When bariatric surgery hit the surgery scene, morbidly obese men and women had a new lease on life. This was a miracle of modern technology and science. However, just as quickly as patients lost weight, they quickly realized that rapid weight loss leaves behind unwanted results. With sagging skin on the arms, legs, abdomen, and chest, patients faced secondary issues as a result of once being obese. Surgeons wanted to provide a solution for these patients. And the solution isn’t only reserved for bariatric patients, even those who have lost significant amounts of weight can reap the benefits of body contouring surgery.
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The breast lift has been an effective tool for many women to love the way their body looks and feels, especially after going through dramatic physical changes. At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, we often see many women coming to our Denver-based practice looking to improve the shape or position of their breasts after significant weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, or due to aging. While a breast lift can be a life-changing procedure, it may not be right for everybody. Today we’re going to take a closer look at who is a good candidate for a breast lift at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery. Continue reading “Am I a Candidate For a Breast Lift?” »
You have made the decision to get an injectable treatment. Refreshed, youthful, wrinkle free-skin is in your future. Make the most out of it! At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, we want to ensure that you are as prepared as possible. Increase your odds of a successful experience with these helpful tips!
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Lasers are now leading the field of plastic surgery, opening doors to new possibilities continuously. Dr. Mouchantat and his team in the Denver area are proud to offer xeo® Laser treatments by Cutera for men and women seeking a solution to many of their skin concerns. Laser rejuvenation treatments like xeo laser are popular for many different reasons. Whether you have considered a laser treatment in the past or are just now wondering about the benefits, we invite you to read on and discover the many benefits of this laser rejuvenation provide. Continue reading “Benefits of Laser Rejuvenation” »
During the many Breast Augmentation visits at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, this question often comes up most with our patients: “What really is the difference between Silicone and Saline?” While sources go back and forth on which of these two implant options is superior, Dr. Mouchantat wants to help you make the right decision for your Breast Augmentation procedure. Your choice of implant will entirely depend on your own unique desired new look and feel.
Why Saline Implants
Saline implants are made of an outer silicone shell that is inserted in place within the breast before filled. Once positioned, Dr. Mouchantat will fill these implants with sterile salt water (saline) until your breast implants have reached the ideal size. This allows for adjustments during the surgery to achieve optimal balance.
One of the major positives of using saline implants is they require smaller incisions during the surgery because the implants are deflated when inserted. This means that there are a variety of different incision locations to insert the implant through, which will give you the freedom to choose an incision location that will keep scars most hidden. Saline implants are safe to use for our Colorado clients over the age of 18 seeking Breast Augmentation.
Why Silicone Implants
Silicone implants differ from saline as they are already filled before insertion. Silicone implants contain—as you probably could guess—a cohesive silicone gel which is designed to feel like your own natural breast tissue. This cohesive gel also holds its shape quite well, making it extremely resistant to complications such as rupture or rippling. They even come in a variety of shapes (such as pear, or tear-drop shaped to mimic the natural look) and textures.
Silicone implants have a good reputation for feeling natural and like fatty tissue. There are many styles and sizes of silicone breast implants available to fit any body type and desired enhancement. This can especially be a good decision for women who have less soft tissue to ensure the breast looks and feels naturally beautiful. Silicone implants are available for women 22 years old and older.
Personalized Breast Augmentation For Either Choice!
At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, the choice of implant material is entirely up to you and your needs. During your private consultation, Dr. Mouchantat will listen to your specific goals and analyze your breasts to help provide his own professional recommendation as to which implant will best help you achieve your goal outcome.
Our amazing plastic surgery team helps women weigh the pros and cons of the different implant options and also discuss the other options for Breast Augmentations, such as your implant size and incision site. Any treatment plan will be a collaborative effort between you and Dr. Mouchantat. If you are interested in pursuing Breast Augmentation surgery, schedule your initial consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mouchantat today for both our Parker and Wheat Ridge locations.
The first place people look when conversing with someone is their face—more specifically, people generally look directly at the eyes during conversations. If you are someone with baggy or droopy eyelids, this not only can have a huge effect on your appearance, but also your self-esteem.
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I’m a Size Zero and I Got Liposuction, an article recently published in Harper’s Bazaar, followed the plight of a size zero woman who underwent liposuction. Size zero, you ask—why would someone of that size need liposuction? Although the need for liposuction may seem far-fetched, Megan O’Brien explains that since childhood, she struggled with a protruding stomach. Like her mother before her, Megan could not shake the extra tummy weight. Megan described her skinny, long-legged body and rounded belly as a “spider”.
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Choosing to undergo a breast augmentation is a big decision in and of itself. For many women, it is a decision made only more difficult by their desire to have a family sometime down the road. How will the choice they are making now affect—or be affected by—a future pregnancy?
Having been asked this many times at his Denver practice, Dr. Mouchantat has found that this question is especially disconcerting for women in the earlier years of their lives. While children may not be imminent, they are something that many women may someday want. Does this sound like you? Here, we explore four common considerations that may influence your decision.
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Botox® has long been synonymous with wrinkle reduction—and for good reason! Botox safely and effectively treats crow’s feet (the pesky lines extending from the outer corner of your eyes), frown lines (formed in between the eyebrows), and forehead furrows. A patient favorite at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, many patients wonder: what do wrinkles have to do with Botox?
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With breast enhancement is being as popular as it is, it is surprising just how little consideration a women’s areolas and nipples receive. Widely discussed, breast augmentation, reduction, and lifts dominate the conversation. And yet, plenty of women are uncomfortable with the appearance of their areolas or their nipples. At his Denver practice, Dr. Mouchantat offers nipple and areola reduction as an option for women self-conscious of their appearance.
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