Choosing the best ‘Colorado Cosmetic Surgeon‘ may seem difficult. There are many medical providers these days claiming to perform cosmetic procedures to enhance your appearance. You likely have many questions on your mind such as:
- Is cosmetic surgery safe?
- How much does it cost?
- How successful is cosmetic surgery?
- How long will it last?
- Will it look and feel natural?
Granted, electing cosmetic surgery is a serious financial and emotion decision for many. So, please take the time to read the rest of this web page to learn how to best go about choosing a cosmetic surgeon in Colorado for you:
Colorado Cosmetic Surgeon Video
In this video, we introduce you to Dr. Randolph Robinson, one of the best Colorado cosmetic surgeons with extensive training and more than 25 years of experience.
Dr. Robinson is not only a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, but he is also a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This means that he has the surgical skills to improve the function of your jaw and nose while also being able to perform cosmetic procedures around the face and neck area to help you look years younger.
Dr. Robinson is highly respected by countless number of doctors and dentists throughout Colorado and the nation for his advanced procedures and vast experience. By choosing a doctor with the proper credentials, training, and experience best assures you’ll safely achieve optimal outcomes.
What Is a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon?
A cosmetic surgeon specializes in changing and enhancing the shape of body regions to make them appear more youthful and beautiful. Most cosmetic surgeons have a base specialty in some area of surgery and additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery. Base specialties include otolaryngology, plastic surgery, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, and oculoplastic surgery. Fellowships may emphasize certain regions of the body such as the face, breast and body, eyes, skin, or all regions of the body.
Most surgical specialties have some training in cosmetic surgery and most board examinations include cosmetic questions as part of their testing in addition to their specialty questions. Board certified cosmetic surgeons, however, dedicate additional training, testing and emphasis to the areas of youthfulness, beauty, and esthetics. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery certifies the additional training and expertise from among the multiple specialties that have historically contributed to the field of cosmetic surgery. The testing includes both oral and written examination and a review of submitted cases.
Conditions they treat:
These surgeons often deal with facial lift surgeries, including lip and neck lift surgeries, eyelid surgeries, and cosmetic nose, chin, and facial surgeries. Facial implants are also done by these specialized surgeons. In addition, they also perform non-surgical procedures such as botox, dermabrasion, facial contouring, wrinkle treatment and laser resurfacing.
What procedures do they typically perform?
Here are some of the common procedures that these surgeons typically perform …
Rhytidectomy or Face Lift:
To get a tight and youthful look, many women and men now opt for face lift procedures. Face lift procedure is often accompanied by neck lift too. With minimal incision, these surgeons perform cosmetic procedures. Incisions are done in the front of the ear to pull the skin and lift the facial skin, including the skin around the chin and neck area for a contoured look. Surgeons also perform mid-face, neck, and lip-lift for a complete youthful look on the face.
Eyelid Surgery, Forehead Lift and Brow Lift:
To get rid of those sagging eyebrows, patients opt for eyelid surgery, forehead lift, and brow lift. Cosmetic surgeons perform endoscopic lift to solve this problem. This procedure too involves minimal invasive procedures with smaller incisions.
Questions To Ask Your Colorado Cosmetic Surgeon
When electing to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure, it’s important to become an advocate for your own health and safety. Surgery is a serious procedure with life-lasting results. So, when you do an online search for ‘colorado cosmetic surgeon near me‘ or ‘best cosmetic surgeon colorado‘, certainly location is important. But it might driving a few miles more if it means you’ll be able to see a more practiced and trained cosmetic surgeon with a high rate of satisfied patients.
Therefore, it’s important to talk to more than one doctor. Here are questions you can ask to help you determine which cosmetic specialist is going to be best for you:
- How long have you been performing cosmetic surgery?
- How many procedures, like mine, have you performed?
- On the average, how many procedures do you perform a week or day?
- What continuing medical eduction do you do?
- Can I get a tour of your facility?
- Can I meet your staff and ask them questions about sterilization?
- How does medical billing process work?
- What will my procedure cost and how can I pay for it?
- Can I see before and after pictures of former patients?
- Do you have any formal patient complaints against you?
- What assurances do I have that I will receive an optimal outcome?
Be sure to write down the physician’s answers. Later, review your notes and perhaps discuss with a friend or loved one:
- Did the surgeon answer the questions to your satisfaction?
- Did the surgeon seem knowledgable and willing to fully answer your questions?
- Did the surgeon and staff seem friendly and genuinely concerned about your care?
- Was the clinic clean and organized?
- Will it be convenient to visit the doctor for scheduled procedures?
The Difference Between a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon
Finally, it’s worth noting the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon. Generally speaking, both a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon perform many of the same esthetic procedures such as a face lift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift, nose job, liposuction, or tummy tuck. With ‘lift’ procedures, the skin is tightened by pulling the skin back and reattaching it to the face with minimal and strategically located scarring. With a nose job (rhinoplasty), bone and tissues of the nose can be removed or added to change the shape and size of the nose and sometimes improve the breathing airway. Both a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon have board-certified training to perform these procedures.
Most plastic surgeons are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Most cosmetic surgeons are Fellows of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS).
Plastic surgeons tend to perform more ‘reconstructive’ procedures than cosmetic surgeons such as skin graphs to repair maimed skin, such as dog bites, burns, or severe damage to the skin. Although, many cosmetic surgeons perform reconstructive procedures such as cleft and palette surgery. Plastic surgeons also tend to perform more augmentation procedures, such as breast implants, where a silicon or saline gel pouch (or sometimes the patient’s own fat) is placed in the body to produce a desired shape or size.
So, which should you choose? A cosmetic or plastic surgeon?
The answer to that question depends upon the procedure(s) you want to have performed. Both can provide excellent care if they are highly practiced and trained at the procedure(s) you want to have performed. Both cost relatively the same. It ultimately comes down to talking with several surgeons and choosing the one with whom you feel the most comfortable.
Why Choose Robinson Cosmetic Surgery?
Especially if you’re opting for facial cosmetic surgery, such as a face lift, brow lift, or rhinoplasty, you have a distinct advantage of choosing Dr. Randy Robinson as your Colorado cosmetic surgeon. He has extensive training and more than 25 years of experience. And, because of his oral/maxillofacial surgical training experience, he can not only improve the appearance of your face, but he can at the same time improve the function (breathing, bite, jaw line, jaw pain, etc.). Not all plastic surgeons are trained or experienced at oral or maxillofacial surgery. With Robinson Cosmetic Surgery we get you looking and feeling your best.