Category Archives: Liposuction

Women in St. Louis who has had liposuction

Shapewear vs. Surgery: Choosing Between Spanx® & Liposuction

Unwanted bumps and bulges are a common, persistent problem for many men and women. To smooth and contour their silhouettes, many people turn to items like Spanx® and other compression garments. Although shapewear can be great for fitting into that little black dress or slim slacks, they are often tight, itchy, and uncomfortable. Luckily, there’s …

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Woman standing by window in St. Louis considering tummy tuck vs. liposuction procedures

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: How to Choose What’s Right for You

Sometimes curves and trouble spots can’t be fixed with diet and exercise, but body contouring procedures can help by slimming and toning the body. Liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery are two of the most popular options among our St. Louis patients because they remove unwanted fat and saggy, excess tissue. Both liposuction and tummy …

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Brazilian Butt Lift: What You Need to Know

One of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures at our practice is the Brazilian butt lift. At St. Louis Plastic Surgery, my colleagues and I have been seeing an increase in patients asking about the details of the procedure, whether they are an ideal candidate, and how long results typically last. Brazilian butt augmentation is …

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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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3 Ways to Fight “Thunder Thighs”

Certain areas of the body tend to resist even the most dedicated efforts to keep them trim and toned. For many women, thighs are one of the prime trouble spots. People self-conscious about "thunder thighs" avoid wearing shorts and skirts, and even pass on certain sports such as swimming so they don't have to bare …

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Liposuction: What It's Really Like

Liposuction: What It’s Really Like

You know it's time for a nip or tuck. You've done your research. You're all in! But now what? Let's talk about what happens between the before-and-after photos, so you know just what to expect during your liposuction experience here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. Step 1: Schedule Your Consultation Planning your first visit is …

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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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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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Once you have a new body, how do you know what clothing really fits?

Last summer, I had a full-body makeover. After losing a considerable amount of weight, I had a tummy tuck, a body lift, a breast lift, and an augmentation. I also had a newfound realization: while I could now wear more than I could before, I still wasn't exactly sure how to dress myself. At first, …

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