Yearly Archives: 2017

BOTOX and the FDA: What Do Approvals Mean?

The team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University offers a range of uses for BOTOX® injections. St. Louis-area men and women may have seen that the treatment is FDA approved for smoothing out frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet next the eyes, and—as of October 2017—horizontal forehead lines. But a quick scan

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Breast Reconstruction Options: Choosing the Best Chance of Success in St. Louis

Dr. Terry Myckatyn at West County Plastic Surgeons of Jefferson County recently read an essay that cited an early-2017 study examining reconstruction in irradiated breasts. As a plastic surgeon who often performs breast reconstruction in St. Louis, he noted the study results with interest: In almost one third of the cases examined by the study’s

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Abdominoplasty vs. Lipo: St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons Explain

Surgical body contouring procedures continue to enjoy immense popularity in the United States, as they can provide immediate and dramatic results that can make a person’s physique appear more sculpted and toned. Many patients have questions about two procedures in particular: tummy tuck or abdominoplasty and liposuction (frequently referred to as lipo). St. Louis’ West

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A Cheat Sheet to Natrelle® Silicone Breast Implants by St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons

Perhaps the most complicated decision for breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision patients is choosing an appropriate pair of breast implants. St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons looks to simplify the process and educate patients about the best choices available to them from Allergan’s Natrelle® breast implant brand. While Natrelle® makes both silicone and saline implants,

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Women Overwhelmingly Choose Silicone for Breast Augmentation

As noted in a recent blog post, the most recent figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that the top cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States each year is breast augmentation surgery. St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University is certainly aware of the continuous upward trend in this

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St. Louis Doctors Explore Breast Augmentation and Fat Grafting

The team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University in St. Louis offers breast augmentation with a range of variations to accommodate women of all kinds. Customizable elements of a breast augmentation procedure include incision placement, implant type, implant placement, and more. Although these choices alone allow for plenty of healthy thought in terms

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Consider Winter/Spring CoolSculpting® for Summer Results

Our previous post explored a range of fat-reduction methods, surgical and nonsurgical, but one in particular is worth a closer look this winter/spring season: CoolSculpting®. St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons of Jefferson County offers the fat-destroying treatment for men and women seeking a way to re-contour their bodies without the need for incisions or

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