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Breast Surgery After Weight Loss

Posted by administration on April 10, 2017

Breast_Procedure.jpgLosing a significant amount of weight takes hard work and determination, but the rewards of a healthier body and improved quality of life are worth it. Many women and men who change their bodies and their lives through major weight loss find that they need body contouring surgery to fully enjoy their accomplishment. Loose skin and sagging breasts are common concerns for both women and men who have lost a great deal of weight. In Location, Dr. Name can enhance the appearance of the breasts after massive weight loss with breast reduction, breast lift or other breast enhancement procedures.

After significant weight loss, many women and men feel that their body transformation is not complete until they correct the sagging skin and excess fatty deposits that remain. For some, the breasts or chest are areas of particular concern due to:

  • Sagging skin and excess fat that distorts body contours
  • Breasts that have lost fullness and shape
  • Nipples that are mispositioned, stretched or enlarged
  • Breasts that remain too large for the new body size

Depending on your particular needs and concerns, there are several options available to enhance the appearance of the breasts after weight loss.

Following massive weight loss, you may still have large breasts that are not proportionate to the rest of your body. Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

The breast lift (or mastopexy) is a popular surgical procedure to address the droopy appearance of the breast and nipple following weight loss or natural aging. Excess breast skin is removed and the nipple is lifted into a more youthful position. A breast lift can be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure to add additional breast volume.

If you’ve experienced significant weight loss and would like to learn more about your breast surgery options, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or today.

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Mommy Makeover Reviews

Posted by administration on April 10, 2017

Mommy_Makeover.jpgPregnancy and breastfeeding are beautiful experiences, but they can have detrimental effects on your body. Stretch marks, excess abdominal skin and loss of shape and volume in the breasts are common after pregnancy and breastfeeding are complete, leaving many mothers uncomfortable with their bodies. Today, more and more women are turning to mommy makeover cosmetic surgery to regain their pre-pregnancy figure and to boost their self-confidence. Mommy makeover reviews are very positive and the average surgery success rate is around 98%.

A mommy makeover can consist of one or several procedures to address the physical changes made by bringing another life into the world. Women who are unhappy with the sagging or deflated looking appearance of their breasts can benefit from breast enhancement procedures such as:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift Augmentation

Women who struggle with excess, stretched skin, weakened or protruding abdominal muscles or extra deposits of fat can benefit from body contouring procedures:

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction

Women who have had children, and who are not planning any future pregnancies, are usually good candidates for a mommy makeover. Potential mommy makeover patients should be at a stable weight. If any major weight loss is planned, it’s best to have already reached your target weight in advance of your procedure. It’s also important to maintain realistic expectations about what your procedures can accomplish.

During your mommy makeover consultation in Denver, Dr. Serota will evaluate your health history and perform an examination to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you. Your cosmetic goals and expectations will be discussed as well as what treatment options are available to you. The risks and side effects of each procedure will also be made clear to you before any treatment begins.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or to learn more about what a mommy makeover can do for your post-baby body.

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Is Plastic Surgery Needed After Weight Loss?

Posted by administration on April 06, 2017

Weight_Loss_and_Plastic_Surgery.jpgWeight loss can cause a dramatic transformation in a person’s life. Not only do you feel healthier, you actually are healthier, lowering your risk for chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some forms of cancer. Weight loss can have many benefits. However, saggy excess skin can be one of the downsides of significant weight loss. After any substantial amount of weight loss due to bariatric surgery and/or life style changes, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. Excess skin folds may be found on the chest, back, abdomen, arms, legs and even the face. These skin folds diminish the improvement in body shape after weight loss, cause irritation within the skin folds and make it difficult to find any clothes that fit. Plastic surgery can remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of tissue in these areas.

There are several types of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to help you attain a trimmer, firmer shape following weight loss including:

  • Body contouring, also known as body lift surgery
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Buttock augmentation
  • Breast lift (reduction and augmentation options available)
  • Arm lift

It’s important when considering plastic surgery after weight loss that you are at a stable weight. Surgery candidates who have had gastric bypass, Lap Band or other gastric restrictive procedures should wait at least one year after weight loss surgery so that any health problems associated with obesity have had time to improve.

Surgery to remove excess skin can yield dramatic and gratifying results. Shape can be improved, clothes can fit better and overall confidence can be enhanced. If you would like more information about plastic surgery after weight loss, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota.

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Breast Lift Incision

Posted by administration on April 06, 2017

Breast_Lift_Incisions.jpgOver time, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. If you are considering having breast lift surgery in Denver, it’s important to understand the options available to you. There are several different incision patterns and techniques used in breast lift surgery, each of which is suited to each different patient and their desired results. Some of these techniques have been in use for a long time, while others are somewhat new.

Anchor: This incision is made around the perimeter of the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease and then horizontally along the breast crease. This technique produces the most scarring. It is suitable for women with a severe degree of sagging who will not be helped sufficiently by other less invasive techniques. This incision is the oldest technique and is often used for a breast lift in conjunction with a breast reduction.

Lollipop: This breast lift incision is made around the perimeter of the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease – also known as a keyhole incision. This technique is suitable for women with a moderate degree of sagging who will not be helped sufficiently by the peri-areolar technique (below) and who do not wish to have breast implants inserted.

Donut: This incision is made around the perimeter of the areola only which is why this technique is technically referred to as the peri-areolar incision; also called a Benelli lift (so named for the surgeon who pioneered the technique). This technique is suitable for women with a mild to moderate degree of sagging, although when used by a skilled surgeon in conjunction with the placement of implants, it can produce a satisfactory result for patients with more pronounced sagging.

Crescent: Although not as commonly used as the above techniques, this incision is made just along the upper half of the areola. A crescent-shaped piece of skin is removed above that line and the surrounding skin is reattached to the areola. This type of lift is usually done in conjunction with breast augmentation and is suitable only for women with a very small degree of sagging. It cannot accomplish the same amount of lifting as the previously mentioned breast lift incision techniques.

A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. If you’re ready to discuss breast lift options with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or to schedule a consultation. 

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Cosmetic Surgery Financing

Posted by administration on March 30, 2017

Cosmetic_Surgery_Financing.jpgMillions of cosmetic surgery procedures are performed each year. Cosmetic surgery can be quite expensive, but the cost can be made significantly more manageable with the availability of cosmetic surgery financing. If you are considering cosmetic surgery it’s important to know what payment and financing options you have, since medical insurance providers will typically not cover cosmetic procedures.

For patients who cannot pay for their procedures in cash, cosmetic surgery financing can be a great option. There are a variety of cosmetic surgery financing plans available to help you manage the costs associated with your procedure at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver.

Cosmetic surgery financing is available for a variety of procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift, nose surgery, tummy tuck and many more. There are many financing companies which offer flexible, low-interest monthly payment plans for these procedures. The application process has become relatively simple and hassle-free, and you may be eligible regardless of your financial situation.

When considering cosmetic surgery financing, be realistic about what you can afford. Research your loan options and terms of financing, always read the fine print before signing an agreement and be diligent about making your payments.

If finances are making it difficult for you to realize your dreams of cosmetic surgery, understand that you do have choices. Many patients find that their aesthetic goals are within reach with cosmetic surgery financing. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or to discuss your cosmetic surgery financing options. 

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