Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

Man happy with results of post-weight loss surgery done by St. Louis weight loss doctors.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Losing a significant amount of weight is no easy task. If you have finally reached your personal goal weight, you should take a moment to celebrate. Despite this significant accomplishment, unfortunately, you may discover that you're self-confidence isn't what you thought it would be because of large amounts of loose, hanging skin. Patients seeking surgery …

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Woman's stomach following her tummy tuck procedure.

Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Checklist

If you are considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in St. Louis, you may be wondering what you can expect from the recovery process. Many patients are interested in learning how long healing will take, what kind of discomfort and pain management they will be dealing with, and how they can best prepare their minds, bodies, …

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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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Dear Abby-Believe It or Not

I rarely, if ever read the advice column, Dear Abby.  Seems like it’s been around since my grandparents’ days.  This weekend however, I did read it and for those considering cosmetic surgery abroad, they should read it too. Titled “Surgery abroad goes wrong with infection”, the letter writer details her long and difficult saga of …

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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 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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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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