Front Range Plastic Surgery Front Range Plastic Surgery Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:08:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Will Eyelid Surgery Eliminate Crow’s Feet? Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:08:45 +0000 People say eyes are the window to the soul. If your eyelids are constantly pushing down or up over your eye, it can make those windows look shuttered, tired, and distant. Sometimes, this happens as you get older. Other times, it’s genetics. Either way, if your eyelids are giving you physical or emotional trouble, you have allies. Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is here to provide solutions that improve your daily life. We offer eyelid surgery that will open your eyes up and make you smile at yourself in the mirror again.

Eyelid surgery remedies a lot, but can it remove the wrinkles at the corners of my eyes? We’re going to answer that question and more in today’s blog, so read on!dreamstime_12394801

Can eyelid surgery eliminate my crow’s feet?

  • Nope. Eyelid surgery removes tired muscle, skin, and excess fat in the upper and lower eyelids. However, we do offer solutions to crow’s feet, so if they are a concern for you, just mention them in your consultation. We are here to give you customized results!

Will I have scars?

  • It is a surgical procedure, so scarring will occur. However, it is extremely minimal and pretty much disappears after healing for a few months.

Am I too young for eyelid surgery?

  • Nope. Though this surgery is commonly done for older people, genetics can give younger people difficulty with their eyelids, and we can help with that.

Our bodies are our the last real estate we truly possess, and at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we consider it a true honor to be able to help people stay proud and confident in their bodies. Let our Board-Certified plastic surgeon evaluate whatever is bothering you. You can rest assured you will receive effective solutions and world-class care.

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Am I Too Young for a Forehead Lift? Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:08:43 +0000 When your forehead wrinkles or sags down toward your eyes, it can have a profound effect on how you come across to people. You look older, tired, and unhappy. This doesn’t bother some people, but if it makes your heart sink when you see yourself in the mirror or look at pictures of yourself, you have options! A forehead lift is a simple procedure that can completely rejuvenate your look, and our Board-Certified plastic surgeon has the expertise to give you custom results.

dreamstime_xxl_16455342As with many plastic surgery procedures, people think forehead lifts are for people with more years under their belts. Is this the case? In today’s blog, we’re going to answer this question as well as a few others about forehead lifts!

Am I too young for a forehead lift? 

  • Nope! There is no lower age limit for this procedure. Sometimes, heavy or sagging brows are genetic, in which case, very young people can benefit from a lift.

I’m afraid a forehead lift will make me look surprised. Is this true? 

  • This is why you need a Board-Certified surgeon like our Dr. Schutte. A well-trained surgeon will give your brows enough lift to free your eyes without pulling your brows up so high you always look surprised.

At the end of the day, it’s your body, and you deserve to feel great about it. If your forehead is getting you down, we can help. Even if you’re not sure a forehead lift is what you need, we encourage you to make an appointment to have a conversation with our expert plastic surgeon. Dr. Schutte will take the time to understand what you need, and he will use every bit of his extensive knowledge to deliver that.

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Breast Lift FAQ – Part 2 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:02:43 +0000 Humans don’t really age on the inside – it’s just our bodies! It can be confounding to realize your body is sagging and losing its elasticity when your mind is still as youthful as ever. The discrepancy can be very damaging to your self-esteem. The good news is, you have options. At Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we have dedicated ourselves to understanding our patients and giving them the results that boost their confidence and put a smile on their faces when they look in the mirror.

In our last blog, we discussed some frequently-asked questions about a breast lift procedure, which can renew the shape of your breasts when they have lost their elasticity. Today, we have a few more questions to answer!dreamstime_xxl_24676393

I want symmetrical breasts – can a lift with implants give me these results?

  • The fact is, nobody’s body is symmetrical. In fact, perfectly symmetrical breasts would just highlight the asymmetry of the rest of your body.  A Board-Certified plastic surgeon like our Dr. Schutte will be able to deliver results you love – results that are symmetrical and confidence-building.

How long is the recovery from a breast lift?

  • It depends on how much skin is removed, but you’ll be back in action anywhere from two to 14 days after your procedure. If you don’t have to do heavy lifting, you can return to normal life faster. If you consistently do heavy lifting, you’re looking at the 14 day range. Otherwise, it’s two to five days of recovery. Your plastic surgeon will give you a custom recovery time you can trust.

A blog answering some questions is no replacement for a face-to-face conversation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Make an appointment with us to access the extensive experience of Dr. Schutte and his compassionate, knowledgeable staff!

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Breast Lift FAQ – Part 1 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:08:40 +0000 Many of us struggle with gravity as we get older. It pulls at the tissues of our body, which lose their elasticity over time. Breasts aren’t immune to this condition – in fact, they are particularly affected. If your breasts are sagging, it can make you feel unattractive. There is no need for this! At Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer breast lift procedures, which easily renew the shape of your breasts without the hassle of a full breast augmentation. In our next two blogs, we’re going to answer frequently-asked questions about this helpful procedure.

Do I need breast augmentation or a breast lift? How can dreamstime_xxl_21536132I tell?

  • If you want your breasts to be bigger, you need breast augmentation, in which mass is physically added to your breasts. If you want your breasts to stop sagging, you need a breast lift, in which loose breast skin is tightened up. That being said, the procedures can be combined. The key is to consult Board-Certified plastic surgeons like our Dr. Schutte, who will put your interests first.

If I don’t have breast implants, will a lift make my breasts look smaller?

  • Skin is removed in a breast lift, but it’s about two to three tablespoons of volume on each side. The lift will change the shape and position of your breasts, not the size (unless that’s what you want). Again, consult with a high-quality plastic surgeon to get input that makes you confident moving forward.

We are happy to answer some questions in our blog, but if you think a breast lift procedure might be for you, it’s time for a face-to-face conversation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon would be honored to sit down with you and discuss just what you need. Our entire staff considers it a privilege to come alongside the people of Loveland and the Front Range and provide results that make them stand a little taller.

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After a Mastectomy Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:35:19 +0000 Are you headed toward a mastectomy? Did you already have one? Are you wondering if you need one? No matter where you are, it’s a difficult situation. At Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we understand the weight of the decisions you have to make – as well as the emotional process that follows. We aren’t counselors, but your well-being is incredibly important to us. We offer breast reconstruction as an answer to your loss, and though we specialize in the physical operation, we want to set you on the road to both physical and emotional reconstruction. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss how to handle this major change.

Strive for a positive attitude

  • There will be low moments as you deal with the loss of your breast or breasts, but surviving cancer is a pretty bright spot. Additionally, if you opt for breast reconstruction, you will be able to get breasts that you might like better than the originals.  Find the happy spots wherever you can, even if they seem ludicrous. It’s your life, and you deserve all the happiness you can get.

Be transparent with your partner

  • We understand that a mastectomy can profoundly impact physical intimacy – from your self-esteem to the loss of sensation. Many women find that they can still have very -if not more so- rewarding physical relationships, but it starts with communication.

Deliberately do things that make you feel good about yourself

  • What makes you feel confident, healthy, and happy? Maybe it’s watching your diet, doing exercise classes, or just taking the time to sit and read for a while. Make a point to do things you love.

You are more than your body; sometimes, you have to remind yourself. Let us help you get started by providing world-class breast augmentation and reconstruction. Learn more today.


How to Care for Menopausal Skin After a Facelift Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:34:28 +0000 When you hit menopause, your body goes through many changes. At Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer world-class facelift procedures to help you keep your youthful appearance. Once you get a facelift from us, there are some great things you can do to keep your skin healthy and strong. In today’s blog, we’re going to share them!

Clean it gently

  • Menopause sometimes brings acne and oily skin; sometimes it brings dry skin. Either way, make sure you’re cleaning it gently. Avoid soap-based products, because they will eliminate your skin’s moisture and make it red. If you have oil skin, go for a oil-free foaming cleanser. If your skin is dry, find a good oil-based cleanser that can preserve your skin’s moisture.

Moisturize with antioxidants

  • When shopping for a moisturizer, look for brands that include powerful antioxidants like green tea, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Whether you have oily skin or dry skin, you need to moisturize with antioxidants.


  • We recommend you exfoliate every day. If your skin is sensitive, try every other day. Try to avoid scrubs that may tear your skin. Instead, go for chemical exfoliators that will do the job without ripping into your skin. Exfoliating will get rid of acne, dullness, fine lines, and dryness.

Wear sunscreen

  • We know you’ve been told to wear sunscreen since forever, but it’s more important now than ever. Your skin is thinning, which makes it vulnerable to sunburn. We recommend you use at least SPF 30 sunscreen all year to protect your skin.

Contact our Board-Certified plastic surgeon to start a conversation!

Introducing SculpSure at Front Range Plastic Surgery!! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:38:16 +0000 SculpSureSocialMediaImage31

The new shape of body contouring

SculpSure is a breakthrough in light-based body contouring designed to reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles, helping you achieve a slimmer and natural looking appearance without surgery or downtime.

Even with diet and exercise, most people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. SculpSure’s body contouring technology is able to target and destroy these fat cells in just 25 minutes without affecting the skin’s surface. Over time, these damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed from the body, with results seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks. There is no recovery time following treatment, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.

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Exciting New Technology at Front Range Plastic Surgery! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:14:31 +0000 We are excited to tell you about some exciting new technology that we now have at Front Range Plastic Surgery!

The new shape of body contouring

SculpSure is a breakthrough in light-based body contouring designed to reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles, helping you achieve a slimmer and natural looking appearance without surgery or downtime.

Even with diet and exercise, most people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. Sculpsure’s body contouring technology is able to target and destroy these fat cells in just 25 minutes without affecting the skin’s surface. Over time, these damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed from the body, with results seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks. There is no recovery time following treatment, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.

Want to learn more about SculpSure? Join us for a FREE event!!


Thursday, August 4th , 2016 from 12pm-1pm at Front Range Plastic Surgery

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Special Pricing for attendees
  • Register to win a free treatment!

Space is extremely limited, so reserve your spot today!

CellfinaTM is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive one-time procedure clinically proven to clear the underlying causes of cellulite for at least two years—the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment.

In just one treatment, CellfinaTM significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. The result? A smooth, healthy look and the confidence to wear a little black dress, a pair of shorts or a string bikini, and know you look as terrific as you feel.

Key benefits:

·  Long-lasting ·  Minimally invasive
·  FDA-cleared ·  Effective and well-tolerated
·  One-time, in-office treatment ·  Limited downtime
·  Significant, rapid improvement ·  96% patient satisfaction at two years

Why Tummy Tucks Are Great for Older Adults Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:55:22 +0000 It seems that after a certain age, people assume they can’t get the plastic surgery that would revitalize their lives. This isn’t true. As with most surgeries, your ability to handle it isn’t determined by your age; rather, it’s determined by the state of your health. Yes, older people experience more health issues, but that’s no reason to dismiss plastic surgery. Instead, it’s a reason to have a conversation with our Board Certified plastic surgeon!

In today’s blog, we are going to talk about tummy tucks for older adults. Tummy tucks are the same as other procedures: there is no maximum age for them. If you have good health overall, you are not overweight, and you do not have serious medical conditions, a tummy tuck is an option for you. We just have to things for you to consider:

  1. Your risk of complications increases with age. Any surgical procedure will carry this increased risk.
  2. Your recovery period will be longer. Because your body can’t heal as efficiently as before, you will have to be patient. Your surgeon will be able to tell you what to expect.

Now for some great news!

  1. A tummy tuck can benefit you more than a younger person, because it will address the sagging we all get as we age.
  2. You will find yourself standing straighter and feeling bolder. You are never too old to feel your best!

At Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we consider it a privilege to be able to help people of all ages regain their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to start a conversation!

A Basic Pre-Facelift Shopping List Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:32:45 +0000 You’re getting a facelift. You’ve done your homework on the procedure. You’ve interviewed several surgeons and found one who has the honesty, expertise, and compassion to understand what you need and show you transparently how you will get it. The day of the operation is approaching, and you’ve arranged your calendar to accommodate recovery time. There’s one more thing to do: make sure you can just focus on recovery. That means buying some supplies ahead of time.

Well, you’re in luck! In today’s blog, we are going to share a basic list of must-haves. You probably won’t have to buy all of them – chances are good you have some lying around your house.

  1. Clamp hair pins. Get at least four. You’ll be glad when it’s time to apply ointments and you want your hair out of the way.
  2. Hot water bag. You will put your ice in this, and be so grateful to not be fiddling with leaky ziplocks.
  3. Handheld mirror. This will help you properly apply peroxide and ointment to to your neck and behind your ears. This is especially helpful in the moments when no one is around to help.
  4. Q-tips, baby shampoo, and peroxide. Get a lot – you’ll go through these fast. The q-tips will be perfect for applying peroxide around the chin and ears in order to prevent infection. The baby shampoo will allow you to gently clean your hair.

Dove soap. You won’t be able to put on harsh soap or lotions, so you’ll want a gentle soap that will hydrate your skin.

Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is proud to offer a Board Certified plastic surgeon for facelifts and other procedures. Contact us today!