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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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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon

With so much information readily available these days online, it's only natural that most people do a lot of research before making decision to have a plastic surgery procedure. Almost everyone wants to view before and after pictures, read reviews of the surgeons, and be given a post-operative checklist. But for some, that's not enough--more …

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Breast Augmentation Surgery FAQ, Part Two

A few more of the most commonly asked questions we get here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery regarding breast augmentation. When can I jog? When can I do weight training? Although breast augmentation surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure, it is still surgery and the body needs time to heal and recover before resuming normal …

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Breast Augmentation Surgery FAQ: Part One

The arrival of warmer months--and swimsuits--often prompts questions about breast augmentation in St. Louis. While many questions concern implant types and size, just as many are about the surgery itself and recovery. Here are some of the most common questions we get from patients about this popular procedure. I just had surgery, and my new implants …

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Once you have a new body, how do you know what clothing really fits?

Last summer, I had a full-body makeover. After losing a considerable amount of weight, I had a tummy tuck, a body lift, a breast lift, and an augmentation. I also had a newfound realization: while I could now wear more than I could before, I still wasn't exactly sure how to dress myself. At first, …

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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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The latest trend in plastic surgery? The Brazilian Butt Lift

Whether it was Jennifer Lopez coming back into spotlight on American Idol, Pippa Middleton at her sister's royal wedding in 2011, or Kim Kardashian flaunting her assets every day out in Los Angeles, one thing is certain: women are increasingly asking for a larger, rounder, firmer backside just like theirs. One of the most popular ways to …

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Non-surgical facial options…how well do they work?

For many people, the desire to better their appearance is often outweighed by their desire to NOT have surgery. Whether it be from fear of surgery, financial issues, or a need to avoid longer downtimes, more and more people are opting for non-surgical options to look younger. While nothing can replace a true facelift, things …

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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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