Front Range Plastic SurgeryFront Range Plastic Surgery Front Range Plastic Surgery Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:50:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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3 Important Reasons For A Facelift Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:57:52 +0000 Here at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we are happy to have the opportunity to serve beautiful Loveland and its surrounding community. As techniques have progressed along with medical technology, more people are considering having some type of plastic surgery as a way to look their best. One of the most popular procedures is facelift surgery. The best candidates for this type of plastic surgery are those of us who are starting to see some natural effects of aging taking place with some decreased elasticity in their skin. We can help by extracting excess fat, tightening the facial muscles, and redraping facial and neck skin. Therefore, we thought we would go over some reasons to have facelift surgery (technically known as rhytidectomy).

  • Genetics Are Not Your Fault Nor The Fault Of Those Who Gave Them To You – This is just a plain and simple fact. But in many cases, it’s something that can be helped through a facelift.
  • Recapture That Look You Lost Years Ago – Years affect people differently depending on many factors like genetics, lifestyle, and the environment.  There’s nothing wrong with looking as young as you feel. If you are in your 60’s, we can help you recapture that look from your earlier years.
  • A Little Confidence Goes A Long Way – Confidence is attractive and infectious. It’s that simple. Looking younger, staying in shape, and being active are things that everyone wants for themselves and their loved ones. A facelift can be an important part of that process.

If you are considering plastic surgery, you have an experienced team on your side right here in Loveland, Colorado. Contact Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to see if you are a good candidate for a facelift.

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Our Patients Say It All Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:07:40 +0000 Hello, Loveland and all of the Front Range from Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. We are excited to be a part of this beautiful and historic community.If you are considering a tummy tuck, facelift, or breast augmentation, you want to make sure you do your research to find the right team of experts and professionals for you. Your comfort and care is something that we take very seriously. Plastic surgery is too big of a decision to put in inexperienced hands that don’t have a track record. Here at Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we have worked very hard to develop a track record we can be proud of and can display openly to anyone interested in plastic surgery. We want to share a couple more testimonials that let you know when you come to us, you are getting the very best care and expertise available.


“I found Dr. Schutte and his staff to be very professional and caring…they made me feel like a person NOT a number. They encouraged me to ask questions and I got COMPLETE answers.” - B.N.

“Excellent patient handling.”

“I have visited with Front Range a few times and have had multiple questions and concerns on a few different procedures. The staff and Dr. were always happy to take as much time as possible to answer all my questions and make sure I was 100% comfortable before going forward with my procedures. I will be coming back to Front Range !!”- D. H.

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Our Patients Love Our Patient Care Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:03:35 +0000 It is hard to believe that it’s already February, here in Loveland, CO, where Valentine’s Day is our signature holiday. At Front Range Plastic Surgery, we thought we would help spread the “love” and take a little time to let you know what our patients are saying about Loveland’s most beloved plastic surgeon.  Our patients overwhelmingly talk about the care they received and how they felt while in our care. That’s because their surgeries went as expected and they received excellent results from Dr. Schutte and staff.

Here are just a few of their comments:

  • “Dr. Schutte and staff were very professional and friendly. I would recommend Dr. Schutte to anybody. Thank you again.” – DN

  • “Very professional staff. I was very nervous going in but felt at ease by the time my visit was over.”  — KV

  • “I really enjoyed my experience with Dr. Schutte and his staff. They were knowledgeable, kind, and took all the time I needed. They made sure that I was comfortable, and took my concerns and questions seriously. After looking into several plastic surgeons, this was really the choice for me!” – S.

  • “Truly a genuine group of people. Guess what I’m saying…is THANK YOU for everything y’all have done for me!” – B. N.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Front Range Plastic Surgery.

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Make Today Your Day Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:58:51 +0000 Today is the day for Angela. She is secure in herself and has always known the effects that having children would have on her body, and she loves nothing more than being a mom. Recently, though, she has noticed the effects of delivering and breast-feeding her two children. She lost nearly a cup size and gained some loose skin around the abdomen that just hasn’t responded to diet and exercise. Angela has always felt like this is a small price to pay for having happy, healthy children. However, since she and her husband have made the mutual decision to not have any more children, she has started to want her C cup and tight tummy back.

She feels now is the time to have a breast augmentation and tummy tuck done to recapture her previous figure. Plus, the cost of cosmetic procedures hasn’t risen like other sectors within the healthcare industry, so they are affordable options.

Angela has researched “Mommy Makeovers” and wants to talk to Dr. Schutte at Front Range Plastic Surgery in Loveland. Her friend, Denise, saw Dr. Schutte for some liposuction last year and loves the results. Prior to Denise having liposuction, Angela was unaware of the improvements in liposuction over the past decade and now feels comfortable with the procedure.

Today is the day for Angela because she is calling Front Range Plastic Surgery to schedule her private and personal consultation with Dr. Schutte.

Will today be your day too?

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Mommy Makeovers Make Sense Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:55:24 +0000 There is a rising trend in plastic surgery offices. “Mommy Makeovers” are becoming more popular among mothers after delivery. There are many options for women who are feeling the effects of delivery and breast-feeding. You may think that if you want a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, that you will have to drive to a bigger city to see an experience professional plastic surgeon. However, Front Range Plastic Surgery is right here in Loveland, and Dr. Warren Schutte is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery, so you won’t have to go far to recapture your pre-motherhood look.

There are many procedures that mothers are seeking out for their makeovers, most of which address the abdomen and breasts.

  • Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty: This is a major procedure that is best to address after you have finished delivering children. It reduces loose skin and excessive fat from the lower and middle abdomen.
  • Breast Lift, or mastopexy: This procedure helps raise, reshape, and restore firmness to breast that are sagging from some loss of elasticity in the skin.
  • Breast Augmentation: It is not uncommon for breast-feeding to reduce the volume or symmetry of a mother’s breast. This procedure, with the help of breast implants, restores that volume and symmetry to their pre-pregnancy look or beyond.
  • Liposuction: Pregnancy and lactation promote increases in fat-storage. We remove that excessive fat in the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, as well as the knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.

We can help you regain that pre-pregnancy look, while maintaining your warm glow of motherhood. Visit our site for more details.

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Why Select a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon? Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:31:11 +0000 What does it mean to be Board Certified?

Dr. Warren Schutte is dual board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Board Certified doctors voluntarily meet additional standards beyond basic licensing. They demonstrate their expertise by earning Board Certification through one of the 24 Member Boards that are part of the not-for-profit American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Each doctor earns initial Board Certification by passing a written and, in some cases, an oral examination created and administered by the Member Board in his or her specialty. This is just the first step in the career-long learning and assessment process required by the rigorous ABMS MOC® program. To maintain Board Certification, a doctor must actively keep pace with the latest advances in his or her specialty and demonstrate best practices for patient safety, communications and ethics.

This means that Dr. Schutte has met the rigorous standards required for certification including:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Completion of a 5 year general surgery residency
  • Completion of plastic surgery residency
  • Passed comprehensive exams from each of the specialty boards.
  • Complete continuing medical education, including patient safety each year
  • Performs surgery only in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare certified facilities
  • Adheres to a strict Code of Ethics

Certification matters:  You can visit the American Board of Medical Specialties website at to check to see if your doctor is board certified and learn more about what is required to be board certified and maintain certification.

Many types of physicians may perform plastic surgery services.  Their training may be in areas such as family practice, emergency services or ENT.  They may even say they are board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not part of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Patients should use caution when seeking plastic surgery services to make sure their physician has the necessary training to provide safe and effective plastic surgery services.


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The Many Benefits of Self Confidence Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:23:59 +0000 Did you get a chance to read our last blog yet? If you did, then you already know that confidence enhances lives! To recap, we talked about how confidence gives you the strength to truly be yourself, and how it draws others to you. Whether you turn to Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive surgery for a breast reduction or for a facelift in Loveland, we have what it takes to give you the confidence boost you need! The following is a list of a few of the many benefits of self-confidence:

  • Builds trust- When we are confident in ourselves, it not only helps you to trust yourself, but it encourages others to trust you as well. When someone is speaking to you confidently and concisely, our natural instinct is to trust them and believe them.
  • Improves communication- People who don’t have self-confidence tend to have trouble communicating with others, which could be holding you back in both social situations and in your workplace. When your confidence is at a healthy level, you will feel brave enough to speak up and connect with the world.
  • Gives off the perception of competence- People who give confident answers and advice, are much more likely to be perceived as competent than those who lack confidence. This perception of competence can positively affect you in both your personal life and professional life.

Are you looking to become more confident in your body and your life? If so, it is time to turn to Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Our experienced, board certified doctor can help you decide which procedure is right for you.

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