Natural Beauty: A Balanced Approach

As a board certified plastic surgeon and the director of Aspen Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AIPRS), I get asked a lot of questions about plastic surgery and how to best enhance and maintain your natural beauty. My answers to these types of questions are not surprising, especially when you consider that I chose to start my practice in one of the most naturally beautiful towns in the U.S. Like Colorado, our practice philosophy emphasizes balance and the natural aesthetic. We take pride in offering a truly unique experience for our patients that stands as the alternative to the cartoonish examples permeating plastic surgery today. To this point, I can categorically say that in my office, there are NO “fish lips,” “weird-looking eyes,” nor “overly stretched faces,” just a lot of normal-looking people that want to look a little better.

As I mentioned in the Flair Magazine profile article, good results in plastic surgery are largely dependent on the surgeon’s ability to adhere to a natural sense of balance. This is especially critical when considering cosmetic procedures of the face. When I perform facelifts, my primary focus is on facial harmony. Every step of the procedure is designed to ensure that the results appear natural and refreshing, not overdone and artificial.

Although maintaining balance is the majority of the equation, other factors are important and should not be overlooked. For any issue that you want to address, there should be a comprehensive treatment plan that clearly outlines the steps to achieve your desired goals. These plans should rely on the most advanced technologies and should take into account differences in genetics, lifestyle, environment, diet, health, and mindset. In our clinics, these treatment plans are front and center and are the primary focus during consults.

We also take a stepwise approach to enhancing your natural beauty. This usually starts with the creation of an individualized skin care regimen. Included in this regimen are medical-grade treatments that are tailored to your specific skin type and facial structure. Next, laser and LED light therapies may be used to rejuvenate the skin, and nutritional support is provided to help achieve and maintain optimum patient health. For more pronounced results, combination therapies that mix technology with less invasive office-based procedures are a great option and require little to no downtime. Surgical intervention is the last option and is only used when other procedures and treatments cannot achieve the desired results. Every step utilizes photographic and computer-based analysis, allowing our patients to better understand their treatments.

I am proud of the success of our clinics. Our more natural and balanced approach to face, breast, and body enhancement has allowed my practice to flourish and to be recognized nationally and internationally. I now emphasize this approach when I lecture to other physicians, and I do feel that the tide is changing in my field to a more natural and balanced approach … which is good for all patients.

Dr. Martin is fellowship trained in aesthetic plastic surgery and is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). His practice is devoted to combating the signs of aging. If you are interested in a consultation in the Aspen, Denver, or Vail areas, please visit our contact page to send us a message or call us today. We look forward to hearing from you!