Richard Albin, MD, PhD (retired)

Denver Plastic Surgeon
1601 E 19th Avenue, Suite 4350
Denver, Colorado 80218 US
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"My sister had Dr Albin do her facelift and lipo." "I recently wrote to him again and asked that he do the right thing and refund my money to help offset the cost of reconstruction."

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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Lasting Results, Exceeded My Expectations - Denver, CO

I chose Dr. Albin after interviewing and meeting with 4 other plastic surgeons. I was so fortunate to have had Dr. Albin perform my surgery. The results of my surgery far exceeded my expectations. I am pleased beyond words with Dr. Albin and his excellent staff. Dr. Albin is a highly skilled surgeon, who listens to his patients concerns, and, gives honest feedback as to realistic expectations for results from surgery. He is a man of high integrity, who has real compassion for his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Albin to all my friends and to anyone who is considering plastic surgery. Marie G.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Great Experience! Started to Get Thick Around the Middle - Denver, CO

One of my friends had surgery previously with Dr. Albin so I took her suggestion.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I'm So Happy - Denver, CO

My sister had Dr Albin do her facelift and lipo. I was jealous. She's older but looked much younger. Now we're back to normal!

2 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Would Not Recommend - Denver, CO

My experience with Dr Albin and his staff has been far from good. Aside from the long waits to see Dr Albin, the outcome of my rhinoplasty was not good. After my surgery no one called to check on my status which even my aesthetician does after a simple chemical peel. During my one year follow up, I brought up my concerns with one of his staff members with a simple and insincere "well, I'll pas it along…". This is truly not what I expected from a top notch surgeon or his staff. As I was leaving the office, his assistant didn't even have the common courtesy to say good-by, knowing that I was upset. I would not recommend Dr Albin and his staff.

1 out of 5 stars Facelift Revision

One of the Worst Experiences of my Life - Denver, CO

I choose not to have Dr. Albin continue to treat me after the revision and injury. This horrible situation has had an enormous negative impact on my life. He has refused all requests to refund the fees I paid to him. His insurance company told me that "unfortunately, these things happen" and I received "appropriate care". I recently wrote to him again and asked that he do the right thing and refund my money to help offset the cost of reconstruction. His response, after rambling on about how he never abandons a patient, was that due to the negative tone of my initial correspondence he decided to have his insurance company "deal with my issues". I will post pre- and post-op photos soon, including pictures of the cautery burn. I've filed a complaint with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners.

1 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

The WORST Mistake of my Life! - Denver, CO

Please refer to the above. This doctor should not be practicing. He is a disaster as a plastic surgeon.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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I Have a Diagnosed Turbinate and Septum Issue and I Want a Rhinoplasty. Will I Get Fees Waived?

This is not an unusual situation. The insurance company will only be asked to cover the functional(airway) part of the procedure so the issue of fraud... READ MORE

Hit the Side of my Nose, 5 Weeks Post Op After Open Rhinoplasty?

This situation understandably causes a lot of concern and you need to see your surgeon. This type of trauma after surgery usually does no harm. READ MORE

I Had Closed Rhinoseptoplasty 8 Weeks Ago and It's Still Swollen and Crooked. Will This Get Better?

Some swelling is normal, a crooked appearance is not unless this is due to uneven swelling. Ask your surgeon to recheck things for you. READ MORE

Will my Radix Return to Normal Size? (photo)

Once the cast or splint is removed the nose swells some more but it will go down. Two weeks is too soon to make a final judgement. READ MORE

Avoid Scars After Rhinoplasty and Alar Base Reduction? (photo)

Whatever caused this scar with nostril rim retraction is not as important as realizing you ned to wait until the tissue is soft and movable before... READ MORE

I Had Rhinoplasty 3 Weeks Ago and One Nostril is Higher Than Other. Is It Because of Swelling?

Swelling three weeks after any rhinoplasty is normal. It is too soon to tell if the nostril asymmetry will resolve or need revision MANY months later. READ MORE

Swelling Following Fat Transfer - Abnormal?

There can be a significant amount of swelling after fat transfer, especially if many areas in the same proximity were done (i.e. temples, tear... READ MORE

Can the Fat From Liposuction Be Used as a Graft at the Same Time of Operation?

It is very common to use the fat that is extracted during liuposuction to fill in areas on the face. The lips are one area, but fat can also be used... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.