St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery Blog

“Life Without Lawyers”

I just finished reading a very interesting new book titled, “Life Without Lawyers” by Philip K. Howard.  Yes, I admit that it was the very interesting title that first drew my attention to this book as I cruised the new book section of my local library but strangely enough, the book really doesn't beat-up on …

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When to Tan After Surgery

Patients often ask me when it is safe to use a tanning bed after their surgeries and for years I have answered, “Never!”  Most of the time patients think I am being too cautious but I have always explained the issue of healing tissue's sensitivity to Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation-that's the type of light that is …

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Lifestyle Lift, Recently Fined

According to ABC News, Lifestyle Lift, a plastic surgery franchise was recently fined $300,000 in New York State by Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General.  Apparently they were using employees to post fake reviews on line at different websites and message boards to promote their company.  They advertise a one hour facelift under local anesthesia.  The cost …

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Male Breast Reduction

Probably the most requested cosmetic procedure for males is male breast reduction for a condition called gynecomastia.  Gynecomastia is the term for male breast development and has been the subject of countless jokes and even a Seinfeld episode-remember the “bro”.  For decades, most men just had to deal with it, hiding their male breast development …

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Breast Implant Failure Rate

Wow!  It has been a long time since I contributed to this blog and lots of stuff has happened in the world of plastic surgery during the intervening time.  Hopefully, now that the holidays and major medical meetings are out of the way as well as taxes, I can get back into the habit of …

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Mommy Makeover Do’s!

Ok.  If you have followed this blog line so far, you are aware that the last blog entry discussed the no-no's of trying to regain your pre-baby figure and some of the things that the Hollywood starlets are rumored to have tried to achieve that goal.  I ended that piece with a short note about …

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Mommy Makeover and Breasts: Is There Any Hope?

In the last installment of my on-going blog about the “Mommy-Make-Over”, I discussed facial treatments for melasma, stretch marks, and tummy tucks.  In this segment, I would like to address breast procedures that are often part of a “Mommy-Make-Over” package. Before I start, let's kill some myths.  Myth #1, while nursing is good for your …

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Mommy Makeover No-no’s

I was recently asked by a local reporter to comment about some stories she had read concerning the dangerous practices of certain types of celebrity Mommy-Make-Over's.  She wanted to know if there were some exclusive, secret treatments or procedures that the stars got after delivery that allowed them to quickly regain their pre-baby shape that …

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Is It Safe to get “Ship-Shape” When You’re on a Ship?

Cruise lines seem to have some things in common with plastic surgeons.  They used to be considered a luxury for only the very rich but now are accessible for almost every economic category.  Cosmetic plastic surgery used to be thought of as only for the very rich but now is accessible and available for most …

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Financing Cosmetic Surgery-The ABCs to Know Before You Start!

Many patients who are looking into having plastic surgery are also interested in the different ways they can finance the costs of their cosmetic procedures.  Over the last few years, the number of patients who have used some type of patient financing to help cover the expenses of their plastic surgery treatments has increased significantly …

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