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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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A loss for the plastic surgery community

The world of plastic surgery suffered a true loss late last week with the death of Steve Moshier. Sadly he was killed while assisting another motorist who had been involved in a traffic accident. Steve was a sales representative for Allergan Medical, focusing mainly on breast implant sales- both cosmetic and reconstructive. But he was …

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Blog Series, Part 3: Dr. Lund’s Fitness Routine

Skiing, rowing, biking--Dr. Lund preaches health and fitness to his patients, and he lives it as well. What activities do you do to stay fit? Dr. Lund: I try to go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week depending upon my work schedule.  My workout starts with a thirty minute aerobic session during …

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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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Before you consider a “Botox Party,” do your homework.

This morning in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, an article was published highlighting "Botox and wine parties," an increasingly popular trend among women wishing to look younger. Women gather at a spa and bring their friends, drink wine, and get in line for discounted injections. While this may seem like a fun idea, there are …

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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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Non-Surgical CoolSculpting Provides Real Results

Last week, we had our first "Cool Night," a live demonstration and question and answer session focused on our latest non-surgical option, CoolSculpting. The tremendous turnout we received just reiterated what we already knew: St. Louis is very, very interested in a legitimate procedure that does away with fat with no surgery or downtime. Aside …

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When is the right time to start using Botox?

When it comes to non-surgical options, Botox is one of the most well-known ways to maintain a younger, fresher face. FDA-approved for both fine lines on the forehead and crow's feet around the eyes, Botox was the number one minimally invasive procedure performed by plastic surgeons in 2012, according to the 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report …

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