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Liposuction: What It's Really Like

Liposuction: What It’s Really Like

You know it's time for a nip or tuck. You've done your research. You're all in! But now what? Let's talk about what happens between the before-and-after photos, so you know just what to expect during your liposuction experience here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. Step 1: Schedule Your Consultation Planning your first visit is …

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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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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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Before & After Pictures: How We Make Sure Our Photos Remain Anonymous

As a society, we are very visual. YouTube videos often garner more attention than blog posts filled just with words, and when searching for the perfect board-certified plastic surgeon, many people rely on before and after photos of real patients to make this important decision. There has been a lot of attention focused on before …

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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: 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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