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November 30, 2009

I just returned from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The ASPS is the world’s largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons, so it’s meeting draws experts from around the world.

Attending the meeting is a bit of a manic state: it is truly a three ring circus, with 2 to three major auditoria presenting scientific and clinical papers and symposia, side by side with exhibits and courses. I have learned to go prepared with specific agendas and plan my time to hear the talks and see the...

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July 17, 2009

Pain-free Denver plastic surgery is within reach.

New technology has made it possible to control postoperative discomfort more effectively. The Pain Pump (anesthetic pump) is a breakthrough technology that has dramatically improved the comfort of my patients during the post-op period. The Pain Pump is a simple device that connects a reservoir of local anesthetic (“novacaine”) to a very fine tubing (catheter) that drips the local anesthetic right into the surgery site to keep it numb for days after surgery. The result is much greater...

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July 09, 2009

The tubular breast shape is more common than may be appreciated and treated frequently by me in my Littleton, Colorado plastic surgery practice.

The Tubular Breast deformity is one where the breast shape is more cylindrical than tear-dropped. The nipple and areola protrude excessively and the circumference of the breast appears very narrow and tight. The distance from the edge of the areola to the breast crease is shortened and the skin of the lower part of the breast is tight and appears constricted. The breast crease loses its...

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June 02, 2009

In my practice, I have many patients who come to see me requesting revision rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) after they have had an unsatisfactory result from a procedure performed by another surgeon.. The problem is usually an unsatisfactory appearance, but may sometimes include functional (breathing) problems.

Why does this occur?

The nose is a complex structure and Denver rhinoplasty requires thorough understanding of the anatomy, facial aesthetics, nasal function, and refinement in surgical technique. Perhaps most importantly...

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May 26, 2009

One of the more popularized devices for liposuction is Smart Lipo, which uses a LASER to purportedly “melt” the fat (LASER lypolysis, laser-assisted lipolysis) before suctioning.

The concept is compelling. If a device can selectively break down the fat (selective lypolysis), there would be less trauma to other tissues (skin, blood vessels, nerves).

Less trauma (tissue injury) in surgery is always desirable. Less trauma means less inflammation, less scarring, less bruising, less swelling, less pain. Less trauma means faster...

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May 11, 2009

Mother’s Day seems a good time to discuss one of the most popular requests in my practice: the combination of breast and tummy enhancement procedures known as the Mommy Makeover. In Denver, Mommy Makeover procedures are becoming increasingly popular.

We all celebrate and appreciate the great personal sacrifices made by Moms. For most Moms, the great joy and fulfillment of pregnancy and childbirth can come at the cost of some undesirable physical changes.

The changes to the breasts and tummy can include loss of skin elasticity...

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April 08, 2009

The current state of the economy is daily news: it’s impossible to ignore.

Yet, my schedule for consultations and elective cosmetic procedures are filling at a rapid pace.


The current economic climate in Denver has resulted in the lowest prices for Denver breast augmentation in years. Special incentives from breast implant manufacturers have helped to lower the costs for breast enhancement surgery.

Many people are taking advantage of this opportunity to do something important for themselves. An enhanced self...

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March 27, 2009

Now that you have decided to have a Denver breast augmentation, it’s important to decide whether to use saline- or silicone gel-filled implants.

Which is Best? The decision is always individual and personal, best determined in a dialogue between you and me during your  consultation.

Breast Implant Safety: Breast implants have had a great record of safety. The fallout of the breast implant“crisis” of the mid 1990’s and the focus of the FDA has led to hundreds of scientific and clinical studies, as well as technologic advances...

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