Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Denis Gonyon Serves Fort Collins, Johnstown, Loveland, Longmont and Nearby Areas of Northern Colorado


In Northern Colorado and throughout the United States, anyone with a medical degree can call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon.” This means that even a family doctor can perform plastic surgery procedures without having completed any surgical training or residencies in plastic surgery.

Why Board Certification Matters

To become board-certified, Northern Colorado plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon had to meet the rigorous standards of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS is the only plastic surgery board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. This is largely due to the level of training they require before permitting certification. 

To become certified by the ABPS, Dr. Gonyon had to:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete six years of plastic surgery residency in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education
  • Show proven, consistent results
  • Pass the ABPS written exams
  • Submit one full year of cases and pass the ABPS oral exam

Dr. Gonyon went above and beyond these requirements to successfully became one of only a handful of plastic surgeons to complete an additional full year fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Hospital in Dallas.

Why Choose Dr. Denis Gonyon

In addition to being board-certified by the ABPS, Dr. Gonyon has become a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. To remain a member of ASPS, Dr. Gonyon has to meet their qualifications of training, ethics, physician standards, and research. The ASPS is concerned with patient safety, and requires their members to perform all procedures in an accredited hospital or facility. 

For Dr. Gonyon, this is accomplished at our on-site AAAASF accredited surgical center for all of our cosmetic procedures. Not only does Dr. Gonyon commit a portion of his time to performing breast cancer reconstruction surgery, he works with all of the general surgeons in Northern Colorado and is able to operate at local area hospitals, including:

  • Harmony Surgery Center and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins
  • Medical Center of the Rockies
  • McKee Medical Center in Loveland
  • North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley

Additionally, our anesthesiologists are board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

Not only is it important to provide his patients with exemplary results, Dr. Gonyon is committed to listening to his patients. Dr. Gonyon is constantly complimented on his bedside manner and getting to know each and every one of his patients.

Dr. Gonyon also continues to commit time to completing additional education hours each year so that he not only offers his patients safety and comfort, but some of the newest techniques and technology in cosmetic surgery.

Your choice of plastic surgeon will have a direct impact on your final aesthetic results. Choosing to have any plastic surgery procedure is a personal and involved decision. When you make that decision, you want to choose someone who will be able to provide you with exceptional results that will enhance your appearance and provide you with renewed self-confidence. Only a board-certified plastic surgeon has the proven ability to provide you with the service and results you deserve.

If you live in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Greeley, Northern Colorado and are looking for an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery through the form on this website or call (970) 624-7979 to schedule a complimentary initial cosmetic surgery consultation today.