Front Range Plastic SurgeryFront Range Plastic Surgery Front Range Plastic Surgery Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:31:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Are You Considering Breast Reduction Surgery? Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:31:18 +0000 At Front Range Plastic Surgery, we are your closest allies when it comes to breast size. Not only do we offer breast augmentation to Loveland and Fort Collins residents, we also offer breast reduction. Large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress, and many women have undergone breast reduction procedures with life-improving results.

If you have not considered breast reduction surgery, look at the following indicators that it could help you out:

  1. Your breasts are unequal sizes
  2. You are unhappy with the size and appearance of your breasts
  3. Your breasts are heavy with down-pointing nipples and areolas
  4. Your breasts give you shoulder, back, or neck pain

As with any surgery, it is important to take the time to fully understand and consider your options. Breast reduction surgery comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, and you need to weigh them against one another to decide what you want to do. The following are the top three pros and cons to breast reductions:


  • Surgery will relieve neck, shoulder, and back pain. It will be easier to exercise and breathe.
  • Your breasts will feel firmer and be in better proportion with your body.
  • You will feel more confident, and your clothes will fit better


  • Breast-feeding may be a problem.
  • Possible decreased sensation in some areas
  • Breasts and nipples may seem slightly uneven

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, make an appointment to meet with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schutte. He will compassionately assess your situation and answer all your questions. Call our Loveland office today!

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What to Consider When Choosing a New Breast Size Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:13:39 +0000 Women get breast augmentation in Loveland for many reasons. Some are moving on from cancer; some want to balance out unequally-sized breasts, and others want larger breasts. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Schutte can help you get the results you want, but before you visit with a surgeon, here are some things to consider on your own.

  • Lifestyle
    • Are you active? Do you like to run? Do you enjoy yoga? Will larger breasts irritate you when you’re working out? They cause problems for some women and not for others – it’s all up to you.
  • What you want
    • Everyone you ask will have an opinion about the implants you should get. If you base your decision on the opinions of others, you may be very unhappy.  You need to make sure that you end up with the breasts you want – you’re the one who gets to live with them 24/7, so enjoying them is a must!
  • Clothing
    • How do you want to look in different types of clothing? What types of clothes do you normally wear? Form-fitting clothes will accentuate your breasts and looser clothing will tone them down.
  • Proportion
    • What size breasts seem “proportional” to your height? This is something that will be unique to each woman. Commonly, larger breasts are more proportional on taller women. However, some petite women want very large breasts. There is no rule – it all depends on what will make you feel beautiful.

Knowing what you want before you talk to anyone is incredibly important when it comes to making permanent changes to your body. At Front Range Plastic Surgery, we are on your side. Contact us today to discuss what will make you feel whole, confident, and gorgeous!

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Breast Implants Part 2: Silicone Implants Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:13:11 +0000 Breast augmentation has become a common cosmetic surgery procedure, and it has changed many women’s lives for the better. Two main types of implants have been developed: silicone and saline. Both of these implants are FDA-approved and give great results. If you have decided you want to augment your breasts, speak with a qualified plastic surgeon to choose the correct implant type.

In our last blog, we explored saline implants. In this one, we will explore silicone implants.

General Silicone Implant Information:

  • They consist of a silicone shell holding cohesive silicone gel – this means that it holds together and gives the feel of natural breast tissue.
  • They are available to women 22 years of age and older.
  • They are usually inserted via incisions under the breast or the areola, the dark skin around the nipple. These incisions are larger than the incisions for saline implants.
  • They are lighter than saline, so there is a lower risk of drooping.
  • They are a bit more expensive than saline implants.
  • They have a much lower risk of “rippling.”
  • Ruptures of these implants are difficult to detect because of their cohesive gel. Regular checkups become especially important.

What body types do they suit best?

If you have moderately-sized breasts, it does not make too big a difference which type of implant you choose. However, if you don’t have much breast tissue (A-cup) and you want to go much larger, silicone implants will give a more natural feel.

To learn more about the types of breast augmentation in Loveland and which one will work best for you, contact Front Range Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Schutte, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, is ready to help!

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Breast Implants Part 1: Saline Implants Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:45:32 +0000 If you are considering breast augmentation in Loveland, you are likely familiar with the two main types of implants: silicone and saline. These implants have both been carefully developed to give great results with low risks. However, it can be difficult to choose between them when you are not fully informed. Both types have advantages and disadvantages; the key is understanding what you want out of your operation. In this blog, we will consider saline implants. To explore silicone implants, click here.

General Saline Implant Information:

  • They have a silicone shell and sterile saline solution inside.
  • They are available to women 18 years of age and older.
  • They are slightly cheaper than silicone implants.  
  • They are inserted and then inflated, so the incisions for them are smaller.
  • They tend to look more round than silicone implants.
  • If they rupture, the solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body, and your breast will deflate. This can be preferable to silicon implants, which rupture without showing any signs.

What body types do they suit best?

Generally, saline implants work best on moderately-sized breasts. Because the possibility of rippling (an overfilled/underfilled implant wrinkling and folding), the more natural tissue you have covering the implant the better. However, rippling is a rare side effect that will not happen if you have a skilled plastic surgeon like our Dr. Schutte.

Before you make your final decision, discuss everything with a qualified professional. At Front Range Plastic Surgery, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schutte, will be able to help you decide on which implant matches your needs most closely. We are passionate about making the women of the Front Range feel confident, beautiful, and complete. Schedule an appointment for consultation with us today.

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Plastic Surgery In Loveland: Signs That You Need a Tummy Tuck Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:50:11 +0000 Anyone wanting to change their body shape is faced with many options! Many people head in the direction of liposuction, and it is true that liposuction can address issues due to excess fat. However, if you have loose or hanging folds of skin, liposuction will be ineffective. In this case, a tuck will give you the results you want. When you make an appointment with Front Range Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon and his team will discuss all your options confidentially so that you can move forward with certainty.

When you’re looking in the mirror, these are signs that a tuck will work for you:

  1. A “frowning” belly button
    • This is exactly what it sounds like. Normally, a belly button is a circle or an oval. However, if it starts to transform into a horizontal line tilted down in the corners, you have excess/loose skin that a tuck can fix.
  2. A crease
    • This is an advanced version of the frowning belly button. If you have a fold of skin (normally around the belly button), this is loose skin that can be tightened by a tummy tuck.
  3. Wrinkled skin
    • For many reasons, skin on the belly becomes stretched, and it will often not return to its original form. It will simply look pocked and folded. A tuck will fix this.
  4. Overhang
    • If you have skin on your abdomen that hangs over your pants or underwear, you have an overhang. Only a tuck will address this.

At Front Range Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schutte and his team serve Fort Collins and Loveland by bringing beauty, wholeness, confidence, and balance through our operations. Make an appointment and experience our confidentiality, comfort, and care!

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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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