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Woman in St. Louis who had mommy makeover surgery enjoys time with her daughter

Are Mommy Makeovers Just for Moms?

Many women who are considering a mommy makeover, whether they're from St. Louis or any town across the country, want to fix body changes after pregnancy. But the name “mommy makeover” may be misleading—after all, this combination of procedures isn’t just for mothers. A mommy makeover can benefit anyone who has experienced significant weight fluctuations and …

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Woman laying in bed after breast augmentation in St. Louis, MO

How to Sleep After a Breast Augmentation or Mommy Makeover

When it comes to recovering from breast augmentation or a mommy makeover here in St. Louis, little is as important as getting plenty of sleep and restorative rest. Unfortunately, with swelling, new implants, and tight compression garments involved, it can be challenging to get the amount of slumber your body needs to properly heal itself. …

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Why we encourage combining treatments

Why We Encourage Combining Treatments

  Often patients at our Missouri plastic surgery practice come in with a request for improving their appearance that doesn't fit neatly into the confines a single procedure. The most prominent example is a mommy makeover, a combination of breast and body procedures that gives patients a chance to address multiple concerns at once. Here …

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Answers to Some Private Questions About Breast Augmentation

  Women considering breast augmentation at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery arrive at their consultations well-informed, but many still have plenty of questions. The most common questions are about the procedure itself, the different types of breast implants, and what to expect during the recovery. Other questions, however, are a bit more private or related to …

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Why Labiaplasty?

From feeling more confident in tighter fitting pants to alleviating physical discomfort, labiaplasty patients often mention numerous reasons as to why they're interested in opting for the procedure. The procedure can incorporate the following options: • Improving the size and shape of elongated or asymmetrical labia minora • Liposuction to reduce the size of the …

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A Plastic Surgeon’s Guide to Mommy Makeovers

We plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery here in Missouri love the mommy makeover almost as much as our patients do. This incredibly versatile surgery, which actually involves several procedures at once, can be completely tailored to a patient's specific desires, incorporating a personalized blend of face, breast, and body treatments into a single, transformative surgery. …

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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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