Debora Ma, MD - Blue Aspen Plastic Surgery

Debora Ma, MD

Debora Ma MD
Dr. Debora Ma is pleased to offer high quality cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in a compassionate environment. Since opening her practice in 2002, Dr. Ma has established a reputation for honesty, integrity and surgical excellence.

Dr. Ma is in the only female plastic surgeon in Boulder Valley and the surrounding areas. She is also the only female plastic surgeon on staff at Lutheran Medical Center (Wheat Ridge), Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital (Lafayette), Avista Adventist Hospital (Louisville) and Boulder Community Hospital (Boulder). Dr. Ma is in the process of obtaining privileges at Platte Valley Hospital in Brighton and the Children's Hospital Surgery Center in Erie.

Dr. Ma is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Ma specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. With her keen aesthetic eye and excellent technical skills, she is well known for her ability to create beautifully natural, proportionate and feminine breasts. Dr. Ma feels that every woman interested in plastic surgery should feel comfortable coming to learn about their options, from botox injections to surgery. She carefully considers the needs and expectations of her patients and strives to produce natural looking results in keeping with her patient's aesthetic wishes.

Dr. Ma also enjoys performing breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is a physically and emotionally challenging disease. Dr. Ma feels that the goal of breast reconstruction is to help women through the healing process by reconstructing their breasts in the most natural and aesthetic way possible.

Dr. Ma received her plastic surgery training at the renowned Yale University. In this 3 year program, she received extensive training in all aspects of plastic surgery, including cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. While at Yale, she was awarded the Resident Research award for her work on developing an algorithm for the use of the delay procedure to prevent fat necrosis in TRAM flaps. She also devoted two years of her training to lab bench research on the development of an immune based vaccine for melanoma.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons In her free time, Dr. Ma enjoys knitting and knitwear design, sewing and archtectural design. She is an amateur chocolatier and enjoys experimenting with flavored truffles. She recently acquired two puppies, a Bernese Mountain dog and his buddy, a Border terrier. Today the Bernese Mountain dog is almost bigger than Dr. Ma. Dr. Ma grew up in Holland and can still manage to speak somewhat rusty Dutch.


American Board of Plastic Surgery, certified November 2005.
What it means to be Board Certified by ABPS


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Candidate
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (since 1998)
Association of Women Surgeons (since 1996)
Colorado Medical Society (since 2002)
Boulder County Medical Society (since 2002)


Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, USC, 2001-2002
Research Fellowship in Melanoma, University of Pittsburgh, 1995-1997. To study the development of an immune based vaccine in the treatment of melanoma.


Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Yale University, 2000-2001
Resident in Plastic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Yale University, 1998-2000


Resident in General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1993-1998.

M.D. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1993
B.A. Bryn Mawr College, 1987

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