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At the Center for Plastic Surgery, we specialize in comprehensive cosmetic surgery and care for women in Southern Colorado, including Denver, Colorado Springs, Fountain, Divide, Pueblo and surrounding states. Our services include non-invasive, minimally invasive and classic procedures including facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast augmentation, fat transfer and eyelid surgery. Cosmetic surgery isn’t a sideline for us; it’s what we do day in and day out.


  1. What is breast lift surgery?
  2. Is breast reduction right for me and what is the recovery period?
  3. What is the recovery period for breast augmentation?


  1. What is breast lift surgery?

    Breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is surgery that enhances the appearance of your breast.  It raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

    A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity, and heredity.

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  3. Is breast reduction right for me and what is the recovery period?

    The success and safety of your breast reduction procedure highly depends on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.

    Be prepared to discuss:

    • Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
    • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
    • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
    • Previous surgeries
    • Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies

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  5. What is the recovery period for breast augmentation?

    Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and improve symmetry of the breasts, or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

    Breast augmentation recovery includes a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days. You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.
    Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of Dr. Bland. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.

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