A lot has happened – are you ready for this?Website: As you must know now (since you’re here, and reading this), Plastic Surgical Associates of Fort Collins, Dr. Diane Duncan’s private Fort Collins practice, has a brand-shiny-new website! The new site brings a fresh, happy look along with some great information (most of which Dr. Duncan wrote and illustrated herself). Dr. Duncan has tremendous experience in face, breast, and body procedures, with multiple levels of treatment for each. She performs full surgical, minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures for many areas of the body, all of which are broken down on the new website.
Whether here in casual interest, or seeking serious information, feel free to explore by body area, procedure type, or just scroll through our extensive before and after gallery!
Consult Process: Our consult process has evolved in the past year and a half in order to give our patients (and potential patients) the best options for choice research, option information, and outcome control.
Initially, we have new patients start with a complimentary phone, online, or in-person consultation. We’ll ask that you send us some brief information (your story – the issues, goals, and preferably some quick photos) or come in to talk to one of Dr. Duncan’s knowledgeable assistants. Both options allow for patients to gather information about a variety of procedures, Dr. Duncan’s credentials and style, as well as ballpark pricing. We’ve found that this facilitates the consultation with Dr. Duncan as you are able to spend more of your consult time talking about you rather than learning the basics! Once complete, we schedule a consult with Dr. Duncan (these are $75 which will apply to any procedure you do with us!).
New use of TouchMD allows our patients to revisit their consultation with Dr. Duncan which will look something like this:
First, one of our assistants will introduce you to our practice, review your goals and desires, and take photos for you and Dr. Duncan to review together. PSA uses three different photo modalities:
Canfield Mirror is a 2D photo system: think traditional before and afters. This is our baseline monitoring system.
Canfield Vectra is a 3d rendering platform that allows Dr. Duncan to demonstrate shaping and expected post-operative outcomes specific to your body. This new model is a recent installation and very, very cool. However, keep in mind that this is software manipulation, and that real life tissue response is not computer mandated!
FotoFinder is our more small-detail-oriented platform that we generally use for facial before and afters.
Second, this appointment is a chance for you and Dr. Duncan to sit down with your photos, and discuss what you would like to improve. Dr. Duncan will also take measurements if needed, and assess your unique anatomy & tissue type. She will discuss her recommended approach towards addressing your particular issue, drawing on 30+ years of experience as well as her persistent innovator experience.
Finally, a customized quote and potential treatment dates are reviewed with our Patient Care Coordinator. This, along with information about the recommended procedure(s) and photos will be added to your TouchMD account for your review post-consult.
EMSCULPT is a revolutionary electromagnetic technology application in the area of cosmetics. Two parts of the body the people tend to be most interested in improving, especially here in Colorado, are the abdominals and buttocks. Specifically, reduction of fat, improvement in lift, and size enhancement are the three main areas of the improvement sought. Traditionally, this meant liposuction or a tummy tuck to address the abdominals, and fat grafting to the butt. EMSculpt uses electromagnets to stimulate muscle contraction which leads to enhanced muscle definition (think 20,000 crunches in half an hour!), and a cascading effect leading to concurrent fat loss. Much more to come on this topic!
Staff: Over the past year we’ve made some amazing additions to our staff!
Tabitha joined us after graduating from CSU. She recently completed her MA certification but has a long history in healthcare experience. She is one of Dr. Duncan’s primary assistants both in clinic (there’s a good chance you’ll meet her at your in-person complimentary consult or at your first consult with Dr. Duncan!), as well as in surgery.
Brittany joined us while completing her MA degree. She is our fabulous all-around who can handle the front as well as clinical and surgical duties in the back!
Anna joined us after moving here from North Carolina. She will most likely be your first point of contact with our office; over the phone and when you walk through our front door.
Tl;dr: PSA has a shiny new website, a new consultation process, sweet new tech and awesome staff.