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Dr. Ron Pelton

Facial Plastic Surgery
Colorado Springs, CO
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Colorado Springs, CO

Address

455 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 309, Colorado Springs, CO
Directions

About

Bio

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 784.0px;" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 784.0px;" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 784.0px;" valign="top"> Dr. Pelton is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellowship-trained member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Fulbright scholar and received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Cell Biology. He graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and went on to Baylor College of Medicine for a 4 year residency. He then took a 2 year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Utah. Dr Pelton came to Colorado Springs in 2000. Our goal is to help each patient with their individual needs through a positive and educational experience in our office. We take your well being very seriously and strive to educate you about your disease or problem. We make every effort to ensure that we adequately answer all of your questions and we encourage you to consider all possibilities (both surgical and non-surgical) before deciding upon a procedure. Our mission is to help those that come to us. </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Specialties
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Facial Plastic Surgery

Ophthalmology

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
When : When we are discussing vision, we are referring to either 1) visual acuity - how clearly you can see the words on the page. 2) color vision - the abi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The cost will vary according to several factors. Plastic surgery in new york will usually be higher than the same procedure in iowa city. Also, the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Some : Some people are prone to growing skin tags. They tend to grow in areas where skin rubs on skin (eyelids, neck, under arms, etc). They are benign. T... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Implant : Implant movement might be possible but is highly unlikely. Most are fixated to the surrounding tissue with sutures or screws.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
In : In most cases, the same incision will be used.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Botox : Botox is not "idiot proof" and i've seen plenty of complications. These can be difficult to improve. As a rule, i think you'll find that the Botox... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
As : As a rule, blepharoplasty does not change the shape of the eye. It simply removes redundant fat and skin. If you have "almond" shaped eyes before th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Asian : Asian eyelids look asian because of where the levator muscle inserts on the tarsal plate and skin (typically low) giving a very low lid crease just ab... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Any : Any pain that you have goes away as soon as the needle is removed. If the injector gives you a nerve block, almost all of the pain is taken away.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
In : In a word - safety. Tumescent lipo is often done under light sedation and is thus much safer in most situations.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
All : All cable lift (suture lift) surgeries are limited in their ability to permanently repair a cosmetic defect. As a rule, most find that incisional sur... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
This : This procedure is not meant to cause large changes. Discuss this at length with your treating physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Corneal : Corneal exposure during surgery is not uncommon but typically resolves in a couple of days. If his surgery was three weks ago, he needs to be evaluat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Procedure : Procedure - look on you tube (lots of videos) cost - more than contacts (typically a few thousand). Problems - rare but can be substantial (dry eye, g... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You can prepare ahead of time by getting your medications and bandages that you'll need. Getting meals prepped for a couple of days can also be helpf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You probably caused a minor scratch in the back of your throat. If you are truly having breathing/swallowing problems, you should be seen in your loc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
As : As a rule, you'll have swelling for 5-7 days. Ice for the first 2-3 days and then heat afterwards may decrease this time.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The fact that your ophthalmologist has been able to help you regain your vision says a lot about his skill. He knows your anatomy and the area of the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Cellulite : Cellulite is a skin change that occurs in most females after puberty. It is a modification of the skin surface evident by skin dimpling. Cellulite o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
YES. : Yes. Of course it depends entirely on where the lipo is done and how much fat is removed.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Posterior : Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) sounds scary because it sounds like retinal detachment. It is common and is seen in the aging eye. It causes flo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Absolutely. : Absolutely. The lip is very vascular and bleeds easily. The bruising os usually minor though.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
This : This may very well be related to your bp. Get that checked out at a local clinic (not necessarily the er).
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
This : This is often done either in the office or in an out patient surgical center.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
"Vision" : "vision" is comprised of 1). Visual acuity (how clearly you see the words on the page). Glasses and contacts help this. 2). Color vision. You ei... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You will typically have bruising and swelling after most types of surgery and it will be similar to the bruising that you had after your implantation ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
A : A reaction can happen with any filler but these reactions are rare. They were much more common in the days of collagen.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
YES. : Yes. Butt buyer beware :). If you have complications, going back can be expensive and finding a surgeon in the us to handle the complication may not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Your : Your olfactory nerves may be permanently damaged. You need to be evaluated by an ent. Go to www.Entnet.Org to find an ENT near you.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Liposuction : Liposuction involves cutting. There is no cutting with zerona and it is not liposuction. You will not see the same results with zerona as you will ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Each : Each surgeon has his own way of doing the surgery so this is a question best directed to your surgeon. As a rule though, the eye may continue to wate... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The tears normally drain into the nose (that's why we blow our nose when we cry a lot). The problem that is causing the bloodt nose can also cause th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You may have a herpes infection. The lining of the mouth, nose , eye, and genitalia are all mucous membranes and can all be infected by herpes simple... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The visian icl (implantable collamer lens), created by staar® surgical company, is a phakic (do not remove the natural lens) intraocular lens (iol) ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
With : With fillers, the risk is very low. Go to a reputable surgeon with a long track record.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
In : In short, no. The filler stays where you put it. That's why it is so important to put it in the right place when it is injected!
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You should consider seeing a GI doctor who can look down there with a scope and see if it is still scratched. Ask your pcp for a recommendation.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There : There is no ointment that dissolves skin tags. There really are no great options for removing tham at home. Sorry! hope that helps.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
When : When injected with a small (32 gauge) needle, the Botox injections are typically not painful. Numbing creams are messy and take a long time to work. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You need to contact the radiologist who read the scan and let them know what is going on. He most likely had a reaction to the dye.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The answer to this question depends entirely on what was done during the surgery. Obviously, the skin that was removed is not easy to replace but the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
In : In short, yes. Results will depend on the amount of correction needed.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
This : This procedure typically takes less than an hour.
A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You may not need the er but you certainly do need to be seen soon. Good luck.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There : There is no cutting with the zerona. It is "cold"laser technology and there is little or no pain. But don't expect big results.
A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Because : Because Latisse (bimatoprost) is applied topically it should not react with any oral meds or drops. If you happen to be using any ointments in your la... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Andrew Doan
Nov 27, 2012
Outstanding physician and individual!
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Dec 16, 2012
I came to Dr Pelton on the recommendation of Dr Puckett. I was treated very well from the very first minute I walked in. Everyone was very positive and friendly. I really appreciated the way all th...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Not only would I recommend Dr. Pelton but I already have more than three times. His Office staff have answered all my questions with care to insurance and procedures and time lines to perfection. Dr. ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am too impatient,thanks for your answer. Ill wait 10 more days.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Graz
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Hendrix College
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Baylor Health Care System

Residency

Baylor Health Care System

Awards

Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
AAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) XI,, American Academy of Ophthalmology
ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculoplastics, University of Utah

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Publications

Orbital Trauma
The anterior eyelid crease approach to the orbit
Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis
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