Denver plastic surgeons have made more than $5 million in revenue since 2009, according to data obtained by the Coloradoan.
The Denver Plastic Surgery Center’s revenue increased by more than 2.2 percent during the same period.
The center is the latest to draw scrutiny over a botched plastic surgery operation in which a patient was unable to pay for her surgery because of insurance issues.
A Coloradoan analysis of Denver-area plastic surgery contracts revealed the center has paid more than 6,500 plastic surgeons and had the second highest number of surgeons with a master’s degree or higher.
The center is one of several regional centers across the state that also has anesthesiology, surgery and radiology programs.
The centers contract with the state of Colorado for their care.
The state does not release the numbers.
The contract is with a provider called Rocky Mountain Medical Group.
The Center of Excellence has been accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2003.
The board has said the certification is not a “gold star” credential, but a “procedural qualification.”
The center said the number of patients seeking its services in 2017 was about 40 percent lower than in 2017.
The number of plastic surgeries performed was about 15 percent lower.
The average cost for plastic surgery is about $7,500.
The Center of Exemplar Plastic Surgery has performed more than 4,200 plastic surgeries since the center opened in 2003.
Its revenue increased about 17 percent from 2009 to 2017, the center said in a statement.