Peter Fodor MD - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Aspen - Basalt Colorado

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Dr. Fodor offers a wealth of cosmetic surgery procedures to meet the diverse needs of his patients from across the Southern Colorado area, the Nation and around the globe. From less involved procedures like BOTOX® injections and chemical peels to more involved operations such as facial rejuvenati...

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Considering Liposuction in Aspen, Colorado area. Call (970) 925-4900 Now To Schedule Your Free Consultation!

Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty, suction-assisted lipectomy, lipolysis or simply “fat suctioning”) is the most common cosmetic procedure performed today not only in the United State...

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Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty, suction-assisted lipectomy, lipolysis or simply “fat suctioning”) is the most common cosmetic procedure performed today not only in the United States, but worldwide. The main advantage of liposuction over other procedures is that the incisions, which are oft...

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Dr. Fodor has extensive experience using Botox® Cosmetic not only for cosmetic reasons, but to treat headaches (including migraines) and excessive sweating of the armpits and palms.

Injectable treatments are a wonderful tool in treating cosmetic patients but, like any tool, they can be misused. ...

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Peter Fodor MD is an internationally recognized aesthetic plastic surgeon, double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Peter Fodor is skilled in a wide range of surgical procedures including Face Lift (traditional and endoscopic), rhino...

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Peter Fodor MD is an internationally recognized aesthetic plastic surgeon, double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Peter Fodor is skilled in a wide range of surgical procedures including Face Lift (traditional and endoscopic), rhino...

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Attention to detail is a priority for Dr. Fodor. His skill and experience in cosmetic surgery and aesthetics in Aspen - Basalt have been recognized by the top plastic surgeons in Aspen - Basalt and across the globe, as well as by patients throughout the world. The professional environment and the...

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Breast Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation - Saline and Silicone Breast Implants

    The complexities of breast augmentation including choice of implant, access incisions, anesthesia, subglandular, submuscular or dual plane implant placement needs to be fully understood by the surgeon performing this operation and is explained in detail by Dr. Fodor to his patients. Based on the preoperative examination, Dr. Fodor will determine and custom tailor the best approach and implant for each patient. In general, the postoperative size and shape of the breast is partially dependent on a patient's body size and configuration. Choosing the appropriate implant size depends upon the size one would like to achieve, one's own breast size and shape, and the configuration of the chest wall.
  • Breast Reduction

    Dr. Fodor recommends breast reduction to women with excessively large breasts. Pendulous breasts are common in two primary groups of women: 14-20 year-olds and women who have undergone childbirth or experienced weight gain. The operation is designed to reduce the bulk of the breast tissue
  • Breast Lift

    Mastopexy performed by itself, or in combination with breast reduction or augmentation, rejuvenates breast shape.Complexities of the procedures vary greatly and, in some cases, a conservative approach with staging the surgery is wise. Selecting the best operation is challenging; the quality (thickness) of skin, glandular size, skin envelope to glandular ratio, breast shape, symmetry and nipple position all play a role. The aging process continues relentlessly. Especially when an implant, which adds to gravity, was also introduced, secondary surgical procedures may be necessary to obtain and maintain in the long term a pleasing result.
  • Liposuction Only Breast Reduction

    The most minimally invasive, and in Dr. Fodor’s opinion still highly underutilized, technique is lipoplasty only breast reduction (LOBR). Rapid recovery, virtually undetectable scars, and no sensory changes or loss of ability to breast feed are some of the major advantages. LOBR also serves well for the older patient group, many of whom for health or other reasons prefer to have a smaller operation, even with the trade-off of some residual droopiness. As the name implies, liposuction breast reduction involves the removal of excess fat in the breasts using only the liposuction technique. The beauty of this technique is that there is little to no scarring.
  • Male Breast Reduction

    Gynecomastia a term derived from the Greek words “gyne” (woman) and “mastia” (breast), is indeed a more common condition than generally realized. The presence of gynecomastia in the general male population is estimated by some to be as high as 40 percent in adults and 60 percent in adolescents. In adolescents, excess weight, or “baby fat,” is often accompanied by an enlarged, fatty breast area. In most cases, this disappears in one or two years. In some individuals, however, the breast enlargement persists through adolescence and into adulthood. As this individual enters middle age, the midriff spreads, pads of fat gather at the waist (“love handles”), and additional fatty tissue accumulates at the breast. Between the ages of 50 and 70, therefore, gynecomastia becomes almost universal.

Body Contouring Surgery

  • Arm Lift

    Aesthetic surgical reshaping techniques for the upper arms will depend on individual patient needs and range from liposuction alone to extensive tissue resection. The resulting scars also vary from inconspicuous to significant.Recent advances in brachioplasty have resulted in significant technical improvements – not necessarily in the length of the scars, but certainly in the quality of scars associated with the more extensive, traditional operation. As a result, brachioplasty has become acceptable to a larger number of patients, many of whom may have declined the procedure in the past due to the visibility of the scar. During the patient consultation with Dr. Fodor, he will discuss the best approach for the best possible outcome for upper arm rejuvenation
  • Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty

    No matter how much they exercise and stick to a healthy diet, some people cannot rid themselves of fat pockets and extra, loose abdominal skin. Multiple pregnancies are also a culprit. Dr. Fodor usually suggests that these patients undergo tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty).In the past, a complete tummy tuck with relocation of the belly button was the only option. But now, surgical and medical advancement allows for less-invasive surgery that treats only the patient’s problem areas, such as a pouch below the belly button. Dr. Fodor performs techniques including mini, partial tummy tuck and in some cases based on thorough examination, he will recommend only abdominal lipoplasty. These operations can typically be completed under general, epidural and at times, local anesthesia.
  • Buttock Augmentation

    Men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their “flat” buttocks may benefit from this operation. Even though the national statistics for buttock augmentation show that the actual number of these procedures as quite low nationwide, this operation is not that uncommon in Dr. Fodor’s practice. He performs buttock augmentation using two methods; implants and/or fat injections. The use of implants in Dr. Fodor’s practice is limited to those patients who do not possess sufficient amounts of donor fat to be transferred into the buttocks.
  • Body Sculpting

    Many individuals predestined by birth will develop isolated, stubborn fat deposits out of proportion to the rest of the body. The Baby Boomer Generation is entering the age of a variety of hormonal changes. These changes result in a tendency to develop undesirable fatty accumulations over the abdomen, waist (“muffin top”), under the waist (“love handles,” “watermelon rolls,” and “hip rolls”) and under the buttocks at the top of the thighs (“banana rolls”) as well as on the inner thighs and inner knees. Women who have always experienced difficulty with “saddle bags” can also notice an increase in the outer thigh area. In addition to the abdomen and hips, men commonly notice an increase in volume of the breasts.
  • Liposuction

    Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty, suction-assisted lipectomy, lipolysis or simply “fat suctioning”) is the most common cosmetic procedure performed today not only in the United States, but worldwide. The main advantage of liposuction over other procedures is that the incisions, which are often no more than 1/4 inch in length, can be strategically placed, leaving very minimal, if any, scarring. The natural elasticity of the dermis (skin) allows it to contract once the fat is “vacuumed out.” The younger the patient is the more elastic the skin. However, Dr. Fodor has performed the liposuction procedure in Aspen successfully on selected individuals up to 75 years of age.
  • Vaser Liposuction

    Ultrasound delivered internally via the solid, grooved probe with the, "Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance" or VASER device., is an effective method of pre-treating fatty deposits for lipoplasty or liposuction. VASER, also known as Vaser Assisted Lipoplasty (VAL) is a technology that requires significantly reduced levels of ultrasonic power for fat fragmentation than other, earlier technology, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) devices. UAL devices are very different from VASER technology.
  • Non Surgical Body Contouring

    Vaser Shape is a non-surgical procedure that will allow you to smooth, firm and shape your body. Through the use of ultrasonic energy, Vaser Shape reduces unwanted fat bulges and at least temporarily the appearance of cellulite
  • Vaser Shape

    Vaser shape is a non-surgical solution to smooth and shape your body that uses ultrasound and message therapy treatments to treat the underlying fatty tissue. During the treatment which feels like a smoothing, hot stone massage, your lymphatics are stimulated and your blood flow is increased to the area treated. This results in removal of the released fat (triglycerides) promoting metabolism and drainage of excess toxins and fats. Vaser Shape can also reduce the pain and swelling from other surgical procedures.

Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Buccal Pad Removal

    This procedure seeks to give the face a more angular and chiseled look by reducing the size of the buccal fat pad normally located in the cheeks. The buccal fat pad, not unlike the appendix or tonsils, has no useful function after infancy.This surgery is recommended primarily for patients with decidedly round, full cheeks and is commonly performed in combination with cheek enhancement.
  • Chin Cheek Augmentation Surgery

    According to Dr. Fodor, a younger face is more triangular in shape with the chin representing the tip of the triangle. With aging, as the malar areas descend, jowling occurs and the facial shape becomes more rectangular. In individuals whose facial contours have changed as a result of advancing age, as well as in individuals who have congenitally flat cheeks areas, malar augmentation can offer significant enhancement of facial aesthetics. Though implants offer the advantage of a permanent structural change, injectables may be a good alternative when a lesser degree of augmentation is sufficient and permanency of the result is not mandatory. In the future, with ongoing evolution of soft tissue fillers, injectable treatments may become an even better option with long lasting results.
  • Lip Augmentation

    While some individuals are born with thinner lips, aging can also cause lips to become thinner and “prune lines” can form. This may make allure of a youthful smile can disappear. In the past, this was irreversible. Today, new procedures have been developed to remedy this situation. Dr. Fodor has been a member of a board of consultants tasked to design and give instructional courses for injectables to the face.
  • Ear Surgery

    Otoplasty is a common procedure used to correct large, uneven and misshapen ears. We know that body image and concerns about one’s appearance are developed as early as 2-3 years of age. When children are perceived to have deformities of the ears, they are often subjected to naïve, but nevertheless, cruel teasing. As a result, children as young as 4-5 years of age are frequently very determined to undergo ear surgery and are typically very cooperative.
  • Nasal Reshaping

    Like other cosmetic surgeries, nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty) is a combination of art and science. Because surgery is not an exact science, some of the factors involved in producing the final results are not within the control of the surgeon.
  • Neck Lift

    A neck lift can have a profound effect on appearance. Customizing the surgical approach for each individual is paramount in achieving the most aesthetic results in neck enhancement. Various choices are available, ranging from liposuction (lipoplasty) with or without chin augmentation to much more extensive operations such as a corset platysmaplasty and/or a full facelift. The length of recovery and the extent of scarring vary accordingly, and these are points that require thorough discussion between surgeon and patient during the consultation.How is a Neck Lift Performed
  • Endoscopic Forehead/Face Lift

    Dr. Fodor pioneered this state-of-the art approach to facial rejuvenation in Aspen, Endoscopy. There is no visible scaring with an Endoscopic forehead lift or mid face as practiced by Dr. Fodor. The short incisions to introduce the Endoscopic instruments are placed behind the hairline and heal with scars that are difficult to detect, even by your hairdresser. Endoscopic procedures are less invasive than their traditional counterparts which allows a faster recovery with less postoperative swelling and bruising.
  • Face Lift

    Sun exposure, weight fluctuation, and the natural aging process can make skin loosen and sag, resulting in wrinkles and jowls. The muscles on the neck can slacken, too, causing you to look years older than you are. Face lift is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face and neck, creating a more youthful appearance. Fresh, taut skin can make you look decades younger.
  • Short Scar Face Lift

    A “Short Scar” face ls performed where the incision behind the ear is eliminated. In Dr. Fodor’s opinion, it works well for patients on whom the signs of aging have not significantly extended to the neck area.
  • Near Face Lift Procedure

    Many of our patients request a full face lift, but based on patient evaluation, Dr. Fodor often recommends less invasive approaches, which still result in significant rejuvenation and an improved facial appearance. Dr. Fodor's initial evaluation and analysis of your face will help him determine whether you would benefit from what he calls a "Near Face Lift" surgical concept Dr. Fodor developed.
  • Eyelid Surgery

    The aesthetics of the eyes, other than color, are determined entirely by the bony and soft tissue architecture surrounding them. Variations in the bony skeleton, such as underdeveloped cheek bones, when not recognized in advance of blepharoplasty, can negatively impact the final aesthetic result.

Facial Rejuvenation

  • Dermabrasion

    Dermabrasion is a procedure used to improve the skin's texture. It is used to smooth fine wrinkles and the uneven surfaces that result from scarring, acne, or similar problems.
  • Fat-Transfer

    As we age, gravity repositions fat tissues, causing a decrease in volume in facial features, wrinkles and creases then become more prominent. Based on research, the loss of facial fat is a very significant component of facial aging. Breasts also lose volume and shape, and hips and thigh fat pads swell, along with the abdomen.Dr. Fodor performs facial and body rejuvenation procedures for patients who want an improvement on their facial skin texture and volume.
  • Fat-Injections

    Fat injections involve the injection of one’s own fat– taken from other parts of the body– into the lips or to fill fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Facial Fillers

    Dr. Fodor offers facial fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm, BELOTERO, Voluma, Restylane® Lift, Radiesse and other injections in Aspen, Basalt and surrounding areas of Colorado.Over the past few years there has been metoric rise in the use of hyaluronic acid based injections, soft tissue fillers for facial rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancement for facial shape.A commonly used, however not uniform, is a combination of Botox Injections for the upper face and fillers for the lower.
  • Botox Cosmetic

    Botox® and Dysport® are product names for botulinum toxin which is injected for reduction of facial muscle activity. Botox is often used in combination with tissue fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, to achieve cosmetic enhancement of facial shape and some degree of facial rejuvenation.From Snowmass and Aspen to Minneapolis and New York, people are undergoing Botox® Cosmetic treatments to remove unsightly forehead lines and wrinkles.
  • Chemical Peel

    Light chemical peels that improve skin color, texture and luster are performed at Century Cosmetics Medi-Spa (an integral part of Dr. Fodor’s office) by a licensed Esthetician.Deeper chemical peels are performed at by Dr. Fodor with a dilute acid that is generally reserved for wrinkle lines. To begin the procedure, the face is first washed to remove any excess oil.

Areas Served

  • Aspen, Colorado

    Aspen, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is a ski resort town and year-round destination for outdoor recreation
  • Basalt, Colorado

    he Town of Basalt is a Statutory Town in Eagle and Pitkin counties in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • Pitkin County, Colorado

    Pitkin County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • Eagle County, Colorado

    Eagle County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado
  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Glenwood Springs is a resort city in Colorado known for its hot springs
  • Carbondale, Colorado

    The Town of Carbondale is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado
  • Snowmass Village, Colorado

    Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Woody Creek, Colorado

    Woody Creek is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office located in Pitkin County, Colorado


3 years ago
Peter Fodor is one of the best plastic surgeons in the world. As a surgeon myself, I have watched him operate on others and I have been a patient under his care. He has superior technical skills, a wonderful and empathetic bedside manner, and an unsurpassed aesthetic sense of what looks natural and beautiful. I unconditionally give Dr. Fodor my highest recommendation.
- Jerald B

Award Winning Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fodor believes that the initial consultation and subsequent preoperative visits are of great importance to a successful experience with cosmetic surgery. Upon a thorough evaluation, he and his staff will first address a patient’s aesthetic goals in detail and then select the best approaches and techniques in order to provide a custom-tailored approach to best fit the patient’s specific individual needs. As a highly experienced aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Fodor is often called upon to correct less than satisfactory results of cosmetic surgery procedures that have been performed elsewhere. Over 50% of Dr. Fodor’s consultations involve patients who are seeking corrective or secondary (“re-do”) surgery. Similarly, about 50% of the patients in Dr. Fodor’s practice travel from locations outside of the greater Snowmass area.

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