Monthly Archives: August 2008

Mommy Makeovers

One of our more common procedures at St Louis Cosmetic Surgery is the Mommy Makeover. Bringing back your body after one, two, three, or more children can be challenging. Loss of breast tissue, stretch marks, loose skin, and additional fat pockets can frustrate many otherwise normal women. Frequently weight control and the gym simply are …

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Are Patients Satisfied With Their Cosmetic Surgery Results?

David B. Sarwer, PhD is one of the world’s foremost experts on the psychological responses to cosmetic surgery.  In a recent report published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Dr. Sarwer et al conducted a large, multi-center study examining the effects of cosmetic surgery on patient satisfaction with their body image and improvement in their self-esteem.  The …

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Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

No, we are not pulling your leg.  This is a nickname that has been given to a new type of breast implant that is under study for possible approval by the Food and Drug Administration for both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.  As a matter of disclosure, three of the surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic …

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Most Common Procedures

The most common procedure the plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery perform is breast augmentation.  As you can imagine, we-the plastic surgeons-get a lot of questions about breast augmentation and particularly about breast implants.  I thought it would be interesting to look over some of the more recent studies looking at breast implants hoping …

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Pain Pumps

The plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery have been using pain pumps in certain types of surgical procedures for almost 8 years to provide our patients with optimal pain management during their recovery after surgery.  We started doing so after reading studies in the orthopedic medical literature that demonstrated that patients who had undergone …

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What Are the Myths and Misperceptions Patients Have About Post-Bariatric Rejuvenation Surgery?

In the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey A. Gusenoff et al wrote a study about the myths and misperceptions patients have regarding the issues associated with post-bariatric weight loss surgeries.  Just some housekeeping points: post-bariatric surgery means that these are patients who have undergone some form of surgical treatment for managing …

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SHOULD WE BUY GRANDMA A Wii?

I realize that the main focus of the St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery blog is plastic surgery and other related subjects in the field of cosmetic medicine but every now and then I think it is important to look at some other very interesting things that are happening in medicine even if they are not directly …

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The Changing “Face” of Facelifts

In the most recent issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Val Lambros wrote about how as human faces age, tissues not only shift but they also deflate!  This means that as we age, our faces lose volume and as we lose volume, we lose the fullness and shape of a youthful facial appearance.  In …

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Welcome to the St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery Blog! 

Let's start with the first question-why a blog?  That's the question everyone was asking when I first started thinking about doing this-writing a blog about cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery.  Many of the people I “bounced” the idea off of told me “It had already been done”,  and others said that no one in St. …

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