Office hours

Current hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 3pm. Emergencies, holidays, or vacations may change this schedule.


Appointments

Appointments can be made by calling 303-698-2424. Dr. Hawes sees patients in the office Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 4pm. Surgeries are performed on Tuesdays from 7:15am to 5pm.

Your time is valuable. We allow 30–45 minutes for new patient visits and try hard to be on schedule.


Fees

Patients wanting a consultation for possible cosmetic surgery are eligible for a discounted initial evaluation rate of $100. Dr. Hawes will personally spend at least 30 minutes evaluating and discussing the procedures which are suitable for you. Fees for cosmetic surgery vary from $1,000 to $10,000 depending upon the extent and nature of the operations performed.

Patients who have insurance coverage should bring their insurance card and are responsible for obtaining a referral prior to the examination. The insurance company will be billed by our office.


Patient Forms

If you are able to download documents on your computer, you may do so now and complete these required forms at your convenience. Bring them with you at the time of your appointment.

Patient Information Packet (PDF)

If you are unable to download and print the forms, please arrive at least 20 minutes early to complete them at our office.


Dr. Hawes’ Frequently Asked Questions after or about Surgery

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Seepage of blood around the sutures is normal and expected on the day of surgery. Usually this stops after 2-3 days. Iced compresses and bed rest are helpful. Large amounts of bleeding, such as enough to soak a bath towel, are not normal. You should call Dr. Hawes (303-698-2424) if large amounts of bleeding occur, or if you are worried.
Typically the bruising is obvious for 2 weeks after the surgery. If you bruise easily, it may last longer. Arnica Montana, commonly known as the Mountain Daisy, is a homeopathic medication available at vitamin stores which may help decrease bruising. You may start taking this (12c strength) on the day of your surgery and continue it until the bruising is gone. The tiny pills are placed under your tongue and will dissolve. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
Blood often accumulates on the surface of the eye after surgery around the eye. This may look alarming, but will resolve in a week or two.
Yes. Bruising and swelling is almost always present after surgery, and tends to improve in 2 weeks time. If your eye is swollen tightly shut, call Dr. Hawes.
Swelling of the eye is common after surgery near the eye. This usually resolves in a week or two.
Bleeding, swelling, ointment, and tearing all contribute to some visual blurring for the first few days after surgery. Usually the vision clears up in a few days. The vision should never get completely black, however, and you should call Dr. Hawes if you are not able to even see light with your eye after surgery.
Sometimes a local anesthetic is given and this may cause double vision for several hours. Usually a patch is placed over the operated eye when this is done. If you had surgery to repair an orbital fracture or for thyroid related eye disease, double vision may last weeks to months.
Blood and fluid drains away from the eye by going to the cheek and neck, so this type of swelling early after surgery usually is normal. It should resolve in 2 weeks.
Itching is a sign of healing. However, allergy to medication can also cause itching. If the itching is especially bad, it could mean you are allergic to the ointment you are using.
No. This can cause bleeding from your nose. After a week or two, blowing your nose is allowed, though you should not pinch your nose closed when blowing, as this could cause the tube to come out.
The first day after the operation. Keep your eyes closed while washing your hair.
You should wait two weeks after surgery before doing vigorous exercise. Lifting weights is especially dangerous, as the strain may cause bleeding. You can do light exercise, such as going for a walk, after one week.
Two weeks after surgery.
You cannot drive yourself home from the surgery, or for 24 hours after the operation. Most people are able to drive in a few days, as soon as their vision clears.
No makeup is allowed on the sutures. These are usually removed or dissolved in one week. You can wear makeup sooner in areas away from the sutures.
You can lift objects that do not require straining. After 2 weeks, there are no restrictions on lifting.
Yes, after a few days.
You can travel as soon as the first day after surgery, although it will help to have a driver. Air travel is also fine after the first day. If you are planning a vacation, give yourself a week or two for the swelling to go down before departure.
It depends on your work and the operation you had done. Most people can return to work within a week. Some are determined to return as soon as possible and start working the next day. Others take longer or don’t wish to work while bruised and may take 2 weeks off work. If you are having problems such as double vision, it could take weeks or months before you can work again.
One week on average, although some last less than this and others may take 6 weeks to dissolve.
Possibly. If so, the patch will probably be left in place for a few days. Dr. Hawes avoids patching both eyes, so you will be able to see some immediately after the operation with at least one eye.
2-3 months in most cases, sometimes up to a year.
No. Exceptions would be severe illness, pain, surgery late in the day, or serious medical problems.