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. Read the rest »

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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 curved smile lines that adorn your mouth), or puff up a pout, dermal fillers are a fantastic option–especially when combined with Botox. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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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 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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