Dr. Tahl N. Humes owns and serves as medical director to Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in Denver, Colorado. She graduated with a BS from Indiana University, completed Medical School at Touro University in California, and Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. She is a National Laser Trainer and National Spokesperson for Cutera® Lasers. Dr. Humes also trains physicians, RNs, and PAs from across the nation in advanced injection techniques of BOTOX® and advanced dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Dr. Humes has performed thousands of aesthetic treatments with lasers and injectables. She was invited by Allergan to participate in the Juvederm Experience Trials prior to the product’s release to the general public. In addition, Dr. Humes is known for her expertise in laser medicine. Dr. Humes and Vitahl are known for their cutting edge laser treatments, such as Pearl and Titan. She has been interviewed for her cosmetic medical expertise by news affiliates ABC, CBS, and NBC, and has served on expert panels for Cutera® Lasers at national presentations.

VITAHL ELECTIVE SURGERY | TOP 8 Reasons to Be Wary of Plastic Surgery on a Budget | By Dr. Tahl Humes

  1. Do not sacrifice expertise for cost. Often times less experienced doctors give more discounts to get more patients in. It should be about quality, not quantity when it comes to surgery.
  2. Patients can end up paying more in the end because they need their surgical mistakes fixed. If it seems too good to be true, it often is. A $5,000 face lift can end up costing $50,000 to fix!
  3. Board Certification: Make sure you are seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for plastic surgery. Now-a-days, physicians who were not trained in Plastic Surgery (such as Family Practice doctors or Emergency Medicine doctors) are doing surgery, and they will often charge less.
  4. Listen to your gut. If you do not feel that the doctor you are seeing is right for you, don't do surgery with that doctor, even if it is the cheapest price. You only have one body, one life!
  5. Know your doctor. Make sure you meet with your doctor during the consultation NOT on the day of surgery. You need to know the person who will be operating on you.
  6. Plastic Surgery is an elective surgery. Make sure you are making the best choice for the right reasons.
  7. Make sure corners are not cut. Often when a price is lowered the doctor will want to finish the surgery quickly and may cut corners.
  8. Results. With cosmetic surgery you always want the best results. Going to the best doctor gives you a better chance of having the best results. The cheapest doctor is usually not the most qualified or best doctor. You are worth good results with your surgery!