Our Plastic Surgical Procedures

Office Hours: Dr. Raskin sees patients by appointment.
The office staff is available Monday through Friday from 8AM (MST) until 5PM (MST).
If you are from out of town, it is medically necessary for you to remain in or close to Colorado Springs for your early recovery and follow-up care. This will be discussed with you pre-operatively and varies from procedure to procedure.
Further information about Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can be obtained through our office.
A brief overview of common plastic surgical procedures is listed in the right hand column.

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Overview of the Procedures

Breast Enlargement
This operation is designed to increase the fullness and size of the breasts.
Breast Lift Surgery (mastopexy)
The surgical procedure known as mastopexy is performed in patients who may or may not have had large breasts when younger but whose breasts have now have sagged and, as a general rule, volume has diminished.
These operations are performed in patients who have excess localized fatty deposits with associated cosmetic deformity.
Tummy Tuck Surgery (abdominiplasty)
Abdominiplasty is performed in patients who have excess abdomenal skin and fat with associated abdomenal wall laxity.

Breast Reduction Surgery

  • This operation is performed in patients who have large breasts and associated musculoskeletal symptoms. It is a major operation. Ptosis, or sagging of the breasts, is a common associated condition in women who have moderate to large breasts (or whose breasts enlarged dramatically during pregnancy or at puberty). The breast reduction procedure involves a rearranging of the soft tissues, primarily the skin, shifting the nipple position and increasing the firmness by tightening the skin covering. The excess skin and breast tissues are excised using an anchor-type incision, placing the scar in the inframammary crease beneath the bra with a vertical component running straight up to and around the nipple.

    HOSPITAL STAY: The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

    SURGICAL TIME: Approximately 3+ hours.

    ANESTHESIA: general

    COMPLICATIONS: The patient will be given proper medications for discomfort and an antibiotic. In the event of complications, such as undue pain, or bleeding, your doctor should be contacted. Major complications such as an expanding hematoma where a large collection of blood develops underneath the breasts is very unusual but any great difference in the size should serve the patient notice to notify the surgeon immediately. Additional complications also include the occasional loss of nipple sensation and nipple symmetry - these are usually temporary, with sensation returning over a period of several weeks. Nipple necrosis or skin necrosis is a rare complication of this surgery, as well.

    The patient should not accept advice from those who are not directly concerned with the operation for example, friends who are nurses, friends who are physicians, or friends who have had similar operations.

    SCARS: Surgical scars are permanent and are from the central part of the chest area, underneath the breast, and around toward the armpit, and also toward the sternum or breast bone. In addition, there is a verticle scar from the nipple-areola down to a point located just underneath the breast (at the mammary line). Occasionally, delay in healing occurs at this site. These scars, while quite noticeable for a period of approximately six months to a year, tend to fade and the disability relative to scarring is generally mild. These scars, as stated, although red and eventually end up somewhat widened, are the price the patient pays for improvement in contour and reduction of breast size. In some instances a revision of these scars may be indicated a year or two following the original or primary procedure.

    SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Social activities should be limited for approximately two weeks following this type of surgery. It is best to limit excessive arm movement exercises and lifting for another week or so.

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