Cory D. Bovenzi, MD

Facial Plastic Surgeon In Denver

Meet Dr. Bovenzi

Dr. Bovenzi is board certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and fellowship trained specifically in facial plastic surgery. This sub-specialization is his guiding force in ensuring every patient achieves the best, most natural-looking results. 

But Dr. Bovenzi doesn’t just rely on his past; he’s always looking forward. “What I’ve learned from all of this is how to strike a balance: to not be stuck in our ways, to stay at the forefront of the field, and to make the best decisions for—and with—our patients,” he says. 

To that end, Dr. Bovenzi is well known for writing a meta-analysis on a cutting-edge medication now used during face lift surgery. “This substance led to far less bleeding, bruising, and swelling. I believed in it, researched it and now it’s considered the standard of care,” he says.

A natural, down-to-earth approach

In addition to checking all the professional boxes, Dr. Bovenzi has the compassion and down-to-earth approachability that has driven patients to our practice for the past 35 years. “Everyone is different, and I love how our field can have a profound impact on individuality,” he says. “It’s a lot of figuring out what your goals are and what’s really bothering you, in your terms. By understanding where people are coming from, I can translate that to what we can do to help.” 

And sometimes that doesn’t require surgery. “To give people the quality care they deserve, sometimes we steer them to a non-surgical procedure,” he says. “It’s important to counsel people on the right timing for surgery, whether they can get a good result with filler and how we will never make them look overdone.” Dr. Bovenzi’s vast anatomy experience means even safer injectable care. “Remember, I know where all those blood vessels are—and how nerves work,” he says.

Dr. Bovenzi is here to stay. “I’m a mountain person and will practice in Colorado throughout my career. Like Dr. Smith, I want to keep people looking natural, like they’ve never had work done,” he says. “This practice has stood the test of time, and I want to keep providing a welcoming atmosphere where patients are excited for their appointments and their results.” 

Education
Certification & Licensure
Notable Mentions
Hospital Affiliations
Publications

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine Degree
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee – Top 1% of Medical School Class

UNDERGRADUATE

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Honors Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction Summa Cum Laude
Major #1: Biological Sciences
Major #2: Valedictorian Neuroscience
Major #3: Psychology

CERTIFICATION

Board Certified Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Successfully passed Board exams for American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support

LICENSURE

Colorado Medical License
Georgia Medical License
Pennsylvania Medical License

5,000+ Facial Surgeries Performed to Date
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Neuroscience (Valedictorian)
Authored more than thirty peer-reviewed publications/presentation at national meetings with
more than five-hundred citations based on personal research

Littleton Adventist Hospital
Porter Adventist Hospital
Littleton, CO
Denver, CO

Yan, Brian & Bovenzi, Cory & Nwagu, Uche & Cognetti, David & Krein, Howard & Heffelfinger, Ryan. (2021). Postoperative Opioid-Prescribing Practices in Nasal Surgery: A Prospective Study. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 24. 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0532.

Bovenzi, Cory & Vasudevan, Swapna & Ba, & Krein, Howard & Heffelfinger, Ryan. (2020). Opioid Prescribing Practices in Rhinoplasty: A Retrospective Evaluation.

Nwagu, Uche & Bovenzi, Cory & Yan, Brian & Krein, Howard & Heffelfinger, Ryan. (2020). Opioid Prescribing Practices for Postoperative Patients in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 10.13140/RG.2.2.14791.47526.

Bovenzi, Cory & Piazza, Kirstin & Krein, Howard & Heffelfinger, Ryan. (2020). Online Ratings of Facial Plastic Surgeons: Worthwhile Additions to Conventional Patient Experience Surveys. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 23. 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0049.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Bovenzi is a facial plastic surgeon who has devoted his professional career to cosmetic surgeries of the face and neck including facelift, necklift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, browlift, chin augmentation, etc

To become a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Bovenzi had to be at the top of his class and have superb surgical skills throughout all his medical training; after 4 years of college the training involves 4 years of medical school, 5 years of residency, and 1 year of subspecialty fellowship dedicated to cosmetic facial plastic surgery. For context, admission to medical school at Thomas Jefferson University has an admissions rate of just 2.3% and out of those, Dr. Bovenzi was in the top 1% of his class, allowing him to match into residency in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. This highly competitive surgical specialty only has 300 spots nationwide per year, which are reserved for the medical students with some of the best surgical skills and highest board scores in the world (international applicants also apply for these highly sought after positions). After this residency training consisting of countless hours of surgical experience, Dr. Bovenzi pursued an additional optional fellowship to specialize in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery which is limited to only about 50 spots per year. Since then, Dr. Bovenzi has performed only facial plastic surgery and has achieved and continuously maintains his board certification from the ABOHNS and the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Facial plastic surgeons specialize in the face and neck and do these procedures on a regular basis. Just as with anything, by focusing your efforts you excel your skills and become an expert and a leader in the field. Through the training of a facial plastic surgeon, they need to perform surgeries for both cosmetic and functional reasons- by performing cancer resections and reconstructions of the face combined with cosmetic surgeries, they have unparalleled experience in facial anatomy, a critical skillset that will keep you safe in the operating room while achieving incredible results. Trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon.

“I love that in this field you get to use the science of medicine and surgery while having an artistic approach to achieve the best possible results that match patient’s individual goals. It is incredibly rewarding to see the change in patients’ attitudes, confidence, and overall dispositions when I am able to help match their inner beauty with who they see in the mirror. Many patients either consciously or unconsciously use their surgical date as a pivot point in their life when they choose to improve their lives in many ways- the smiles at the postoperative visits are a small but incredible glimpse into the changes we help people achieve in their lives.”

Dr. Bovenzi is excited to offer his skills both in the surgical center and in our Medical Aesthetic Center where he injects Botox, Dysport, filler (both Juvederm and Restylane), Sculptra, and performs laser treatments. We feel it is important that when you trust your face with us, we place it into the right hands and with Dr. Bovenzi’s extensive surgical and anatomic knowledge combined with his amazing results with injectables he is the right person to go to for not just your surgery, but also your Botox and filler treatments. There are risks with any facial procedure but to keep you safe and complication-free you want to go to someone with the best training- there is no facial training as extensive as what facial plastic surgeons undergo.

He loves taking advantage of the Colorado outdoors and in his free time you may come across him hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, playing volleyball, reading nonfiction books, and spending time with family and friends.

The name Bovenzi is Italian and is pronounced: Bo- ven -zee
(though to pronounce anything correctly in Italian you should involve some hand motions as well 😉)

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Meet Dr. Bovenzi

Dr. Bovenzi is board certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and fellowship trained specifically in facial plastic surgery. This sub-specialization is his guiding force in ensuring every patient achieves the best, most natural-looking results. 

But Dr. Bovenzi doesn’t just rely on his past; he’s always looking forward. “What I’ve learned from all of this is how to strike a balance: to not be stuck in our ways, to stay at the forefront of the field, and to make the best decisions for—and with—our patients,” he says. 

To that end, Dr. Bovenzi is well known for writing a meta-analysis on a cutting-edge medication now used during face lift surgery. “This substance led to far less bleeding, bruising, and swelling. I believed in it, researched it and now it’s considered the standard of care,” he says.

A natural, down-to-earth approach

In addition to checking all the professional boxes, Dr. Bovenzi has the compassion and down-to-earth approachability that has driven patients to our practice for the past 35 years. “Everyone is different, and I love how our field can have a profound impact on individuality,” he says. “It’s a lot of figuring out what your goals are and what’s really bothering you, in your terms. By understanding where people are coming from, I can translate that to what we can do to help.” 

And sometimes that doesn’t require surgery. “To give people the quality care they deserve, sometimes we steer them to a non-surgical procedure,” he says. “It’s important to counsel people on the right timing for surgery, whether they can get a good result with filler and how we will never make them look overdone.” Dr. Bovenzi’s vast anatomy experience means even safer injectable care. “Remember, I know where all those blood vessels are—and how nerves work,” he says.

Dr. Bovenzi is here to stay. “I’m a mountain person and will practice in Colorado throughout my career. Like Dr. Smith, I want to keep people looking natural, like they’ve never had work done,” he says. “This practice has stood the test of time, and I want to keep providing a welcoming atmosphere where patients are excited for their appointments and their results.” 

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Centennial CO 80122

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