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July 31, 2015

The bulge is most likely due to a separation (diastase recti) of the muscles of the abdomen, the rectus abdominus muscles. The separation occurs from tissue relaxation caused by hormones to make room in the abdomen for the pregnancy. The tummy tuck part of a Mommy Makeover repairs the diastasis and tightens the muscle wall to eliminate the bulge. The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty with muscle repair) makes sit-ups and abdominal exercises more effective by tightening and bringing the muscles into better alignment in the front of the tummy.

July 31, 2015

This is a concern of many women who diligently exercise to get their abdominal contours to improve, but can’t seem to get rid of the “pooch,” no matter how many sit-ups they do. Oftentimes, the reason is that the abdominal wall (the muscles and fascia) have been stretched by pregnancy and remain lax. Sometimes, the tummy is widened by a split (diastasis) between the rectus muscles (the long vertical muscles of the abdominal wall), making it impossible to tighten or flatten the tummy with exercise alone: the only way to get the tummy flat is...

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July 31, 2015

During pregnancy, the muscles and skin of the abdomen (tummy) are stretched. Hormones of pregnancy also contribute to the relaxation of the muscles and skin. For many women, the skin and muscles may remain lax, after pregnancy. The tummy tuck of a Mommy Makeover is designed to address the particular laxity that remains after pregnancy to optimally restore contours of the tummy and waist.

July 31, 2015

The proper selection of the size and shape of the implants can make a big difference. During your consultation, we will learn what shape and size you prefer and based upon your current breast size and shape, we will help you to select the best implants to give you the result you desire. We will even show you a simulation of the results using a photographic image of your own body with a 3-dimensional simulation using the implant choices that work best for you!

July 31, 2015

Breast implants don’t lift the breast, but the implants do fill out the volume of the breast and can improve breast shape to a fuller appearance.

January 31, 2015


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August 28, 2014
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TIME  DEMO TOPICS 9:00-9:15 YOU KNOW YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY BOTOX! Botox Demo 10:00-10:15 KISSABLE LIPS AND CHEEKS! Filler Demo 11:00-11:15 PEEL BACK THE YEARS!Vitalize Peel Demo 12:00-12:45 NOTE: Bentley Baths Ballroom CDr. Paul Zwiebel Guest Speaker PresentationLooking as Good as you feel!     1:00-1:15 GET THE GLOW! Microdermabrasion Demo 2:00-2:15 LOSE THE LINES AND TIGHTEN THE BAGS! New Thermi Smooth Demo 3:00-3:15 MELT THE FAT, SLIMMING AND TIGHTENING! New Thermi... Read More
August 27, 2014

Dear Dr. Z., Can Botox fix too high eyebrows after brow lift?

You certainly can try BOTOX for the effect you seek: BOTOX can work to help shape the brows and adjust asymmetry. Careful: wanting to achieve a very specific look may be a bit over-reaching. Be sure you get some good pragmatic advice about your goals.

June 30, 2014

I am frequently asked about two new less invasive technologies for liposuction and body contouring: Zerona and Zeltiq. I have been following them closely to see if Denver body contouring patients and Denver lipouction patients might benefit.

Zerona uses a laser applied to the body surface to reduce fat without incisions or recovery time by leaking fat from fat cells. The treatments are about 45 minutes long and should be done at least twice a week for 4 to 6 weeks. So far, I haven’t seen good scientific information to confirm that...

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June 16, 2014


Celebrating Your Individuality

If you are like many of our patients, exploring options, you probably have many questions. That’s what we’re here for: We look forward to hearing from you about your individual plastic surgery goals and questions.

Your Personal Consultation: First, We Listen.

At the Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, we understand that your decision to...

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