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Woman standing by window in St. Louis considering tummy tuck vs. liposuction procedures

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: How to Choose What’s Right for You

Sometimes curves and trouble spots can’t be fixed with diet and exercise, but body contouring procedures can help by slimming and toning the body. Liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery are two of the most popular options among our St. Louis patients because they remove unwanted fat and saggy, excess tissue. Both liposuction and tummy …

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A woman considering body contouring after weight loss holds a towel around her neck following an intense exercise workout

Complete Your Personal Transformation

So you’ve finally lost all the weight. Congratulations! It’s a lot of hard work to make such a significant life change. While slimming down can be very exciting, you might have also gained a lot of loose, hanging skin in the process. Don’t worry–you’re not alone. Excess skin is a common (and frustrating) result of …

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Woman's stomach following her tummy tuck procedure.

Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Checklist

If you are considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in St. Louis, you may be wondering what you can expect from the recovery process. Many patients are interested in learning how long healing will take, what kind of discomfort and pain management they will be dealing with, and how they can best prepare their minds, bodies, …

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What You Need to Know Before a Mommy Makeover

Balancing motherhood with your own needs can be a challenge. Virtually every mom I meet puts her kids first without thinking twice. That’s understandable. But we all know that when you take care of yourself, you have more to give to those you love. A mommy makeover at our St. Louis plastic surgery center can …

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Why Timing Matters for a Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy takes a physical toll on women's bodies, which can leave some moms self-conscious about things they used to be more comfortable with, like wearing revealing clothes or even getting undressed in front of their spouses. Excess abdominal skin or "belly pooches" caused by pregnancy can be removed with a tummy tuck at St. Louis …

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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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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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Summer Blog Series, Part 1: Exercise Q & A with Dr. William Huffaker

Performing cosmetic surgery is a physical task. For example, a tummy tuck with liposuction can take more than 4 hours, and multiple surgeries are typically scheduled per day. Feasibly, that could be 8 hours a day for a surgeon in an operating room. To be up to the demanding task, our surgeons work out—hard. For Dr. William …

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