You want them to be HOW big?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – by Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO MD FACS

When I was asked last year to describe the Before Baby Body makeover, the economy was slowly heading into a deep recession. At that time, many were noticing a drooping of the economy (so to speak) but the proverbial stuff hadn’t yet hit the fan. And then it did. And when it did, a majority of Plastic Surgeons noticed a steep drop-off in the number of patients asking for comprehensive makeovers worried more about losing their homes than losing their lovehandles. Read More …

Real Companies Using Social Media: BEAUTY by BUFORD Helps People Put Their Best Face Forward

Monday, March 1, 2010 – by Ryan Waggoner

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Greg Buford, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has seen great success using social media to reach out to potential patients. Read More…

Masterminding the Perfect Body

An Owner’s Manual for the Perfect Look

January 24, 2010 – By Gregory A. Buford MD FACS

Breast enhancement is easily one of the most powerful ways to transform the look of a woman’s body. Too small an implant and the breasts are lost and out of proportion with the hips and buttocks; too big and they become the single object of focus when she walks into the room. Done correctly, they can transform her torso and achieve proportion in even the most demanding of fashions. The right size can slim a figure and restore proportion to the entire body. And it doesn’t stop there. Read More…

Social Media As a Marketing Tool: How Social Should You Be?

MENTOR SOLUTIONS Insight Monthly Newsletter

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 – by Susan Hopkins

Your practice can also use these programs as a part of your marketing mix to establish an online voice and build collaborative relationships with a wide group of customers and prospects. In addition, there are services available to you that can track and monitor what people are saying online about your practice.

I asked Denver, Colorado-based Gregory A. Buford, MD FACS, a leading-edge social marketer himself, what works most effectively for him and his practice.

Taylor Lautner, Put Your Shirt On!


Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 – by Joal Ryan

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, a Colorado-based Plastic Surgeon, pointed out that a shirt, combined with sunblock and shade, helps prevent sun damage, if not skin cancer. And that going topless doesn’t. (“You’re just courting extra problems,” Buford said. Read More…

FDA OK in Hand, Chesson Moves to Market

Triangle Business Journal

Friday, November 13, 2009 – by Frank Vinluan

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, a Plastic Surgeon in private practice in Lonetree, Colo., says the advantage of liquid bandages is their ease of use. Children, in particular, are less intimidated by liquid bandages. The antimicrobial properties also could be an advantage. But Buford says selling to hospitals could be difficult in today’s economy because hospitals will prefer the less expensive product. Read More…

Honey: A Miracle Cure?

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Honey has a number of beneficial properties which make it an excellent agent for wound healing. “It’s high sugar content and low moisture content tends to draw water out of a wound making bacteria less able to grow. In addition, an enzyme added to honey by the bee actually helps produce hydrogen peroxide (a natural antiseptic) when applied to a wound. It also is a natural anti-inflammatory and can prevent bandages from sticking to the wound,” says Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, Plastic Surgeon in Lonetree, Colorado. Read More…

Lipstick Slips but BOTOX® Booms

The National

Sunday, August 16, 2009 by Gretchen Peters, Foreign Correspondent

Dr Gregory A Buford, a Denver-based Plastic Surgeon, said many of his clients seem to recognize the phenomenon. “Whether we like it or not, how we look has a dramatic effect on how others take us,” he said. “I am seeing an increase of both men and women saying, ‘I need to look my very best right now.’”

Plastic Surgeon Pioneers Anti-Aging Procedure

Monday, August 10, 2009

Denver Plastic Surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO has pioneered a unique procedure to restore youthful fullness to his patients’ faces. Dr. Buford’s “Deep Cheek Volumization (DCV)” effectively replaces cheek volume lost as a part of the normal aging process.

Tweet on the Street

Social networking has become the new frontier for public relations

May, 2009 – by Peterson, Eric ColoradoBiz

Plastic Surgery Moves Beyond the Rich and Famous

KMBC Kansas City

October 3, 2008

Despite some of the misleading results on the TV shows, doctors agree that the popularization of plastic surgery will only increase demand in large cities and will extend to smaller communities across the country, said Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, a Plastic Surgeon in Lonetree, Colo.

“More people are realizing they can undergo procedures that will allow them to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside,” he said. Read More…

Lipo Breast Reduction: A New Option for the Overendowed

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

“Liposuction-only breast reduction leaves scars as little as two to three millimeters in length, which are easily hidden,” Dr. Buford says. “Fatty tissue is effectively liquefied, and recovery time may be as little as a few days.” Liposuction mammoplasty has been performed for a few years with good results, according to one small study in a plastic surgery journal.

5280 Magazine

June 16, 2009
Lookin’ Good Scalpels may be shelved, but beauty is still in demand.

American Spa Magazine

May 01, 2009
Gregory A. Buford, MD., F.A.C.S. “explains the latest injectable options available”

Gatsby-style gala benefits Ballet Nouveau Colorado

The Denver Post 5-3-2009

No question about it: Ballet Nouveau Colorado has this party thing Down. That’s right. With an uppercase D.A mere two days after 1,200 friends of the Broomfield-based company helped open The Container Store in FlatIron Crossing, 150 Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan look-alikes squeezed into Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO’s Denver home for Gatsby Nouveau, the first of three themed fundraisers taking place over the next few months. Read Full StoryGatsby Nouveau as featured in New Beauty Magazine
Gatsby Nouveau as featured in Colorado Expression

New Beauty

Aesthetic Sensiblities
South West Plastic Surgeons

A nationally recognized judge for the Miss America Foundation and media and industry darling, Dr. Buford has been a featured expert on numerous television talk shows, plastic surgery websites, books, magazines, and newspapers. He has published several leading white papers on plastic surgery, and is a premier expert trainer in the industry, leading CME courses and training seminars. He boasts a long list of accolades and accreditation’s, including features in Vogue Magazine,,, Plastic Surgery Advisor, FOX television affiliates, and as a respected industry resource for professional advice and training on plastic surgery and injectables such as Botox®, Restylane®, and Juvederm®. Here you’ll find links to some of his most recent press coverage.

The Denver Post-Looking Good

January 20, 2009

Dance Magazine has put Ballet Nouveau Colorado on it’s “25 to Watch” list, and the Broomfield-based company celebrated the honor at a cocktail party held at the Jet Hotel in Denver’s lower Downtown.

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, left, and longtime ballet supporter Jeff Hill.

Photos by Steve Peterson, Special to The Denver Post

The Aesthetic Guide

July/August 2008
Dr. Buford featured in “Minimally Invasive Procedures Sustain Growth in Declining Economy”

Fox 31 News Denver

FOX 31 News Denver | My FOX Colorado December 10, 2007: Dr. Buford speaks about his revolutionary Before Baby Body program (also known as a Denver mommy makeover) with Shaul Turner on Good Day Colorado January 29. 2008: Dr. Buford discusses Total Hand Rejuvenation with Shaul Turner and provides a live demonstration of the procedure on Good Day Colorado February 26, 2008: Dr. Buford educates viewers on the latest in laser resurfacing technologies featuring Active FX interview with Shaul Turner on Good Day Colorado.

Alice 105.9 FM

Alice 105.9 FM Dr. Buford has appeared on the Alice 105.9 Morning Show, a featured guest expert for a variety of plastic surgery topics.

For Media Inquiries or to schedule an interview contact

Gregory A. Buford, MD FACS

In addition to being a regular contributor on Good Day Colorado, Dr. Buford has been quoted in multiple publications around the globe.

Good Day Colorado, 2008
January 29, 2008: Total Hand Rejuvenation
February 26, 2008: Active FX
May 21, 2008: Medical Skincare
July 3, 2008: Breast Surgeries, Myths and New Procedures
July 28, 2008: Botox & Facial Fillers
October 30, 2008: Tru Vu & Evolence
November 18, 2008: Dr. Buford’s Holy Grail

Health Magazine

Lipo Breast Reduction: A New Option for the Over-endowed

“Liposuction-only breast reduction leaves scars as little as two to three millimeters in length, which are easily hidden,” Dr. Buford says. “Fatty tissue is effectively liquefied, and recovery time may be as little as a few days.” Liposuction mammoplasty has been performed for a few years with good results, according to one small study in a plastic surgery journal.

“The Liposuction breast reduction is best suited for women who want to shrink their busts just one to two cup sizes and who have good overlying skin tone.”

American Health and Beauty Magazine

Accent Your Body’s Dual-Layer RF Technology Yields Tighter Skin in Less Time

Denver Plastic Surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO is pleased with the results he achieves using the Alma Accent Laser for treating loose skin on patients who received VASER Lipo Selection or other Body Sculpting treatments. In a recent interview, Dr. Buford stated “…my patient’s are very satisfied with my ability to tighten skin and contour fat with minimal to no downtime using the Alma Accent.”

WebMD Magazine

Anti-aging Treatments for Your Hands

“There is very little fat on the backs of the hands, so when even a small amount of collagen or elastin fibers begins to break down — which is part of the normal aging process and partly from sun exposure — it’s going to have a noticeable impact on your hands,” says Gregory Buford, MD, a Denver Plastic Surgeon…

Medical Fillers for Hands continued…
Initially, results can last from one to two years, longer than in the face, say experts, because the back of the hand has fewer muscles and less muscle activity capable of breaking down the filler. Buford says there is also evidence the injections stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin, so as time goes on you may need less filler less often to maintain the youthful look.

Buford cautions about a theoretical risk of tiny lumps of filler and skin that form under the skin and that require surgery to remove. So far, no cases have been reported. Also, African-Americans or others who may have a tendency toward the formation of scar tissue or “keloids” should use only under the care of someone experienced in treating ethnic skin, says Buford.

The Huffington Post – Ask the Experts

Q & A with Dr. Buford

The gracious and affable Dr. Buford, whose Denver practice is known as BEAUTY by BUFORD, and who was named one of America’s Top Surgeons in the 2008 Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, had this advice to offer when considering overseas travel in the name of plastic surgery:

Q: What are some advantages to staying in the U.S. when undergoing plastic or cosmetic surgery?
B:”Let me begin by saying that just because a Plastic Surgeon is not from the U.S. does not denigrate or reduce their credentials.
There are some absolutely phenomenal Brazilian Plastic Surgeons whom we’ve all learned from.

“The distinction between a Plastic Surgeon in the United States and plastic surgery elsewhere is the fact that you have a very different set of patient rights. “If you have your plastic surgery in Brazil, for example, the Brazilian physician might not be regulated as an American Plastic Surgeon is.

“Second of which, if you have a complication and you need to travel back to get that complication fixed, you now have lost any price savings that you gained in the first place.”

Q: As a patient, you do have rights here in the U.S.?
B: “Absolutely. Most Plastic Surgeons are very cognizant of the fact that the best marketing is word of mouth. The rights and responsibilities here [the U.S.] are significant. If you feel you have not been treated adequately by your Plastic Surgeon in the U.S. you have a Board of Medical Examiners you can present your claim to and they will investigate that. You don’t necessarily have these same rights in other countries. So it’s simply a matter of what rights you have here and what you can do if you don’t get the results you want and how protected you are as a patient. And that’s taken very seriously in the United States.”

Q: What is the difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon?
B: “Calling oneself a Cosmetic Surgeon basically means nothing. The ABMS, the American Board of Medical Specialties, recognizes a total of 29 specialties for which it will grant board certification, one of which is plastic surgery. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not recognized by the American Board of medical specialties.

“The American Society of Plastic Surgeons was just very helpful in putting through legislation in Florida which would require a practitioner to advertise what their board certification is in. For example, if someone was a cosmetic surgeon and said they were
board certified, they would have to clearly state what they were board certified in.

“Each patient I meet with, I tell them exactly what my training is. I encourage them to research me on the web. I’m supportive of truth in disclosure. Many cosmetic surgeons will market themselves on price point alone.
Dr. Buford offers some basic tips for preventative aging measures: Always wear sunglasses and sunscreen even when it’s not glaringly sunny out.

BEAUTY by BUFORD signature treatments: The Liquid Facelift, Vaser Liposelection, Before Baby Body, Total Hand Rejuvenation.

Here’s looking at you, kid. . .

Plastic Surgery Practice Adviser

Denver based Plastic Surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO sent this comment: “The tragic death of Donda West underscores the risks associated with Cosmetic Surgery as well as the importance of preoperative planning. In addition, it points to the significance of patient education with respect to what qualities to look for in a reputable Cosmetic Surgeon. Too often, the appeal of slick marketing materials and media exposure overshadow Board Certification and professional experience. Before surgery, all patients should undergo appropriate preoperative clearance in order to identify and potentially address any extenuating risk factors that would increase their risk for both intra-operative as well as peri-operative morbidity. As the popularity of combination, or “makeover”, procedures increases, attention must be paid to appropriate care both inside and outside of the operating room to minimize these risks and provide for the most optimal surgical outcome. If a surgery is planned for more than six hours, most Plastic Surgeons would recommend at least a 23 hour observation stay in a controlled setting to monitor potential fluid shifts and other changes associated with these longer cases. And, finally, as Plastic Surgeons, we must all make sure to address any patient concerns in a timely fashion to prevent a small concern now from becoming a larger complication down the road.”

Real Self Magazine

Dr. Buford, Juvederm Expert Speaks

As a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and one of the top expert trainers for Sculptra® and Botox® in North America, Dr. Buford directed one of the first offices to be approved for a test trial in Colorado for the Juvederm® – something that is only offered to top North American injectors.

Dr. Buford has been very pleased with the injectable’s results — and so have his patients. “Since Juvederm® is made from a gel-based product, the composition of the filler makes injections easier to perform,” explained Dr. Buford. “Juvederm® also gives the patients less lumpiness which was a common problem with the previous filler, Restylane®.”

Dr. Buford continued to explain that because of the stability of the product (hyaluronic acid has great lasting power) Juvederm® lasts about 15-25% longer than any other fillers that are currently on the market. Additionally, patients love Juvederm® because there is less pain – it is simply easier to inject.

Cosmetic Surgery Answers

Macrolane will Revolutionize Breast Enhancement

The makers of Restylane®, Q-Med, are set to release Macrolane to UK consumers later this year. The filler, based on hylauronic acid, like Restylane® will evidently be targeted at women wanting breast enhancement without having implant surgery. The filler is injected into the breast via a catheter, and extensive clinical trials have been underway in Japan since last year. The lead surgeon in UK tests will be Dr. Chris Inglefield, who will give fellow surgeons an overview of the procedure at this week’s Aesthetic Medicine conference in London.

The treatment though, does have its skeptics. Among them is a US surgeon, Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO from Denver. “Although its main focus has been treatment of soft tissue contouring irregularities following liposuction, some injectors have advocated its use as an alternative to implant breast augmentation.” he says,

“Although I have an extensive background in the use of various HA fillers and feel them to be an excellent way in which to address volume loss, I do not see them as a cost-effective or long-term solution to breast implants. It would simply require too much volume to achieve desired results and the longevity of the product may require yearly touch-ups or more.”


Plastic Surgery Moves Beyond Rich and Famous

Many doctors agree that the popularization of plastic surgery will only increase demand in large cities and will extend to smaller communities across the country, said Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, a Plastic Surgeon in Lonetree, Colo. “More people are realizing they can undergo procedures that will allow them to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside,” he said.

Denver Woman Magazine

Staying Young Naturally

Gregory Buford, M.D., of Body by Buford agrees that individuality is important: “People want to look good but look like themselves. Their goal is not to look like someone else but to look like themselves. Many want to look rested — to have that post-vacation look.”

As Dr. Buford says, “Many times a person, man or woman, wants to see old friends and leave them asking, ‘Did she or didn’t she?’ They don’t want to achieve an overly dramatic change.”

In Denver, it’s especially common for people to have non invasive beauty work done, according to some doctors. For men and women, there’s a new product called Sculptra®, something that’s been used in Europe for many years. “More and more people use it for cosmetic rejuvenation. Women use it for the lower jaw line — the results are very gradual. The less people notice it, the better it is. But if you see pictures of before and after, the results are very dramatic,” says Dr. Buford.

Denver has its own unique characteristics regarding skin. The result of too much time in the sun can be damaged skin. In this area, where people are subject to the sun, NIA is a good solution. “It’s so popular we can’t keep it on the shelf,” says Dr. Buford. It’s a home care regimen that’s affordable and simple to use. It must be purchased through a physician’s office, but that is better, says Dr. Buford, since a licensed aesthetician matches your skin type and what’s right for it.