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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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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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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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Let’s talk about love this month…specifically, self love.

During the month of February, much is made about the concept of "loving yourself." Whether it's meant to take  the focus off of romantic love, or it's meant as a self-empowerment tool, our society has become increasingly aware of the benefits of self-care. However, the concept means different things to different people. Does it mean …

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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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