Hans R. Kuisle, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kuisle has been practicing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in Boulder, Colorado since 1984. He received his B.A degree in 1969 from the University of Iowa, and he earned his M.D in 1973 from Northwestern University Medical School. From Chicago, he went to Dallas, Texas where he completed a ﬁve-year internship and residency in general surgery, followed by a two-year residency in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
He is currently an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Colorado State Society or Plastic Surgeons, and the Colorado State and Boulder County Medical Societies.Dr. Kuisle is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and enhances his knowledge of plastic surgery by participating in many extra hours of continuing medial education each year. His plastic surgery expertise is continually complemented by interacting with, and learning from some of the best minds in the plastic surgery community, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Kuisle is very excited by the potential of regenerative medicine, such as fat and nano fat grafting to restore facial volume lost in the aging process. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), growth factors and exosomes support superior healing and reduce downtime. These natural biologic compounds attract and activate stem cells to further support the healing process and improve results. Today, Dr. Kuisle concentrates his expertise and skill in the field of minimally invasive plastic surgery and regenerative aesthetics. He utilizes cutting edge facial rejuvenation techniques. Various non-invasive and minimally invasive Laser, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), HALO, Vivace and Plasma Pen technologies compliment the surgical procedures for skin rejuvenation. Injectables such as Botox ®, Restylane® and Juvederm®, are key to reducing unwanted facial animation, restoring volume and softening fine lines. Dr. Kuisle has often been described by his patients and colleagues as an “artist” with a needle and scalpel.
In over 40 years of surgical experience, Dr. Kuisle has developed a philosophy that strongly emphasizes the individual needs of each patient. He believes that total patient care is important to achieve the best outcome from any surgical procedure. He often asks his patients why they would trust their face or body to anyone other than a well trained, competent and board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Kuisle’s non-compromising attitude encourages his patients to accept only a superior level of medical care while enjoying a high degree of comfort with the style, personality, and expertise of the surgeon. Patients are always encouraged to choose a surgeon with whom they are most comfortable, and whose training, credentials, commitment, and judgement justify that choice.
Winfield Hartley, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Winfield Hartley is a native of Atlanta Georgia. His earliest introduction to plastic surgery was through his uncle, Dr. John Hartley, former president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. When he was fifteen years old, he spent a summer in the operating room observing his Uncle’s procedures. He has been dedicated to the specialty ever since. Dr. Hartley attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree in psychology, and obtained his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta.
He completed his general surgery training (1997-2000) and plastic surgery training (2000-2002) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the premier programs in the United States. Dr. Hartley went on to pursue additional fellowship training in Aesthetic Surgery in Melbourne Australia (2002) under Dr. Bryan Mendelson. Dr. Mendelson is highly regarded worldwide, as a leader and pioneer in facial rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Hartley completed a second fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery (2003) in Nashville, TN, under Dr. Patrick Maxwell. During his time there, he co-authored the Breast Augmentation chapter for the definitive plastic surgery textbook.
His interests are in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a special focus on body contouring, liposuction, abdominoplasty and breast surgery (breast augmentation, reduction, and reconstruction). He employs several new face-lifting techniques designed to minimize scarring and shorten recovery.
Dr. Hartley is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He stays on the forefront of his specialty by attending conferences, seminars, and national meetings throughout each year. He has published articles in several major journals, and presented research at national meetings. “My wife Joy and I moved to Colorado in order to be part of a culture whose focus is on healthy outdoor living. I believe that people want to look as young as they feel. My philosophy centers on providing my patients with a more attractive and healthy appearance by enhancing their own natural attributes. In this way, patients feel better about themselves and the way they look. I find this true for both aesthetic and reconstructive patients.”
Dr. Hartley enhances his local experience in Boulder by spending one week each year on a medical mission trip to an underdeveloped country. There he has the opportunity to restore both form and function to children born with congenital anomalies such as cleft lips and palates.
Justin B. Maxhimer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Maxhimer was born in Lake Tahoe and raised just outside of Seattle, but is now proud to call Boulder home. He attended Northwestern University where he received his B.A. in Biology and Biochemistry and went on to Rush Medical College in Chicago. He graduated from Rush with top honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and also was one of a handful of medical students chosen each year for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars program where he got the opportunity to receive world class research training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Maxhimer then completed a residency in General Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the birthplace of modern surgical training, in addition to a 2-year research fellowship back at the National Institutes of Health. He then went on to complete his Plastic and Reconstructive residency at UCLA Medical Center where he learned both complex reconstructive surgery from some of the world’s leading experts and also cutting edge techniques and subtle nuances of Aesthetic Surgery from the best surgeons that Beverly Hills has to offer.
Dr. Maxhimer is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has published close to 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, most notably including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery among other top scientific publications.
He has authored several book chapters and holds a patent on the development of a therapy that helps protect normal tissues and cells from the damaging effects of radiation. He is a member on several surgical societies, has spoken at numerous national and international meetings and has been on surgical missions, most recently to Ghana, Africa.
Dr. Maxhimer has a commitment to patients and takes pride in his caring bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to create a natural appearance. He believes that your care should be customized to you and your body as well as your lifestyle, and gets to know all of those aspects before recommending any procedure. He strives for perfection for both his reconstructive and cosmetic patients.
An active CrossFit athlete, Dr. Maxhimer encourages patients to ask questions about their fitness and nutrition to optimize their surgical results. When not in surgery, he loves spending time with his wife, who is a nurse and someone who is a constant reminder of the caring and compassionate side of medicine, his 3 year old daughter, and his young son who is almost a bigger Broncos fan than he is.