Category Archives: Liposuction

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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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult

Many of us can relate to the resolution maker who vows to get healthy and start eating right. Typically, this means going on some sort of restrictive diet–maybe a meal plan that's all over the news or Facebook–and going full steam ahead for a few weeks before the inevitable burn-out sets in. Changing our habits …

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The importance of choosing your surgeon wisely

Advances in cosmetic surgery offer many benefits to patients...each year, it seems there are more and more options, surgical and non-surgical, for looking younger and healthier. However, not all procedures are being performed by qualified surgeons in the proper environment. Liposuction, for example, is frequently being performed in med spas across the country with disastrous …

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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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