Front Range Plastic SurgeryFront Range Plastic Surgery Front Range Plastic Surgery Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:49:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Take Care of Your Face After A Facelift in Loveland Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:49:20 +0000 At Front Range Plastic Surgery, we want to do whatever makes you more confident and comfortable in your skin. Facelifts are a great way to regain confidence, because they alleviate wrinkles and sags caused by stress, sun, and and gravity on your face.

In order to experience the full benefits of this operation, the first step is to listen to your surgeon! Our Dr. Schutte is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and he will do everything in his power to give you the very best results. In the meantime, here are some of the general things to do after a facelift.

  1. Don’t panic if you look “worse” at first. Expect bruising and swelling. All of this is normal and will fade with time.
  2. Keep your head elevated! This is extremely important, because it keeps swelling down and reduces your recovery time. Failure to keep your head up may permanently change the shape of your face and will prolong your recovery.
  3. After your surgery your whole head will be tightly bandaged in order to minimize swelling and bruising. Hang in there – the bandages are usually removed after one day!
  4. If you feel tightness and numbness on your face and neck, don’t worry. Give it time – up to two months. Once your skin starts to stabilize, it will loosen slightly, and full sensation will gradually return.
  5. Watch those incisions closely! The following signs indicate infection: drainage, excessive pain, increasing warmth, spreading redness, swelling, and tightness.

The team at Front Range Plastic Surgery has been changing the lives of people up and down the Front Range for years. At our plastic surgery office, we are 100% invested in doing what it takes to give you back your confidence and wellbeing. Make an appointment with us today!

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How Loveland Women Should Care for Their Breasts After Augmentation Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:36:35 +0000 If you have invested time and money into having your breasts augmented, it is extremely important that you know how to care for them after your operation. Dr. Schutte, our board-certified plastic surgeon, will make sure that all your care questions are answered. You can also visit our breast augmentation page.  In the meantime, if you want to know what good care involves, this will give you a good summary.

  • Don’t worry when you find your breasts swollen and mildly bruised. This is normal, and will fade over the next weeks.
  • You may remove your incision dressings 24 hours after your operation, but leave the skin tapes that are directly on the incisions. They will stay even when you wash them, and will eventually fall off on their own.
  • If you wish, you are encouraged to cover the incisions with your own gauze as you feel needed.
  • Avoid submerging yourself in still water to prevent infections of your incisions.
  • Avoid under wire bras. These bras can change the position of your implant. Use the post-surgical bra provided by Dr. Schutte, which can be removed in the shower, as long as you put it back on afterwards.
  • Dr. Schutte may give you breast massage techniques to avoid capsular contracture (the hardening of the breasts due to scar tissue around the implant).

At Front Range Plastic Surgery, your comfort and privacy are our first priority. Whether you simply have questions or you’re ready to take the next step, we are ready to help you. Call for an appointment today!

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Learn What to Expect After a Tummy Tuck in Our Loveland Offce Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:59:42 +0000 A tummy tuck, also known as a abdominoplasty, is a common surgery done by our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Loveland. These procedures are common for people who have lost a great deal of weight, but still have excess skin around their midsection. A tummy tuck can provide a drastic change in the overall shape of your body, and for many people it’s the final triumph of a major weight loss victory.

Before you come into our Loveland plastic surgeon, Dr. Schutte, for your tummy tuck, you should know what you can expect post surgery:

  • You will have a scar. Some patients have minimal scarring, and some of our patients have a scar that runs from hip to hip. It depends on the extent of the work that will need to be done for your tummy tuck.
  • You will need to rest. A tummy tuck is a major surgery, and it will affect large portions of your body, skin, and muscles. While some of our patients feel pretty much back to normal after two weeks, others need four weeks or even longer to recover.
  • You will have support. Our office is filled with a medical team that’s excited to help you reshape your body. We know how difficult it can be after a major surgery, and that you’ll likely have many questions you want answered. Our team will be there for you every step of the way, to answer your questions and support you before, during, and after your surgery.

Ready to learn more about getting a tummy tuck in Loveland? Give us a call at 970-372-2310 and we’ll set you up with an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Schutte so you can learn more.

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Breast Augmentation Can Help Loveland Women Regain Their Shape After Cancer Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:54:31 +0000 More and more women are opting for mastectomies to treat or prevent breast cancer. Where lumpectomies, the removal of the cancerous lump in the breast, used to be the norm, single and double mastectomies have been rapidly increasing over the last few years. Removal of the breast, particularly in women carrying genetic mutations that predispose them to breast cancer, can greatly reduce the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis. After a mastectomy, many women opt for breast augmentation surgery to help them regain their previous figures. Our Loveland Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schutte, can help.

Breast augmentation isn’t always about increasing the size of your breasts. When it comes to patients who have had a mastectomy, our breast augmentation surgery is about reshaping the breast that has been removed. The way that we do this is similar to a standard breast augmentation surgery, as we use implants to increase the size of the breast and establish natural, full shape. Often, even if you’ve had a single mastectomy, Dr. Schutte will need to perform surgery on your other breast as well, just to ensure symmetry in size and shape.

If you’ve battled breast cancer and are ready to regain your former shape, contact Front Range Plastic Surgery. You can read more about breast augmentation in our Loveland office on our website, then give us a call to make an appointment with Dr. Schutte. You’ll come in for a free consultation and learn more about our surgical services and how we can help give you back your beautiful shape.

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The Reasons You Need a Facelift in Loveland Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:55:14 +0000 We all get wrinkles as we age, but some of us seem to experience fewer wrinkles than others. Is it just a matter of luck and genetics? Or are your friends doing something to prevent wrinkles that you don’t know about? If you are considering a facelift in Loveland to eliminate wrinkles and look younger, make sure you familiarize yourself with what’s causing your wrinkles in the first place:

  • The sun. The sun speeds up the natural aging process of the skin, so unprotected exposure to ultraviolet light will cause more wrinkles to develop faster. You can mitigate the damage by wearing sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure.
  • Unhealthy habits. Health-related habits like smoking and poor dietary habits aren’t just hard on your health, they are hard on your skin. Smoking accelerates the aging process in the body, and poor nutrition can cause the skin to lose its elasticity and sag.
  • Getting older. Unfortunately, no matter what you do to prevent wrinkles, as you age your skin is naturally going to start to wrinkle. This is caused by a decrease in the natural oils being produced by your skin as well as a reduction in the layer of fat under your skin. While there are things you can do to slow this process, it happens to all of us.

So while there are things that you can do to prevent wrinkles, some items are just out of your control. Fortunately, you can help erase those wrinkles with a facelift from our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schutte. Some in for a consultation appointment with Dr. Schutte and see if you would be a good candidate for a facelift. Call us at 970-372-2310 and make an appointment today!

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A Tummy Tuck Can Help You Lose The Last Few Extra Pounds Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:37:41 +0000 Are you struggling to lose that last bit of extra weight around your waist? Are you eating right but not meeting with success in shedding those extra pounds? Have you become a workout king or queen but still not seeing the full reward of all your hard work? You can conquer that  weight that is still there after all those workouts. You can overcome those pounds that are left over after the salads and healthy diet has taken effect. How are you going to do it? Many adults have benefited from a tummy tuck.

Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has published a lots of details and a ton of helpful information that serves as good references for those looking for the facts about plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck, also known by its medical name, abdominoplasty. Last month, we wrote a blog review that posted a short excerpt from a couple of our most informative posts to give a good rundown of a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

One recurring theme from that blog review series was that it is absolutely critical to realize is that a tummy tuck is not a replacement for exercise. From a statistical standpoint, patients who are in good physical condition before the tummy tuck procedure benefit far more from the surgery than do their counterparts who are trying to use the abdominoplasty as a replacement for a regular exercise program.

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


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Breast Augmentation Surgery Is The Answer For Many Women Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:36:53 +0000 Welcome back to the blog for Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In our most recent posts, we wrote a blog review to examine some of our more informative blog posts. We have published a library full of resources for our patients and readers to find the important information they need about breast augmentation surgery. Women seek information on breast augmentation surgery, or augmentation mammoplasty as it’s also known, for several valid reasons.

  • Symmetry matters – Many women who want a breast augmentation want a more symmetrical look for their breasts.
  • Volume increase or decrease – Other women wish to add volume or remove volume from their breast. These can be for various reasons ranging from increasing confidence to increasing comfort.
  • Restore that firmness from years gone by – Women want to feel that their breasts are firm and may want to restore that firmness because the years or breast feeding have reduced it.
  • Tragically, there are also very serious reasons for breast augmentation surgery – Many women have had a trauma to a breast and would understandably want to improve breast appearance.

No matter the reason though, breast augmentation surgery offers women a tried and true pathway to enhance or restore their breasts’ firmness, shape, and size. If you are considering augmentation mammoplasty, we encourage you to check out our site or call our office to speak to one of our highly trained professionals. Call our Loveland office or visit our site at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a consultation.


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Is A Tummy Tuck For You? Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:15:38 +0000 So many men and women struggle with that little extra weight that accrues over the years and just can’t get rid of it through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Countless adults have benefited from a tummy tuck, also known by its medical name, abdominoplasty. Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has published a ton of information that serves as a good reference as to the bonafides of plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks.. As we wrap up our blog review, we’ll post a short excerpt from a couple of our favorite posts from last year. Click on the links provided if you would like to read beyond these short excerpts. The first post is a good rundown of what it takes to be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. One of the more important concepts to realize is that a tummy tuck is not a replacement for exercise. Patients who are in good physical condition benefit the most from a tummy tuck. The second entry in our blog review is an interesting look at confidence. Plastic surgery procedures like an abdominoplasty can increase your confidence for obvious reasons. What people may not realize, though, is how important confidence is in order to have the procedure. Is a tummy tuck the right procedure for you? Check out these two posts about abdominoplasty and confidence for important information about this life-altering procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?”

“Whether you have just lost a great deal of weight and you now have loose skin that you need to get rid of, or you are looking for a bit of helping removing some of the fat from your belly –you may find the answer you’ve been looking for with a tummy tuck…”

How Confidence Changes Your Life

“Confidence makes the world go round. No matter how old you are or what kind of career you are in, confidence is something that we all need each and every day. Unfortunately, confidence can be hard to come by. We all have insecurities and things we would love to change about ourselves…”


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From Dr. Warren Schutte Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:23:13 +0000 The kids are almost out of school, the lakes are warming up, and pools will be open soon. That means swimsuit season for you and body contouring season for us at Front Range Plastic Surgery. If you have been considering breast surgery or maybe a tummy tuck now is a great time for your complementary cosmetic consultation with me, Dr. Warren Schutte.

Cosmetic breast surgeries as a whole are very well tolerated procedures. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure with a relatively quick recovery. Often times, patients will be back to work in 3-4 days following the procedure. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can restore your natural breast aesthetics without an implant. Your own breast tissue is re-positioned to provide an auto-augmentation. If you are desiring a decrease in breast volume, a breast reduction may be your best bet. A breast lift is part of every reduction.

Though the recovery is slightly longer with a tummy tuck, the procedure is excellent at getting rid of excess skin or stretch marks from the lower abdomen. Liposuction of the flanks is frequently  performed at the same time as a tummy tuck to further improve the abdominal contour.

June is a perfect month to invest in your self with 12 months no interest when you qualify for CareCredit. Applying takes minutes and you know immediately how much you are approved for!  Call Front Range Plastic Surgery today to set up your free cosmetic consultation and we will start getting you ready for swimsuit season!

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A Facelift Can Slow The Clock For You Mon, 25 May 2015 17:21:11 +0000 The years catch up to all of us eventually. The skin on our faces can begin to sag, wrinkle, and form deep creases. People experiencing these symptoms of aging are all candidates for a facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy. While there are many successful facelift recipients in their seventies and eighties, most rhytidectomy patients are in their forties, fifties, or sixties. Facelifts not only make the patients look younger, they also increase their self-confidence.

Here at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we have published several blogs that are excellent reviews of things to know and consider about facelifts. As a continuation of our blog review, we’ll post a short excerpt from a couple posts from last year that are important sources of information on facelifts. Simply click on the links provided if you would like to read beyond these short excerpts.

A Better Solution To Wrinkles”

“With a brand new approach to the age-old facelift, our Loveland office can finally help. You radiate joy, and your laugh lines are proof of that. However, you would rather your personality speak for itself than the impressions on your face. We understand.”

An Understanding Approach To Facial Surgery”

“We understand that aging is difficult enough without losing that familiar tightness of youth. With this understanding in mind, we meet every client where they are, evaluating expectations and wants and providing each with the solutions that will transform how they see that reflection in the mirror.”

For more information on whether a facelift is for you, call our Loveland office or visit our site at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Schutte today.

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