What should you look for in a plastic surgeon?

A disturbing trend in plastic surgery is for large, national chains to set up cosmetic surgery franchises. They hire doctors who may or may not be board certified to perform their procedures. At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, we’ve been performing cosmetic surgery longer than anyone in St. Read the rest »

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A loss for the plastic surgery community

The world of plastic surgery suffered a true loss late last week with the death of Steve Moshier. Sadly he was killed while assisting another motorist who had been involved in a traffic accident.
Steve was a sales representative for Allergan Medical, focusing mainly on breast implant sales- both cosmetic and reconstructive. Read the rest »

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Breast sagging AFTER a lift and augmentation?

Can We Predict Which Patient Will Have Recurrence of Sagging After Breast Lift/Augmentation? One of the most vexing challenges for plastic surgeons is how to recognize which patient is at risk for an early recurrence of the sagging and drooping of her breasts after a breast lift and augmentation combined procedure. Read the rest »

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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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