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 Reduction Surgery
This operation is performed in patients who have large breasts and associated musculoskeletal symptoms.
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.
Tummy Tuck Surgery (abdominiplasty)
Abdominoplasty is performed in patients who have excess abdomenal skin and fat with associated abdomenal wall laxity.


  • These operations are performed in patients who have excess localized fatty deposits with associated cosmetic deformity. The incision(s) vary with the area treated.

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

    SURGICAL TIME: varies with the extensiveness of the surgery.

    ANESTHESIA: Local or general anesthetic. The selection is dictated by the patient's needs and the extent of surgery.

    POSTOPERATIVE CARE: A compressive garment must be worn, as instructed, for a minimum of 4 weeks.

    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. Sensory loss is usually temporary, with sensation returning over a period of several weeks to months. Rippling or dimpling of the skin are risks of this procedure. Discoloration of the skin may be extensive and require time for resolution.

    SCARS: Very small surgical scars for the introduction of the liposuction instruments are permanent. Occasionally, a delay in healing occurs at the incisional edges.

    SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Social activities should be limited by the patient. It is best to limit exercises and lifting for four weeks.

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