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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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The importance of choosing your surgeon wisely

Advances in cosmetic surgery offer many benefits to patients...each year, it seems there are more and more options, surgical and non-surgical, for looking younger and healthier. However, not all procedures are being performed by qualified surgeons in the proper environment. Liposuction, for example, is frequently being performed in med spas across the country with disastrous …

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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: When life throws you a curveball…

I'm not a particularly organized person, but I generally have some sort of plan. And while the plan may change a bit along the way, I can usually keep things on track fairly well as long as I show a little leniency for minor setbacks. But sometimes, all of the careful planning in the world …

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Mommy Makeover Diaries: Michelle’s “After” Story

After waiting for years to have her procedure (and three kids later), Michelle is finally through and on the road to recovery. While her first couple of nights were a little rough (pain medication made her groggy, and she didn't want to do much), every day got a little better after that. She got up, …

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Mommy Makeover Diaries: The Agonizing Wait

My mommy partner-in-crime, Michelle, is through the other side: she's officially three weeks past her surgery. She came into the office yesterday for a follow-up visit, and while she was here we took some photos for this blog and chatted a bit about her whole surgical experience, so I can write it up later. She …

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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: What to expect during a consultation

People choose to have cosmetic procedures for many reasons. Maybe they've always been unhappy with a feature on their body, or maybe they used to love the way they look and suddenly that changed. The reasons are as unique as the people themselves. For one of our mommies, Rhonda, this procedure is the "icing on …

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