Our goal from your first interaction with our office is to figure out how we can produce the results that you are seeking.
Finding a highly-trained, board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is the critical, first step in this journey. Among the pool of qualified surgeons, you should seek out the surgeon most worthy of your trust. Confirm that the surgeon operates at a facility accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Lastly, review your chosen surgeon’s before and after photos to ensure that you share the same facial aesthetic sensibilities and that your chosen surgeon creates youthful, natural results that avoid the “done” look that is everywhere in pop culture.
I am very impressed with Dr. Weber and his staff. Every person I have met within his office is very nice, and they act as if you are the only patient they are concerned about at that moment.
I used realself a lot to help inform myself about rhinoplasty, particularly the recovery process and results. Ever since I was about 12 years old I have disliked my nose. I have the typical larger German nose and I have a "dorsal bump" that I refer to as my ski slope. One of my best friends is getting married this summer and since I am a bridesmaid, I really wanted to get rid of the bump before the wedding. I wanted to love looking at the pictures and not grimace every time I saw myself in one. I've chatted with friends and family about getting the surgery and most said that they didn't see anything wrong with my nose but said I should do what I want to. I graduated last December and have a good job, so with the financials in place I began to start researching surgeons and reading rhinoplasty blogs. I decided on a surgeon in Denver, Dr. Weber. After two consultations, we set a date for surgery. I went through mixed emotions of excitement and anxiety, but I was committed to the procedure the entire time. I am still healing, so I cannot say that it was worth it, but so far it has been a great decision for me. I get the splint off in two days and will be able to see the results more clearly. Here is my journey so far:
Day of Surgery:
I was very very nervous. I have never had surgery before, so I was kind of freaking out about electively putting myself through it. I was the most anxious about the anesthesia, which is very common. I did a lot of research about it before committing to the operation. After signing a pile of paperwork at the surgery center, I was taken back into pre-operative care. There was a desk of nurses to my right, a row of beds and curtains in front of me, and a small room to my left. I was taken into the small room where I got undressed and put on the very fashionable surgery robe and crawled onto the bed. A very sweet nurse came in who set up my IV and gave me a nice heated blanket. I was a little freaked out from all of the medical equipment and monitors that were hooked up to me. The anesthesiologist came in next and calmed my nerves. He explained how the anesthesia works, and the process they use during surgery. He was also very nice and reassuring. My surgeon came in next and we talked about the procedure and my expectations again. I think that all of the staff could tell I was so scared that I was shaking because they were all so incredibly kind and calming. Next, two more nurses came into my room and gave me something like valium. It called me nerves, a lot. So much to the point that as they were carting me to the OR, I asked if we could race the beds through the hallways. I don't remember much after this. I didn't see anything after they started pushing me, and the last thing I remember hearing is a nurse telling me to think of a family vacation and then I was waking up in recovery.
We hope that the information contained in our website is helpful and we look forward to meeting you for an in-person consultation. Our out-of-town patients can also submit photos via our website and then arrange an online consultation. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional, personalized care for every one of our patients. All new patients will meet with me, my surgical concierge, Camille, and our skincare team. My patients are each given my personal cell phone and email contact information to ensure that your questions are answered and concerns addressed without delay. I will also call you the night of your surgery to ensure that you are resting comfortably. Our patients all make a significant investment – financial, personal and emotional – in the work that we do and you deserve to experience exceptional service at all times.
Your procedures will all be performed by appropriately-trained and licensed members of our team. I pride myself on personally performing all of the injectable treatments, ablative laser procedures and, of course, cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. You deserve to know the training and background of your treating physician. You deserve to be treated by only the most highly-trained non-phyisican providers. Focusing on your face at every step of the way allows us to provide the highest level of service and to provide exceptional results for our patients. Trust your face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon.
I look forward to meeting you soon and getting to know you over the coming years. We want you to look and feel your best and are honored to be a part of your journey.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS