Category Archives: Cosmetic Surgery

Blonde woman undoing bra after breast reduction.

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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The Danger with Black Market Buttock Injections

A June 24, 2015 story on CNN discussed the rapidly increasing complications from black market buttock augmentations. As the popularity of certain desired fuller buttock shapes has increased, so has the illegal and very dangerous black market for buttock enhancement. More and more patients are getting injected with industrial grade silicone and other unknown and …

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Dr. Lund re-elected to prestigious ASAPS Board of Directors

At its most recent meeting held in Montreal, Canada, the members of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reelected Dr. Herluf Lund to its Board of Directors. This will Dr. Lund's second three-year term on the Board and he will assume the Chairmanship of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Administration Commission. …

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Who actually has plastic surgery? It’s not always who you think

Every day, our Facebook news feeds are bombarded with images of people who have taken plastic surgery too far. From the outlandish Kim Kardashian, to the tight-lipped Renee Zellweger, to the people who want to look like real-life Barbie dolls, the message is clear and often negative: Plastic surgery makes you look unlike yourself. But the reality of plastic …

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Summer Blog Series, Part 1: Exercise Q & A with Dr. William Huffaker

Performing cosmetic surgery is a physical task. For example, a tummy tuck with liposuction can take more than 4 hours, and multiple surgeries are typically scheduled per day. Feasibly, that could be 8 hours a day for a surgeon in an operating room. To be up to the demanding task, our surgeons work out—hard. For Dr. William …

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Before you consider a “Botox Party,” do your homework.

This morning in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, an article was published highlighting "Botox and wine parties," an increasingly popular trend among women wishing to look younger. Women gather at a spa and bring their friends, drink wine, and get in line for discounted injections. While this may seem like a fun idea, there are …

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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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Non-Surgical CoolSculpting Provides Real Results

Last week, we had our first "Cool Night," a live demonstration and question and answer session focused on our latest non-surgical option, CoolSculpting. The tremendous turnout we received just reiterated what we already knew: St. Louis is very, very interested in a legitimate procedure that does away with fat with no surgery or downtime. Aside …

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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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