About Dr. Henley
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgical Specialist & ENT Surgeon
Dr. Julian Henley is a highly experienced surgeon, scientist, and inventor, with an old fashioned dedication to listening to his patients, and giving them the best possible care. He has many innovations in his field, taught scores of residents over decades, and offers exclusive state-of-the art facial surgical techniques including the new BioMatrix Lift™ and the Waddle Neck Lift. He holds 32 issued medical technology patents. (www.henleydev.it)
Dr Henley is double board certified in Otolaryngology and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Henley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard, attended Albert Einstein Medical School, a residency at UCSF, and served on the clinical teaching staff at Yale Medical School.
Dr. Henley worked for many years in private practice in New Haven, CT and Manhattan; with a global following of patients from around the USA and Puerto Rico, as well as countries including Italy, Jamaica and Brazil. As a plastic surgeon in Northern Colorado, Dr. Henley serves patients throughout the state, as well patients in the Nebraska/Wyoming Panhandle at Regional West Medical Center.
Dr. Henley is thrilled to be a new partner at Front Range Ear, Nose and Throat and is currently accepting new ENT patients. His partners are Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Sarmad Sabour, and we are proud to be a part of the warm atmosphere. Our office is conveniently located just ten minutes east of the Centerra outlets just off Hwy 34 in Greeley.
Get to Know Dr. Julian Henley
What made you specialize in facial procedures? What was it about the face that was most interesting?
I have a combined interest in the anatomy of the face, as well as the workings behind it. My dual specialties in Ear, Nose &Throat, as well as facial plastics, bring a level of creativity and fascination for me. For example, I can correct a deviated septum – which causes breathing problems, recurrent sinus infections – and perform a rhinoplasty at the same time. This is not something commonly performed in the field at this time. I can also perform certain procedures under local anesthesia that is uncommon in the field, but very beneficial to certain patients.
You say you are a real “science nerd” and you like to discover new things like the BioMatrix Lift™. What do you see as your next challenge?
I have always loved exploring new technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. I am interested in combining procedures like surgery and fillers to make the patient’s life easier, and save them money at the same time. The BioMatrix Lift™ combines experience, skill, with a new means of tissue regeneration. This new type of face surgery avoids the “pulled look” and creates a natural rejuvenated appearance that is the holy grail of facial plastic surgery.
Which cases have you found truly rewarding and inspiring?
My personal motto for my practice is, “Real People, Real Results” and it is something I live by. I find great satisfaction in helping someone look better; whether it is a school teacher, a police officer, a politician or a movie star. I particularly find it very rewarding to help transform someone who never considered themselves attractive, and take them from a “5” to an “8.” It means so much to them. I have watched innumerable times how their shoulders go back, the hair goes back to uncover their new features, their posture changes and a subtle “Mona Lisa” smile flutters when they see their reflection in a nearby mirror. We are surrounded by so much challenging news every day that making a positive change in someone’s life is like a halo of light burning through the fog.
Do you think American women are hard on themselves obsessing too much about age and beauty?
Yes. Women often see much more that is at fault than others ever would. I am a firm believer in looking refreshed and natural, but not looking ridiculous or overdone. Our media and magazines do not help women accept their features with grace and confidence. Good facial plastic work brings out your best features, improves harmony and is not intended to make you look like someone else. I am always concerned with the patient who brings magazine pictures of public persona or model and requests specific features like a nose or lips that model possesses. Facial plastic surgery reshapes your features it does not transplant noses or lips from the models at large.
What do you deem beautiful?
My wife! (Ha ha h!)! Well given what I do as a professional, I am big on facial harmony between their specific features. A prominent nose on a petit and delicate face is out of harmony. When I look at the face right away I know what feature modification will improve that harmony and give this patient a great new look. Sometimes we have to navigate around the patients nervousness and concern as to how it is all going to look afterwards. I was one of the original developers of the computer simulation technology that I use extensively within my practice. With that technology I can show the patient what they can look like before we even proceed with any surgery. When I see a patient smile at the work I did to correct a flaw or something that bothered them for years, I see a shift in their confidence and to me that is beautiful. When the outer beauty matches the inner beauty, it is special to me to be a part of.
What do you do to always stay ahead of the curve?
I don’t pay much attention to what anyone else is doing. I stay focused on my patients and achieving the kind of results that surpass their expectations.. Combining state of the art technology with skill and aesthetic judgment is my not so secret formula for success with my patients.
What is your philosophy about your craft? People really must trust you.
I was trained the “old fashioned way” as a physician. First and foremost, I am a doctor. There have been many patients who have come to me for cosmetic work, and have ended up having a serious medical condition that I was able to discover during the diagnosis process. My waiting room is not appointed with marble, statutes or waterfalls. My practice is based on outcomes and satisfied patients. I am a facial plastic surgeon judged by the outcomes of my patients rather than the media image that is so often put forth. I believe the emphasis should be on excellent medical care, listening to my patients and caring about their needs.
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