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December 20, 2012
Dimples are small indentations that occur on the cheeks when you smile. Many people consider dimples an intricate part of a youthful looking face. There is no doubt that dimples give your smile character. They are even considered good luck in certain parts of the world. Nonetheless, not all people are born with them. Dr. John Grossman is the only plastic surgeon in the state of Colorado who offers dimple creation surgery. This facial enhancement procedure is quick and effective, and can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures to help you feel amazing about your appearance. How a Dimple is Created A natural dimple is actually a small defect in the cheek musculature that… Read Full Post
October 24, 2012
Rippling can be one of the tell-tale signs of breast augmentation, and it not only reveals the presence of breast implants, but can lead to unattractive results. Rippling used to be a common complication of breast augmentation, but innovations in breast implant design and changes in breast augmentation technique have made it less common than in the past. There are two causes that typically result in rippling after breast augmentation. Breast implant rippling is the most common cause, and it’s normally associated with saline breast implants. An underfilled saline breast implant is the most likely culprit, so it’s normal to overfill saline breast implants to make sure they retain their shape… Read Full Post
September 27, 2012
Most people who seek out a rhinoplasty – more commonly known as a nose job – are frustrated by the way their nose protrudes and throws off the balance of their facial profile. However, few people consider that the position of the chin makes a big difference in the appearance of your nose. If your chin is in a good position, it will make your nose appear smaller, and your overall face will look more proportionate. When you come in for a rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Grossman or Dr. Capraro will also evaluate your chin position to determine how a chin implant could further improve your facial appearance. If you have a “retrusive” chin that does not protrude far enough, it can cause your nose… Read Full Post
July 26, 2012
An increasing number of men have been visiting our Denver plastic surgery practice in recent years. Many of these patients have turned to Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro for help achieving a more toned, sculpted body contour. If you have one or more stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction can help you achieve the chiseled appearance you desire. While the liposuction procedure is essentially the same when performed on men and women, there are certain issues that must be addressed when treating male patients. Fat accumulates in different places for men than it does for women. Our male liposuction patients most commonly look to remove excess fat in the… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction
July 19, 2012
There are more ways than ever before to achieve excellent body sculpting results with liposuction. Techniques such as SmartLipo, CoolLipo, power-assisted liposuction, and VASER LipoSelection are gaining popularity among many plastic surgeons, while others still prefer the tried-and-true results achieved by traditional tumescent liposuction. With all of these options, how will you know which is the best one to achieve your desired results? The truth is there is no one correct answer to this question. While many new liposuction techniques are marketed as achieving better results with less discomfort and a shorter healing time, there is almost no research to support these claims. In most… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction
May 30, 2012
Recent advances in fat transfer techniques have made breast augmentation without breast implants a much safer and more effective procedure. It is now possible to increase your breasts by as much as a whole cup size using fat transfer methods. If you prefer a more natural approach than is provided using breast implants, ask our Denver plastic surgeons if breast augmentation using fat transfer is right for you. Breast augmentation using fat transfer offers several important benefits, including: Minimal incisions Ability to precisely shape and sculpt the breasts Eliminates risk of complications such as capsular contracture or rippling Minimizes scarring Improved body contouring in the… Read Full Post
April 18, 2012
Board-certified Denver Plastic Surgeon Dr. John A. Grossman was recently on the television program The View with an 81 year old patient who was preparing to have a facelift. One of the questions he was asked was “Do you think it’s safe to do such surgery on a woman of this age?” That question can easily be rephrased as “Can I be too old for plastic surgery?” Dr. Grossman’s response on The View is the same response he gives to patients of any age: Facelifting is not meant for younger people…the risks are no greater for a healthy person at 81 than they are for a healthy person at 71…the real issues are: is her health appropriate for this kind of surgery? Will she tolerate her anesthesia?… Read Full Post
April 25, 2011
Ok, admit it, you’re looking in the mirror all the time. Whether you’re at home at the vanity, passing by a window, or found a chrome bumper on a car in the parking garage at the mall, you’re staring, and judging yourself. Meanwhile, the lady in the driver’s seat of that car, is looking in her rearview mirror, and staring at the same thing. Under eye darkness and sagging! Where did the time go? I thought I got enough sleep last night. Where are my… Read Full Post
April 25, 2011
What is your daily routine? Get up, eat breakfast, take a shower, wash your face… Wait a minute… What did you just put on your face? Do you know what’s in that bottle? Rather than “sift” through the cleanser samples from that 2007 free gift with purchase, it’s time to get serious, and become educated about skin care. Environmental factors plague our skin everyday, and you need to know how to care for it. Even more importantly, you need to… Read Full Post
April 25, 2011
after liposuction - female nude modelIt can be short, sweet, to the point, and you’ll be able to walk away. It’s called liposuction, and it’s becoming more than just a trend. In the earlier days of plastic surgery, most procedures were frowned upon, and deemed unnecessary or even vulgar. Celebrity figures like Phyllis Diller, and Cher underwent scrutiny for their public decisions to undergo plastic surgery. But that was then… These days it’s almost… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction