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Look Younger, More Alert with a Brow Lift

Posted by administration on November 21, 2013

Time can have a way of etching itself onto your face, especially in the forehead region. If you’ve noticed that horizontal or vertical lines have begun to appear on your forehead, even when your face is in a relaxed state, you might benefit from a brow lift.

Also called a forehead lift, this surgical procedure can take years off your appearance by:

  • Lifting the eyebrows
  • Reducing frown lines
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Minimizing creases in the upper third of your face
  • Making you look more alert and less tired

A brow lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure; this 2-hour procedure can have a dramatic, positive effect on your appearance.

A brow lift procedure involves making one or more incisions, usually in the hairline area, to reposition/remodel/remove muscle, tissue and skin to achieve a smoother forehead region. The incisions may be closed with temporary staples or screws, sutures, surgical tape or adhesives to keep the elevated brow in its new position. Temporary fixation items will typically be removed in 1-2 weeks.

There may be swelling and bruising during this recovery period. Patients should follow their doctor’s instructions precisely during brow lift recovery to reduce the risk of complications.

If you would like to learn more about brow lift surgery, visit serotamd.com or call 303-367-9000 to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Serota will determine if you are a good candidate for a brow lift and explain in detail how the procedure is performed.  

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Much Ado About Collagen

Posted by administration on November 13, 2013

Have you even wondered why, as you grow older, your skin doesn’t look as plump, tight or smooth as it used to? While there can be many reasons why your skin changes with age, one of the main reasons is the reduction of collagen.

Collagen is, quite simply, a protein found throughout the body. There are 25 types of natural collagen found in your bones, blood vessels, skin, tendons, ligaments and more. It is often referred to as the “glue” that holds us together and gives our body and skin strength and elasticity.

Unfortunately, as we age, collagen production naturally slows down. When this “glue” is reduced, the skin becomes weaker and less elastic…resulting in facial lines, wrinkles and looser skin. Of course, this doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a slow and steady process that can have you looking much older on the outside than you feel on the inside.

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Serota has helped hundreds of men and women combat the signs of collagen loss through dermal fillers. Dermal fillers, such as JUVEDERM® or RADIESSE®, are injected into specific areas of the face to add volume and smoothness to the skin. Certain types of dermal fillers can actually help stimulate the body’s production of new collagen.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation. Dr. Serota will analyze your skin and recommend the best treatment for your unique situation. You may look younger after just one treatment. 

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Breastfeeding, Implants & Sagging

Posted by administration on November 06, 2013

One question many women who have breast implants wonder about is whether or not they can – or should – breastfeed their babies. Many women are able to successfully breastfeed their babies even though they have implants. However, when a woman has invested in breast augmentation, she typically wants to ensure that the choices she makes will help to maintain her appearance. Questions about breast sagging as a result of breastfeeding are a common concern.

A new study called “The Effect of Breastfeeding on Breast Ptosis Following Augmentation Mammaplasty,” has shown that breastfeeding does not appear to have an impact on breast sagging in women who have had breast augmentation. The study followed women with breast augmentation: 57 patients who breastfed and 62 patients who did not. There was not a significant degree of change in breast sagging between the two groups of women.

This is not to say that women who have breast implants will not experience breast sagging after pregnancy; this is a normal after-effect of pregnancy. Most women experience some degree of breast sagging after pregnancy, whether or not they breastfeed.

Breastfeeding is a very personal choice, and each new mother must weigh the pros and cons of breastfeeding and make her own decision.

If you have questions about having breast augmentation before or after pregnancy, contact plastic surgeon Dr. Serota at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation in Denver. 

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Mommy Makeovers

Posted by administration on October 29, 2013

The female body is an amazing life-producing and life-sustaining vessel. It grows to accommodate another living human being; it’s truly a miracle. Unfortunately, sometimes the after-effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding aren’t such a marvel. Women’s bodies don’t always snap back into shape after pregnancy, even with diligent diet and exercise. Moms are often left with loose, sagging skin and excess fat that simply won’t go away.

Moms who project self-confidence are more apt to instill these feelings in their own children. Some women turn to Mommy Makeovers to firm, lift and smooth their bodies to regain a positive self-image and feel sexier.

Mommy Makeovers typically combine a variety of cosmetic procedures to address problem areas caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, such as:

Good Mommy Makeover candidates are those who:

  • Eat healthy and exercise regularly 
  • Do not smoke and only consume alcohol in moderation
  • Are not overweight
  • Do not have medical conditions that will interfere with healing
  • Have a strong support network to aid in her recovery
  • Are not planning to have additional children
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of surgery

If you are a mom who is struggling to regain her pre-pregnancy physique, please call Dr. Serota at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today to schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation in Denver today. Call 303-367-9000 or visit serotamd.com to take the first steps toward a new you. 

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It’s Your Last Chance to Think about Yourself before the Holidays!

Posted by administration on October 23, 2013

The holiday season is right around the corner. That means an endless stream of holiday parties, gift-buying, present-wrapping, cooking, baking, decorating…and on…and on…and on…

Before the holiday craziness hits, take a moment to do something good for yourself...something that will help you walk into your office party or pose for your holiday photos with a little more self-assurance.

We’re talking about cosmetic surgery.

There are a plethora of procedures that can help you minimize the effects of aging, pregnancy, extreme weight loss or weight gain. While invasive plastic surgery procedures do require different levels of recovery time (like breast augmentation, tummy tucks and facelifts), some of the non-surgical options have minimal downtime and can have you looking and feeling like your younger self in record time.

If you would like to explore options to give your face a boost before the holidays, consider these options:

  • BOTOX® to relax wrinkles caused by muscle contractions
  • Dermal fillers to restore lost facial volume and fill in lines and folds
  • Laser skin resurfacing to remove the outer damaged layer of skin and restore a healthy-looking glow
  • Professional-grade skin care products to replenish the skin

If you’ve been struggling with an aspect of your appearance, treat yourself to a free Cosmetic Consultation at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver. But don’t wait too long; you will want to make sure you allow enough recovery time, if necessary, so you will be in tip-top shape before any special event you have planned.

Contact Cosmetic Surgery Center in today by calling 303-367-9000 or visiting serotamd.com

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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.