patient’s arm, skin quality, and the amount of excess underarm fat and skin. In Denver, Dr. Serota can help you make the right decision based on your anatomy and personal preferences. The primary techniques Dr. Serota uses are:

Invisible Arm Lift: This method involves removing excess skin at the crease of armpit, usually resulting in a short scar. In most cases, it is performed in conjunction with liposuction of the upper arm to remove any fatty tissue.

Traditional Arm Lift: This procedure is used to remove the excess underarm skin and fat that extends from the armpit to the elbow. The incision is normally made on the underside of the arm.

Extended Arm Lift: In an Extended Arm Lift, also known as Thoracic Lift, the incision is made from the armpit down to the area under your arm along the chest wall to remove the excess skin and fatty tissues. This procedure also includes removal of skin along the side of your upper chest.

To learn more about brachioplasty or to schedule a surgery consultation in Denver, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or

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Cosmetic Surgery Risks – Part One

Posted by administration on June 26, 2017

Cosmetic_Surgery.jpgFor many people, going under the knife can be a scary consideration. If you’re thinking about plastic surgery, it is important to be aware of both the benefits and the risks. Here are some of the most common cosmetic surgery risks:

Hematoma: Hematoma is a pocket of blood outside of a blood vessel that resembles a large, painful bruise. Hematoma is a risk in nearly all surgeries, and treatment sometimes includes additional operations to drain the blood.

Nerve Damage: In some cases, nerves may be damaged or severed during a surgical procedure. Numbness and tingling are common after plastic surgery and can be signs of nerve damage. Most women experience a change in sensitivity following breast surgery and some permanently lose nipple sensation.

Infection: Though postoperative care includes steps to reduce the risk of infection, it remains one of the more common complications of plastic surgery. In breast surgeries, for instance, cellulitis (a skin infection) occurs in 2-4 percent of patients. In some cases, infections can be internal and severe, requiring IV antibiotics.

Blood Clot: A blood clot is a common risk of cosmetic surgery. The most common type is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a clot that develops in the leg. Most DVTs require medical attention but are not life-threatening unless the clot begins to move through the veins toward the heart and lungs. A clot that moves to the lungs is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately. When these clots break off and travel to the lungs, it’s known as pulmonary embolism (PE). Though relatively uncommon, these complications can be fatal.

Scarring: Surgery typically results in some scarring. Since cosmetic surgery seeks to improve the way you look, scars can be particularly troubling. Hypertrophic scarring, for instance, is an abnormally red and thick raised scar that occurs after 2-5 percent of breast augmentation procedures.

Cosmetic Surgery Risks to be continued…

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To find out more about our cosmetic procedures please contact us or take our online cosmetic self evaluation to find out what procedures might be best for you. To schedule your personal consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Aurora, Colorado call 303-367-9000.