Blog Series, Part 3: Dr. Lund’s Fitness Routine

Skiing, rowing, biking–Dr. Lund preaches health and fitness to his patients, and he lives it as well.
What activities do you do to stay fit?
Dr. Lund: I try to go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week depending upon my work schedule.  Read the rest »

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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? Read the rest »

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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. Read the rest »

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Summer Blog Series: Our surgeons practice what they preach!

Although the business of cosmetic surgery is to help people feel more positive about their bodies, surgery is not the only way to raise self-esteem. Taking care of yourself is an important aspect of feeling and looking your best; and our doctors always encourage patients to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to receive and maintain the best results. Read the rest »

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Why do our surgeons go to Washington, DC every year?

Last week, Dr. Huffaker and Dr. Lund swept Dr. White out of retirement for their yearly trip to Washington, DC. Many have asked us why our surgeons go to The Capital every year, and the answer is simple: to fight for patient rights. Read the rest »

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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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