Richard E. Albin MD, FACS
About the Practice
I limit the procedures I will perform to only those I do well and often, consequently I strive to give my patients the very best result possible.
I also want to understand a patient's motivation for surgery. My staff and I will support my patients throughout the pre- and post-operative course, understanding that a patient's emotions are an important part of the healing process. I do all of my own surgery (no assistant) and take my own call 24/7.
Fat Transfer (Facial & Body Sculpting)
Facelift (mini and full)
Nose and Chin Reshaping
Liposuction (including Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction)
Botox Cosmetic™, Juvederm™, Restylane™, other skin fillers
Background & Certification
Board Certified: American Board Plastic Surgery
Board Certified: American Board Surgery
I received my BA in Philosophy from Cornell and MD degree from the Chicago Medical School and was elected to membership in AOA, the National Medical Honor Society for scholastic excellence. I earned my PhD in Cardiac Physiology at the University of Chicago while I also interned and served the first year of General Surgery Residency under an NIH Fellowship Program. I completed the final three years of General Surgery Residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, one of the four primary teaching hospitals of the Harvard Medical School. I followed this training as Surgeon-in-Chief at Loring Air Force Base.
After completing my Residency training in Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia, I was appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado. During my tenure I spent time in Paris learning special Plastic Surgery techniques. I then established a private practice in Denver and now specialize in adult cosmetic surgery.
My continuing education includes formal instruction in Liposuction, advanced Rhinoplasty techniques, Laser surgery, Endoscopic Brow Lifts and Face Lifts and other areas of Cosmetic Surgery. I have taught several courses in various aspects of Plastic Surgery at national meetings. In addition to presenting papers at national and international meetings, I have been invited to sit on numerous panels to discuss controversial Plastic Surgery issues and have written chapters in Plastic Surgery textbooks.
Affiliations & Memberships
Presbyterian - Saint Luke’s Hospital, Denver, CO
Saint Joseph’s Hospital – Denver, CO
Fellow: American College Surgeons
Member: American Society Plastic Surgery
Member: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member: Rocky Mt Plastic Surgery Society
Member: Colorado Plastic Surgery Society
Member: Denver Medical Society
Member: Colorado Medical Society
Cosmetic consultations at no charge
Staff & Facilities
Midtown Surgery Center
P/SL Day Surgery Center
Saint Joseph Day Surgery Center
Computer imaging is available in our office
Skin Care Products
Obagi, Glyderm, On-Site Skin Analysis
Cash, Check (Personal and Bank), Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Care Credit