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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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What are “fillers,” and how can they help you look your best?

As we age, we naturally lose volume in the face. Those cheeks that we lamented for being too round in youth can appear shallow in middle age, making us look even older than we are. For the patient that wants to restore that youthful fullness and reduce the appearance of deep lines (think of those …

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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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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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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Mommy Makeover

We see it everyday in our office: women who have had kids, and suddenly their bodies just don't look the way they used to anymore. Childbearing takes a toll on a woman's body, causing sagging breasts, protruding tummies, and fat rolls where none may have existed before. While a lot of moms have traditionally felt …

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Unsafe buttock injections in the news

I just finished reading a very sad report in the Minneapolis StarTribune about the increasing numbers of complications and deaths being caused by illegal buttock injections. The exact numbers are hard to define, but one non-medical website offering buttock injections has had tens of thousands of hits and gets more every day. The precise number …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Brachioplasty

Whether it comes from staring at Michelle Obama's toned upper arms on TV, or shopping for  the skimpy sleeveless fashions that crowd women's clothing stores, one thing is certain: more and more women are looking for options to surgically tone and contour their upper arms when diet and exercise fail. Brachioplasty, which is a surgical procedure …

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St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery & SkinMedica Contest!

It's been a while since we've given away some big prizes, so we think it's time to rectify that! For the month of August, we are giving away some of our favorite products by SkinMedica, on one of our favorite social media sites, Pinterest. How do you play? It's easy! 1. Follow us on Pinterest: …

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