Yearly Archives: 2013

When is the right time to start using Botox?

When it comes to non-surgical options, Botox is one of the most well-known ways to maintain a younger, fresher face. FDA-approved for both fine lines on the forehead and crow's feet around the eyes, Botox was the number one minimally invasive procedure performed by plastic surgeons in 2012, according to the 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report …

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How will the Affordable Care Act impact our cosmetic procedures?

On January 1, 2014, millions of Americans will have new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. While our services at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery are cosmetic, and therefore not covered by insurance, our patients may still feel the effects on the healthcare industry. When patients come in to our office to schedule a breast …

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Want to look great? Don’t forget your skin.

  Taking care of yourself is more than just focusing on one part of your body. Nobody would recommend going to the gym and only working out only your arms, or only your legs. In order to really feel and look your best, you have to see yourself as an entire package. The exhilaration of …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Mommy Makeover

We see it everyday in our office: women who have had kids, and suddenly their bodies just don't look the way they used to anymore. Childbearing takes a toll on a woman's body, causing sagging breasts, protruding tummies, and fat rolls where none may have existed before. While a lot of moms have traditionally felt …

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Unsafe buttock injections in the news

I just finished reading a very sad report in the Minneapolis StarTribune about the increasing numbers of complications and deaths being caused by illegal buttock injections. The exact numbers are hard to define, but one non-medical website offering buttock injections has had tens of thousands of hits and gets more every day. The precise number …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Brachioplasty

Whether it comes from staring at Michelle Obama's toned upper arms on TV, or shopping for  the skimpy sleeveless fashions that crowd women's clothing stores, one thing is certain: more and more women are looking for options to surgically tone and contour their upper arms when diet and exercise fail. Brachioplasty, which is a surgical procedure …

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St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery & SkinMedica Contest!

It's been a while since we've given away some big prizes, so we think it's time to rectify that! For the month of August, we are giving away some of our favorite products by SkinMedica, on one of our favorite social media sites, Pinterest. How do you play? It's easy! 1. Follow us on Pinterest: …

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You have skin care questions, we have answers on July 25!

Age spots. Adult acne. Rosacea. Laugh lines. Clogged Pores. Women are always on the quest for the best skin care treatments. There are many brands that promise amazing results, but it takes a true skin care expert to be able to determine what really works. What products really deliver? Is Botox right for everyone? The Medical Spa at St. …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Breast Augmentation

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 330,631 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the United States by board-certified surgeons in 2012. Of those cases, 72% of them were done with silicone breast implants, which have enjoyed a surge in popularity since they were re-introduced to the market in 2012 after the FDA lifted the …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon

With so much information readily available these days online, it's only natural that most people do a lot of research before making decision to have a plastic surgery procedure. Almost everyone wants to view before and after pictures, read reviews of the surgeons, and be given a post-operative checklist. But for some, that's not enough--more …

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