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Category Archives: Face Lift

How long does a facelift last?

When people are considering a facelift, they ask, “how long does it last?”  This question baffles me. Not because it doesn’t make sense to me that people want to know an answer.  And not because I am unaware of the evolution that occurs for my patients after facelift surgery. The question baffles me because I don’t know what they mean by “last”.  Everyone readily accepts the … Read more

I’m OK Being “Plan B”

Plastic Surgeon in Denver Colorado

Earlier this week, I spent a half hour with one of those interesting, confident, has-her-act-together patients who help make my job fun.  She was seeing me for concerns she had with her abdomen and thighs, which were somewhat fuller than she would have preferred, and she had a PLAN. “I have a trainer, I have talked with a friend who … Read more

On the perception of aging…

A patient I recently saw in consultation for a Mini-facelift asked an interesting question: “Do facelift patients have a hard time adjusting to their new, younger appearance?”  Without hesitation, my answer was “No”. As I thought about it, I realized why, and a quick internet search confirmed my suspicion.  A common comment from patients is, “I’m here for a consult because how I … Read more

Can cosmetic surgery be too acceptable??

So I saw an attractive 25-year-old woman yesterday who consulted me because she was convinced she wanted a facelift.  A Mini-facelift, yes, but still a facelift.  On exam, this woman had a lovely facial shape and a well-defined neck.  No massive weight loss, no skin disorders resulting in abnormal facial laxity, no turkey gobbler passed on from her father.  She just thought a small … Read more

Not Everything Great is New, and Not Everything New is Great

Denver plastic surgeon describes his most commonly performed procedures, including tummy tuck

As I peruse the day-to-day goings on in the plastic surgery media world, I am constantly reminded that what makes for a “news” story is often hugely removed from my day-to-day practice.  I don’t see a lot of perfection-obsessed reality TV stars at my Denver-based practice, however,  I do see a growing number of 42-year-old mothers of three who want … Read more