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Man happy with results of post-weight loss surgery done by St. Louis weight loss doctors.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Losing a significant amount of weight is no easy task. If you have finally reached your personal goal weight, you should take a moment to celebrate. Despite this significant accomplishment, unfortunately, you may discover that you're self-confidence isn't what you thought it would be because of large amounts of loose, hanging skin. Patients seeking surgery …

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Woman's stomach following her tummy tuck procedure.

Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Checklist

If you are considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in St. Louis, you may be wondering what you can expect from the recovery process. Many patients are interested in learning how long healing will take, what kind of discomfort and pain management they will be dealing with, and how they can best prepare their minds, bodies, …

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Woman happy with her breast augmentation results.

Breast Augmentation Can Be More Subtle Than You Think

If you've ever considered—and then reconsidered—getting implants because you're worried about looking unnatural or obvious, you're not alone! This is a common concern I hear from many prospective breast augmentation patients here in St. Louis. With each passing year, more breast enhancement patients come to me emphasizing their desire for noticeable, yet natural-looking, results. The …

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Radiant skin following a skincare treatment.

Take a Break This Holiday Season With Our Med Spa

No matter how you celebrate, the holidays can be a frenetic time. Shopping for gifts, planning meals and parties, and coordinating your family's schedule is practically a full-time job—and you could probably use a break. If you're not already familiar with it, I want to introduce you to our med spa, which offers skincare services …

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Does Liposuction Help You Lose Weight?

Many potential liposuction patients at my St. Louis plastic surgery practice assume that undergoing the procedure means they will lose a significant amount of weight. Unfortunately, this a big misconception. In reality, liposuction won’t dramatically change the number on the scale. That being said, liposuction and weight loss are connected in other ways. In this …

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Why Timing Matters for a Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy takes a physical toll on women's bodies, which can leave some moms self-conscious about things they used to be more comfortable with, like wearing revealing clothes or even getting undressed in front of their spouses. Excess abdominal skin or "belly pooches" caused by pregnancy can be removed with a tummy tuck at St. Louis …

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Achieving Your Desired Breast Augmentation Results

  For many women considering breast augmentation at our St. Louis, MO, practice, a major concern is whether they will achieve natural-looking results. This apprehension makes sense because plenty of women in the media and everyday life have very obvious implants. Unnatural results usually occur for 1 of 2 reasons: either the breast augmentation was …

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Banish Bra Bulge Before Summer

    It doesn’t matter whether you are an A-cup or a DD-cup, tall or short, size XS or XL, women of every size deal with bra bulge. This pocket of fat between the armpits and the chest can result from age or an ill-fitting bra, or from eating more calories than you are burning. …

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Why We Encourage Combining Treatments

  Often patients at our Missouri plastic surgery practice come in with a request for improving their appearance that doesn't fit neatly into the confines a single procedure. The most prominent example is a mommy makeover, a combination of breast and body procedures that gives patients a chance to address multiple concerns at once. Here …

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Pregnant woman holding her midsection.

Breast Augmentation: Before or After Pregnancy?

  The timing of breast augmentation, especially as it relates to motherhood, is typically a major consideration for prospective patients. In this blog post, I want to take a moment to answer some of the specific questions my breast augmentation patients in St. Louis often ask. Once you have a clear understanding of the relationship …

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