Category Archives: Post-Bariatric Surgery

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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What’s YOUR goal for 2013?

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." --Helen Keller Every year, millions of people resolve to be happy on January 1, vowing to fix all that is wrong in their lives in order to feel or look better: they vow …

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Mommy Makeover Diaries: Rhonda’s Surgery Day

I've thought a lot in the past week about what to say about my actual surgical experience. I could go on and on for days talking about menial things that meant a lot to me, or I could sum it up in one sentence: "It went perfectly." I'll try to find a happy medium. The …

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Mommy Makeover Diaries: Di’s Story

While Rhonda is out recovering from her Mommy Makeover with Dr. Huffaker this week, one of our wonderful nurses here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, Di, will share her thoughts on the Mommy Makeover she received from Dr. Prada. What made you decide to have a Mommy Makeover in the first place? The stretch marks …

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Mommy Makeover Diaries: Checklist, please!

Any woman who's ever been pregnant knows what it feels like: it's midnight and you're exhausted, but you just can't stop cleaning the house, making shopping lists, and generally trying to organize your life before chaos arrives in the form of a tiny, helpless baby. It's called nesting, and preparing for surgery is actually pretty …

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Mommy Makeover Diaries: Pre-surgery paperwork…and CLOTHES!

One of the most exciting parts of the entire mommy makeover process is the giddy anticipation before surgery. About a week before surgery, each patient goes through a "pre-op" appointment with the nurse and the surgeon, to go over all of the details of the procedure. At this time, sizing for breast augmentation is done, …

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What Are the Myths and Misperceptions Patients Have About Post-Bariatric Rejuvenation Surgery?

In the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey A. Gusenoff et al wrote a study about the myths and misperceptions patients have regarding the issues associated with post-bariatric weight loss surgeries.  Just some housekeeping points: post-bariatric surgery means that these are patients who have undergone some form of surgical treatment for managing …

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