Front Range Plastic SurgeryFront Range Plastic Surgery Front Range Plastic Surgery Fri, 22 May 2015 16:56:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Can Breast Augmentation Surgery Be Your Answer Tue, 19 May 2015 17:21:03 +0000 There are many reasons for women to want or need breast augmentation surgery. Some women want more symmetry, while others may want more or less volume. Still, other women may want to restore firmness in their breasts. Many women have had a trauma to a breast and would understandably want to improve breast appearance. For all of these candidates, breast augmentation surgery, or as it is also known, augmentation mammoplasty, offers a proven pathway to enhance the firmness, shape, and size of their breasts.

Here at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we have published a rich library of resources for our patients and readers to access important information about breast augmentation. We will do a blog review, so our newer patients and readers can easily access these important posts, while reminding our veteran subscribers of their content. Here’s a short excerpt from two posts from last year that serve as excellent sources of information on augmentation mammoplasty. Simply click on the link if you would like to read beyond the short excerpts provided.

Balance Or Achieve Fuller Look With Breast Augmentation Northern Colorado

“Breast augmentation in Northern Colorado may be the answer you have been looking for.  It has a number of applications and can solve a preexisting condition or give you the look you’ve always desired.”

Safety And Satisfaction With Breast Implants In Northern Colorado

“Whether you are looking for your first surgery for breast implants in Northern Colorado or a breast implant exchange, come to Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.”  

Call our Loveland office or visit our site at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a consultation.

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The 2 Implants For Breast Augmentation Surgery Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:07:31 +0000 Welcome back to the  Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery blog. In a recent blog post, we discussed several reasons to have breast augmentation surgery. We listed only of few of the many positive effects the procedure would motivate prospective patients  to seek consult on a breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Schutte, a Board Certified plastic surgeon through the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery. Today, we will review the type of breast implants you can choose from for the procedure.

The two types of breast implant that we use to increase full-ness of the breast and ensure uniformity in shape are saline and silicone implants.

  • Saline implants contain sterile salt water. They are FDA-approved breast augmentation surgery implants for women who are 18 or older.
  • Silicone breast implants contain silicone gel, so they feel more like natural breast tissue than their saline counterparts. Silicone implants are generally preferred as they are more natural and have a much lower rate of rupture. Silicone implants are FDA-approved for women 22 years and older.

Additionally, there are two profile types for breast implants. The two profile types are High Profile and Moderate Plus. High Profile has a higher projection with a  narrow base width, while Moderate Plus Profile has a higher projection with a moderate base width.  Dr. Schutte will choose the right type of implant works best for your body type based on your breast measurements.

When you schedule a consult with Dr. Schutte, he can give you all the information you need and answer all your questions so you can make the right decision for you. Call Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to set up a consultation.

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Why SPF 43? Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:31:29 +0000

According to Dr. Beckman, most sunscreens are designed to block UVB rays, which is the type of radiation typically associated with causing skin cancer and present only on sunny days. When you go to purchase sunscreen and notice the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number on it, what you’re really looking at is the amount of time your skin can be protected from UVB radiation.

If a person were to go and sit in direct sunlight, a certain number of minutes would have to pass by before that person’s skin would start to turn red. That number of minutes is referred to as the person’s minimal erythema dose (MED). If that person then applied a product to the skin to allow him or her to stay out in the sun ten times longer before turning red (increasing their MED by a factor of 10), then that product would be considered to have an SPF of 10.

Most products have an SPF that is actually a cumulative number, meaning that it is the sum of SPF values for several ingredients rated at different SPF values. For example, one ingredient may have an SPF value of 5, while another ingredient in the same product may have an SPF of 10. Together, the total product has a total SPF of 15.

However, that SPF is only related to UVB radiation. The type of radiation that causes the effects of aging in our skin is called UVA radiation, which most sunscreens do not protect against and are present even on cloudy days. That is why Dr. Beckman and the team at Therapon have created Theraderm Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen. This particular sunscreen includes zinc oxide, which utilizes very small, microscopic particles that protect against UVA radiation by acting like millions of small mirrors on the surface of your skin. Instead of absorbing the UVA rays, zinc oxide actually reflects them. This sunscreen also provides UVB protection by using organic molecules that actually absorb and are broken down by UVB energy, meaning that the molecules take the damage so that your skin doesn’t have to.

Theraderm Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen has a unique SPF of 43. Why? Well, it turns out that the best ingredients for protecting and caring for the health of the skin on your face just happen to have a cumulative total SPF value of 43. According to Dr. B, SPF 43 is the most effective and very best that you can get from putting ingredients together that are:

• Beneficial in terms of composition moisturizing effect to the skin itself
• Not harmful to skin
• Won’t burn your eyes and do other negative things
• Give widest range of UV spectrum protection

So before you head outside, make sure you’re protected against skin-damaging rays.


-From Theraderm

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4 Reasons To Consider Breast Augmentation Surgery Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:06:25 +0000 If you are looking to have breast augmentation surgery, then you have a Board Certified plastic surgeon right here in Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Schutte, of Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery. He is a member of the Colorado Medical Society, Larimer County Medical Society, American Medical Association. There are lots of reasons why a person might want to have plastic surgery. There are a many reasons why women consider breast augmentation surgery. Below, you will find some of the more common reasons.

  • Breast Supplementation – One reason plastic surgery patients want breast augmentation surgery is so they can increase the fullness of their breasts and give them a more noticeable projection. Many women experience a loss in shape and volume of their breasts after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging. Breast augmentation can return their shape and volume or even enhance it.
  • Balance Out Your Figure – Breast augmentation surgery does a lot to balance out your figure, so that the breasts are not only fuller but they also match the person’s figure.
  • Increase Confidence – Breast augmentation surgery can enhance self-image and confidence.
  • Asymmetric Breasts – It’s not uncommon for breasts to have a different fullness, shape, or volume. Breast augmentation surgery can remedy all three of these differences between breasts, giving them a more symmetrical appearance.

Dr. Schutte can give you all the information you need to make the right decision for you. Call Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to set up a consultation.


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2 Important Reasons For A Tummy Tuck Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:42:44 +0000 If you need to lose that last little bit around the midsection, you may want to get more information on an abdominoplasty, or by it’s more common name, a tummy tuck. At Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Loveland, we work very hard to make sure you are well taken care of during all your office visits and procedures. Dr. Warren Schutte is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery. Dr. Schutte is also a member of the Colorado Medical Society, Larimer County Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. There are several reasons why someone might want plastic surgery. One common reason is that over time, and sometimes, due to circumstance, people can develop a protruding abdomen or sagging belly. This can happen to the best of us for various reasons.

  • Father Time Takes His Toll On All Of Us – Even though some people can put father time off for longer than others, we all eventually will see a little sagging in that abdominal region. A tummy tuck can relieve much of that sagging and give you the look you want.
  • Pregnancy Stretches The Skin – Human skin shows stretch marks. That’s pretty unavoidable after you have carried a baby for 9 months. A tummy tuck will remove that extra sagging skin caused by pregnancy. You should wait until you are certain you are finished having children before you have the abdominoplasty done, though.

These are just a couple of the reasons why people ask for more information about tummy tucks. get your information today from Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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We debunk Common Misconceptions About Tummy Tucks Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:52:20 +0000 In the final installment of our March blogs about common misconceptions, we’re exploring popular myths associated with tummy tucks. If you’ve been considering a tummy tuck in Loveland, we want you to be able to make an educated and informed that you’ll be happy with for years to come.


  1. The tummy tuck is a weight loss procedure. This is patently false. Tummy tuck is not suitable for individuals that are significantly overweight or obese. In fact, for the best results, it’s recommended that tummy tuck candidates be at, or near, their goal weight before undergoing surgery.
  2. I won’t have a belly button after a tummy tuck. This is not true, either. Loose skin around the belly button may be gone, but the belly button itself will remain right where it belongs.
  3. Tummy tuck is for women only. While a lot of women undergo tummy tucks, men can benefit from the procedure, too! In fact, the tummy tuck procedure is suitable for anyone with loose fat, hanging abdominal skin and separated/weakened abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck is especially helpful for men that have lost a significant amount of weight and need additional body contouring surgery to fine-tune their physique.

For more information about tummy tuck and how it can help you love your body more, please contact Dr. Schutte and schedule an appointment today! We’re here to answer all of your questions and make you feel comfortable. Remember, all consultations will always be privately held between you and Dr. Schutte.

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Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Debunks Facelift Myths Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:51:14 +0000 If you’ve been thinking about getting a facelift in Loveland or in the surrounding area, but you’re just not sure, we’re glad you’ve found the Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery blog. The facelift is one of the most popular procedures we perform here and we simply love hearing about the positive impacts this procedure has on people’s lives. Men and women alike love this procedure because it can help them to look as young as they feel.


Today we’re tackling a couple common misconceptions about facelifts. We never want you to make a decision based on misinformation!


  1. My face and skin will look stretched and artificial. Results of a facelift performed by the right surgeon, like our board certified Dr. Schutte, will be vastly different from the obviously “done” facelifts we saw so often on TV in the 80s and 90s. Today’s cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures actually lift the skin and underlying tissues, utilize transferred fat from other areas of the body to plump hollow places, and also often include laser resurfacing of the skin to erase sun damage and restore elasticity. The result is beautifully firmer, tighter, natural-looking result that does not scream “plastic surgery.”
  2. The recovery will be long and painful. This was once true with recovery times from 6 to 8 weeks! However, this is now behind us. Facelift recovery time today is generally 10-14 days, with minimal discomfort.
  3. My scars will be noticeable. When you’re in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schutte, your scars will be well-placed and virtually undetectable. Unless you show someone where your scars are, no one will see them.
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Common Breast Augmentation Misconceptions Debunked Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:50:51 +0000 Here at Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, our main goal is to make sure you’re educated and aware of the options available to you. Breast augmentation is now the #1 cosmetic surgical procedure in the world. With growing popularity, myths and misconceptions can occur that may negatively affect your decision. We’re here to set the record straight today on some of the more common misconceptions so that if you’re considering breast augmentation in Loveland, you can make a positive, educated decision for yourself.


  1. Breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years. This is a common misconception that we hear quite a bit and it’s false. As long as the implants are soft and the woman is happy with her appearance, there’s no need to switch them out. However, you should still mentally prepare yourself for another surgery in the future because with the passage of time they may need a lift or want to change the size or style of the implant.
  2. If a silicone breast implant ruptures, the silicone will migrate to other parts of the body. This could happen with old silicone implants, but they were removed from the market in the early 1990’s. Now, the new silicone implants can be cut in half with a pair of scissors and the silicone will stay together.
  3. Botox can be used to life the breast. This is a scam that has been circling the Internet. There are no properly performed scientific studies showing that this is effective and physiologically, trying to perform a breast augmentation with botox does not make sense.
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How does your sunscreen measure up? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:24:21 +0000 IMG_20131119_095809It is so important to make sure that you wear sunscreen every day, but with summer approaching we thought we would do some refreshers on what you should make sure your sunscreen has! When looking for a sunscreen most people look simply at the SPF or the sun protection factor most sunscreens range between 2 and 50. Theoretically what that number means is its ability to block out the sun’s harmful rays, and how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned. This is especially important living in Colorado because we are closer to the sun. For example, if you were to use an SPF 15 you would be able to stay out in the sun 15x longer then you normally would without sunscreen on. The higher the SPF the more rays it will block out.

When choosing a sunscreen it can be difficult with all of the different options out there. Dr. Schutte suggests using and SPF of 40 or higher everyday with living in Colorado. If you have fair skin and burn easily then you might want to do a higher SPF. You want to make sure that your sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays or is broad spectrum. With UVA or the “aging” rays they are going to penetrate deep into your skin and can increase advanced wrinkling, sun spots, and age spots. With UVB or the “burning” rays will burn your skin. You want to make sure that your sunscreen protects against all UV rays. Lastly you want to make sure that if you are outdoors a lot that you reapply after 2-3 hours and always after swimming or sweating so it doesn’t wear off as easily.
Most sunscreens these days are chemical based. They contain special ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that are translucent so they blend well into your skin. Always wait 20 minutes before going out into the sun with chemical sunscreens to make sure that you get the best protection.

With living in a state like Colorado sunscreen should always be a part of your daily morning regimen. Some important things you should look for is a full spectrum sunscreen or one that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Make sure that you apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going outdoors to make sure that you reapply every 2-3 hours even on overcast days. Lastly keep an eye on the expiration date and don’t use sunscreens that have expired, they will be less effective. All of us here at Front Range Plastic Surgery care about our patients and want to make sure that you have fun and are safe out in the sun!

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What causes Skin to Age? Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:07:27 +0000 Face-Body-SRS_851x315_cover1

We know it’s impossible to avoid the aging process, but what causes our skin to age?
Our skin cells are continuously forming, dividing and dying. So much so that in just one year the weight of these dead cells will actually be equal to our total body weight! That means 3 trillion cells have formed and died in a year’s time. The aging process happens because:
Skins cells are constantly being copied and divided
Over time those daughter cells begin to look different due to cumulative damage to DNA from oxidizing sunlight exposure
These cells don’t stay as hydrated as they were in the beginning because damage to moisture barrier (lipids between cells) get depleted and water is evaporated out
Plus 2% of the oxygen we breathe in becomes metabolized and ends up as a harmful free radical
Ways that we can minimize the aging process include:
Protecting your skin from sunlight; Full spectrum sunscreen should be your top choice
Taking oral antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C supplements
OPC (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins) work well on protecting from inside and topically
Use topical lactic acid twice daily to reverse same day sun exposure damage
Follow a regular routine. Use cleanser, then fruit acid, then OPC and top it off with plenty of moisturizer
What exactly is exfoliation?
Exfoliation occurs as outer cells loosen and fall off
It stimulates new cell production at a deeper level
It even stimulates new collagen production deep down to give thickness and strength back to your skin
It is important to keep a regular maintenance schedule for your skin. Theraderm’s Skin Renewal System will reduce the signs of aging by repairing damage. Each step of the four-part system plays an important role in reducing the signs of aging, but the moisturizers are critical for anti-aging benefits. Theraderm moisturizers include peptides that act as moisture-binding agents to help skin stay hydrated. Peptides also help skin produce collagen, a protein that gives skin its strength and durability. Using peptide enriched Theraderm products will help skin appear smoother and firmer.
What you eat and how much sleep you get also determine the health of your skin. Make sure to always drink water; we suggest 2-3 quarts a day. We can’t stop the aging process, but we can take care of the skin we’re in, and Theraderm is guaranteed to help.

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