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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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Want to look great? Don’t forget your skin.

  Taking care of yourself is more than just focusing on one part of your body. Nobody would recommend going to the gym and only working out only your arms, or only your legs. In order to really feel and look your best, you have to see yourself as an entire package. The exhilaration of …

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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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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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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: Michelle’s “After” Story

After waiting for years to have her procedure (and three kids later), Michelle is finally through and on the road to recovery. While her first couple of nights were a little rough (pain medication made her groggy, and she didn't want to do much), every day got a little better after that. She got up, …

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Labiaplasty: What is it, and why is it suddenly trendy?

Here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, we notice that trends in plastic surgery often come and go, but one trend in particular has a lot of women (quietly) asking the question: can I change how I look down there? There is no question that labiaplasty, the surgical improvement of female labia, is quickly becoming a …

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