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Who Qualifies for an Arm Lift?

If you are considering arm lift surgery, then you likely have some excess skin and fat on your upper arms. This can be an extremely frustrating problem to deal with, especially if you have worked hard to lose weight and tone your arms. In this blog, we will discuss who qualifies for arm lift surgery and whether this procedure could benefit you.

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Is Coolsculpting® Better than Liposuction?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to fat removal treatments. Coolsculpting® and liposuction are two of the most popular options, but many people wonder: is Coolsculpting® the better choice? In this blog post, we will compare Coolsculpting® and liposuction to help you decide which of these two fat removal treatments may be better for you.

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Liposuction for Men

If you are bothered by excess fat anywhere on your body, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. Hundreds of thousands of Americans get liposuction every year, including many men: in fact, liposuction is one of the top 5 male plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Liposuction for men can be a great way to trim away excess fat and restore a masculine physique.

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How to Get the Most from CoolSculpting

Mouchantat, CoolSculpting - ImageAt Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, we love CoolSculpting! A non-invasive treatment, CoolSculpting has proven itself an effective treatment for targeting and destroying stubborn pockets of fat. Already a great treatment—with a little effort, CoolSculpting can be even better.
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Lift Your Spirits with an Arm Lift


Be it sagging skin, excess fat, or both—many men and women struggle to love their arms. A common problem, many notice that as they age, the skin on the upper arms can start to loose or saggy. Self-conscious of your upper arms? Brachioplasty may be the solution. More commonly known as an arm lift, the goal of brachioplasty is to remove excess skin and underlying fat from the upper arm—reshaping the entire underside of the upper arm. An increasingly popular procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the upper arm lift has seen an astounding increase of 4694% in the past 15 years.
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CoolSculpting Denver CO

Coolsculpting in Denver, CO area

What if we said you could lose those stubborn love handles or that bulge around your abdomen without having to undergo surgery? With CoolSculpting, now available in Denver, you can do just that. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mouchantat, is able to trim and reshape your midsection and upper thighs using the revolutionary non-surgical CoolSculpting body contouring procedure.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Every year, it seems like technology finds yet another way around the need for knives and surgery, and CoolSculpting is one of the newest, most popular examples of this innovation. CoolSculpting utilizes a fat reducing process known as cryolipolysis to safely eliminate areas of excess fat over time without damaging surrounding tissue or skin.

During the CoolSculpting procedure, Dr. Mouchantat uses a specially designed wand to deliver targeted deep-cooling to a specific area of the body and induce your body’s natural, fat cell elimination process – simply put, the treatment freezes away the unwanted fat.

The procedure itself takes only about one hour per treated area. During your treatment, you are free to read, work from a laptop, or even watch a show from your phone or tablet. Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Mouchantat may recommend additional treatments over the next couple of weeks.

Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells.

The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.

The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?

CoolSculpting is a procedure for men and women who are struggling to lose small amounts of stubborn fat around the abdomen or thighs despite a healthy lifestyle. Not everyone can adopt the same intense diets that athletes and bodybuilders put themselves through, and only so much time can be devoted to going to the gym and cooking every single, calorie-conscious meal. For many, despite their best efforts, there will always be some problem areas – CoolSculpting may be the solution.

Patients who would normally not consider cosmetic treatment or are not ready to undergo invasive surgery often consult with Dr. Mouchantat about their options with CoolSculpting. Because there is no downtime involved, CoolSculpting is an attractive alternative to surgery for those wanting to slim down, but haven’t seen the results they want from just diet and exercise alone.

You should also be aware that CoolSculpting won’t provide the same instantaneous results as a surgical procedure like liposuction. The freezing process will take some time, and you may need to undergo a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. However, as time goes on, you will notice dramatic improvements to the shape and contours of your body – all without needing to put your life on hold or spend time recovering from surgery. Long-lasting results of your CoolSculpting treatment can be maintained with an ongoing healthy lifestyle.

Learn More About CoolSculpting in Denver

Are you interested in Coolscuplting ? The best way to learn about this popular procedure is a consultation with Denver plastic surgeon Richard Mouchantat. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today to learn more.

For more information on breast augmentation, give our office a call to set up your consultation with Denver board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mouchantat when you happen to be in Denver neighborhood.  Our service areas include: Denver, Lakewood, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Arvada, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Ken Caryl, Boulder & Westminster Colorado. 

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Our office is conveniently located 30 minutes away from downtown Denver, CO and Denver International Airport.

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Procedures for Men

Though in the past, plastic surgery has been far more common among women, a rapidly increasing number of men have been seeking help from various surgical procedures as a means to refine and improve areas of their body they are unhappy with. Dr. Mouchantat has helped several male patients achieve their desired appearance with male plastic surgery in Denver. He understands that men seeking plastic surgery want the benefits of these procedures without having to compromise their masculinity and strives to provide each patient with results that look completely natural.

Below are some plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments that have become extremely common among men.

Fat Reduction and Body Contouring for Men

You can’t always get the body you want with just diet and exercise. Many men who regularly work out at the gym and eat relatively healthy foods can still struggle to lose stubborn fat in specific areas. While visceral fat (the fat surrounding the body’s organs) responds well to diet and exercise, subcutaneous fat (stubborn layers just beneath the skin) can often become resistant to traditional weight loss methods and are a source of much frustration.

Men who are unhappy with this stubborn fat may benefit from plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, or non-surgical fat reduction procedures like CoolSculpting.

Excess skin is another common problem that cannot be fixed in the gym or the kitchen. After losing a large amount of weight, you may be stuck with excess areas of hanging skin throughout the body. Dr. Mouchantat offers various body contouring after weight loss surgeries (such as a tummy tuck) to help remove this excess skin and tighten and reshape your masculine form.

Gynecomastia is another common issue that Dr. Mouchantat sees among his male patients. When men struggle with excess breast tissue resulting in a feminine appearance of the chest, the condition is known as gynecomastia. A male breast reduction procedure with Dr. Mouchantat can help to reduce excess breast tissue and fat to achieve a taut and stronger appearance of the chest.

Facial Procedures and Treatments for Men

Facial plastic surgery is becoming more popular among men. As the traditional workplace continues to lean toward a more youthful and active culture, men are seeking out targeted facial surgeries, such as eyelid surgery, neck lifts, and non-surgical treatments to maintain a more youthful appearance.

The signs of aging can also simply take a toll on a man’s self-confidence. Dr. Mouchantat will speak with you to develop a completely personalized treatment plan that will help provide you with the natural-looking rejuvenation you desire.

Learn More About Board-Certified Male Plastic Surgery in Denver

For more information on your plastic surgery and non-surgical options, contact our office to speak with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Mouchantat.

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Mommy Makeover

Physical changes that occur during pregnancy can produce permanent effects on the overall shape and tone of your body. The skin may stretch or sag, breasts may lose volume or shape, and pockets of fat may persist, despite your efforts with diet and exercise.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

The term “mommy makeover” is used to describe a combination of body contouring and breast enhancement procedures that are all performed in the same surgery for maximum results and minimal recovery time.

The goal of a mommy makeover is to reverse some of the side effects of childbearing. Many women elect mommy makeovers to:

  • Restore lost breast volume
  • Raise or firm sagging breasts
  • Tighten and tone the abdomen
  • Remove pockets of excess fat

Mommy Makeover Options

One of the best things about a mommy makeover is that the options are virtually endless. A mommy makeover can be customized to target your problem areas. Through a combination of breast enhancement and body contouring procedures, a mommy makeover can turn back time, and help restore your pre-baby body.

Your Mommy Makeover may include:

The Mommy Makeover Procedure

Because a mommy makeover procedure is tailored to fit your needs, the details of surgery vary greatly among patients. The length of your surgery and the anesthesia used will depend on your cosmetic goals.

During surgery, Dr. Mouchantat will use surgical techniques that reshape, tighten and tone the body. Excess fat deposits will be removed to create a more slender and elegant body profile, while breast enhancement techniques will be used to lift and restore volume to the breasts. Following surgery, all incisions will be sutured and surgical dressings will be applied.

Mommy Makeover Aftercare

The length of your recovery will depend on the number of procedures performed during your mommy makeover. Immediately following surgery, swelling and bruising will obscure your results. It is likely that you will need to wear compression garments for several weeks to minimize swelling and promote total body healing.

The final outcome of your mommy makeover will become apparent as swelling and bruising gradually subside over the course of several weeks. Mobility may be limited for several days, but most normal activities, including work, may be resumed within one to two weeks. More strenuous activities, such as exercise, may be restricted for several weeks. Any scars present following your surgery will begin to fade and flatten gradually over several months. 

Learn More About the Mommy Makeover in Denver

Are you interested in a mommy makeover? To learn more, contact Denver area plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today.

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Tummy Tuck

The appearance of the abdomen can change dramatically because of aging, and after weight loss or pregnancy. The combination of extra skin and weakened abdominal muscles can be hard to improve with diet and exercise alone. If diet and exercise are not enough to improve the appearance of your abdomen, you may wish to explore a tummy tuck operation.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is another name for an abdominoplasty, a surgical procedure that removes fat and skin from the abdomen and can tighten the underlying muscles. These are issues that cannot be solved with diet and exercise alone.

Board-certified Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Mouchantat, performs tummy tuck operations for his patients who wish to:

  • Flatten a protruding abdomen
  • Rid the abdomen of extra skin
  • Tighten the muscles of their abdomen

Tummy Tuck Options

If you only have fat deposits in the area below your navel, you may be able to get a smaller version of the tummy tuck, sometimes called a mini-tummy tuck. If you have more extensive skin and fat on the abdomen, you may need a full tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck may also be performed at the same time as liposuction. Dr. Mouchantat can help you decide which of these procedures is right for you.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Mouchantat will make a large incision across your abdomen, from hipbone to hipbone. He will pull together the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and fat, then reposition your belly button and close the incisions.

You must understand that tummy tuck operations leave a scar, which can extend from hip to hip. Though this scar should fade over time, this can vary by individual. This scar will be placed where it should not show when you wear a bathing suit.

Abdomenoplasty: Pre-op Instructions

Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications or vitamin E for 14 days prior to surgery.

Shower with Hibiclens for 3 days and the evening before and the morning of surgery, use a clean towel each time. Do not use the Hibiclens on your face at all, only on your body. Hibiclens is not safe to use near your eyes. Shower 48 hours post op using the remaining Hibiclens soap for the next few showers. Hibiclens is available at your pharmacy.

Wear comfortable clothes to the surgery center, avoid tops that pull over the head and slip on shoes are best.

Bring your history and consent paperwork with you to the surgery center.

Fill prescriptions and read the instructions before the day of surgery. Discuss your regular medications and birth control pills prior to surgery.

Do not drive yourself to the surgery center; you will also need a ride home and someone to care for you for at least 24 hours.

Abdomenoplasty: Post-op instruction

Eat what sounds appetizing; smaller portions more often may be more comfortable than full meals.

Take medications as directed, try to keep some food in your stomach before taking pain medications as they can cause nausea. Pain medications can cause constipation, take plenty of liquids and an over the counter stool softener such as: Colace or Senna Kot can help prevent problems. Milk of Magnesia as directed on the bottle is safe if you are constipated.

Rest, but do not be sedentary for extended periods, raise your legs and flex the leg muscles frequently while resting and walk for 5-10 minutes four or five times a day, around the house is fine. Rest with your torso supported in an elevated position and knees bent, such as in a recliner. Maintain this flexed position while sleeping as well in order to minimize the stretch on your incision.

You may move your arms gently throughout the range of motion, no resistive exercise and no lifting more than 5 pounds with each hand.

Adjust your garment as needed, it should fit low on your abdomen, down to the pubic bone area, the abdominal binder should be snug but not impede a deep breath. Wearing a clean T-shirt under the binder will help prevent rubbing and scraping from the Velcro, change the T-shirt daily.

A gentle massage of tenderness or spasms in the muscles is OK.

You should take a shower in 48 hours from the surgery time unless your discharge paperwork tells you otherwise. Use the remaining Hibiclens for the first few showers. Wash right over the wounds and drain dressing taking care to keep the dressing intact.

Empty the drains and record the amount of fluid two or three times a day. Bring the record of output to your follow up office appointment.

If something doesn’t seem right to you, please call, we are happy to answer questions.

Learn More About Your Tummy Tuck in Denver, CO

Are you interested in a tummy tuck? If you wish to learn more, contact Denver-area plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Mouchantat. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today.

Schedule a Consultation  Or call us today at (303) 232-8585

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Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

Following a significant weight loss, both men and women can find that they have still not achieved their desired appearance. Being significantly overweight or having a history of weight fluctuations can affect the skin permanently.

If you have lost weight and are now unhappy with the appearance of your skin at your new, stable weight, Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat can help.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to procedures that can be used to promote a more pleasing appearance following weight loss. After weight loss, areas of the body can be affected by excess skin. Body contouring procedures remove this excess skin and include arm lifts, body lifts, thigh lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction.

Body contouring procedures can improve the appearance of:

  • The inner and outer thighs, with a thigh lift.
  • Excess skin on the upper arm, with an arm lift.
  • Excess abdominal skin and fat, with a tummy tuck.

Body Contouring Options

Not everyone who has lost weight will have excess skin remaining in the same areas. For some, treating excess skin on the arms or legs will be very important. For others, the abdomen will be the most important area to treat. You can get body contouring procedures on a single area or on multiple areas.

The Body Contouring Procedure

Body contouring after weight loss is not a single procedure—it refers to several procedures. You and Dr. Mouchantat can explore which procedures can best improve your appearance.

You and Dr. Mouchantat will also decide whether multiple body contouring procedures can be scheduled for the same day, or whether you need to have your surgeries performed over time.

Most often, body contouring procedures necessitate that Dr. Mouchantat use skin and tissue tightening techniques to remove excess skin and re-drape remaining skin to create a more slender silhouette.

Body Contouring Aftercare

The healing and recovery period after body contouring surgery varies, depending on the procedures you have chosen. For most body contouring procedures, you should plan to rest and take time off work. Compression garments will be worn following surgery. Some body contouring procedures will require you to care for sutures. Other procedures will require you to also care for small drains at the incision site.

You will have a more significant recovery period if you choose to have more than one body contouring procedure done on the same day.

Learn More About Body Contouring in Denver

Are you interested in body contouring after weight loss? If you wish to learn more, contact Denver area plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today.

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