Category Archives: Breast Reduction

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5 Facts About Breast Reduction You Should Know

The breast reduction patients we see in St. Louis at our practice consistently tell us the surgery is life-changing. That's no exaggeration. Overly large breasts can limit a woman's physical activities, make her self-conscious, and lead to chronic shoulder and back pain, among other drawbacks. The relief expressed by women after getting breast reduction surgery …

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Summer Blog Series, Part 2: Exercise Q & A with Dr. Christian Prada

In our last blog, we featured Dr. Huffaker, and how he stays fit. This time, we talk with Dr. Christian Prada, who stays fit by having fun...with a combination of activities that typically involve his children and his dog. What is your favorite type of exercise to stay healthy? Dr. Prada: Running, weight training, playing soccer/lacrosse/tennis with …

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Let’s talk about love this month…specifically, self love.

During the month of February, much is made about the concept of "loving yourself." Whether it's meant to take  the focus off of romantic love, or it's meant as a self-empowerment tool, our society has become increasingly aware of the benefits of self-care. However, the concept means different things to different people. Does it mean …

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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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Pin it to WIN it in February!

Every woman wants to feel sexy, and Victoria's Secret is known world-wide for making women feel beautiful and sexy. This month, St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery would like to pass that gift along to 4 lucky Pinterest followers in the form of $50 Victoria's Secret gift cards! From lingerie to silky lotions, they've got everything you need …

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Before & After Pictures: How We Make Sure Our Photos Remain Anonymous

As a society, we are very visual. YouTube videos often garner more attention than blog posts filled just with words, and when searching for the perfect board-certified plastic surgeon, many people rely on before and after photos of real patients to make this important decision. There has been a lot of attention focused on before …

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Introducing the Mommy Makeover Diaries

While being a mother is one of the greatest joys in life, it is also a hard job—one that takes its toll physically, and mentally. Often mothers find it difficult to put themselves first, preferring instead to spend time, money and energy on their children, or significant others, or their careers. But the old saying …

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After an unhappy experience elsewhere, can breast augmentations be fixed?

At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, we are often asked to perform revisions on breast augmentations done elsewhere. Patients may desire a revision for many reasons, and our goal is to help each one achieve the results they wanted from the very beginning. Many women come in wanting a revision due to unhappiness with the size …

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Working in the Plastic Surgery Field: Does it Make it Easier to Decide to Have a Procedure?

For typical women, the decision to have plastic surgery is a big one, one that requires plenty of research into board certified surgeons, discussions with friends and family, and self-reflection. For a woman who works in the plastic surgery industry, though, it may seem as the the choice would be easy--but it's just as consuming …

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Male Breast Reduction

Probably the most requested cosmetic procedure for males is male breast reduction for a condition called gynecomastia.  Gynecomastia is the term for male breast development and has been the subject of countless jokes and even a Seinfeld episode-remember the “bro”.  For decades, most men just had to deal with it, hiding their male breast development …

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