Dr. Prada describes what makes St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery special to both him and patients.
Christian A. Prada, MD, FACS
A gifted and highly skilled board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Christian Prada earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. After completing a residency in General Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA, he then completed a two-year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Prada then received additional training by completing a 1 year breast and cosmetic fellowship under the direction of two famous plastic surgeons, Scott Spear, M.D. and J. William Little, M.D. at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, D.C. As well as having extensive experience in both facial and body cosmetic surgery, Dr. Prada has learned the delicate art of micro fat injection to the face and body.
Dr Prada returned to St. Louis in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Saint Louis University Hospital. He was very active in both medical student and resident education and helped teach a course for physicians on Blepharoplasty, Brow-lift and Mid-Face lifts. In 2006, Dr. Prada joined St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Prada still maintains a clinical faculty position at St. Louis University and is involved in resident education.
Dr. Prada is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of many notable organizations. He currently serves as President of the St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of Strathmore's Who's Who.
Dr. Chris Prada operates at Progress West Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and at the C.S.A. outpatient surgery center.
Dr. Prada stays well informed in his specialty through continuing study of the latest advancements in plastic and cosmetic surgery techniques. He remains involved in every stage of patient care, from initial consultation to post-operative visits.
Dr. Prada's primary interests are cosmetic surgery and fast recovery breast augmentation. He has a special interest in fat transfers to the face and body. Other procedures of interest include body lifts, abdominoplasty, Next day lift, peri-aerolar breast lift and power assisted liposuction in St. Louis.
In Dr. Prada's free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Amy and their two sons, Wesley and Jackson. He also enjoys reading, working out and attending local sporting events.
Prada, C.A., Spear, S.L., Little, J.W. Muscle-Splitting TRAM. The Breast: Principles and Art 2nd Edition. 2006
Prada, C.A., Spear, S.L. Reduction Mammaplasty as Part of Breast Conservation Therapy. The Breast: Principles and Art 2nd Edition. 2006
Prada, C.A., Spear, S.L. Reduction Mammaplasty in Conjunction with Breast Conservation. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 18, 255-260. 2004
Spear, Scott L.; Boehmler, James; Taylor, Nathan and Prada, Christian. The Role of the Latissimus Dorsi Flap in Reconstruction of the Irradiated Breast. Plastic Reconstruction Surgery 119:1, 2007
Dr. Prada is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Missouri Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
- St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgeons- President
- St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
- St. Louis Surgical Society
- Strathmore's Who's Who- member
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Dr. Prada's Patient Story
"Having breast augmentation surgery is something I should have done earlier in my life. I have always had a small chest which didn't get better after two children. For many years I struggled to find A or AA bras that fit, and even then seemed to still be empty. After a couple of years of dealing with a divorce and my mom getting diagnosed with cancer, I finally made the decision. I wanted to do this for myself and it was something I have always thought about.
"After meeting Dr. Prada I had an immediate confidence and trust in him. He helped me decide what size would be best for my active lifestyle and fit my body proportions. The surgery went smoothly and six weeks later I was on the beach in Hawaii. The recovery was quick and I was back to work in 6 days.
"I am so happy with the results and my decision. I love bra shopping and wearing clothes that I never could before. I feel like this is the way I always should have been."
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