Gregory J. Liebscher, MD, FACS, is a Mayo Clinic-trained and ABPS board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering the highest level of plastic surgery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dr. Liebscher offers surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to improve and restore the appearance and structure of your breast, body, and face. Overall, plastic and cosmetic procedures are highly successful and deliver lasting, satisfying results.
Insist on a ‘TOP DOC’: Dr. Liebscher is regularly recognized in the community and by his peers for his commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction. He has been selected as ‘Top Doc, Plastic Surgeon’ for the El Paso County area by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Dr. Liebscher has also been featured as a “Top Doc, Plastic Surgeon’ by Style Magazine.
For cosmetic procedures, patients can schedule an in-person consultation with plastic surgeon, Dr. Liebscher, to discuss a treatment plan which includes the time, risks, discomfort, and expected outcomes.
Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Liebscher and his plastic surgery practice …
Video: Get to Know Dr. Liebscher
In this video, Dr. Greg Liebscher, shares his medical background, special areas of interest, and personal philosophy of care:
- 1992 – 1994, FELLOW, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- 1987 – 1992, RESIDENT, General Surgery, St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
- 1983 – 1987, MEDICAL SCHOOL, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
- 1979 – 1983, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
- Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1993
- Board Certification: The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1996
- Fellow American College of Surgery, 2002
“I just wanted to say a big “thank you” to Dr. Liebscher and staff for all the kindness and support during my recent surgery. Every womans worst nightmare is to hear the words “breast cancer.” Dr. Liebscher took the results of a double mastectomy, chemo, and radiated skin and made it look like an elective augmentation! I could not be happier with my new look and my great results. You guys are the best!!! Thank you again.”
“Dr. Liebscher is amazing. He explained the surgery and everything I would be going through very thoroughly in terms that I could understand. He answered every question I had with all the patients in the world. I was very nervous going into this not knowing if it was the right thing to do at my age and to this day (three months later) I can’t say enough about how comfortable Dr. Liebscher and his “whole” staff has made me feel. They are all wonderful and I would definitely refer Dr. Liebsher to anyone.”
“You can not find a better surgeon in Colorado. Dr. Liebscher is highly skilled, honest, compassionate, and humble. Talking to him is like talking to a very patient friend, he always makes time for you and makes you fill important. His staff, nurse, and all the other in the office are also skilled in their professions. They give everyone the filling that they are doing exactly what they love to be doing. I’ve recommended Dr. Liebscher’s office to so many friends for so many procedures, and they all thank me hearitly. Go there and feel welcome.”
“Dr Gregory Liebscher came highly recommended to me by my doctors, neighbors, and friends who know him as a colleague or as the doctor that transformed their lives. Now, Dr Liebscher has transformed my life. If you want a talented, compassionate surgeon who is surrounded by an amazing staff and will deliver fantastic results, your search is over.”
Insist On Receiving Your Care from a ‘Certified’ Plastic Surgeon
Though it may seem like every physician performing plastic or cosmetic surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon, countless stories and victims can tell you otherwise.
In the United States, most states allow physicians to perform plastic or cosmetic surgery on patients. However, just because each physician is board-certified in their own specialty does not mean they are board-certified for plastic surgery, most importantly, by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Patients looking to undergo plastic or cosmetic surgery can reduce their risks of seeing an unskilled physician by making sure they find a plastic surgeon who is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and/or by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
NOTE: Out of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialists, only the American Board of Plastic Surgery is approved to perform plastic surgery on the entire body, including the face.
By making sure you find a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can reduce your risks for complicated surgeries in countless ways.
In order for a physician to become a board-certified plastic surgeon, they must:
- Finish five years of plastic surgery and general surgery training combined throughout their residency.
- Pass their written and oral exams.
- Graduate from a medical school that is accredited.
- Have the proper training and proper tools.
Though plastic surgeons need their certification, they also need their membership for ASPS, which requires plastic surgeons to continue certain medical courses, as well as follow a strict code of ethics. With ASPS, every plastic surgeon must perform surgery in accredited medical facilities only.
Physicians may be able to perform plastic surgery, but only board-certified physicians are kept up-to-date when it comes to new advancements and issues in technology.
All patients will want to look for their physician’s ASPS certification in order to make sure their physician meets these guidelines and qualifications.
What Does a Plastic Surgeon Do?
A plastic surgeon performs what is known as plastic surgery to restore and improve function (reconstructive surgery), as well as appearance (cosmetic surgery). It can involve surgery on any part of the body, except the central nervous system, including, but not limited to, the following:
- skin (including skin cancer, scars, burns, birthmarks, tattoo removal)
- maxillofacial (the facial skeleton)
- congenital anomalies (including deformed ears, cleft palate, cleft lip)